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Jennifer Fowler
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  • Paintsville, KY
  • United States
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Jacqueline Rodriguez replied to Jennifer Fowler's discussion Classroom Novels in the group In the Middle (School)
"I teach 6th and 8th grade. 6th grade novels- Freak the Mighty, The Giver, Number the Stars, The Toothpaste Millionaire 8th grade novels - Of Mice and Men, The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, Macbeth"
Apr 8, 2015
Cheryl Mahaffey replied to Jennifer Fowler's discussion Classroom Novels in the group In the Middle (School)
"My 7th grade PAP students are just finishing a novel study on Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life As We Knew It and The Dead And The Gone. Half of the students read one and half reads the other since they are companion books told from different…"
Oct 25, 2014
Kathleen Ann Lloyd replied to Jennifer Fowler's discussion Beginning of the Year Activities in the group In the Middle (School)
"What is the Names Unit?"
Apr 1, 2013
Carol Fischer LaBella replied to Jennifer Fowler's discussion Analyzing a Visual Text in the group In the Middle (School)
"would love to see what other middle schools are doing with visual texts - we are working on themes to begin our unit  "
Nov 5, 2012
Cassandra Williams replied to Jennifer Fowler's discussion Classroom photos in the group In the Middle (School)
"Lucky you - your classroom is full of one arm-bandits (desk).  I have desk with the cubbyholes underneath.  Students throw trash in them and sometimes the desk get nasty.  If anyone has ideas on how to keep students from sneaking…"
Aug 12, 2012
Jennifer Fowler added a discussion to the group In the Middle (School)
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Beginning of the Year Activities

I would like to know what you have planned for your back to school activities.  I will be using my "names" unit (already discussed in the picture book thread), because I am getting brand new students this year. Exciting!See More
Jul 30, 2012
Karen McQueen commented on Jennifer Fowler's group In the Middle (School)
"Jennifer, Thank you for taking time to provide some great suggestions and websites to continue my exploration into what I am calling, "Mathematics through the lens of reading, thinking critically, and writing".   You…"
Jun 28, 2012
Karen McQueen commented on Jennifer Fowler's group In the Middle (School)
"Justin, thank you very much for the GREAT advice!  I use children's books frequently as hooks; but, your suggestion about writing from a "point of view" is wonderful!  I will definitely be using it."
Jun 28, 2012
Jennifer Fowler replied to Terrie Shortsleeve's discussion Supply Lists in the group In the Middle (School)
"Yes, I think it is essential to have a separate notebook for each class...great for organization!"
Jun 27, 2012
Jennifer Fowler added a discussion to the group In the Middle (School)
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Classroom photos

I don't know about you, but I am always looking for ways to arrange and decorate my classroom.  I have added photos of last year's classroom (this is a summer pic, hence the lack of student work)...I would love to see pictures of yours!  Please post, and I will post more in August of this year's classroom.…See More
Jun 27, 2012
Jennifer Fowler replied to Terrie Shortsleeve's discussion Supply Lists in the group In the Middle (School)
"Hello, Terrie.  I hope you are having a wonderful summer.  Yes, the class supply list...I debate this every year, and I am never happy with it.  Honestly, you have listed everything I ask for - highlighters (A MUST!), post its (YES!),…"
Jun 27, 2012
Jennifer Fowler commented on Jennifer Fowler's group In the Middle (School)
"Karen, when I think of literacy in the content areas it seems so easy to come up with ideas for science, social studies, humanities, etc. Math is a whole other story. I would HIGHLY recommend the Scholastic MATH magazine. Each issue includes…"
Jun 27, 2012
Justin Greene commented on Jennifer Fowler's group In the Middle (School)
"Karen, I am not a math teacher but LA.  One suggestion is to find picture books dealing with your math concepts.  Then have kids write & respond in their math journals to the picture books.  I have seen a lot of great math picture…"
Jun 22, 2012
Karen McQueen commented on Jennifer Fowler's group In the Middle (School)
"I am a 6th grade math teacher.  I have valued writing about mathematics for quite some time and with the Common Core Standards looming about us I will place more emphasis on writing about math as I create my units/lessons this year.  Any…"
Jun 22, 2012
Jennifer Fowler added a discussion to the group In the Middle (School)
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Shakespeare for middle schoolers

When we return, I  will begin my Shakespeare unit.  What activities and strategies do you use to make Shakespeare come alive to middle school students?See More
Dec 27, 2011
Jennifer Fowler added a discussion to the group In the Middle (School)
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Analyzing a Visual Text

Thanks to the common core standards and my participation in national board certification, I have worked a great deal with visual texts this year.  I would love to hear how other middle school teachers are using visual texts in the classroom.See More
Dec 7, 2011

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7th and 8th
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http://paintsville.kyschools.us/olc/teacher.aspx?s=1005

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