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A Quick, Multiple-Choice Reading Quiz A 41-question multiple-choice reading quiz designed to help teachers ascertain whether their stud...
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Using Thomas C. Foster's How To Read Literature Like a Professor with your students? This is a set of simple study questions, divided b...
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Exceptional student study guide and teacher's resource for Yann Martel's novel Life of Pi! 128-pg guide for teachers of advanced...
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When you're asking students to do research, do they have a hard time determining what to write down to include in their bibliography? This is a s...
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A comprehensive list of terms to aid advanced students in analysis of poetry. Perfect for students preparing for high-stakes tests such as the AP...
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An activity/lesson in allusion, using Lorraine Hansberry's play, A Raisin in the Sun. Two pages -- the first is a chart with allusions on the lef...
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A terrific, focused activity to encourage students to practice CLOSE READING skills. Students are guided in analyzing a short excerpt from Heart ...
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Looking for a terrific, inspiring poetry writing lesson? Look no further! This is a 2-file bundle: 1. "Greasy Soul" Lesson Plan -- everythi...
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A one-page handout with directions for a great exercise in getting to know the main characters in Dicken's "Great Expectations," as well as ways ...
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A poetry analysis lesson using "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold. Includes a Word document explaining one way to use the lesson, as well as a Power...
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An interesting and fun lesson plan/unit designed to teach literary terminology through a medium well-known (and beloved) by students -- FILM. Thi...
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Four detailed writing prompts for students who have read Elie Weisel's Night.
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A terrific teaching tool if your students are struggling to understand how tone and writing style work together to create meaning.
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A helpful tool for reviewing the 8 parts-of-speech with students. Includes a 22-slide PowerPoint that walks students through the definitions and ...
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Detailed study questions on Shakespeare's MacBeth. Created for advanced students (AP, IB, honors) with the primary purpose of promoting cl...
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A 2-page form that walks the writer through important components of a film review. I use this activity with students who are intimidated by writi...
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A one-page activity focusing on 23 vocabulary words used in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Includes a word bank, definition matching, ...
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Finally! A how-to resource for teachers who are in charge of running a school literary magazine or who want to start a school literary magazine p...
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Perfect for honors, AP or IB learners. This is a post-reading unit of study designed to help students complete close-reading of Bradbury's poetic...
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Many English students can figure out the tone of a piece of writing, but have difficulty explaining the tone using sophisticated vocabulary. Stud...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

16 years in public school teaching, primarily 10th grade English, 10th grade Honors English, 12th grade AP English, IB English, and Creative Writing courses. I have also taught 9th grade, 9th grade Honors, and 11th grade English courses. In addition to the standard and honors courses, I have taught as an inclusion team teacher and I have taught summer school remediation courses. I have taught in both traditional year-long 7-period (50 minute) schedules as well as 4x4 (88 minute) block scheduling and year-long (88 minute) A/B block scheduling. I am trained by the International Baccalaureate Organization and the College Board. My CW students have taken first place in the VHSL state writing competition on two separate occasions. Our literary magazine has won every major state and national award.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I incorporate a lot of humor in my teaching and I try to make my classroom a place where students feel welcome, valued, and safe. At the same time, my expectations are high and I hold my students to high standards of achievement. My units and lessons are based on best teaching practices and my classroom management is based on relationship-driven teaching. Each student is unique, so I try to be flexible to individual needs without sacrificing the demand for quality work.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been nominated for "Teacher of the Year" several times. I feel grateful for the nominations, as my school uses colleague-voting to choose nominees and finalists. I must be doing something OK if my peers believe I'm worthy of a mention. My favorite honors, however, are the many times students tell me they enjoy my class and parents tell me they want their child in my class. The kids say that they have to work hard, but that they actually have fun too...that means a lot to me.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. English 1994 [California State University San Marcos], Teacher Certification 1997 [University of Maryland], M.Ed. in Diverse Student Populations 2004 [University of Mary Washington], endorsement in Gifted & Talented, certified by International Baccalaureate Organization and The College Board (AP).

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am the parent of a 20-year-old and a 18-year-old. I believe that being a parent makes me a more well-rounded teacher, as I am always considering things from all views -- the students', mine, and the parents'.