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By AP Lit and More - Literature and Writing Resources
One useful exercise for AP English Literature students is learning to explicate a poem. Poetry explications consist of breaking down a poem and analyzing all of its poetic elements to explain its theme and meaning. Two sample explications are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Homework, Rubrics
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.10
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By AP Lit and More - Literature and Writing Resources
This mini-unit guides students as they study advertisements for propaganda uses, following Kelly Gallagher's real-world writing curriculum. This task follows his "Evaluate & Judge" guidelines but I've added an entrance slip, assignment details,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Homework
CCSS:
SL.8.1d, SL.8.2, SL.8.3, SL.8.4, SL.8.5, SL.9-10.1d, SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.3, SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.5, CCRA.SL.5...
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This homework was designed to give students multiple options while reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible. For each act, students can do a reflective, analytical, or creative homework option, which changes for each act. Alternatively, they could
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Assessment, Homework
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.10
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This bundle contains the full unit materials for Robert Penn Warren's masterful novel, All the King's Men. This is an excellent but challenging novel for students to study. This unit includes: 1 unit plan with suggested homework activities1 unit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Homework
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.9, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.1b, W.11-12.1c, W.11-12.1d...
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By AP Lit and More - Literature and Writing Resources
This resource includes a study guide for each act of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Each study guide asks students to identify the new characters in each act, to answer basic plot questions, and poses several longer questions to check for critical
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Assessment, Homework
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.9, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.4c, L.9-10.4d, L.9-10.6
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These three study guides will assess students' comprehension of Fahrenheit 451 using text-based short answer questions. Answer keys are provided and the study guides are customizable if necessary. Each file comes in PDF and Word form, in case you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Homework
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
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By AP Lit and More - Literature and Writing Resources
This resource includes five study guides for George Orwell's novella, Animal Farm. It also includes a differentiated homework assignment, which assigns 25 different homework options based on students' choice and abilities. Some of the options
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Homework
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6
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By AP Lit and More - Literature and Writing Resources
This is a collection of resources to help guide and assess King Lear. It contains a list of critical thinking questions about King Lear's characters, themes, and symbols to guide and assess students all throughout the reading of the play. It also
Subjects:
Drama, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Homework
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By AP Lit and More - Literature and Writing Resources
This is a collection of resources to help guide and assess Macbeth. It contains a list of critical thinking questions about Macbeth's characters, themes, and symbols to guide and assess students all throughout the reading of the play. It also
Subjects:
Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Homework
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By AP Lit and More - Literature and Writing Resources
This is a collection of resources to help guide and assess Taming of the Shrew. It contains a list of critical thinking questions about Taming of the Shrew's characters, themes, and symbols to guide and assess students all throughout the reading of
Subjects:
Drama, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Homework
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.3
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By AP Lit and More - Literature and Writing Resources
This file contains the following resources to assist students in the reading of Reginald Rose's play and/or the viewing of the 1957 film, 12 Angry Men: - a essay assignment where students must analyze the treatment of justice in the film- an
Subjects:
Drama, Film, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Homework, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9
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By AP Lit and More - Literature and Writing Resources
This is a collection of resources to help guide and assess Othello. It contains a list of critical thinking questions about Othello's characters, themes, and symbols to guide and assess students all throughout the reading of the play. It also
Subjects:
Drama, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Homework
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.7, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.3
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By AP Lit and More - Literature and Writing Resources
This slideshow guides students in writing a double dactyl, a fixed form poem composed of the meter dactyl and following various other rules. It contains specific rules for a double dactyl and some guiding tips to assist students, as well as a
Subjects:
Creative Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons, Homework
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By AP Lit and More - Literature and Writing Resources
This is a collection of resources to help guide and assess Hamlet. It contains a list of critical thinking questions about Hamlet's characters, themes, and symbols to guide and assess students all throughout the reading of the play. It also contains
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Homework
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2
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By AP Lit and More - Literature and Writing Resources
This is an analytical writing assignment focusing on Hamlet's main four soliloquies. This task requires students to study Shakespeare's language used in each soliloquy and to connect what is said in the speech to characterization and themes from the
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Homework
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4
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By AP Lit and More - Literature and Writing Resources
This is a graphic organizer to use while studying suspense in any middle or high school literature class. I use examples from Daphne du Maurier's short story, "The Birds," but it can easily be edited for any short story, novel, or play if necessary.
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Homework, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.R.5
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By AP Lit and More - Literature and Writing Resources
This is a collection of resources to help guide and assess Much Ado About Nothing. It contains a list of critical thinking questions about Much Ado's characters, themes, and symbols to guide and assess students all throughout the reading of the
Subjects:
Drama, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Homework
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By AP Lit and More - Literature and Writing Resources
This handout allows for vocabulary review in a quick, no-prep way. Students define the word, write its part of speech, spell it phonetically, and use it in a sentence. Afterwards, they draw a picture to accompany the definition, helping visual
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

13 years of 9-12th grade English teaching experience, including Advanced Placement and Honors programs. Classes taught include AP English Literature, Creative Writing, World Literature, Shakespearean Literature, British Literature, Modern American Literature, History of Drama, and 9th and 10th grade English. I recently formed a Writing Center at my school and serve as its coordinator.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in transparency and honesty. I teach with integrity and try to make each moment in the classroom count. I don't believe in busy work and assign work that is genuinely useful for students in the future. I particularly like quote-driven literary analysis and differentiated learning activities.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

NLA Teacher Eagle Award, AP English Literature reader 5 years

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. Secondary English, Education - Concordia University, Chicago; M.A. Teaching - Bethel University, St. Paul

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I teach English full time and am the department head of the English department of my school. I have always preferred creating my own teaching materials and after finding success in teaching I wanted to share some of my resources I've made. Also, I am a mother of two boys and one girl, all under six years old. Obviously, I like to keep busy! Follow me on Pinterest and follow my blog! You can also find me on Instagram at aplitandmore! Join my email list for updates and sale notifications! Have questions or need more customized resources? Please e-mail me at aplitandmore@gmail.com. Profile picture courtesy of Elizabeth Greve Photography

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