Reflective Thinker

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Reflective Thinker
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By Reflective Thinker
Fun and engaging! At the beginning of the school year, help students grasp the importance of proofreading their work. Set high expectations concerning correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure, for effective communication and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.2, L.5.1, L.5.2, L.6.1, L.6.2, L.7.1, L.7.2, L.8.1, L.8.2, L.9-10.1...
$6.99
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By Reflective Thinker
A challenging, fun ELA review! Sure to keep students' minds engaged at the end of the school year! The End of Year ELA Review: Brain Games and Puzzles resource for Grades 4-8 includes 10 challenging brain games or puzzles to review
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spring, End of Year
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.6
$3.85
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By Reflective Thinker
Use the 32 slides with engaging activities, appropriate primarily for Grades 4-8, to convince students to use transition words to spice up their writing. High school students, who need differentiated instruction concerning the use of transitional
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.3, W.5.3c, W.6.1c, W.6.3c, W.7.1c, W.7.3c, W.8.1c, W.8.3c, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.2c...
$5.45
138
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By Reflective Thinker
Engaging poem analysis for fall and the beginning of the school year! Socratic seminar is an excellent and engaging way for students to practice higher order thinking skills. This 32-slide PowerPoint resource with printables is an easy-to-implement
Subjects:
Back to School, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$5.99
100
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By Reflective Thinker
Great resource for language arts skills review! This well-organized “I Dream” poetry and speech analysis resource consists of teaching slides as well as 20 analysis tasks. Students identify, explain, and citing text evidence concerning theme,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.6.1, RL.6.9, RL.7.1, RL.8.1, RL.9-10.1, RI.5.1, RI.6.1, RI.7.1, RI.8.1, RI.9-10.1
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100
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By Reflective Thinker
Fun and engaging! Socratic seminar is an excellent way to infuse 21st century skills and higher order thinking skills into learning. This 62-slide, Common Core aligned PowerPoint resource with printables is a Socratic seminar featuring the poem
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.99
39
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By Reflective Thinker
Perfect for the beginning of the school year! Students must learn how to effectively work together and be taught how to build positive and supportive relationships with diverse members of a group, which is a critical 21st century skill. Effective
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Staff, 4th, 5th, 6th, ...
Types:
Cooperative Learning, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
CCSS:
SL.6.1, SL.6.1b, SL.7.1, SL.7.1b, SL.7.1d, SL.8.1, SL.8.1b, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1b, SL.9-10.1d, SL.11-12.1...
$3.99
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By Reflective Thinker
A great poem for fall and back to school! It's a short poem and a great one to use if your students are not familiar with Socratic seminar. Socratic seminar is an excellent and engaging way for students to practice higher order thinking skills. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Autumn
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
$5.99
54
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By Reflective Thinker
Yes, rules and procedures must be established, but imagine what it would be like to sit through several classes, if not 5 or 6, where every teacher is talking nonstop about them. I propose a more engaging way to not only disseminate rules and
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.80
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By Reflective Thinker
An excellent back to school resource! Use the 230 ENTRY and EXIT ticket choices across the curriculum and throughout the school year with any content topic to promote critical thinking, review content material, differentiate instruction, and collect
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Autumn, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.5, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.5.5, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3...
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50
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By Reflective Thinker
Fun and engaging! Socratic seminar is an excellent and engaging way for students to practice higher order thinking skills. This 73-slide PowerPoint resource with printables is a Socratic seminar featuring the poem “The Spider and the Fly” by Mary
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
SL.4.1, SL.4.1a, SL.4.1b, SL.4.1c, SL.4.1d, SL.5.1, SL.5.1a, SL.5.1b, SL.5.1c, SL.5.1d, SL.5.2...
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By Reflective Thinker
SENSORY DETAILS improve writing. These engaging, descriptive writing lesson activities are Common Core Standards aligned and are appropriate for Grades 4-8. The activities require students to categorize sensory details into categories that appeal
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.3, W.4.6, W.5.3d, W.5.6, W.6.3d, W.6.6, W.7.3d, W.7.6, W.8.3d, W.8.6
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By Reflective Thinker
A fun resource that builds community in the classroom! Socratic seminar is an excellent and engaging way for students to practice higher order thinking skills. This 63-slide PowerPoint resource with printables is a Socratic seminar featuring the
Subjects:
Literature, Character Education, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
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By Reflective Thinker
Socratic seminar is an excellent and engaging way for students to practice higher order thinking skills. This 56-slide PowerPoint resource with printables is a Socratic seminar and activities featuring the poem “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
SL.K.1, SL.K.1a, SL.K.1b, SL.K.2, SL.K.3, SL.8.1, SL.8.1a, SL.8.1b, SL.8.1c, SL.8.1d, SL.8.3...
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By Reflective Thinker
Great back to school resource and bulletin board idea! Essentially, if any two of us were the same, one would not be necessary. One of the best ways to find out how students learn best is to have them complete a learning styles inventory or
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.89
50
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By Reflective Thinker
Socratic seminar is an excellent and engaging way for students to practice higher order thinking skills. This 55-slide PowerPoint resource with printables is a Socratic seminar featuring the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.99
33
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By Reflective Thinker
Fun and engaging! Add fun and humor to your comparative and superlative adjective lessons with this supplemental, no prep resource. The humorous, comparative and superlative adjective review game was designed to be an engaging and amusing practice
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Test Prep, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$4.99
11
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By Reflective Thinker
Do you teach collaboration skills? This is a great resource for the beginning of the school year! The activities in this resource can be used in any content area across the curriculum to teach collaboration skills. During the first month of back to
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 9th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.6
$3.99
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By Reflective Thinker
Do you need a laugh? Do your students need one, too? This fun and engaging resource was designed to entertain students as they learn. The 28-slide PowerPoint resource is a fun-filled reader’s theater version of O. Henry’s short story “The Cop
Subjects:
Character Education, Short Stories, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Scripts, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.8.1, RL.8.3, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3, W.7.1e, W.7.3c, W.7.4...
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By Reflective Thinker
An engaging review for the beginning of the school year! Use this resource to promote an engaging review of the parts of speech. LAUGHTER stimulates both sides of the brain which increases alertness and enhances retention of information. Humor is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Games, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.6
$6.99
32
Digital Download PPTX (4.22 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Middle Grades English/Language Arts and Reading for 26 years

MY TEACHING STYLE

Utilize Differentiated Instruction; Infuse 21st Century Skills; Create Independent Learners; Give options and choices in learning; Listen to my students; Interested in how they best learn

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2013 Recognition of Excellence in Education Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters and Specialist Degree in Secondary and Middle Grades Language Arts and Social Studies; Curriculum and Instruction courses at the Doctorate level

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I enjoy creating curriculum materials for all subject areas and grade levels. I was born to teach and am blessed to have had that figured out since eighth grade. I'm adventurous and a reflective thinker. I love hiking, biking, and kayaking.

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