Velvet Thomas

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Velvet Thomas
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This document contains a graphic organizer for both a traditional and 3-way Venn diagram. The traditional Venn diagram is organized using rectangles and not circles in order to provide more space for students to write. In addition to the Venn
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This document contains three variations of the 3-2-1 strategy. The first variation allows students to choose between reflecting on class instruction or the reading selection; the second variation focuses only on instruction; the third variation
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This student friendly handout provides the following: * description of RAFT strategy * brainstorming for writing activity * prewriting planning activity * list of formats * 4 RAFT templates The RAFT strategy is great for output (left side) pages
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This document provides students with a list of potential output (left side) ideas for their interactive notebooks. Ideas show a range of multimedia genres. Teacher may need to show models in order to support students.
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This graphic organizer can be used as an input or output page in an interactive notebook or as a handout in class. The metacognitive response gives student to elaborate on what they have (or haven't) learned. This is a great strategy to use during
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This graphic organizer is perfect for input or output pages in an interactive notebook. It also works as a handout or vocabulary template. I like to use this variation of the Frayer model with literary terms. Just replace a vocabulary word with a
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This activity is perfect to use as a formative assessment or output page(left side) in an interactive notebook. In order to show understanding of content, students design the front of the postcard to reflect significant elements of the content. On
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This activity is great for use in an interactive notebook as an input (right side) or output (left side) entry. It challenges students to create 26 summary sentence--each beginning with a different letter from the alphabet. It can also be used as
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have seven years teaching experience in the high school English classroom. Courses taught: Reasoning Skills, English 9, English 9 College Studies, English 10 Honors, English 11, English 12, English 12 Honors, IB Literature (12th Grade)

MY TEACHING STYLE

Constructivist: Project-Based, Concept-Based, Parallel Curriculum, Understanding by Design

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

FCPS Principal's Above and Beyond Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Lake Forest College in 2008. I received degrees in Secondary Education and Literature.

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I am married and have two children.

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