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This easy-to-use movie guide includes: This guide includes: o Mother-Daughter Character Chart o Movie questions o Book-Movie comparison chart o Answer guide for movie questions o Rated-R Movie Permission Slip Warning: This movie is rated R for
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Movie Guides
$2.50
5 ratings
3.8
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By Anikdotes
This movie guide matches the 1996 movie production of "The Crucible." The guide includes: • 53 movie questions and answers • Alignment with Penguin Classics play and 1996 movie The Crucible • Character chart with images of the actors from the
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Movie Guides
$2.50
8 ratings
4.0
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By Anikdotes
John Green and his team at Crash Course has rolled out some literature based webisodes! This fast-speaking intellectual quickly describes the historical background of The Odyssey, the basic storyline, and key thematic elements in the epic poem.
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes, Movie Guides
$1.50
14 ratings
4.0
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By Anikdotes
This Hamlet Movie guide includes: • Character list and actor images • Scene by scene questions with approximate times in the movie and equivalent line numbers Hamlet published by Folger Shakespeare Library • Suggested Writing Prompts • Teacher
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Movie Guides
$3.50
14 ratings
4.0
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By Anikdotes
Socratic Seminar Prep for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian This packet includes: 1. Worksheet for students to create specific questions for the seminar 2. 4 topics for Socratic Seminar discussions & Preparation, including graphic
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Anikdotes
Socratic Seminar Socratic Seminar is a great way to draw students into higher level discussion. Because students have an opportunity to prepare for the discussion, you will find some less confident speakers suddenly have a voice! This also allows
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
$2.75
8 ratings
4.0
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Includes: • Student question-writing worksheet and topics specific to Their Eyes Were Watching God • Socratic Seminar preparation (for one topic) – group work encouraged • Socratic Seminar Notes – for discussion • Post Socratic Seminar – Thesis
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
2 ratings
3.8
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By Anikdotes
This lesson includes: Teacher lesson plan for teaching thesis writing Student handout to accompany a video on thesis statement Teacher answers to handout Prompt and evidence to write a thesis statement The worksheet replaces a teacher lecture on
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Graphic Organizers
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Anikdotes
The précis is a superb form of writing to teach at the beginning of the year, especially with students who do not believe they are good writers. The précis teaches: • Precise writing • Critical thinking, reading, and writing • Combining sentences:
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Anikdotes
Research Project for the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer This is project plan and MLA format resource guide and practice. The purpose of this project is for students to study an issue of the Medieval Times to create a deeper understanding of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Novel Study, Rubrics
$2.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Anikdotes
Modeled after a three-paneled comic strip, students will select and illustrate three essential quotes to the novella. The goal is for students to demonstrate the 'gist' of the novella and be able to provide textual evidence to back up their
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Novel Study
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Anikdotes
John Green and his team at Crash Course has rolled out some literature based webisodes! This crash course episode is a great overview and introduction to the novel. There are some plot spoilers, but it serves as a preview for themes and deeper
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Movie Guides
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Anikdotes
The Canterbury Tales Background Information is all-inclusive and has teacher guides for each step. Teachers should have materials ready for students to create posters for a Gallery Walk, but you can also allow students to present to the class
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Anikdotes
John Green and his team at Crash Course has rolled out some literature based webisodes! This fast-speaking intellectual quickly describes the historical background of Oedipus, the basic storyline, and key thematic elements in the ancient Greek
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Movie Guides
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Anikdotes
Crash Course created two episodes about To Kill a Mockingbird, Part 1 giving background information and a general idea of themes Part 2 focuses on particular themes and symbolism. The courses can function as guides while reading the novel, or can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Movie Guides
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Anikdotes
For many years, I struggled to get my students to write with more thought, with more analysis. After working with my colleague and mentor, Gabriel Ramirez, I started using a method he called "Whying It Out." The program begins with reading a text,
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.68 MB)
By Anikdotes
Crash Course created two episodes about Things Fall Apart, and this is Part 1. It provides background information and a general idea of themes The course can function as guides while reading the novel, or can introduce the novel. There are plot
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Scaffolded Notes
$1.50
4 ratings
3.9
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By Anikdotes
Crash Course created two episodes about Great Gatsby, and this is the bundle of the two parts. Part 1 introduces themes and key characters, while Part 2 focuses on the question, Was Gatsby great? while also exploring major themes and conflicts of
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
$2.25
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.79 MB)
By Anikdotes
This Crash Course episode focuses on theme and symbolism. It can function as a guide while reading the novel, or you can use it to introduce the novel. There are plot spoilers! This graphic organizer will help students catch the key ideas of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Movie Guides
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.05 MB)
By Anikdotes
Crash Course created two episodes about Hamlet, and this is Part 1. It provides background information and a general idea of themes The course can function as guides while reading the novel, or can introduce the novel. There are plot
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.68 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching secondary grades since 2007.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to encourage group work, and I plan lessons as much as possible for a student-centered and student-led classroom. The more they do, the more they learn.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

CSUN Writing Project Teacher Consultant since 2011 National Board Certified Teacher 2014

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned my BA in English Language and Literature from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. I continued on to earn my teaching credential and Masters in Education from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. I certified as a National Board teacher in 2014. I love to learn, and I'm always looking for my next professional development!

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I enjoy being outdoors for hikes and runs, and I will snuggle up with a book anywhere.

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