Anna O'Connell

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Anna O'Connell
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“Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” ~ MLK, Jr.
 
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This is a mini unit (3-5 days) to deepen students' understanding of the graphic novel as an emerging genre of "serious" literature. I use this in conjunction with our reading of Satrapi's Persepolis so that students can understand and appreciate
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This is a complete, chapter-by-chapter list of questions, activities, quizzes, study guides, and review games (jeopardy style) to accompany Edith Hamilton's Mythology. Some Greek & Latin word roots are included.
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This 3-5 day project gives students the opportunity to research the culture of the 1920s through key historical figures, sharing their work on the final day during a "Speakeasy" celebration, complete with costumes and period food, drink, and music.
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Graphic Organizer helps students organize research to support their arguments while preparing to write a speech. It provides space for notes, source identification, and explanation for how the source supports their claim(s).
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Two options for Claim-Evidence-Reasoning printable foldables - perfect for interactive notebooks! Our biology students love these!
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Encourage your students to fully support their thesis argument. If any evidence is missing, their table will not stand up! I've used this to teach thesis statements in historical writing as well as English class. The 3D manipulative and visual
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This graphic organizer helps my freshmen to understand how the parts of their essays "build" the whole. It provides a visual analogy to a house with the thesis statement as the foundation, body paragraphs as walls, etc.
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This is a picture chart I created to help my son keep track of his morning and evening routines. He picks out a weekly reward every Sunday evening (playdate, trip to the playground, family movie night etc.). We set a goal for __ checks each
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This handy, 3-column chart provides students with tips on strengthening their personal speaking and listening skills during class discussion. The chart includes tips for speaking more, listening more, and staying engaged in discussion. My 9th
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These are five thank you note templates I made for my son to fill in after his dinosaur birthday party. They gave him practice writing thank you notes without ALL the labor-intensive writing. Each has a dinosaur picture on the left side and a
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Contract for making up work from a previous marking period in order to change a students' grade. Could be used for missing assignments, etc. I've required signatures from student, parent, teacher, and administrator, but these can be modified.
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This chart lists norms for academic class discussions that help students ensure that the conversation is respectful, on-topic, and based on textual or other evidence. It's a great tool for helping students with CCSS Speaking and Listening
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This is a very basic outline of a one-day lesson for a Reading class on summarizing. I created it for a 9th grade remedial reading class with students reading on 2nd-6th grade levels. It could certainly be used with younger grades as well.
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This is a handy little list of cleaning tasks my son can help with around the house. He is still at the age where he loves to help, and I love having less cleaning to do! I included pictures of specific tools (duster, vacuum) that we have so they
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List of vocabulary from test questions on 2012-2013 released forms of the North Carolina Final Exams for English (formerly MSLs). Spreadsheet can be sorted alphabetically or by the number of times a term appears on a certain test (Eng 1, 3, or 4).
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This graphic organizer is designed to help students organize their notes as they research key information about a civil rights activist. There is room for notes and source information for each section to remind students of the importance of
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Fishbone-style graphic organizer with space for 6 causes and 6 effects, plus details for each. Great cause and effect graphic organizer or advance organizer for social studies.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Taught grades 7-12 in English/Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies. Currently an Instructional Coach with a Literacy focus.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that learning should be engaging - everyone has an innate desire to learn, even if school sometimes suppresses it. If we can make learning transparent and engaging, all learners can be successful!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

School Teacher of the Year, African-American Parents' Group Certificate of Appreciation

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Journalism (Public Relations sequence); NC teaching licenses in English, Reading, and Social Studies; M.Ed in Educational Leadership; Coaching training through University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Learning.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

While I continue to work with teachers and students in the upper grades, which I love, I also do a lot of work with my 5-year-old son at home to support his areas of interest and fan his natural spark of curiosity. So I'll share things I create from both areas!

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