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This full-year grammar curriculum has everything you need to teach grammar to your high schoolers, and with almost no prep; plus it's customizable, standards-based, and highly engaging! This research-based curriculum uses the concept of teaching
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
W.9-10.3c, W.9-10.3d, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1a, L.9-10.1b, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.6, CCRA.W.4...
$79.99
5
Digital Download PDF (1.38 MB)
By A Better Way To Teach
Imagined Life is an incredibly engaging podcast and perfect for use in the English classroom that will allow your students to hone their close listening skills and then ultimately apply what they've heard to their own creative essay styled after the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$14.99
17
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By A Better Way To Teach
Use this parts-of-speech grammar bundle to teach nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs to high school students in a way that engages your students while allowing them to observe, discuss, and respond to mentor sentences, and then craft their own
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.2d, W.9-10.3d, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$25.95
$14.99
5
Bundle
By A Better Way To Teach
This first-day-of-school-writing-activity for high school students is an outstanding way to start the school year. The resource includes two options: an autobiographical writing prompt and a hands-on creative writing prompt. Whichever you choose,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.44 MB)
By A Better Way To Teach
The Scattered podcast by Chris Garcia is a captivating way to teach storytelling elements, active listening skills, empathy, history, poetry, and analysis to high school students . This compelling podcast details the host's journey to find out more
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Cultural Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3
$14.99
4
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By A Better Way To Teach
Teach independent and subordinate clauses as well as sentence types by using mentor sentences in a way that is both fun and meaningful. Combine great literature with great grammar instruction and watch your students not only understand what clauses
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$14.98
$9.99
3
Bundle
By A Better Way To Teach
Teach your high school students how to recognize appositives and appositive phrases AND how to craft compelling sentences using them. Using mentor sentences to teach grammar is the single most effective way I have found to help high school students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.6
$4.99
2
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By A Better Way To Teach
Use these coloring pages for teens that feature quotes from diverse authors and leaders including women, Black authors, and (soon-to-be-added) Latinx authors. This is a GROWING BUNDLE; it currently includes over 25 unique coloring sheets. Coloring
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Cultural Activities, Activities
CCSS:
L.9-10.2c, L.9-10.3, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$10.00
$8.00
2
Bundle
By A Better Way To Teach
An entire semester of grammar lessons for high school students completely done for you! This grammar curriculum integrates beautiful literature, grammar instruction, and writing practice so that your students will not only better understand grammar
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$45.00
1
Digital Download PDF (1.63 MB)
By A Better Way To Teach
Teach your students how important writing in parallel structure is by breaking down the concept into these 3 well-scaffolded lessons. Each lesson engages your learners and gives them a clear path to master the concept of writing in parallel
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson
CCSS:
RL.9-10.4, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$16.47
$9.99
1
Bundle
By A Better Way To Teach
Teach prepositional phrases, gerund phrases, infinitive phrases, appositive phrases, and participial phrases in this proven method of grammar instruction that is both fun and meaningful. Combine great literature with great grammar instruction and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.9-10.4, RI.9-10.4, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1a, L.9-10.1b, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.4a, L.9-10.4b...
$34.93
$19.99
1
Bundle
By A Better Way To Teach
These bell ringers and warm-ups for high school students have a grammar focus that leads your students to become better writers; these bite-sized practices include mentor sentence observations, practice with sentence frames, story starters, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3...
$7.50
Digital Download PDF (0.45 MB)
By A Better Way To Teach
Use these grammar games for high school students if you are looking for ways to teach grammar in a hands-on way that will engage all your learners, but especially students who are kinesthetic learners and benefit from touching and moving things for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.R.5, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$16.99
$14.99
Bundle
By A Better Way To Teach
Teaching complete sentences and fragments is absolutely needed even at the high school level! This lesson reviews what fragments are and what a complete sentence must include, and it does it in the best way possible: through mentor sentences and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Lesson
CCSS:
L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1b, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3...
$4.99
Digital Download PDF (0.37 MB)
By A Better Way To Teach
Teach or review how to use independent and subordinate clauses through this fully-scaffolded, engaging lesson that uses the power of mentor sentences. No matter what your high school students' level of grammar familiarity is, this lesson will give
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$4.99
1
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By A Better Way To Teach
These coloring sheets for teens are the perfect activity to use after a test, after a quiz, when you're listening to a podcast, or anytime students need a break. Research shows that coloring reduces stress and anxiety even for teens and adults.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Posters, Lesson
$5.00
1
Digital Download PDF (7.54 MB)
By A Better Way To Teach
Review adjectives, nouns, and verbs using this fill-in-the-blank grammar activity that will have your students laughing (or at least giggling) while they review grammar concepts. This fill-in-the-blank game allows your students to focus on a few key
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Other (ELA)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.6
$1.99
2
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By A Better Way To Teach
This bundle of writing topics for teens includes 50 different engaging writing prompts for your students! Each handout includes two options from which your students can choose to respond (so you get 25 handouts, that each have 2 options on them).
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Lesson, Handouts
CCSS:
W.9-10.10, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$9.98
$7.99
Bundle
By A Better Way To Teach
This grammar activity allows your students to fill in the blanks with nouns, verbs, adjectives and more. Fill-in-the-blank stories have never gone out of style, and even high school students aren't too old for them. A great way to review parts of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Games
CCSS:
CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$7.96
$5.99
1
Bundle
By A Better Way To Teach
Use this lesson on narrative writing to introduce your secondary students to a variety of different narratives and allow your high school students to make key observations about the content and form of personal narratives. The Details of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.L.1...
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.52 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught high school English and Language Arts for over 13 years. I have experience teaching struggling readers and writers at the 9th grade level all the way to 12th grade AP. I've taught in a traditional public school setting as well as a private school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

The concepts that compel my lessons are simplicity, scaffolding, and practice, and great literature.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree in English from University of Florida, Master's in English Education from University of Florida

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

What I post on TPT are lesson plans that I've spent hours, sometimes years creating and tweaking. I bring only my very best lessons and unit plans to this forum. I want your students to LOVE these lessons. I want you to be inspired with new ideas and refreshed in your love for teaching in meaningful ways.

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