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Arik Durfee
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Arik Durfee
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"Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't. - Mark Twain".
 
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This full unit contains a variety of activities for studying "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs, and "T...
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Daily Wordplay! is a series of over two hundred and sixty language games that could be used as bell-ringers or bonus activities. In my Ten-Minut...
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A fun, standards-based activity in which students manipulate parts of an essay to learn how they fit together. I came up with the idea of "blown...
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This is a fun activity to help students analyze a classic short story and practice using logical evidence and reason in persuasive writing and sp...
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This full unit contains a variety of activities for studying "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, including vocabulary, quizzes, and a fun Wikipedia...
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The Trial of SpongeBob SquarePants is a fun activity to help students practice using logical evidence and reason (logos) in persuasive wri...
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Perfect for teaching The Odyssey or any other myth or legend, this is a collection of fun, creative, standards-based activities. ...
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An engaging, Common-Core-based unit perfect for Black History Month (or for a civil-rights themed unit any other time of the year) comparing Mart...
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This full unit contains a variety of activities for studying "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe and "The Judge's House" by Bram Stoker. My first...
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An engaging, Common-Core-based unit in which students analyze quotes from The Diary of Anne Frank and make character inferences about this amazin...
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A fun, interactive, ongoing simulation activity to keep students personally invested and engaged while you study The Hunger Games, Catching Fire,...
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This BUNDLED product contains two short story units: One for
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A fun, Common Core Standards-based activity in which students write an informative Wikipedia article about one of their classmates--perfect for t...
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A mini-research project in which students decide for themselves how accurately The Boy in the Striped Pajamas depicts the horror and injus...
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Daily Wordplay! Extreme Brain Blowout Edition is a series of over two-hundred and forty language games that could be used as bell-ringers or bonu...
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Wordplay! The Game Show is a fun PowerPoint game show based on vocabulary-building word games. In my Ten-Minute Grammar daily la...
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This full unit contains a variety of activities for studying "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut, including vocabulary, quizzes, and a fun short...
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Wordplay! The Game Show is a fun PowerPoint game show based on vocabulary-building word games. In my Ten-Minute Grammar daily language units, I ...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught English at the junior high level for five years. I now teach 9th grade English in an English/physical science combo class at an innovative new school that focuses on cross-curricular classes and project-based learning. I'm also an aspiring novelist.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is very high energy and goofy, and my lessons are fun and engaging while still being real-world applicable and tied to the Common Core Standards.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am a Certified Teacher and a Certified Trainer with the New Tech Network, a nationwide network of mostly public schools that focuses on cross-curricular project-based learning.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Brigham Young University - Idaho in 2006 with a major in English Ed and a minor in Spanish.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a father of four: six-year-old and four-year-old daughters and two-year-old twin boys. I love rock climbing, playing guitar, writing and reading books, and going to movies. Oh, and teaching! When I grow up, I want to be a published author of young-adult fiction.