Arik Durfee
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A $40.00 value, this MASSIVE three-month unit covering a wide range of grammar concepts complete with daily bell ringers, worksheets, quizzes, a ...
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A $120.00 value, this GIGANTIC bundle download of thirty products: a nine-month program covering a wide range of grammar concepts complete with d...
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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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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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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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Save $7.00 with this bundled deal that includes five fantastic PowerPoint review games for English Language Arts! This package includes these fi...
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These writing posters will brighten up your classroom while reminding students how to write each part of an essay. In teaching junior-high Eng...
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A fun way to get students to practice finding and fixing common grammar errors and typos. It's a great activity for back-to-school, test prep and...
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A $40.00 value, this MASSIVE three-month unit covering a wide range of grammar concepts complete with daily bell ringers, worksheets, quizzes, a ...
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This original motivational poem has one meaning when you read it forwards and another when you read it in reverse! It's great for any junior-high...
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A Common-Core-tied unit for Orson Scott Card's ENDER'S GAME, complete with nearly 350 pages of vocabulary, quizzes, discussion questions, fun act...
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A fun way to get students to practice using commas by finding and fixing errors. It's a great activity for test prep and review, holidays, the la...
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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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A collection of eight ready-to-use grading rubrics to fit nearly any writing or speaking assignment, including expository, persuasive, nar...
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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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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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This BUNDLED product contains two short story units: One for
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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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"Research Logs" - a set of resources designed to give students scaffolding for almost any research project. The resources could be used...
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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.