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By A Teacher in the Rye
This 66-page document contains all of the lesson directions, worksheets, writing assignments, notes, homework, vocabulary, assessments, and everything else you may need to complete a 3 week unit (on 77 minute blocks) on Short Stories. Taught and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Study Guides, Teacher Manuals
$28.99
$27.99
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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, Literature, Writing-Expository
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Study Guides
$6.00
33
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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, ELA Test Prep, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.95
36
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By A Teacher in the Rye
This is a complete worksheet that students can take to a back table and do on their own while you work with the rest of the class. Make these availible in a folder in the classroom for students to take and use on a regular basis.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Outlines, Printables
$1.00
16
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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, ELA Test Prep, Creative Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Study Guides
$6.00
52
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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, Critical Thinking, Creative Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.50
16
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
$1.50
28
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
38
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By A Teacher in the Rye
This 25-page document includes all of the directions in sequential order of how to organize and prepare a research essay. The product includes a rubric checklist, assignment directions page, note-taking instructions, directions on how to evaluate
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Research, Study Guides
$6.75
15
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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:
Handouts, Outlines, Research
$2.25
17
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By A Teacher in the Rye
This 28-page document includes a Student Study Guide and some teacher notes for class discussion and lectures. The Student Study Guide includes the poem by Auden referenced in the book; a journal writing and art project; thematic true or false
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Psychology
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Study Guides
$6.00
10
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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
23
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By A Teacher in the Rye
This 1-page activity worksheet is just plain fun. The students are given 3 sets of witches lines of the ingredients of their brew from Act 4 Scene 1. The students are asked to use the internet to research what the ingredients are. Once they know
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Novel Study
$1.00
13
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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, Literature, Writing-Expository
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
$2.00
17
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Novel Study
$1.75
12
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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
20
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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:
Thematic Unit Plans, Whole Courses, Teacher Manuals
$2.50
18
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.50
42
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By A Teacher in the Rye
This upper-level essay packet requires students to relate criticism of Sean Penn's movie version to Krakauer's book version of "Into the Wild." The process begins by finding evidence to support the statements from the New York Times review of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Expository
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Study Guides
$3.50
8
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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
17
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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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