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By A Learning Tree
Save yourself some red ink. With this resource, teachers can lead a class of students through the basics of APA in-text citation and have students directly engage with the concepts in less than an hour – without requiring students to write essays
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Printables
$3.00
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This resource is an introductory guide to academic writing. Resource includes an overview of MLA In-Text Citation Style and a brief set of Academic Writing Skills exercises designed to teach students to know when and how to cite in MLA format.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Printables
$3.00
4 ratings
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Academic Composition Exercises & Examples for the Early College Classroom Contents • MLA In-Text Citation Overview • Analyzing Argumentative Writing • Writing with Structure Exercises • Steps to Writing an Academic Paper This resource is
Subjects:
English, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Handouts
$1.99
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By A Learning Tree
Supplemental study materials for Jhumpa Lahiri's novel, The Namesake. Contents:Brief Overview: Jhumpa Lahiri, Major Themes & Symbols in The NamesakeReading Check Quiz (with Answer Key)Selected Study Questions (with Suggested Answers)Connecting
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Novel Study
$2.00
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By A Learning Tree
This resource provides questions for group discussion, class discussion or small group presentations on THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker. Student instructions are provided as well as a suggested small group discussion assignment.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.4, SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.4
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By A Learning Tree
Ralph Ellison’s INVISIBLE MAN is a vivid political novel examining the difficulties of black identity in a societal context of disenfranchisement, progressive political action, and social dependency. A highly relevant novel for the 21st century,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.9, RL.11-12.10
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College level writing is a challenge for many students. Models of the writing process are sometimes not enough, but many students are not prepared to successfully jump into the fray alone so practice is not enough either. In these activities I have
Subjects:
English, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$2.95
5 ratings
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Study Questions for As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner Discussion questions for instructor-led class discussion, small group discussion or for review. These questions deal with character, explicit textual meaning, implied meaning, symbolism, and
Subjects:
Reading, English, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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By A Learning Tree
Citation formatting can be challenging for students (so it quickly becomes an instructional challenge for teachers). In my experience, it helps to go beyond sharing one or two standard citation examples. Students also appreciate the chance to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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This Rhetorical Studies workbook and study guide is meant to help students prepare for the AP English Language & Composition Exam (and to help tutors, teachers and parents of these students) by offering practice test sections with multiple
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Mini-Course
CCSS:
RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.5, RI.11-12.6, RI.11-12.9
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This PowerPoint presentation for classroom use helps guide students in thinking about the various ways that Sylvia Plath's THE BELL JAR explores the theme of a search for identity.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.10
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For English teachers, writing about literature is a joy. For students, the literary analysis essay can be a mystery. This set of resources aims at dispelling any mystery by introducing students to the essential elements of the literary analysis
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Printables
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This resource offers a straight-forward, step-by-step example of how to use APA citations in a paragraph - from thesis to research to composition. Best for early college students or college bound high school students learning about the research
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Transparencies, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
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A study guide for classroom study or guided independent reading of August Wilson’s 1986 play, FENCES. Contents: - Selected Themes - Theme Activity - Symbolism - Guiding Questions - [Symbolism – Example Answers] - Plot – Reading Check Quiz - [Plot
Subjects:
Reading, English, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.9, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.10
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This resource was created for tutoring 8th Grade ELA students. The lesson is somewhat versatile as it covers vocabulary, literary concepts (modes of irony), and grammar. The lesson includes practice sections with various types of study questions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
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Intro to Rhetorical Analysis The Gettysburg Address Rhetorical analysis is an increasingly important element of the language arts classroom from high school to college. With an emphasis on critical thinking and language awareness, rhetorical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Activities
CCSS:
RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.5
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Many students arrive at the first day of college English without a good sense of how to approach an academic paper. Either they forget what they have learned or have yet to be taught how to think about the writing process strategically. This
Subjects:
English, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
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$2.00
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An introduction to myth criticism and the hero’s journey critical framework including full texts of the Orpheus myth and “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” This study guide includes study questions and essay prompts for thinking and writing about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, Study Guides, Original Textbooks
$3.00
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Students are often challenged to clearly see their own writing. This brief activity aims to help students learn to revise their own work by practicing revision on the work of others. Answers are provided.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$0.99
1 rating
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Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel is a great work to teach at the high school and college level. THINGS FALL APART poses a few difficulties for students, however, especially in relation to understanding the authorial purpose and larger meaning behind
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study
$3.25
$2.75
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English professor, online educator and writer. Courses taught: English 10, English 11, Honors English 10, AP English Language & Composition, College English Literature & Composition Published educational materials with Prestwick House and eNotes.com.

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