A Teacher in the Rye

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By A Teacher in the Rye
"The Odyssey" Complete Student Packet is a visually engaging packet with exciting activities. The packet includes introduction notes on mythology and hero quest; a long-term journal prompt assignment; reading check questions; note space for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Unit Plans, Activities
$6.00
47 ratings
3.9
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By A Teacher in the Rye
A great formative assessment in being sure that the students understand the novel, Of Mice and Men. The questions go much deeper than the simple plot outline. The inteded purpose of the questions is get students thinking about the writer's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
$1.50
27 ratings
3.9
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By A Teacher in the Rye
This 9-page document is ready to meet the standards of common core, requiring students to look closely at particular passages from Of Mice and Men and write on a theme. Part 1 of the test includes 2 "passage focus" sections of the text (one from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.95
32 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in the Rye
I use this as an emergency sub plan, but it could work as a fun lesson plan too. Have the students watch The Sandlot and create a notes charts on the different literary elements they find.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
35 ratings
3.8
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By A Teacher in the Rye
This is a one-page document that allows students to see that thesis statements can be written many ways. Turning this task into a game, students fill in 4 puzzle pieces with the elements of the thesis they are writing. If you additionally purchase
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
39 ratings
3.8
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By A Teacher in the Rye
Start the year off with a ghost story that will have your kids dicussing suspense as a literary technique. Not to mention that your students will be exercising the "listening muscle" right from the first day of school. The activity is simple: As
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.50
39 ratings
3.8
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By A Teacher in the Rye
After reading the novel, have the kids watch any of the movies on Of Mice and Men. This activity will have them looking into specific scenes from the movie and analyzing the directors portrayal of the scenes. They will consider not just
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Novel Study
$2.00
17 ratings
3.9
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By A Teacher in the Rye
This Unit Test contains character matching, setting matching, plot mutliple choice, short answer questions on literary elements, hero, and hero quest, as well as an essay on the comparison of "The Odyssey" to O Brother Where Art Thou? The packet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
$2.00
14 ratings
3.9
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By A Teacher in the Rye
This 1-page document is a graphic organizer outline for a claim - counterclaim essay. While this is helpful for practice for the New York State Common Core Regents, it could be especially helpful for anyone work on an argumentative essay or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Handouts, Outlines
$2.25
13 ratings
3.9
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By A Teacher in the Rye
This 35-page document contains the materials necessary for a great discussion on perspectives and viewpoints. Who was Chris McCandless? Was he wise beyond his years? Was he an arrogant upper class young 20 something? Was he a messiah? Was he
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Novel Study
$6.00
26 ratings
3.9
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By A Teacher in the Rye
A simple Venn Diagram that compares the myth, "The Odyssey," to the movie, "O' Brother Where Art Thou?" The comparison is based on the elements of a hero myth. When they are done, have them write the essay that I have for sale here on my site.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Novel Study
$2.75
14 ratings
3.8
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By A Teacher in the Rye
An easy way to get students writing creatively and speaking on the first day of school. This will certainly get all of your students feeling comfortable in the classroom, allowing you to get to know them better and faster. The activity begins with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Critical Thinking
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.50
15 ratings
3.9
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By A Teacher in the Rye
This easy to follow "menu" gives kids categories from which they can choose their own activities within each of those categories. There are three categories that are essentially split into paragraph opinion answer, multiple sentence literary
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Critical Thinking
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
$2.00
17 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in the Rye
This is not only fun, but an incredibly successful way of preparing students for the Shakespearen Modern English. The kids have a good time reciting Yoda's (from Star Wars) lines in his voice. The student translate his speech and come up with an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
$3.50
22 ratings
3.8
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By A Teacher in the Rye
This 2-page syllabus course outline is in a chart form with more detail as to the topics covered, titles of texts used, assessment methods, and time frames. This outline also includes notes from me on organizing the Units and planning the
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Thematic Unit Plans, Whole Courses
$2.50
18 ratings
3.9
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By A Teacher in the Rye
This is a simple to follow graphic organizer worksheet that begs students to answer the question, "How does the director keep the film accurate to the play?" The worksheet organizes note-taking to allow students to compare parts of the play with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
14 ratings
3.8
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By A Teacher in the Rye
This activity is a great start to the class on Chapter 4 of Of Mice and Men. The students must really look into the words the character says, critically analyzing and taking a point of view about the statement Steinbeck makes regarding weak
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Novel Study
$1.75
7 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in the Rye
Printable bathroom sign out sheets with hall passes to the bathroom and locker. A simple way to keep track of where your students are going.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, For Administrators
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
$0.75
10 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in the Rye
Save yourself plenty of time creating worksheet after worksheet, and running to the copier over and over again. This complete Romeo and Juliet Unit is visually engaging with challenging work that puts the student incharge of understanding the text.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Assessment, Novel Study
$6.99
5 ratings
4.0
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By A Teacher in the Rye
A very simple, printable literary elements chart to go along with any novel. I specifically use this chart for my Indpendent Novel Project that my students complete on their own. If you are interested, that novel project is availible on my site.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Outlines, Novel Study, Printables
$1.75
10 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

As a New York State teacher of 7 years, I have come to truly understand the requirements of modern-day education. Currently a high school teacher of grades 9,11, 12, I do have experience in grades 6, 7, and 8. A 1 students to 1 computer initiative in my classroom, and the use of the latest modern technology, sets the bar in my school for 21st century learning. My age and recent tenure award have allowed me to have the fresh knowledge of successful educational practices, and creativity that will intrigue today's student.

MY TEACHING STYLE

A successful high school lesson and unit must do the following: require the student to be responsible for his/her understanding; challenge the student to think beyond the obvious, gathering a deeper understanding; integrate technology; and offer many differentiated options for varying learning styles.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have attended several technology conferences, including the nationally known technology conference, ISTE. My classroom has become a 21st century classroom, including 1 computer to every 1 student. I have been recognized by my fellow area educators for my work to enhance the classroom and learning experience for my students.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

As a New York State teacher I come with the prestige of the New York State Certified Professional Educator certification. I have a Bachelor's of Arts degree in English Education, and a Master's Degree in General Education with a concentration in English Literature. My education continued outside of college as I have over 350 hours of observation and student-teacher training. As I have been teaching on my own for 6 years, I continue to attend education development seminars and training sessions.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am an ambitious, often overly perfectionistic, English teacher looking to continue to refine my skills. I solely believe in learning from my own mistakes and the criticism I receive from the people I work with (and teach to). I have been blessed to start a family with my husband after the recent birth of our son, Owen. I am truly happy with what life has brought us thus far, and I look forward to what the future will bring!

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