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This file is a combination packet of test questions for all four parts of the novel. There is a key, along with a rubric for the essay questions. The questions are in AP format and focus on analysis more than simple recall. Part I test has students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Examinations - Quizzes
$5.99
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By AP English Resource Center
An interesting, relevant way to begin a unit on the novel. Students often possess inaccurate or limited views concerning Afghanistan and the Middle East, so this background activity is not only fun, but necessary to their growing body of knowledge
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Novel Study
$1.99
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By AP English Resource Center
Every picture, every photo, every film or video presents an argument made by its creator. In that light, we can examine visuals made by people in the past and understand how they viewed the world around them. I’ve put together a series of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Activities
$3.99
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By AP English Resource Center
This 3-4 day unit is designed to provide students with practice in analyzing writer's choices relative to their purpose. Excerpts from "The Great Gatsby," a Hemingway short story, and Madison's Federalist #51 are all used to facilitate understanding
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Handouts
$1.99
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By AP English Resource Center
This short 2-3 day lesson provides an overview and analysis of the relatively new phenomenon of flash fiction, or very short stories. Students learn how to identify and analyze this form of fiction and teachers can easily adapt this lesson to meet
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts
$1.99
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By AP English Resource Center
This lesson requires students to choose and study a song from American history and create a presentation to accurately reflect the song's historical and social significance. As an introduction to poetry, this is a fun and interesting learning
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$1.99
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By AP English Resource Center
This test was created for teachers like myself looking for practice testing material for end of course tests in Grade 11. It can also be used for AP test practice or in college prep high school English courses. The test contains two historical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment
$2.99
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By AP English Resource Center
A Thousand Splendid Suns enables students in Western civilizations to connect personally with those who live in the Middle East. One of the goals of a classroom reading of the novel is to educate students about real-world problems and the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Sociology, Writing-Essays
Grades:
12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Projects, Cultural Activities, Novel Study
$2.99
2
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By AP English Resource Center
For AP and College English readiness alike, this essay assignment follows the PARCC writing assessment rubric for synthesis essays and is an in-depth synthesis essay practice assignment for AP Language students. Using Federalist 10, an excerpt from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.7, RI.11-12.9, W.11-12.2, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.6, W.11-12.7, W.11-12.8, W.11-12.9, W.11-12.10
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By AP English Resource Center
Also known as copia, a style exercise asks students to learn rhetorical or literary devices and use them in their writing. In order to teach students the most commonly used rhetorical devices, I have put together an exercise that incorporates both
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities
$1.99
2
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By AP English Resource Center
Linked to the Common Core, this lesson enables students to identify, analyze, then synthesize, and express a thematic element from any novel in visual format, thus combining critical thinking skills with creativity. The content is easily adaptable
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Visual Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, PowerPoint Presentations
$0.99
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By AP English Resource Center
Students like zombies and horror stories. Featured here is a short Power Point that incorporates high interest paragraphs to both identify and analyze basic narrative organizational patterns and point of view in order to find meaning and author's
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

In 26 years, I've taught all grades 7-12 and the university level, but my primary expertise is in grades 11-12. The last 15 years have been spent teaching both AP Literature and AP Language courses, along with College Prep and General English to juniors and seniors. So, learning to adapt to various learning styles and abilities has been a developing skill for many years. One of the most challenging assignments is to make the mental adjustment from AP seniors to General juniors, then move back to AP juniors. My schedule has flipped from one to the other in various ways for years, so I have a special empathy for other teachers who do the same. Even at 26 years, I can't say I am close to retirement. I love my job.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style consists of a combination of teacher and student-led activities that emphasize critical thinking skills. Analysis and synthesis of classical and modern writers, along with student self-analysis form the focus of my practice. Much of my presentation of skills involves what you see in my first product here. I create my own examples for student analysis, then provide opportunities for them to analyze texts and create their own examples to finalize the learning process that they then show through written or verbal expression. My classroom is a place where students feel safe expressing their views, and I endeavor to make learning fun with my weird sense of humor. Challenging debate is my specialty where students practice honing verbal and written rhetorical skills.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2009 National Board Certification in ELA; 2010 Master Teacher

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in English Literature with a concentration in Shakespeare from University of Kentucky; Secondary English Certification from Morehead State University; MS in Technology from Morehead State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Aficionado of all things Sherlock Holmes - including current BBC phenom - I enjoy any deductive puzzle or mystery and spend an inordinate amount of time reading - for fun. Fantasy is my all-time favorite genre and I have been known to incorporate the works of Dennis McKiernan, Robert Jordan, and Brandon Sanderson among others into the curriculum. Video gaming is another hobby I enjoy and I see tremendous value and potential in student gaming as well - in moderation. Presently am working on a series of rhetorical lessons for use with AP Language courses, as well as a Southern Gothic Unit that centers on Flannery O'Connor's first novel, "Wise Blood."

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