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An Epic 6-12 ELA Giveaway!

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If you’re  a Middle School or High School ELA teacher, you won’t want to miss this Epic ELA Giveaway!

Mary Beth from Brain Waves Instruction and Jackie from Room 213 have teamed up to organize an amazing prize package featuring top-notch resources from 17 Secondary ELA TpT sellers!

The winner will receive a collection of resources  for reading, writing, research, poetry, speech-writing, media literary, and more! The best part: all resources in the prize package are non-text-specific so you can quickly and easily integrate them with your own curriculum! See why this giveaway is EPIC?!?

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Check out the Winner’s Prize Package here:

Room 213:  Close Reading Lessons 

Brain Waves Instruction:  Substitute Teacher Toolkit

Study All Knight: A Flip Book for the Research Process

The Classroom Sparrow: A Speech Writing Mini-Book

Julie Faulkner: Graphic Organizers for Focused Reading

The Daring English Teacher: Editable English Tests

Presto Plans: Grammar Resource Bundle

The Language Arts Classroom: Write a Tabloid for a Mobile Device

The OCBeach Teacher: Reading Strategies for any Text

Stacey Lloyd: Figurative Language Posters

Brynn Allison: Poetry Constructed Responses

Literary Sherri: Reading Response Journal for any Text

The ELA Buffet: Poetry Close Reading

Tracee Orman: Figurative Language Interactive Reading Notebook

Addie Williams: Media Literacy and Advertising Pack

Juggling ELA: Journal Prompts Task Cards

Secondary Sara: Movie v Text Bundle

Did I mention you get up to 50 chances to win! Just follow each seller on TpT, Facebook, and her blog. Every click gives you a chance to win the amazing bundle of prizes! The winner (AKA “Luckiest ELA Teacher on Earth!”) will be announced on Sunday, February 7th at 5pm EST. Follow a few fabulous Secondary Teacher-Authors here . . . and best of luck!

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Giving Back this Holiday Season!

It’s hard to believe December is knocking on the door! While I’m not one who cares for the commercialization of the holiday season, I do otherwise love all things Christmas, including gift-giving!

Each year in early December, I read one of my all-time favorite books aloud to students: “The Quiltmaker’s Gift” by Jeff Brumbeau.

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Afterwards, we discuss the importance of giving, especially to those in need, and we choose a class-wide community-service project. We’ve gathered books, food, and toiletries for Ronald McDonald House and local shelters, collected Pennies for Peace, gifted needy families with chickens and honeybees so they could support themselves throughout the year through Heiffer International, and made quilts and put together care packages for Soldier’s Angels — all causes that are near and dear to my heart!

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A few years ago, my classes started donating to KIVA each holiday season. KIVA is a non-profit organization that strives to use the power of the internet to connect people who are in need with those who want to help. You make small loans – starting at $25 – to people around the world (including right here in America, by the way!) who are working diligently to provide for their families or to pursue higher education. The recipients pay the money back so it can be re-gifted to someone else in need — continuing the circle of compassion, kindness, and empathy– all the big lessons and life-skills we hope to teach in our classrooms! KIVA has a 99% repayment rate and one of the best aspects of the program is this: When your loan amount is repaid, you can re-gift the money to someone else in need!

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My students bring in either .50 or $1 each and we send $25. When classes give, the next class usually gets to re-gift that money, as well as choose their own gift recipient! Students have so much fun deciding which country, then which person will receive their loan! This is truly a gift from the heart that keeps on giving and it’s fun to watch students give with such joy and enthusiasm!

If you or your class would like to give through KIVA this year, here’s a link: http://www.kiva.org/invitedby/sherri6451

Wishing you a beautiful December and happy gifting!

Literary Sherri

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