Where History and Writing Come Alive

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Postcards make for a perfect writing activity across the curriculum. Use these templates to make postcards for your students to use when they're telling you about their summer vacation. Have them send a postcard to another character in the novel
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Introduce your students to the Depth and Complexity GATE icons by reading the text "The Big Orange Splot" by Daniel Marius Pinkwater. Included in the packet is a blank icon page for students to fill in along with the answer sheet to help promote
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Besides being fun to say, Ba-Da-Bing Sentences are a must have for every writer. When a student adds a bit of Ba-Da-Bing to their sentences, they add pizzaz and give them a WOW factor. A completed sentence will include : what your feet are doing,
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Frames are a fabulous resource to use in the classroom to promote higher level thinking. They can be used in any subject across the curriculum. The Depth and Complexity Icons to be used are already chosen for the students and there's even one frame
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A great way to introduce FOUR of the Depth and Complexity GATE icons to your class is with the text "Hey, Little Ant" by Phillip and Hannah Hoose. Included in this packet is a blank graphic organizer with FOUR icons pre selected and an answer key to
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Using the text entitled "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt, your students will be asked to take part in writing a letter to you assuming the persona of one of their overworked crayons. In this award winning picture book, the author tells
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As your students study California History and ranchos, they will be able to design their own brand that will symbolize their family or a rancho. Your students will also research the different brands that were used in the California Missions and
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The Depth and Complexity Icons can be used in any classroom setting. This particular wheel includes two icons - LANGUAGE OF THE DISCIPLINE (mouth) and DETAILS (flower). The focus for this project is the 13 Original Colonies. The directions are
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NOTE: In order for the packet to be completed, the students must have access to the original text- "You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist!" by Jacqueline Morley Using the "You Wouldn't Want to Be" series, students examine the life of an
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This is a perfect cover to decorate your student history folders for your social studies curriculum for the year. Many quotes and definitions of what history is about are included on the cover. Inspire your student to become passionate about the
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This Depth and Complexity Flip Chart is a very useful tool to be used in any subject across the curriculum. Simply hand each student a copy, have them fold it in half and cut down the middle between each symbol. They will respond to the prompt on
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Understanding the art of creating similes has never been more engaging and entertaining then when you introduce your students to this writing activity "My Family Is As..." Using the mentor text "My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks" by Hannah Piven
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A universal theme is an organizing concept that brings focus to learning across subject areas. When teaching with universal themes or concepts, students are given a theme and are required to examine those ideas closely and determine how they relate
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Showing emotions, not telling about them in writing is a hard technique to master. With this set of worksheets, your students will soon master this technique of showing, not telling! This packet includes a blank worksheet for your students to
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Using Dr. Seuss' book entitled "What Pet Should I Get?" as a mentor text, students will be asked to select two animals that they feel would make the perfect pet. After researching the two animals' habitats, characteristics and diet, students will
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SCENARIO: You are planning a road trip in California. You have five days in which to explore the great state of California. Along the way you must visit each of the following: one National Park, one body of water, one Historic Site, one Major
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Your students are sure to enjoy learning about the different flags from around the world with this worksheet. Students will color the flag and fill in the bottom with information about each flag. Countries represented are: Ireland, Mexico,
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Using the mentor text "Dirty Laundry Pile - Poems in Different Voices" by Paul B. Janeczko, students will be asked to select two objects to give a voice to and have the class guess what object they are describing. You DO NOT need to purchase the
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Candy Bar Writing is a perfect activity to be used in the month of October around Halloween. The students bring in a candy bar of their choice and, as a class, begin to fill out the five senses chart as they examine the outer wrapper first. Suspense
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Your students will use their imaginations and creative writing skills as they develop an autobiography about themselves using the alphabet for inspiration. Assign one page at a time and use the examples provided for ideas. The students are
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have over 15 years of educational experience in the classroom and I am ready to share it with you. I am passionate about history and writing. I am always looking for ways to perfect my craft.

MY TEACHING STYLE

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Cotsen Fellow, 2007 UCI Writing Project Fellow, 2008

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

California State University, Long Beach: BA in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing Teaching Credential at Concordia University, Irvine Trainer in "Thinking Maps" Trainer in "Write From the Beginning" Trainer in "Junior Great Books" GATE Certified Teacher Instructor for UCI Summer Youth Writing Program Instructor for UCI Summer Youth Math/Science Program

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have a daughter who received her Bachelors of Arts in English, Geography Minor from Cal State Fullerton. She is currently working on her Masters Degree in English, Creative Writing from Cal State Fullerton. My son will be entering his senior year at Mater Dei High School.

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