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Students love reading biographies. A diverse collection of biographies open windows to many lives, and are mirror for students' challenges and hopes. The Who Was? series of biographies are accessible, age-appropriate, and include biographies of
Subjects:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.7, RI.3.10, RF.3.4a, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.9
$9.00
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By Writing by Rachel
Want to discuss diversity, kindness, stereotypes, middle school angst? The movie Wonder is an appealing avenue to all these. Or, watch and compare the movie to the book.This collection of 10 activities has activities for before, during, and after
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Literature, Character Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Movie Guides
$8.50
36
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By Writing by Rachel
Watching Hidden Figures with your students? This guide guide shares 50+ questions and six activities about the movie's civil rights, women's rights, and STEM themes and content to jump-start the discussions students have after they watch. This zip
Subjects:
Science, For All Subject Areas, Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 6th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$8.00
47
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By Writing by Rachel
Engage students with this bundle of non-fiction reading activities that can be used with ANY book in the Who Was biography series. Then, let students write a Who Is...? book about themselves! Both are print and go! Both print in color or grey
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.3, RI.3.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
$14.00
$12.60
72
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By Writing by Rachel
Watching Hidden Figures with your students? This guide shares 20 questions and six activities about the movie's STEM themes and content to jump-start the discussions students have after they watch. This zip file contain two products:Discussion
Subjects:
U.S. History, Other (ELA), Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 6th, 8th, 10th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.00
29
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By Writing by Rachel
The Hate U Give (2018) based on Angie Thomas' popular novel, shares the ripped-from-the-headlines story of Khalil, an unarmed African American teen killed during a traffic stop by a police officer. Told from the perspective of Starr, the only
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Black History Month, African History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Movie Guides
CCSS:
CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2
$8.00
18
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By Writing by Rachel
Looking for new vocabulary strategies to use with any word list? Hoping to increase your students' word retention and make word work fun? Look no further! This collection of word study activities is all you need to refresh and invigorate your
Subjects:
Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.6.4a, L.6.4c, L.6.4d, L.7.4a, L.7.4c, L.7.4d, L.8.4a, L.8.4c, L.8.4d, L.9-10.4a, L.9-10.4c...
$5.00
40
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By Writing by Rachel
This collection of pre-reading, writing, and extension activities align with the hip-hop songs mentioned by Ishmael Beah in A Long Way Gone: A Memoir. Sierra Leone and civil war are likely far from your students' everyday experience. Use hip-hop to
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, W.9-10.9, WHST.11-12.4, WHST.11-12.10
$4.00
22
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By Writing by Rachel
Watching Hidden Figures with your students? This guide guide shares 32 questions about the movie's civil rights themes and events to jump-start the discussions students have after they watch. Presented in three formats for maximum flexibility--so
Subjects:
U.S. History, Other (ELA), Black History Month
Grades:
4th, 6th, 8th, 10th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
30
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By Writing by Rachel
Revised and Expanded! A Long Way Gone complete unit: pre-reading, chapter questions, discussion activities, writing activities, web-quest and more. It is so much more than questions and answer keys.This is everything you will need to teach A Long
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.9, SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.4, RH.11-12.7, WHST.11-12.4, WHST.11-12.10
$59.00
16
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By Writing by Rachel
Before you read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, pull your readers in with this set of pre reading activities that will have your students discussing and writing, working independently and with a partner. We all know students judge books from their
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
12
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By Writing by Rachel
Set the stage for Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings with an engaging set of pre-reading activities. The assignments and activities will have your students up and moving, and thinking and talking about the themes of IKWtCBS. They will
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Novel Study
$3.00
9
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By Writing by Rachel
Introduce students to Shakespeare's classic romantic tragedy with this interactive set of pre reading activities. Students decide how they feel about a text from their first interaction with it so having engaging pre-reading activities is
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.9-10.9, SL.9-10.4, SL.11-12.1
$3.00
5
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By Writing by Rachel
Hook students into reading A Long Way Gone: A Memoir by Ishmael Beah with this collection of pre reading activities. Included in this collection: 1. A Table of Contents that organizes all materials so they are easy to find 2. Objectives and Common
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
W.9-10.9, SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.4
$4.00
14
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By Writing by Rachel
Check your students' understanding of One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia with these 11 printables. Use them as short-answer quizzes, during-reading activities, comprehension guides, exit tickets, discussion-starters, or homework questions.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.10, RL.6.10, RL.7.10, RL.8.10
$5.00
16
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By Writing by Rachel
Students decide how they feel about a novel from their first interaction with it so having engaging pre reading activities is important; they set the stage for the new novel. These pre-reading assignments and activities will have your students up
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.00
10
Digital Download PDF (4.01 MB)
By Writing by Rachel
Want your students to have rich discussions of Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone: A Memoir? This collection is for you. It includes: 1. Discussion and reading questions and activities for every chapter. 2. Culminating discussion questions for the
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.9, SL.9-10.1a, SL.9-10.1b, SL.9-10.1c, SL.9-10.1d, SL.11-12.1, WHST.11-12.10
$14.50
12
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By Writing by Rachel
Where is Mt. Everest? the Amazon? the Galapagos Islands? the Grand Canyon? the Great Barrier Reef? Niagara Falls? the Mississippi River? Engage students with this set of reading activities that can be used with ANY book in the Where Is or Where
Subjects:
Reading, Geography, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Nonfiction Book Study
$5.00
13
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By Writing by Rachel
This mega bundle is a collection of all the Who Was/Is...? Where Is/Was...? products in my store. This bundle includes these products: 1. Who Was...? for ANY Book2. Who Is...? About YOU! Students write a Who Is...? book about themselves.3. Who Is
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.5, RI.3.7, RI.3.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.9...
$55.50
$39.50
16
Bundle
By Writing by Rachel
To fully understand A Long Way Gone: A Memoir by Ishmael Beah, it helps to know something of Sierra Leone's history and culture. These four, web-based activities help students learn more about the historical context. Included is:1. A Table of
Subjects:
World History, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, Webquests
CCSS:
W.9-10.9, SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.4
$8.00
8
Digital Download ZIP (7.31 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began as a high school English teacher in Pittsburgh and later moved to public schools in Boston, and Durham. As a Literacy Coach, I worked with science, English, and social studies teachers to develop literacy strategies for their content areas and help teachers adopt best practices for literacy in their classroom. For a decade, I wrote lessons and articles for students, teachers, and parents that were published in newspapers across the country through the Newspapers In Education program, and for an online education company.

MY TEACHING STYLE

On my first day of a long-term substitute position, the teacher told me to make the work authentic. Those words resonated and have framed how I teach. From community service projects to current events lessons, I try to connect student learning to the world, their communities, and their lives. I'm drawn to books with an historical connection and the possibility of connecting students to history or to big issues.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Received the REAL Award from Governor Santorum for an extended community service project.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's in psychology and English with secondary education from Goucher College. Master's in Children's Literature from Simmons College.

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