Amanda Burgin

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“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” ― Malala Yousafzai
 
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By Amanda Burgin
After reading Shirley Jackson's story, "Charles", students will choose three activities to complete. The top right square has the mark ##. This is the Gifted and Talented square. GT students are told ahead of time that they must pick a
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
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By Amanda Burgin
After reading Shirley Jackson's story, "The Lottery", students will choose three activities to complete. The top right square has the mark ##. This is the Gifted and Talented square. GT students are told ahead of time that they must pick a
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
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By Amanda Burgin
After reading Edgar Allen Poe's story, The Tell-Tale Heart, students will choose three activities to complete. The top right square has the mark ##. This is the Gifted and Talented square. GT students are told ahead of time that they must pick a
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
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By Amanda Burgin
Using dice and game pieces, students will practice their understanding of fiction terms by defining and giving examples from recently read pieces. Students will need a separate sheet of paper to keep track of definitions and examples to ensure
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Games
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By Amanda Burgin
The students will read the text of the story with pictures to assist their understanding. There are analytical questions to the right of the text to annotate as they read. The concluding activity is a character analysis. Freyer cards for
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literature Circles
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By Amanda Burgin
This lesson has helpful illustrations alongside the text. Focused questions for annotation as the story is read are in the margins to the right of the text. After the story is read, the students will work on character analysis and there is a
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Homework, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
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By Amanda Burgin
The Hero’s Journey helps create an unconscious bridge and connection between the reader and the text. This lesson uses the harry Potter series as the introduction while the lessons are focused on “By the Waters of Babylon” to help the students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
$5.99
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By Amanda Burgin
After reading Rudyard Kipling's "The Elephant's Child", students will choose three activities to complete. The top right square has the mark ##. This is the Gifted and Talented square. GT students are told ahead of time that they must pick a
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA), Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
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The text has images on the left and questions to deepen understanding on the right. After the story and questions have been completed, the students will complete a character analysis. There is an irony lesson included that can be used as a warm
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Literature Circles
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began my career as a public school teacher in 1992. Before that, I was a substitute teacher for four years. I began presenting with College Board in

MY TEACHING STYLE

Lessons should be enjoyable for the teacher as well as the student. When you are passionate about the story, the poem, the speech, or the article, that shines through to inspire your students. As Language Arts teachers, we have the ability to bring in a variety of texts and strategies to inspire the reluctant learner.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Top Ten Teacher of the Year 2007-2008 Ysleta Independent School District Co-writer and committee member on the successful application process of Texas Schools to Watch for 2015 for Valley View Middle School

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts University of Texas at El Paso 1988 Master of Arts University of Texas at El Paso 1998

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I became a College Board presenter in 2005 and an Advanced Placement Summer Institute presenter in 2009.

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