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Vocabulary Ninja

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Non ducor, duco-I am not led, I lead.
 
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By Vocabulary Ninja
The basic vocabulary for studying the plant life cycle is included in this lesson: seed, seed coat, stem, flower, fruit, root, and cycle. The definitions are clear and my English Language Learners have been very successful in using these terms in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Earth Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.6.4, L.7.4, L.8.4
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By Vocabulary Ninja
This 20 slide presentation contains the history of the US involvement in WWI, a study of the poem "In Flanders Fields," and a brief study of the poet John McCrae. There is a mini-lesson on the literary element of symbolism and references to
Subjects:
U.S. History, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
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By Vocabulary Ninja
Students are encouraged to determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes. This lesson focuses on words that start with the prefix pseudo: psuedo-intelligent, pseudonym,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.6.4b, L.6.4d, L.6.6, L.7.4b, L.7.4d, L.7.6, L.8.4b, L.8.4d, L.8.6
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By Vocabulary Ninja
This lesson features the history, connotations, and vocabulary associated with the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Over 15 different languages are shown with translations. Bright pictures and clear definitions make it easy for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.6.4b, L.6.4d, L.7.4b, L.7.4d, L.7.6, L.8.4b, L.8.4d, L.8.6
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By Vocabulary Ninja
Students should be able to determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes. With this lesson, students will study the prefix equi- and the suffix -ion. Words of study
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.6.6, L.7.6, L.8.6
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By Vocabulary Ninja
This is an interactive vocabulary presentation on the prefix "bio." There are 6 vocabulary words of focus: biologist, biology, biosphere, biopsy, biography, and autobiography. For extension activities, I have included the opportunities to explore:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.6.4d, L.6.6, L.7.4d, L.7.6, L.8.4d, L.8.6
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By Vocabulary Ninja
Students will learn about the innovations and inventions from the Civil War. The telegraph, photograph, Transcontinental Railroad, submarine, and cotton gin are featured with all relevant vocabulary broken down by affixes.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.6.4, L.7.4, L.8.4
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By Vocabulary Ninja
Academic vocabulary refers to the words that are used in academic discourse. Special attention should be given to words or a word family’s high rate of occurrence in academic texts. In this lesson, words that focus on the suffix -ism are the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.6.4b, L.6.4d, L.6.6, L.7.4b, L.7.4d, L.7.6, L.8.4b, L.8.4d, L.8.6
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By Vocabulary Ninja
This vocabulary lesson caters to the affective domain of students. While learning about the meaning and application of different affixes, students create their own dinosaur, write a descriptive paragraph, and then draw the animal. Based on their
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.6.4, L.7.4, L.8.4
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By Vocabulary Ninja
Featuring the affixes: ambi, eu, circum, hyper, vera, and de-this lessons gives synonyms for words that may more accurately describe a person's actions. Words to study include: ambiguous, devious, veracity, hyperbole, circumlocution, euphemism,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.6.4, L.7.4, L.8.4
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After graduating from college, I studied Korean at the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio in Monterey, California and then went on to become a translator in the US Army. After completing my enlistment, I became the Director of Educational Services for the Concho Valley Supervision and Corrections Department in San Angelo, TX. It was while working in this capacity that I decided to work on my M.ED at Angelo State University. I completed her degree as a Reading Specialist on a full Carr Academic Scholarship. I have taught preschool aged children through seniors in high school. Since moving back to Texas in 2009, I have been a Reading Interventionist and English Language Arts teacher at a 5A High School. I went on to become an English Language Arts Instructional Coach with my district's Office of School Improvement. I am currently working as a Reading Specialist at a Title 1 middle school in Texas. I am also consultant for the National Writing Project. I have served on numerous panels for the Texas Education Agency, to include helping write the performance indicators for the new STAAR and End of Course Exams, setting cut-off scores for these state exams, and assisting in drafting the new principal evaluation standards. She also is serving on the SEDL and Texas Comprehensive Center Advisory Board, and drafting both the new standards for principals and teachers.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in a very eclectic and liberal style of teaching. Having a tough population of high school students has made me pull out every tool in my toolbox. I dance and sing while I teach a song about prepositions. When the kids ask me if they can write with a marker or a fancy pink gel pen, I say, “Please!” I tell them that I care about their ideas, their words, their opinions, and their dreams and not the color of ink in their pen. “Push your chairs around the room,” I say. “Sit where you want.” “Take my fancy desk chair,” I tell them; I am not using it anyway. How could I possibly sit on my duff when I need to make sure that my kids are really putting that pink pen to paper? teach the standards as outlined in the curriculum, but I use these standards as a means to get to know my students. I also spend time with my kids telling stories about how I got where I am and how I learned lessons because of the choices I made in life. We have discussions about race, gangs, premarital sex, and underage drinking. Nobody else is talking to my students about these things, nobody else dares to bring these topics up, and that is a shame because my struggling-to-make-it-in-school-students do not know where to find the answers to their questions. Being liberal in teaching links me to my students, thus being able to teach effectively. Should anyone ever visit my classroom, one question that might be heard is “Why am I teaching you this?” It is part of my educational philosophy that instruction be relevant and applicable to life. The answer to the above question will never be, “So we can pass the state test.” While my teaching style may be eclectic, it is it is the rigorous relevance that education has on life that I want my students to understand: this is my teaching philosophy.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2012 Distinguished Alumnus, Angelo State University 2012 Texas Teacher of the Year 2000 Carr Scholarship 1999 Carr Scholarship 1999 Texas Criminal Justice Award for Innovations in Teaching 1993 Fulbright Scholarship 1992 Ryan Kurtz Memorial Scholarship

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Education and Certification Lamar University, Principal’s Certification Program, 2012 Texas State University, Central Texas Writing Project, 2010 Angelo State University, M.Ed. Reading Specialist, 2000 Defense Language Institute , Korean, 1994 University of Nevada, BA German, French, 1993 University of Maryland, AA, 1990 Principal Certificate Texas Master Reading Teacher EC-12, Texas Reading Specialist EC-12, Texas English/Language Arts 8-12, Texas ESL EC-12, Texas Classroom Teacher 1-8, Texas German 1-8, Texas

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a contributer to two books due out this year: "The Classroom Management Book" by Dr. Harry K. Wong and "Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Standards-Based Instruction" (6/e) by James H. McMillan. I frequently present professional development for school districts and universities throughout Texas.

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