Monica Lukins
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Monica Lukins
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Point of View definitions are included for FIRST PERSON, THIRD PERSON OMNISCIENT, and THIRD PERSON LIMITED. Students use these definitions to cr...
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This one-page "Narrative Writing Outline" helps students brainstorm and organize their ideas before writing their own fictional or personal narra...
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This 2-page Point of View Quiz (includes Answer Key) assesses students' knowledge of the three types of point of view (POV): first person, omnis...
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This is a creative unit/student project (30 pages attached) to teach with the novel Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman, which emphasizes character anal...
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This Student Application is designed for the first day of school to get to know your students (I also sell a "First Day - Writing a Resume" activ...
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On this one-page worksheet (sample KEY provided), students match 12 themes given (in first column) to a character(s) in a STORY, NOVEL, OR MOVIE....
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Students revise a partner's narrative or their own narrative using this "Narrative Writing Revision Worksheet." Students are asked to do locate ...
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Students work in groups to create a newspaper of multiple different articles about the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incans. For example, a Mayan newspape...
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Use this 2-page worksheet to teach the main rules of writing dialogue in a story. Each rule has examples and practice correcting dialogue. Then...
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Students will enjoy reading the novel, Seedfolks, by Paul Fleischman. Here you will find a chapter-by-chapter standards-based notes packet that g...
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Get to know your students during the first week of school with this fun activity! Students introduce themselves (likes, favorites, talents, etc....
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Get to know your students on the first day of school by having them write their very own resume (directions & fill-in-the-blank resume included)!...
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In this poetry project, students will analyze, write, and respond to poetry, study and identify literary devices within poetry, and complete an a...
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This 11-slide illustrative "Point of View" PowerPoint teaches students the three main types of POV in literature (first person, third person limi...
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This 13-slide "Elements of Plot" PowerPoint teaches students the elements of plot including characters, setting, conflict (internal & external), ...
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This 19-slide "Similes" PowerPoint goes along with a worksheet I also sell. This guided PowerPoint introduces similes to students and prompts th...
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Response to Literature Essay writing is made simple with this 5-page (one page per paragraph) Response to Literature Essay Writing Packet. Each ...
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Students may staple together several of the attached sheet, Vocabulary Graphic Organizer, to make a Vocabulary Book. With each word, students wil...
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Using this worksheet (with answer key), students will learn several themes of the short stories/chapters within the novel, Seedfolks, by Paul Fle...
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This PowerPoint defines and illustrates the 5 types of conflict found in literature: Man vs. Man, Man vs. Society, Man vs. Self, Man vs. Nature,...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching grades 7 and 8 Language Arts and Social Studies at De Anza Academy of Technology & the Arts in Ventura, California since 2001. I have also briefly taught high school ESL (grades 9-12), and I spent one month teaching English in Moscow, Russia.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My class mission statement is: To build a community of students who embrace the process of learning…who are eager to learn, enjoy the act of learning, and feel success for what they have learned. I try to make learning fun through cooperative group work, hands-on projects, and creative writing.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

On September 7, 2011, I received the honor of "Teacher of the Month" (nominated by my principal through the Ventura Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation). I was given certificates from the senator, house of representatives, and county representatives along with several generous gifts from community organizations. I have also been serving as the department chair and English Language Arts District Liaison since 2003. I have also served as a Mentor to first and second year teachers. I have also had the responsibility as Technology Peer Coach and GATE Liaison.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California with a BA in English and Art supplementary authorization. I received my teaching credential there as well.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love my students, I love teaching, and my goal is to make learning fun for all!