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By Alecia Markgraf's Teaching Resources
This presentation includes a comprehensive experience with fishbowl discussions. The power point includes 4 open-ended questions with directions, goals, extensions, and a reflection. I was inspired to create these questions and implement this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, GATE
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This graphic organizer helps students break down and analyze multiple elements of a TED Talk in order to understand its argument and structure. Students are asked to observe and interact with the TED Talk for meaning, relevance and style. This form
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.5, RI.11-12.6, SL.11-12.3
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Students are asked to demonstrate their understanding of the purpose and features of satire by creating a satirical newspaper. Students are asked to collaborate in a group setting to gather research and compose satirical articles based on careful
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.11-12.2, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.6, W.11-12.7, W.11-12.8, L.11-12.3
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Using the 2010 Synthesis Question (about schools and technology), I've created a brainstorm and outline assignment for students in order to practice how to think through a well-reasoned and structured argument or synthesis essay. I have the prompt
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.11-12.1
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This lesson walks students through developing an argument including a thesis, evidence, counter-arguments with rebuttals, and more. My goal is that students create their own academic argument based on a topic they find interesting, including the
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
W.11-12.1, W.11-12.2, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.6, W.11-12.7, W.11-12.8, W.11-12.9
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This graphic organizer prompts students to deconstruct the purpose, style, and effect of a satirical text. Students are asked to discern the difference between the author and persona, and explain the text's purpose to a particular audience. Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Critical Thinking
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.11-12.6, RI.11-12.6
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Planning a thoughtful essay that answers the prompt is difficult -- especially if students don't know how and where to start. With this assignment, students are asked to develop an argument by answering a released AP Language argument prompt with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Critical Thinking
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, GATE, Graphic Organizers
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I created these roles specific to non-fiction texts as I found that traditional literature circle roles were too limited to fiction. Roles are specific in skill, but general enough to apply to various texts. My students have applied these roles to
Subjects:
Reading, Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Literature Circles
CCSS:
RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3, RI.11-12.6, RI.11-12.10, SL.11-12.1a, SL.11-12.1c
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By Alecia Markgraf's Teaching Resources
This graphic organizer is meant for students to identify both irony and significance in chapter 9. Once students locate both, they are asked to analyze Fitzgerald's purpose using their observations and insights. This is a great way to conclude the
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6
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With this handout, you will receive directions for completing a Dialectical Journal, an example for students, a grading rubric, and a student sign-up sheet. This Dialectical Journal assignment asks students to choose a motif and trace the motif's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
CCSS:
RL.11-12.2, W.11-12.2b, W.11-12.4
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In this assignment, students are asked to explain a topic they've explored on the "Room for Debate" site through a detailed explanation of evidence and reasoning. Students have a great opportunity to synthesize a variety of voices that discuss the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.7, W.11-12.1a
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With this handout and graphic organizer, students learn about all three persuasive/rhetorical appeals and how/why they appear in the play. Students use the handout as a guide throughout the play; they complete the graphic organizer to demonstrate
Subjects:
Reading, Gifted and Talented, Literature
Grades:
10th
Types:
Handouts, GATE, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.10
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This handout complements the Satire Compare and Contrast Assignment (Power Point Presentation). Email me for the Power Point at no extra charge (also listed on TpT). In this assignment, students use research skills and knowledge of satire to locate
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts
CCSS:
RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.5, RI.11-12.6, W.11-12.1
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By Alecia Markgraf's Teaching Resources
This graphic organizer is meant for students to identify both imagery and its effect in chapter 2. Once students locate both, they are asked to analyze Fitzgerald's purpose using their observations and insights. This is a great way to begin
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.6
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By Alecia Markgraf's Teaching Resources
In this assignment, students compare and contrast different situations in which Richard Wright interacts with authority figures to better understand how and why he acts the way he does with adults in his life. Students are challenged with the task
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3
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I created this assignment so that students could explore American literature and history in more depth. This project asks students to focus on one era of American literature and examine its historical and social make-up, literary products, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.11-12.9, W.11-12.2b, W.11-12.6
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Note: This assignment complements the Compare/Contrast Handout listed separately. If you purchase this assignment, contact me for the handout at no extra charge. In this assignment, students use research skills and knowledge of satire to locate two
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
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I created this assignment to help students compose a meaningful conclusion rather than the all-too-common generic summary at the end of an argument essay. My goal is that students write purposeful conclusions that their audience will value and
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
W.11-12.1e, W.11-12.2f
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By Alecia Markgraf's Teaching Resources
This packet consists of 10 weeks of vocabulary aimed at helping students with critical reading and academic writing. Each week includes 8 words: 4 tone words and 4 vocabulary words (from released SAT vocabulary lists). Definitions are provided for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, GATE, Homework
CCSS:
L.11-12.4, L.11-12.5, L.11-12.6
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By Alecia Markgraf's Teaching Resources
Like the Romeo and Juliet notes, students are asked to identify and explain multiple elements of each scene. Students are asked to look for character actions/interactions, literary devices, motifs, important passages, and persuasive
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.9, RL.9-10.10
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught for 10 years in a comprehensive high school in Southern California. My focus is 11th grade College-Prep and AP Language, however I also have experience teaching 9th and 10th grade. I served as my school's English Department Chair for 6 years, in which I wrote curriculum, created/revised common assessments, revised instructional guides, facilitated professional development and transitioned to Common Core. I've also been an active part of our district's ELA curriculum council and technology programs, and led school-wide professional development on various topics including collaboration and grading. I strongly believe in professional development and collaboration as these are opportunities to engage in life long learning in education. I am currently an AP Reader for the AP English Language and Composition Exam. I also participate and co-lead professional development relating to standards-based grading, AP access for underrepresented minority students, and textbook adoption for the ELA curriculum.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in supportive yet challenging with clear goals and expectations.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2015 Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Literature and Writing with an emphasis in writing; single subject credential in English Language Arts

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am an enthusiastic, challenging, and caring teacher who wants students to develop and understand effective communication and critical thinking skills. I truly value a relevant and practical education, and strive to encourage my students to get the most out of each lesson -- not for a grade, but for their growth.

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