Christine F.'s Profile

Christine F.
Classroom teacher
Van Wyck Junior High School
Wappingers Falls, United States
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts

About Me

This year marks the beginning of my 23rd year teaching English/ELA. I began my career in 1993 teaching 11th and 12th grade English at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers, NY, where I stayed for eight years before I began teaching in Wappingers NY in 2001. I started at John Jay HS teaching 12th grade English. The following year, I traveled between John Jay and Van Wyck JHS, teaching both 10th and 7th grades, and was drawn to the enthusiasm of the middle school students. I have been teaching 8th grade ELA for 12 years, and also began teaching 7th grade again last year. In 2012, I achieved National Board Certification, which was by far the best professional development experience I have participated in.

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August 26, 2015
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Formative Assessment
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July 31, 2015
Non-Fiction Resources
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September 2, 2014
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My Reviews

Shakespeare in Bits: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Excellent for comprehension and engagement
February 16, 2016
Starting Shakespeare
Good introduction, but wish there was more
February 15, 2016
Great for Data Driven Instruction
December 20, 2015
ELA and Beyond
December 17, 2015
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My Lesson Plans

Making Predictions about Plot Using Word Clouds
English Language Arts
Grade 7 – 8
5 steps
May 21, 2016
Teaching Tone with Nearpod
English Language Arts
Grade 7
1 step
December 15, 2015
Revolutionary Figure using Google Maps
Social Studies
Grade 7
4 steps
December 8, 2015
Immigration imovie Documentary
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Grade 8
8 steps
August 21, 2014

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My Blog Posts

Sell Students on Shakespeare in the Digital Classroom
posted on April 18, 2016
Inspire students to embrace Shakespeare with these five activities.

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