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Sarah Gavan
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This activity is designed for Junior High, but could be easily adapted for any grade. It uses the game 'telephone' to teach kids about paraphrasi...
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This project was designed as a culminating assignment for a short story unit. It provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowl...
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This activity comes with a (fictional) campaign speech that I wrote as Louis Riel. After reading the speech students have the opportunity to writ...
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This graphic essay organizer helps students outline and focus their thoughts. It provides an excellent visual of how an essay should be organized...
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This is a final project for my grade 7 classic novel study. Students work in groups to create an exciting, engaging, visually appealing movie tra...
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At the end of A Midsummer Night's Dream I have my students evaluate prevalent themes in the play, and we then analyze five paragraph essay struct...
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This activity is designed to help students analyze and visualize key characters in the play. It requires the use of symbolism, metaphor and image...
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Designed with the Alberta grade 7 Social Studies curriculum in mind, this activity gives students a chance to put themselves in the shoes of immi...
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This project was designed to accompany the Alberta Grade 8 Social Studies Curriculum. It is part of a Renaissance History unit, which examines th...
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This is an ongoing activity for middle school or early high school. It encourages students to compare varying perspectives of local, national and...
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This activity is based on the Voices and Visions text used for Grade 7 Language Arts in Alberta. It asks students to use information they have le...
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I like to study Shakespeare with all my classes, regardless of grade. For junior high, however, I always study a modified version - not quite mod...
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I use this letter assignment as a get-to-know you activity with my students. They write it at the beginning of the year and I hold on to them unt...
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This assignment uses the film version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (I used the Johnny Depp version but it works just fine with the origin...
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This assignment is based on the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, but can easily be adapted for any story, novel, or film. The pre-activity involv...
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This assignment provides students with a list of key scenes from the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. They must rank the scenes in order of impor...
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Based on the Alberta grade 9 Social Studies curriculum, these questions relate to the cartoon "Over the Hedge". It really helps drive home the no...
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I use this performance project at the end of my Shakespeare unit for grade 8, although it's easily adapted for any grade. I find that introducing...
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Based on the Alberta grade 8 Social Studies Program of Studies, this scrapbook is completed throughout the unit, and handed in at the end as the ...
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This project follows the Alberta Grade 8 Social Studies curriculum. It asks students to evaluate the process of isolation + c with regard to Edo/...
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Buyer re: Fractured Fairy Tale Parts of Plot
Hi Sarah,

I just purchased your fractured fairy tales lesson but unfortunately when I download, two of the pages are coming through as blank (missing the plot elements chart and one other page). Is there any way this can be fixed as it is pretty much the bulk of the lesson? Thanks!
April 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Sarah Gavan  (TpT Seller)
Hi! Absolutely. Just email me at sarahgavan@yahoo.ca and I will send you the document :)
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Buyer re: Fractured Fairy Tale Parts of Plot
Hi Sarah,

I just purchased your fractured fairy tales lesson but unfortunately when I download, two of the pages are coming through as blank (missing the plot elements chart and one other page). Is there any way this can be fixed as it is pretty much the bulk of the lesson? Thanks!
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Buyer re: Ice Breaker Activity
What does the crest and motto mean?
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Sarah Gavan  (TpT Seller)
Licence plates in North America typically have an image (a symbol/crest) and a phrase (the motto) that represent the state or province they belong to. In Alberta we have a picture of a wild rose and the saying 'Wild Rose Country' on our licence plates because we have lots of wild roses growing here. The assignment asks kids to make their own licence plate that includes a crest and a motto that reflects who they are and/or what's important to them.
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Paylig O. re: Fractured Fairy Tale Parts of Plot
Hi Sarah,
Nice work! Thanks for sharing your resources on this site. I teach in Alberta as well (new to Gr 6 French immersion) and am planning to purchase some of your resources. I would have to translate them though- are your documents 'editable' ? It makes thing much quicker for me when I can just go in and translate/adapt the text only.

Thanks!
November 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Sarah Gavan  (TpT Seller)
I totally understand! The PDF files on TPT aren't editable, but I do have word document copies of most of my assignments, so if you let me know which ones you're interested in, I can double check that I have editable files and let you know. If I do, after purchase I can send them to you via email. Just email me at segavan@cbe.ab.ca with any assignments you'd like copies of and I'll get back to you :) Don't buy any until you check with me though, I wouldn't want you to buy them and end up not having a copy that can be edited!
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Hi Sara,
my email is
mchym@telus.net
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I see part 3 of the edo project but not parts 1 and 2. Are they also for sale somewhere else on the site?
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Sarah Gavan  (TpT Seller)
Part 1 and 2 seem to be in a separate document, which is bizarre. I will try to fix it on TPT, but in the meantime, if you message me your email address I will send you the complete PDF with all three parts.

Sorry for the mistake!
Sarah
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1 year in high school, six years in junior high. Over the past few years I have taught LA and Social Studies at all grade levels in junior high, and Career & Life Management, Resource, and English to grades 10 through 12. I have also taught Legal Studies, Foods, Dance, Film Studies, Media & Advertising, Leadership, and Fashion Studies.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I employ inquiry-based learning and critical thinking strategies, yet still believe that some direct instruction in the foundations of reading and writing are key. In my junior high classroom the relationship with my students is of primary importance. I want my students to develop higher-order thinking skills and devote a lot of prep time to creating innovative and engaging activities that give my students the best opportunity to demonstrate their learning. Some of these activities work beautifully, others not so much - but that's part of the fun! Generally I develop my courses from scratch every year, but the majority of the activities that I post on TPT are the staples that I adapt to each grade level/curriculum and use over and over again.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of Victoria Bachelor of Arts - Medieval History and English Literature University of Calgary Bachelor of Education - Secondary Language Arts and Social Studies

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Mother to two boys (3 years old and 1 year old), I am currently teaching grade 9 at a brand new, state-of-the-art middle school in Alberta, Canada with cutting edge technology (and serious angst about photocopying, to my chagrin). I will be adding more content related to the Alberta grade 9 Social Studies and Language Arts Programs of Studies over the course of the 2013/2014 school year.