Adam Erickson

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Adam Erickson
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"A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. (Thomas Mann)".
 
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By Adam Erickson
Completely rewritten and significantly expanded July 2011 This is a complete, loosely-structured novel unit, with 78 pages of handouts and activities. There are no strict schedules or pacing guides here, though the quizzes, study guides, the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Lesson
$3.00
75
Digital Download DOC (0.32 MB)
By Adam Erickson
Completely rewritten & expanded July 2011 This is a complete, loosely-structured Drama unit. There is no strict schedule or pacing guide here, though the activities, the concluding essay, the Socratic seminar, and the chapter quizzes and study
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$3.00
76
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By Adam Erickson
Completely rewritten & expanded July 2011This is a complete, loosely-structured novel unit for John Gardner's Grendel. There are no strict schedules or pacing guides here, though the chapter quizzes and study guides, the quick write prompts, the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$4.00
68
Digital Download PDF (0.38 MB)
By Adam Erickson
Unit significantly updated, expanded, and improved in 2011. This is a complete, loosely-structured novel unit for A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines. There is no strict schedule or pacing guide here, though the quizzes, study guides, the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson, Study Guides
$3.00
46
Digital Download DOC (0.36 MB)
By Adam Erickson
Note: Completely re-written, and significantly expanded: July 2011 This is a complete, loosely-structured novel unit. There are no strict schedules or pacing guides here-though the quizzes, study guides, the concluding essay, the Socratic seminar,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$3.00
58
Digital Download DOC (0.30 MB)
By Adam Erickson
Completely rewritten and expanded July 2011 This is a complete, loosely-structured novel unit, with 89 pages of handouts and activities. There are no strict schedules or pacing guides here-though the quizzes, study guides, the concluding essay, the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$3.00
$2.50
42
Digital Download DOC (0.34 MB)
By Adam Erickson
Note: This is a re-labeled version of my product titled "The Crucible Unit Plan." This is a complete, loosely-structured Play unit. There is no strict schedule or pacing guide here-though the quizzes, study guides, the concluding essay, the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$3.00
29
Digital Download DOC (0.31 MB)
By Adam Erickson
This is a collection of handouts and instructions for five class activities designed to teach students to define and identify tone and mood in art. The first three activities are included in a two-page handout for you to duplicate and hand out.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson, Handouts
$2.00
65
Digital Download DOC (0.04 MB)
By Adam Erickson
Unit Significantly updated, expanded, and improved in 2011. This is a complete, loosely-structured novel unit for A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams. There is no strict schedule or pacing guide here, though the quizzes, study guides,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Lesson
$3.00
47
Digital Download DOC (0.35 MB)
By Adam Erickson
This is a complete novel unit for Ally Condie's Matched. Since best-selling young adult novels like "The Hunger Games" have become so popular in the classroom, I thought I'd offer a comprehensive lesson unit for Condie's "Matched." The unit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans
$4.50
40
Digital Download PDF (5.91 MB)
By Adam Erickson
This is a complete, loosely-structured novel unit for J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in The Rye. There is no strict schedule or pacing guide here, though the quizzes, study guides, the concluding essay, and the Socratic seminar would logically dictate
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Lesson
$3.00
25
Digital Download PDF (0.47 MB)
By Adam Erickson
This is a selection of loosely structured units to be used as the basis for a year of teaching Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior English. It would be ideal for a teacher with under 5 years of experience, as it would allow you to hit the ground
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Lesson, Assessment
$163.50
$85.00
1
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By Adam Erickson
Study Guides: Here are fifteen student Study Guide handouts and fifteen combination chapter Quizzes and Discussion Prompts for A Lesson Before Dying. Each study guide is one to two pages in length, and includes a section of easy, comprehension-level
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Study Guides
$3.50
$2.00
16
Digital Download DOC (0.18 MB)
By Adam Erickson
Completely rewritten & expanded July 2011 This is a complete, loosely-structured novel unit. There is no strict schedule or pacing guide here, though the quizzes, study guides, the concluding essay, the Socratic seminar, and the chapter quizzes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$3.00
32
Digital Download DOC (0.31 MB)
By Adam Erickson
This is a complete, loosely-structured unit. Rather than a day-by-day schedule, you will find a collection of materials that you may use in any sequence. You will likely skip some activities, alter some activities and documents (these are writable
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Lesson
$3.50
12
Digital Download ZIP (0.10 MB)
By Adam Erickson
Into The Wild Unit overview This is a complete, loosely-structured unit. Rather than a day-by-day schedule, you will find a collection of materials that you may use in any sequence. You will likely skip some activities, alter some activities and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Lesson
$3.00
34
Digital Download ZIP (0.15 MB)
By Adam Erickson
This is a complete, loosely-structured novel unit. There are no strict schedules or pacing guides here�though the concluding essay, the final exam, and the chapter quizzes and study guides would logically dictate the order of lesson delivery.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$2.50
18
Digital Download DOC (0.33 MB)
By Adam Erickson
This is a combined Speech and Debate unit. In other words, You get two units in this folder. In my English classes I spend one semester on Debates (with two students debating each Friday of the semester), then we spend the second semester on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Communications
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Research
$3.00
26
Digital Download ZIP (0.05 MB)
By Adam Erickson
This is a selection of loosely structured units to be used as the basis for a year of teaching Junior or Senior English. It would be ideal for a teacher with under 5 years of experience, as it would allow you to hit the ground running. It does not
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities
$101.00
$51.00
Bundle
By Adam Erickson
Here are eleven student Study Guide handouts and eleven combination chapter Quizzes and Discussion Prompts for A Streetcar Named Desire. Each study guide is one to two pages in length, and includes a section of easy, comprehension-level questions
Subjects:
English, Literature, Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Assessment
$2.50
12
Digital Download DOC (0.12 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching high school English in northern California for fourteen years an hold both a BA and an MA in English. I have taught every level of high school English: A.P. Language and Composition, ESL/ELD, Resource English, freshman through senior English. I have also been an English department chair, have been designated a "Distinguished Teacher" by various administrations, and have been voted "Most Inspirational Teacher" and "Best Personality" by various student bodies.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a strong believer in the writing process. I believe that what we go through while writing makes us not only better writers, but makes us better thinkers--more empathetic, more logical, and more successful. I have had great success teaching writing to students across the academic spectrum, from resource classes to AP Language and Composition. I also believe in direct instruction, with humor. I believe students can "scent out" busy work quickly, so that the teacher must be able to justify every assignment they ask the student to complete. The assignments I post here will all directly approach a different element of writing or English language usage. All lessons are tested and have proved valuable and interesting to students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been an English department chair, have been designated a "Distinguished Teacher" by various administrations, and have been voted "Most Inspirational Teacher" and "Best Personality" by various student bodies.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. - English, University of California. Santa Barbara. 1994. M.A. English, California State University, Hayward. 2003. Single Subject Teaching Credential (C.L.A.D.) - English, C.S.U. Hayward, 1999. Renewed 2004. Certification: Advanced fluency in Spanish, Center for Language and Cultural Studies, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 1995. 12 units course work, Central American Institute for International Studies, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1995. Three months of Spanish immersion: Antigua, Guatemala, 2001.

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