Alexander Davidson

 (27)
United States - Michigan - Clawson
Alexander Davidson
3.9
57 votes
"What will matter is what you learn and how you use it."
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
clear search
My Products
sort by:
Best Seller
view:
By Alexander Davidson
Students will explore the theme “Choices and Consequences” using Ethan Canin's short story "The Palace Thief," the film version The Emperor's Club, and independent novels. The unit centers around the students’ ability to have a discussion and act
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$8.95
$2.00
14 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (1.16 MB)
By Alexander Davidson
A great way to start the school year in any reading and writing focused classroom! This unit relates to COMMON CORE State Standards listed in the unit for Reading: Literature, Writing, Language, and Speaking & Listening. Start off class right
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$5.00
$4.00
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (1.83 MB)
By Alexander Davidson
Want to help your students track their reading comprehension while also staying motivated to complete the novel? This interactive and engaging reading guide for John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men does just that! By turning Of Mice and Men into a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$4.00
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.10 MB)
By Alexander Davidson
This quick slide show gives a brief but comprehensive presentation on how to structure an academic essay with an introduction, body paragraphs and a conclusion. The slides offer helpful writing tips, but they also include helpful models to show
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lectures, Minilessons
$1.00
2 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PPT (0.64 MB)
By Alexander Davidson
This is a package product that includes both a PowerPoint slide show and a Google Literature Trip (must have Google Earth downloaded to open). These are great resources for anyone looking to teach Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. SLIDE
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, Multimedia, Novel Study
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (1.22 MB)
By Alexander Davidson
FREE SAMPLE of Alexander Davidson's TpT products! This unit handout is an example of a student document that all of my students get at the beginning of a unit as my way to communicate learning objectives (per Marzano's 9) to the students so they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Assessment
FREE
not yet rated
Digital Download DOC (0.04 MB)
By Alexander Davidson
This brief slide show presentation offers students thoughtful tips on how to be successful with multiple choice, standardized reading comprehension assessments, like those found on ACT, SAT, or High School Placement Tests.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lectures, Handouts, Minilessons
FREE
5 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PPT (1.96 MB)
By Alexander Davidson
Great introductory grammar lesson! These lessons are great to start off the school year. They set students up for success from the beginning, introduces a great new game that makes grammar fun (that they will want to play over and over again), and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Games
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (0.19 MB)
By Alexander Davidson
This is a great introduction lesson for students before they read Homer's Odyssey. Building background knowledge is one of the keys to reading comprehension. When you have more knowledge to make connections to while you read, you are more likely to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Internet Activities, Webquests
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.4, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.9, L.9-10.4
FREE
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (0.09 MB)
showing 1-9 of 9

Ratings

Digital Items
3.9
Overall Quality:
3.9
Accuracy:
3.9
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
3.9
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:

3.9
Total:
57 total vote(s)
Ask Alexander Davidson a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Aug 2010 - Present: Freshman English I (reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary); 7th Grade Study Skills
Aug 2010 - June 2011: Sophomore English II (American Literature)
---
June 2009 - Aug 2009: Course Assistant, "Transition to College Writing," University of Michigan's Summer Bridge Program
Sept 2008 - Dec 2009: Peer Tutor, Sweetland Writing Center, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
--- Jan 2009 - June 2010: Teaching Intern, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) tutor; West Bloomfield and Plymouth-Canton

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student-based; focused on reading and writing; various reading and writing strategies for students; graphic organizers; reading guides; peer review in writing; book clubs; weekly quizzes; paragraph structure; goal-oriented; reflection; collaboration

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT


- NCTE Member 2011
- Selected to present at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (Nov 2009)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY


- Madonna University, College of Education, M.A.T., Literacy Education (expected Dec 2013)
- University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, B.A., English/History (University Honors)
- University of Michigan, School of Education, Michigan Secondary Provisional Certificate (English BA 6-12; History CC 6-12)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Alexander Davidson is a young, energetic, Michigan-based teacher now working back at his former high school and loving it. He enjoys teaching high school English and watching his students grow into talented readers and writers who are prepared for tomorrow's world. Alexander Davidson is a reflective teacher, always trying to improve his skills and seek opportunities to grow. He loves trying new things, working in his student-based classroom, and sharing lesson plan ideas with other teachers.

Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up