Adam Kershaw

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By Adam Kershaw
Fight Against SPARKNOTES! Like most teachers, early on in my career I gave reading quizzes as a means of holding students accountable for their reading assignments. What I found, of course, was that students would turn to Sparknotes and other
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.10
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$3.00
76
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By Adam Kershaw
This packet contains formal, wrap-up assessments for F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. The packet contains a FINAL TEST that includes each of the following sections:15 multiple choice--Character matching5 multiple choice--Important
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes
$4.00
$3.75
45
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By Adam Kershaw
This packet contains a final test and a study guide for Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. The test is broken into a forty-question multiple choice content quiz (featuring character matching and m/c fill-in-the-blank), and a written portion
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$3.00
$2.00
48
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By Adam Kershaw
Fight Against SPARKNOTES! Like most teachers, early on in my career I gave reading quizzes as a means of holding students accountable for their reading assignments. What I found, of course, was that students would turn to Sparknotes and other
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
CCSS:
RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.10
$3.50
$3.00
26
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By Adam Kershaw
This packet contains several different assessments to facilitate the study of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. The packet contains a fifty-question multiple choice final test, as well as three individual study guides for each of the three Acts within
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$3.00
$2.00
26
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By Adam Kershaw
This is a complete packet of worksheets to aid in the study of the Epic of Gilgamesh. The packet contains a background worksheet, a characterization worksheet, a review sheet and a final test. The final test contains character matching,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Homework
$3.00
$2.00
22
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By Adam Kershaw
Fight Against SPARKNOTES! Like most teachers, early on in my career I gave reading quizzes as a means of holding students accountable for their reading assignments. What I found, of course, was that students would turn to Sparknotes and other
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
CCSS:
RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.10
$3.50
$3.00
17
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By Adam Kershaw
This packet contains a complete final test for Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. The test contains both a multiple choice and a written section. The multiple choice section contains 45 questions broken down into three sections: character
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$3.00
$2.00
24
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By Adam Kershaw
Fight Against SPARKNOTES! Like most teachers, early in my career I gave reading quizzes as a means of holding students accountable for their reading assignments. What I found, of course, was that students would turn to Sparknotes and other
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$4.00
$3.00
18
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By Adam Kershaw
This packet contains four separate reading comprehension quizzes covering Cormac McCarthy's The Road. The quizzes require short answer response, and each quiz covers approximately 50 pages of the novel, which does not have traditional chapter
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$3.00
$1.75
20
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By Adam Kershaw
This worksheet helps students figure out how to write proper bibliographic citations in MLA form. Given the fact that most databases (and even some scholarly websites) now offer citation suggestions, it is more important than ever to have your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$3.00
$2.00
11
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By Adam Kershaw
This packet contains a Final Test for Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five as well as two reading quizzes for the novel and two review worksheets. The Final test is made up of a 70 question content portion that includes 15 character matching, 35
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment
$5.75
$5.00
14
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By Adam Kershaw
Student motivation is a constant problem for teachers of all levels. For me, teaching high school English at the Junior level, grammar review has always represented a particular challenge. Grammar review is inherently boring, but it's also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$3.00
$2.00
16
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By Adam Kershaw
This pack contains two different worksheets that help students develop strong, explicit thesis statements. The worksheets give the students practice with recognizing strong thesis statements, rather than vague or purely factual arguments. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$3.00
$1.50
13
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By Adam Kershaw
This is a short content test for Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles. The test contains 10 character matching, 20 multiple choice, and 5 short answer questions.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$2.50
$1.75
19
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By Adam Kershaw
Prezi is a great alternative to using Powerpoint or other standard presentation lectures in your class. It is a cloud-based software that creates interesting, fluid, and animated presentations that will keep your students' attention. I have had
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
11th
Types:
Test Prep
$5.00
$4.50
16
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By Adam Kershaw
This packet contains TWO separate tests for Albert Camus' The Stranger, an eight prompt essay test and a fifty question multiple choice final content test. The essay test contains eight prompts. The directions ask the students to choose three of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$5.00
$3.75
10
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By Adam Kershaw
Fight Against SPARKNOTES! Like most teachers, early on in my career I gave reading quizzes as a means of holding students accountable for their reading assignments. What I found, of course, was that students would turn to Sparknotes and other
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Assessment, Homework
$3.50
$3.00
9
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By Adam Kershaw
This packet contains a complete set of chapter quizzes for Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. The set contains 9 chapter quizzes as well as a multiple choice content quiz for Part I and Part II.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$3.75
$3.00
15
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By Adam Kershaw
This is a complete test for Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. The test covers the entire novel, and it contains each of the following sections: Character matching, fill-in-the-blank, multiple choice, short answer, and essay. The packet also includes a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$3.00
$2.50
12
Digital Download DOC (0.07 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

In my eleven years of experience at the high school level, I have taught classes at the freshman, sophomore, and junior level. I have a strong background in both American and World literature, and I taught composition for many years. After earning an M.A. in English from the University of Illinois in 2010, I also began working as a part-time English instructor at Benedictine University in Springfield, Illinois.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I encourage a collaborative environment in all of my classes. I think students work best when they are both challenged to excel and allowed the opportunity to grow. I try to strike a balance between individual, student-driven analysis and collaborative work.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I serve as a faculty leader on our building leadership team. I received an honorarium from Illinois College in 2013 after the publication of my novel, The Price of Loyalty (Punkin House, 2011).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my undergraduate degree from Illinois College in 2002. (B.S. in English, Non-fiction Writing). I completed my Master's degree through the University of Illinois in 2010 (M.A. in English, Creative Writing Closure Project). I teach part-time as an Adjunct Instructor at Benedictine University in Springfield, IL.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in Williamsville, Illinois with my wife, Molly, and our children, Alex and Amelia.

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