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Barbara Miller

I have taught English/Language Arts for over twenty years to remedial through gifted students from 7th to 12th grade, AP/dual credit university courses in three corporations and at one university. During my career, I have supervised and taught several student teachers and numerous pre-service teachers. Project Based Learning and choices that fit or extend learning styles and intelligences make my classroom activities engaging for students and filled with opportunities for academic growth. Many teacher professional development programs have supported my work. I hold an M.A. in Education and an Indiana High Ability Teaching License, am a Teacher Consultant for Indiana Writing Project, and have participated in many educator programs sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, National Consortium for the Teaching of Asia, National Endowment for the Humanities, US Department of State, Korea Academy for Educators, and Toyota International Teachers, among others. Additionally, I have been awarded many grants for classroom and school-wide projects, ranging from hundreds of dollars to $250,000. In addition, I have conducted professional development on writing workshop and differentiation in my own school, at conferences and events, and at schools in Peru and India. I am currently writing about my ancestors who taught Freedmen after the Civil War.



FREE Distance Learning and Classroom Individual Reading Logs

Standardized tests require both reading skill and stamina. Empower both your struggling students and high ability students as they build their reading levels and capacity with this Digital/Version AND Pencil/Paper reading log, where students can chart bot
ELA → Reading | Price: $0


Vocabulary Activities Package for Any Content

Marzano's research says it may take students up to 14 exposures to a word or term to own it. Are your secondary students stuck using boring vocabulary worksheets or exercises in your classroom to build exposures to words? Use your students’ multiple in
ELA → Vocabulary | Price: $7.00


Sustained Silent Reading Skills for Fiction-Digital

Building reading skills is on everyone's list of power standards. These reusable reading skills activity pages and posters are perfect for any secondary class reading fiction. Upload them to your Learning Management System for weeks worth of support to
ELA → Reading | Price: $8.00


Sustained Silent Reading Skills for Nonfiction-Digital

Trying to focus on power standards? Nonfiction reading skills are at the top of that list! This package will help you grow your secondary students' reading comprehension with reusable reading skills activity pages and posters. With 24 reading strategie
ELA → Reading | Price: $8.00


Lesson Narratives: A Menu of Choices- Paper/Pencil

Introduce your secondary students to four types of stories that teach lessons in this lesson plan with menu choices and a variety of responses.

Included in this 8-page lesson plan are editable and fillable Word documents in digital form. It i

ELA → Literature | Price: $4.00


Most Important Sentence- Digital

Most Important Sentence: the best of all the over 25 Silent Sustained Reading fiction graphic organizers I have developed and used with middle and high school students because it works for remedial, general and gifted students.

This editable

ELA → Reading | Price: $2.00


Vocabulary - Frayer Chart Digital and Paper/Pencil

Having students create Frayer Charts is a highly effective way to introduce students to new vocabulary in any classroom. But many Frayer Charts stop short by asking students to copy a few elements of a word. Others only require research by students.

ELA → Vocabulary | Price: $4.00


Busting Author's Bias in Any Text- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Spin is everywhere! On social media, in the news, and in internet articles. Whether you are using distance learning or face-to-face instruction, your students need to know how to find bias in what they read.

This 35-page resource in three for

ELA → Reading | Price: $4.00


FREE Rhetorical Triangle Poster

Don't stop teaching rhetoric with only The Appeals: logos, pathos and ethos.

Help your students understand how purpose, audience and context impact their writing. This poster makes it easy for students to see how all six elements interact wi

ELA → Writing | Price: $0


Sell That Cat! A role play mini lesson about rhetoric- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Your students are already masters of rhetoric! Watch them put their skills to use in this role play and writing activity that introduces the elements of the art of argument.

Included in this 15-page digital and pencil/paper package are fillab

ELA → Writing | Price: $4.00


Text Analysis Protocol- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Let's make it simple: simple for students and teachers alike.

This editable, digital, fill-in Word version analysis protocol will help your students analyze any text. No more remembering which protocol should be used for prose, for poetry or

ELA → Strategies | Price: $3.00


Your Personality Type and Rhetoric- Digital and Paper/Pencil

This three-day unit for hybrid or face-to-face classes will change your students’ writing forever. It will change yours, too! Help your students uncover how their personalities shape- and limit- their writing and its effectiveness.

Included i

ELA → Writing | Price: $6.00


My Pandemic Collage: A Community Building Activity- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Create a stronger learning community in your secondary classroom by helping your students create visual arguments about the elephant in the room- the global pandemic and its effects on us all.

This two-day lesson uses images to review rhetori

ELA → Writing | Price: $7.00


My Pandemic Scrapbook: A Writing Journal- Digital and Paper/Pencil

We are living through history! Our lives have changed in almost every way possible, from how we spend our time, to how we spend our money, to how we interact with others, to how we learn. Use this unique time period to engage your students in writing a mu
ELA → Writing | Price: $5.00


Principles of Visual Literacy for Slide Presentations- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Tired of your students making cluttered, boring, or ineffective slide shows?

Teach your students how to make powerful slide presentations with this mini lesson in both digital and pencil/paper format.

Included is this dual-format

ELA → Writing | Price: $4.50


Read More Classics: Digital and Paper/Pencil

Engage your students in reading classic works of literature outside the classroom and build their rhetorical and speaking skills, too.

Read More Classic Novels is an outside read project that allows exposes students to the best literature in

ELA → Literature | Price: $8.00


Build a House- An interactive lesson in rhetoric- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Does the word "rhetoric" intimidate your students? It did mine, until I taught them how rhetoric is everywhere, even in the act of building a house!

This is my foundational lesson in rhetoric, in more ways than one! It's fun, it allows studen

ELA → Writing | Price: $6.00


The Paint Chip Test: Finding Credible Sources- Digital and Paper/Pencil

This multi-formatted document will help your secondary students find the credible sources they need to write academic research reports, speeches, or essays. Students use this simple scale set up as a paint chip to evaluate a source. Then they justify thei
ELA → Writing | Price: $4.50


Rhetorical Devices are Everywhere! Digital and Paper/Pencil

Use your students' visual intelligence to help them understand how arguments are made. Your students will remember these 31 literary devices when they find them in photos from around the world! Seeing literary terms in images will help your students see t
ELA → Writing | Price: $4.00


Rogerian Problem-Solution Essay- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Help your students be a voice for change! Using the skills of primary and secondary research, teach your students how to add to a meaningful discussion and potentially make lasting change with the Rogerian compromise essay.

This digital and p

ELA → Writing | Price: $4.00


Video Source Analysis- Digital and Paper/Pencil

This highly versatile Pencil/Paper, fill-in Digital Version, and Google Doc analysis sheet is the perfect snow day or E-Learning Day activity. Students with a research topic will find a video to analyze for credibility and complete an analysis document. T
ELA → Writing | Price: $3.00


Essay or Presentation Planner- Digital

This digital fill-in pre-writing tool will help your students analyze the rhetoric of a writing task before outlining. Once your students think about the rhetorical context of their task, writing the outline and the essay are a breeze.

This p

ELA → Writing | Price: $2.50


Kim's Game: memory exercise for secondary students- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Challenge your class with fun and rigor as students see and then try to remember the images in Kim's Game. Perfect for a beginning of the year class game or a mini lesson about executive functioning skills, this game will help your students discuss and cr
ELA → Reading | Price: $4.00


Who Moved My Cheese? - Digital and Paper/Pencil

Change is part of life, especially these days!

Help your secondary ELA students deal with the change around them as you also introduce the concepts of narrative and literature.

Who Moved My Cheese? the famous allegorical tale abo

ELA → Literature | Price: $4.00


Lesson Narratives- Choiceboard- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Introduce your secondary students to four types of stories that teach lessons in this lesson plan with menu choices and a variety of responses.

Included in this 10-page lesson plan are editable and fillable Word documents in digital AND paper

ELA → Literature | Price: $4.00


Symbols in Western Literature- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Before you ask students to comprehend difficult literary texts, build their skills in interpreting symbolism with this lesson plan presented in pencil paper and digital formats.

Read a mentor text with your students (link included) or watch t

ELA → Literature | Price: $4.00


Let's Talk Books- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Have your students read anything good lately? On their own time?

Whether or not your school uses a reading accountability program like Accelerated Reader or Reading Counts, Book Talks are a great way to get students talking about what they ar

ELA → Reading | Price: $5.00


FREE- Homework Goal Sheet - Digital and Paper/Pencil

Help your high ability or study hall students develop their executive functioning skills by setting goals and managing their time with this homework goal sheet.

Having a specific document for students to focus on their work during study perio

ELA → Strategies | Price: $0.00


FREE- How's It Going? Student SEL Check-in - Digital and Paper/Pencil

If you think teaching is hard right now, how are your students dealing with life?

How are they REALLY doing? Academically? Emotionally?

How would they assess their school life at this moment?

Find out with this quick

ELA → Strategies | Price: $0.00


Romeo and Juliet Fragments Practice- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Reinforce plot elements from Romeo and Juliet for your students as they identify and correct incomplete sentences in these two different activities presented in BOTH DIGITAL and PENCIL/PAPER forms in editable Microsoft Word documents and fillable document
ELA → Grammar | Price: $4.00


Telling a Story in Images: Creating mini graphic novels- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Working in Distance Learning or hybrid mode? Your creative writing needs are covered with this combined DV and PP package.

These up-loadable, fill-in documents will help your students comprehend literary texts or create their own unique mini

ELA → Writing | Price: $3.50


It's All about Me! -Digital and Paper/Pencil

Getting to know your students is the first step in classroom success. Building successful teacher and student relationships helps set the stage for high student achievement. Knowing your students’ interests and habits of mind will help you prepare success
ELA → Strategies | Price: $8.00


Game -Patterns of Organization for speeches and essays- Paper/pencil

Help students in public speaking or advanced composition courses organize their speeches and essays with this classroom game that builds higher order thinking skills. Groups of two to four players will learn eight different organizational strategies for
ELA → Writing | Price: $4.00


FREE - Project Based Learning Planner- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Have an idea for an online or hands on project? Empower your students while they meet academic standards with Project Based Learning.

Let this PBL unit planner help you channel your ideas into a curriculum unit that meets authentic needs with

ELA → Strategies | Price: $0.00


The Selfie Project- A Community Building Project- Digital and Paper/Pencil

Get to know your students' interests and skills while building community in your classroom with this first-week digital activity for ELA students. Included are fillable Word forms and a Google Slides link.

Students create a composition about

ELA → Writing | Price: $3.50


Romeo and Juliet: a Pastiche in Documents- Digital

Create a rite of passage in your classroom by combining creativity and primary source research with this ten-day digital research project presented and submitted via Google Slides.

Not only do students change the characters and setting of Ro

ELA → Writing | Price: $4.00


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