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The resources that I post are, with a few exceptions, intended to be used in high school classes. My resources are aligned with the Common Core Standards, and I have I included accommodation/modifications with most of my lessons. In addition to being an English Language Arts teacher, I am also an ESL teacher, so many of my lessons include tips/accommodations for English Language Learners. My lessons are grounded in the whole language approach and foster critical thinking in students.

The resources that I post are, with a few exceptions, intended to be used in high school classes. My resources are aligned with the Common Core Standards, and I have I included accommodation/modifications with most of my lessons. In addition to being an English Language Arts teacher, I am also an ESL teacher, so many of my lessons include tips/accommodations for English Language Learners. My lessons are grounded in the whole language approach and foster critical thinking in students.
Journal Writing Topics for the School Year

Journal Writing Topics for the School Year

This handy resource of 160 writing prompts are intended for use with middle school students. The prompts are arranged by month and allow for persuasive, descriptive and creative writing. The PowerPoint also has plenty of photographs to stimulate student writing.
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Rounding, Circles, Circumference, and Area

Rounding, Circles, Circumference, and Area

This resource is a review of rounding and how to find the circumference and the area of a circle. It includes a hyperlink to a YouTube video about the Pythagorean Theorem. It also includes a hyperlink to show the places of Pi and a hyperlink to an example of a proof.
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Order of Operations

Order of Operations

This resource was designed for fifth grade students. It covers the order of operations with a review of multiplying negative numbers. It includes several problems and hyperlinks to the slides that show how to arrive at the correct answer.
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Literacy Narrative

Literacy Narrative

This essay assignment is intended for high school students and to be taught at the beginning of the school year. It is a great way to get to know your students' background and their writing abilities. This resource includes a PowerPoint Presentation, an Overview of the lesson (with Common Core Standards), and a modified essay activity (step-by-step writing guide and an essay template).
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The Persuasive Essay

The Persuasive Essay

This Unit includes four PowerPoint Presentations (The Writing Process, Rhetorical Devices, Logical Fallacies, and the Mini-Research Project), note-taking guides, Logical Fallacy Activity, and a Unit Overview. This resource is aligned with the Common Core and is intended for High School Students.
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Folktale and Urban Legend

Folktale and Urban Legend

This unit was designed for high school students who are studying folktales. It includes a lesson plan (with common core standards), a PowerPoint presentation, a rubric for assessment, and modifications for the assignment (note-taking guide and example of a folktale with hyperlinks to the definition of words that might be difficult for those reading below grade level or for English Language Learners)
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Introduction to Nectar in a Sieve with a Literary Analysis Assingment

Introduction to Nectar in a Sieve with a Literary Analysis Assingment

This activity is designed for students who are about to read Nectar in a Sieve. It includes a PowerPoint presentation that has plenty of photographs and hyperlinks to help students who might need this support. Also included in this resource is a unit overview, a note-taking guide, reading guide questions, and a key to the reading guide.
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Voyage to Mars:  An Interdisiplinary Unit

Voyage to Mars: An Interdisiplinary Unit

This interdisciplinary unit provides an overview of a unit about voyage to Mars. It is aligned with the Common Core and integrates science, math, and reading objectives into one unit. This bundle also provides a Power Point Presentation over the unit, a Web Quest, and a suggested calendar for the unit.
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The R.I.D.E.R process for Solving Word Problems

The R.I.D.E.R process for Solving Word Problems

This bundle was designed for fifth and sixth grade students who were reading Dan Gutman's book The Get Rich Quick Club. This resource includes a PowerPoint presentation about solving word problems, an assessment, a rubric for grading the assessment, and a game (ticket out of class).
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