A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers

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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
This comprehensive test will gauge readers' understanding of the story's basic elements and details. There are 100 test questions, each with four answer choices. Answer key is included.The test questions move in chronological order of the book, and
Subjects:
Literature, Psychology, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$5.75
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
This is a two page document that can be copied onto a double-sided, one page handout. There are 25 questions that move in chronological order of the movie. Students may complete the questions on this paper in short answer form. This resource may be
Subjects:
U.S. History, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Movie Guides
$2.50
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
Have you ever wanted to use valuable class time for your students to watch a movie, only to A. have students goof off and miss the details of the movie B. have your administration prefer that you justify your time with an assessment C. wish you
Subjects:
U.S. History, Black History Month, Women's History Month
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Movie Guides
$5.25
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
When teaching the Middle Ages, what better way to solidify your students' understanding than to show them a moving that spoofs the very ideals of that era. This movie guide consists of five open-ended essay questions that highlight things like
Subjects:
Reading, British History, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Fun Stuff, Movie Guides
$2.25
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
This is a 10 page pdf but only the first two pages are the questions. You are purchasing my resource which is ten big picture questions about many of the ideals and themes of Tara Westover's memoir: Educated. The remaining 8 pages are copies of
Subjects:
Literature, Psychology, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
$2.75
4
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
This comprehensive test will gauge readers' understanding of the story's basic elements and details. There are 100 test questions, 25 for each of the book's four "Marking Periods." Each test question has four answer choices. Answer key is
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, School Psychology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$5.75
2
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
This comprehensive test will gauge readers' understanding of the play's basic elements and details. There are 50 test questions, made up of 10 True/False, 10 Passage Identification, 30 Multiple Choice, and 10 Matching (character to description)
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$4.25
4
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
Use this fun activity to help students analyze a character from any novel. Students will identify a number of songs (teacher's choice) and make a "playlist" of song titles, artists, album titles, and year the songs were released. On subsequent
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Homework
$3.25
1
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
This is a two page resource that can photocopied into a two sided document. There are a total of 10 individual essay prompts that offer a wide range of themes, topics, and relevant issues brought up in the play. Teachers may select from this list
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
$2.75
1
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
After reading Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, I like to show my students The Miracle Worker movie that focuses on many of the story's elements but from the perspective of Helen's tutor, Annie Sullivan. Although it was released
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Women's History Month
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Movie Guides
$2.25
2
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
Have you ever wanted to use valuable class time for your students to watch a movie, only to A. have students goof off and miss the details of the movie B. have your administration prefer that you justify your time with an assessment C. wish you
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Assessment, Movie Guides, Nonfiction Book Study
$5.75
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
This comprehensive test will gauge readers' understanding of the story's basic elements and details. There are 50 test questions, each with four answer choices. Answer key is included. The test questions move in chronological order of the book, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Religion, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$4.75
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
After reading John Irving's classic novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany, I have my students watch the beloved movie, Simon Birch. This resource is a ten question movie guide to keep students engaged during the viewing of the movie. It asks students to
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Movie Guides, Literature Circles
$2.25
1
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
(From the test directions:) "Of the following eight essay prompts, please choose FIVE to answer. Each response is worth 20 points. Please answer carefully and thoughtfully. Be sure to include specific details that reveal an understanding of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$2.75
1
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
Have you ever assigned your class to read a selection only to have many of them show up the next day unable to engage in discussion because they did not read? The Pardoner's Tale Reading Check-Up Quiz (and answer key) is a simple 15-question,
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$1.75
1
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
Have you ever assigned your class to read a selection only to have many of them show up the next day unable to engage in discussion because they did not read? The Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Reading Check-Up Quiz (and answer key) is a simple
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literature Circles
$1.75
1
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that has become popular again in mainstream circles. As a framework, it can better help us understand ourselves: our fears, our actions, and our motivations. For fun, it can also be used to
Subjects:
Literature, Psychology, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$3.25
1
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
The classic movie, Dead Poets Society, starring Robin Williams, is one of the best resources to help solidify the literary motif of "carpe diem" (seize the day). This idea is often seen in poems of many eras with the distinct message of making the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Handouts, Movie Guides
$2.75
2
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
Much has been debated about the accuracy and truth of Jeanette Walls' memoir, The Glass Castle. While students engage quickly with her narrative, it is a priority of mine while teaching to make sure students are checking in with themselves to test
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.75
3
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By A Novel Idea- Tools for Secondary English Teachers
Do you need a go-to activity that can be used with any novel and can fill up an entire class block/period? This activity is perfect for using when you have a substitute, on a day when you just don't feel like speaking and you want your students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
$3.25
2
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have five years of experience in public high school teaching, including AP Literature. I've done grading/scoring for both the College Board (AP Literature test) and Pearson (SAT essay). I have over ten years of college composition instruction with a primary focus on the freshman English sequences. I've been homeschooling my own kids for the past five years. I adore the Charlotte Mason approach and would follow her to the ends of the earth. In 2015, I published my first book, Mission Ready Marriage (available on Amazon).

MY TEACHING STYLE

My greatest strength is encouraging all students to make life-connections with reading and writing assignments. I aim to have my students think critically and carefully while making connections to themselves and the outside world. Content is important, but building up confident thinkers is my heart's passion.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Sigma Tau Delta, National English Honor Society Rate My Teacher Georgia Writers Association

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Secondary English Education, University of TN at Chattanooga M.A. English (Literary Studies), University of TN at Chattanooga

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

1999-2003, Cleveland High School (Cleveland, TN) 2003-2011, University of TN at Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN) 2001-present, Wood Academy of Christian Kids 2015-2017, East Georgia State College (Augusta, GA)

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