Alison Sickler

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Alison Sickler
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"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." --WB Yeats
 
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This PowerPoint introduces the rhetorical appeals through the lens of contemporary advertising. Includes definitions, images, YouTube commercials, guided practice, and independent practice/formative assessment where students identify
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This persuasive essay outline worksheet, created for low-level writers and ELs, provides sentence starters and scaffolded guidance for incorporating evidence and connecting examples back to a clear thesis statement. Includes counterargument
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This handout/ worksheet introduces concepts such as parallel structure, anaphora, and the three rhetorical appeals. Students then annotate the text of Atticus's closing remarks to look for examples of each. What follows is two constructed responses:
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Detailed handout demonstrates to students a standardized way to annotate non-fiction text. Includes definitions and model.
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PowerPoint demonstrates to students the basic features of functional documents aka workplace/consumer documents. Includes headings, subheadings, bullets, indentation, etc. Final slide includes questions for an activity in which students examine in
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A series of graphic organizers aids students as they watch campaign ads from a selection of 2016 presidential candidates. (Republicans are overrepresented simply because there are more of them.) Students analyze the use of music, images, and
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Fill-in-the-blank note-taking worksheet to teach students the basic features of functional documents. Be sure to purchase the functional documents PowerPoint in my store to display the answers for the students. Includes check for understanding at
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Students learn about the elements of plot in an easy-to-read graphic, then create a plot diagram for their favorite movie or book by completing a blank diagram that applies to their plot of choice.
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This chart provides fill-in-the-blank summaries to assist struggling readers with comprehension of the play. Answer key provided.
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A companion to the film and novel with space for students to identify and describe each major character.
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Created especially for struggling readers, this character chart is a visual companion to the play and 1999 film featuring Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfieffer.
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Students identify facts and opinions in a transcribed speech by Michelle Obama describing her husband's progress in addressing veterans' issues.
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This all-inclusive, scaffolded packet introduces guides students through the writing process, from pre-writing to revision. Includes mini activities for each skill, including parenthetical citation practice and outlining.
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Students evaluate and rate their level of agreement with a series of statements representing, in general terms, major themes of the novel. Includes a quickwrite at the end in which students choose one statement and elaborate. Can be used as a guide
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Designed for struggling readers, EL, and students with special needs. Models key events in the narrative that shape each character. Space given for students to cite evidence and describe how each character is impacted by the given event. Includes
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Students analyze the 1999 film adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Michael Hoffman. Students reflect on casting choices, setting choices, costuming and the performance of individual actors as they use facial
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This detailed packet serves as a self-guided unit that introduces students to brainstorming, thesis-writing, evaluating Internet sources, counterargument, and MLA style. Includes original built-in exercises to practice each skill.
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This activity is designed for To Kill a Mockingbird, but can be modified to study characterization for any piece of fiction. Students search back through the text for textual evidence that represents five areas of a character: his/her thoughts
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Step-by-step scaffolded instructions with examples to help students who don't know how to conclude a persuasive essay or speech.
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Graphic timeline shows the overlapping history of US slavery, Jim Crow, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, and significant events in American racial history therein. I find that many students, especially those who are struggling,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a third-year public education teacher working in a low-income, high-EL community.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in Kagan principles of cooperative learning combined with rigorous whole-class discussion and guided study.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I possess a BA in Sociology and Literature as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching from Bard College. I possess a cleared California SB 2040 credential and CLAD certificate.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I was born, raised, and educated in New York, and currently teach in the Central Valley of California.

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