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An innovative, high energy, professional with a progressive leadership style and experience. M y experiences : PhD, Capella University, Educational Leadership, Georgia Virtual School Training, Online Tutoring Certification, Florida Certification, Gifted Certification, Educational Specialists, Masters of Science, , and BS Elementary Education.

An innovative, high energy, professional with a progressive leadership style and experience. M y experiences : PhD, Capella University, Educational Leadership, Georgia Virtual School Training, Online Tutoring Certification, Florida Certification, Gifted Certification, Educational Specialists, Masters of Science, , and BS Elementary Education.
The Giver: Your Utopian Society
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The Giver: Your Utopian Society

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Create your idealized Utopian Society. Described the following components: 1. Government/ Legal court system 2. Economy 3. Education/ Healthcare 4. Housing/ Animals 5. Recreation/ Leisure 6. Transportation/ Military
Letter Writing
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Letter Writing

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This is an excellent resource for teaching students how to write an informal letter. The activity also assist students in developing paragraphs within a writing piece.
My School Memory Book
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My School Memory Book

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As an end of the year activity, students will re-live his/ her school year and use writing skills taught throughout the year to complete pages of the memory book. This is a great substitution for students not purchasing a year book.
Plural Nouns
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Plural Nouns

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The plural nouns sheet is an awesome way for students have a hands on guide while learning the rules of plural nouns.
My 8th Grade Dictionary
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My 8th Grade Dictionary

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Seventh grade students will develop a student friendly dictionary as an end-of-the year project. Tier 2 vocabulary terms are used as a source for 8th grade writing.
Third-Person-Point-of-View
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Third-Person-Point-of-View

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Students will use note taking skills to paraphrase notes on third-person-point-of-view. Notes will provide and promote better writing when writing various text, constructed responses, and extended responses. Notes are excellent for understand which point of view a piece of text is written from, and changing a point of view when writing.
Scrapbook Project
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Scrapbook Project

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This project maybe assigned at the beginning or the end of the school year. The project is an idea for getting to know your students. Students may share his/her project with other students as a means of getting to know each other.
Text Structure Flashcards
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Text Structure Flashcards

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Students will create flashcards to use as a study tool. Text structures for creating cards are: Compare and Contrast, Problem and Solution, Chronological Order, Cause/ Effect, and Sequence/ Order.
Commonly Confused Words
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Commonly Confused Words

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English has a lot of commonly confused words. They either look alike, sound alike or, worst of all, look and sound alike but have completely different meanings. Other words look and sound different but are similar in meaning, and it's hard to determine which is the correct one in a given context. This activity allows students to understand different meanings and better utilize these words when writing.
The Giver
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The Giver

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This assignment allows students to understand and comprehend the literary device characterization.
The Giver
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The Giver

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Students will locate coordinate adjectives within the text. Examples with page numbers are required.
Informative/ Explanatory Writing (RAFTS)
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Informative/ Explanatory Writing (RAFTS)

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RAFTS is a strategy utilized in writing and reading to better assist students in understand the role of a writer, the audience, varied formats for writing, and the topic they'll be reading and then writing about. This strategy inspires students to write more creatively, and use critical thinking skills in order to experience writing from different audiences. A greater meaning of this strategy enhances understanding of informational text.
The Giver
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The Giver

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Students will create a visual presentation on the topics associated with The Giver.
The Cay: Anticipation Guide
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The Cay: Anticipation Guide

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Students will use this strategy before reading to activate prior knowledge and build curiosity about the novel. Before reading , students respond to several statements that challenge or support their preconceived ideas about key concepts in the text.
Essay Writing Ideas
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Essay Writing Ideas

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Students are given the choice of selecting one of the topics, and developing into a 3-5 paragraph writing piece.