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This packet of main idea activities and printables is designed to help your students grasp main idea in non-fiction texts. This activity pack tak...
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Help your students practice and extend their knowledge of main idea and details with these 24 colorful activity cards. These cards can be used in...
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This presentation explores theme in literature and teaches students how to discover the theme of a work. Talks about universal "big" ideas, how t...
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This download contains four rubrics written in kid-friendly language and are informed by the WIDA performance definitions and can-do descriptors....
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This fun presentation is to help teach students about the differences between mood and tone and how they are used in literature. Appropriate for ...
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This exciting and colorful unit includes 60 pages of lesson plans and activities to use with your classroom novel study of Barbara Robinson's The...
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15 colorful and interesting cards with a theme about tornados and hurricanes help your students practice their knowledge of text structure and or...
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Having trouble teaching text structure or organizatonal patterns to your class? Then this download is for you! I originally developed this lesson...
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This teaching pack combines my best-selling main idea items. It takes a new approach to learning main idea, starting with pictures and moving int...
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This teaching bundle contains three awesome items to help you teach Text Structure and Organizational Patterns to your students. Aligned with Com...
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This download contains everything that you need to teach a full two-week unit on poetry. Originally developed for use with my 6th-8th grade ESL l...
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These printables are ideal for helping your students practice their dictionary skills. Originally developed for my 6-8th grade ESOL students, I h...
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These colorful activity cards can be used in a variety of ways to help your students reinforce their dictionary skills. Contains different ways t...
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This is a 138 page novel study unit to go with Paul Fleischman's Seedfolks. Aligned with 6-12 ELA Common Core Anchor Standards in reading and wri...
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These cards are designed to help your students understand all of the details that make up a setting in a story and how the characters are affecte...
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These 24 colorful activity cards are designed to help your students review area and perimeter and the academic language associated with the conce...
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What kind of story is it? Using this worksheet, students read short descriptions of stories and determine whether the story is a myth, fable, leg...
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This poetry powerpoint is an excellent way to introduce a poetry unit to your language arts class. Includes 39 slides with information about poet...
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This download contains two cootie catchers to help your students get to know each other when you return to school. Pair students off, give one a ...
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This download contains two lessons that are ideal for introducing or reviewing fractions on a number line and equivalent fractions for students i...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently an ESOL coach for my district, working with both ESOL and mainstream teachers to help them differentiate and improve the quality of their instruction for English language learners.
I currently work in Maryland, but spent several years teaching in North Carolina, and I completed my student teaching in Tennessee as well. During my career, I have worked with students in grades K-8, though most of my attention has been focused on the upper grades, 4-8.
A large part of my job consists of providing professional development courses, workshops, and focus groups for teachers in my district. I have been invited to Busan, S. Korea, twice to conduct 2 week teacher training seminars on Content Based English Instruction for English language learners, and I am SIOP trained. I also love presenting at conferences, and have presented at SDE and I am slated to present at WIDA 2015.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am very passionate about my job and working with teachers to help ELLs. When I was in the classroom, I spent hours at home planning lessons and creating materials to use in my classroom. Many of my materials were originally designed for use in the ESL classroom, however, they can easily be used or adapted for use in the mainstream classroom by students of every ability level.
My teaching style is very laid back. My students and the teachers that I work with now always count on a fun and engaging time when they come to my classes! I believe in plenty of hands-on activities and opportunities to discuss the content.
In my ESOL classes, I believed very highly in the value of reading and literacy, and worked hard to impress it upon my students as well. I also believe in the value of literacy across the content areas. I have many products in my store for each subject area, as well as several that are interdisciplinary. Products in my store are all aligned with CCSS and WIDA ELD standards.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Summa Cum Laude, Master of Science
Teacher of the Month
Google Certified Educator
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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.S. in Foreign Language and ESL Education from University of Tennessee, 2008
B.A. in Journalism and Spanish from Carson-Newman College, 2006

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My husband and I are natives of Knoxville, TN.
Don't miss my blog, The ESOL Odyssey!
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