UnicornTeacherCO

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"Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do; there are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the Earth" -Rumi
 
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This powerpoint was used in my advocacy Social-Emotional learning class to teach communication. You may need to find the included videos on your own as I do not own them.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Life Skills, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
$5.00
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22 cards total for you to print and laminate for reuse 4 analyzing task cards2 discussion task cards2 create task cards14 Essential question cards6 blank templatesI will add more to this set. It will be a building set.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles, Task Cards
$7.00
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How I use this resource: I use this similarly to the way I do literature circles. This product is best used with short readings or excerpts. I used to do this once a week with a different current event/ non-fiction article. This year I will be
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literature Circles
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This student interest inventory would work for 5th grade and up. This is a wonderful first week of school activity to learn more about your students.
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
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A sheet used to aid and guide students during a Socratic seminar. I have included teacher instructions.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
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These cover every depth and complexity term and are open-ended. These could be used in any subject, level, or activity.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
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This is a part of my Character Breakfast series which I use at the end of every year. The Character Breakfast allows students a deep level of introspection, reflection and character analysis. This activity could be used as a standalone but is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Other (ELA)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$7.00
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This is the full 10+ day lesson plan outline for my Character Breakfast project. Individual assignments sold separately.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$10.00
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This power point features over 22 writing prompts related to Sherman Alexie and his books Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian and Flight. This product also includes: -Resouces -Activities -Links -Unit plan -Socratic Seminars -Literature
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my fifth year teaching full time. I graduated college in 2014 with a degree in English and Secondary Education. My first two years were spent teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English Language Arts at a Title I school-- where I taught mostly SPED students and English Language Learners. I enjoyed the challenge of working to meet the needs of all of my students. I currently teach mixed classes of 7th and 8th graders-- I teach 1 section of advanced 8th grade standards English Language Arts, 1 section of 7th grade standards Math, and 2 sections of 7th grade standards Science to gifted and talented students. I enjoy my new challenge of teaching both Math and Science which are subjects I have never taught before. I love working with middle schoolers as they begin to define themselves and make important life choices.

MY TEACHING STYLE

The school I work at is a blended learning school where each student is provided their own laptop-- this means that I utilize technology a lot in my classroom (I know not everyone has the resources that I am provided). My school is for gifted and talented students who don't necessarily do well in traditional classroom settings thus we focus a lot on experiential and project-based learning. My goal is to get my students to love learning and engage in high-level discussions.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Limited Resource Teacher Training Fellow Summer 2017, Colorado Harmony Project Grant Recipient 2015, Board member for National Council for Teachers of English at Metro State University of Denver, NRHH- Bronze Pin Award for leadership, Cunningham Foundation Video Award Winner

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver 2014 Major: English Minor: Secondary Education Passed PRAXIS for Secondary English and Elementary Ed. PRAXIS

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am the youngest of three (with two older brothers), I live in Colorado which is my home-- I don't think I could ever live in a state that didn't have mountains.When not teaching or planning, I love traveling, exploring, hiking, bar trivia, soccer, and more.

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