AprilTeaches

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Student choice is featured in this post-reading cumulative project for the book 1984 by George Orwell. Students choose from 25 activities of various point values in order to get 100 points. Multiple intelligences are recognized within the
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Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study
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This literary element project is a post-reading in class exploration of characterization, conflict, fable, satire, foreshadowing, symbolism, irony, and propaganda within the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell. Students will complete various
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Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Novel Study
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The English "Best Friend" is a cheat sheet for your students to keep all year. It features commonly confused words, a list of words to use instead of "said", how to be concise in academic writing, errors in construction notes, common logical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Handouts, Printables, Classroom Forms
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This is a simple worksheet to use for a genre scavenger hunt. Great for the library, as homework, or within the classroom! Send students on a scavenger hunt to assess proficiency of different literary genres. Genres includes: adventure, historical
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English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
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In this post-reading activity for Shakespeare's Hamlet, the student will create an epithet for one of the (many) dead characters. This activity reinforces comprehension and students have fun choosing symbols and quotes to draw on the picture of the
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Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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In this post-reading activity for Shakespeare's Hamlet, the students will roleplay as different characters. They will be pitted against each other and attempt to defend their character's right to exist within the play. After each smackdown match-up,
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Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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This one page reflection gives your students an opportunity to show ownership when it comes to turning in assignments. Students fill in the relevant information, including a reason why they are missing an assignment, copy down a scholar's pledge,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

6 Years in many different classroom settings, including: 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th grades, Honors, ELL, Inclusion, SPED, public school, charter school, boarding school Advanced to Professional License in 2014 8th Grade Team Lead and ELA Content Lead Certified in the following areas: Reading K-6 Reading 9-12 Reading 7-8 Language/Arts K-6 Reading K-6 Reading 9-12 Reading 7-8 Language/Arts K-6 Language/Arts 9-12 Language/Arts 7-8 Language/Arts 9-12 Language/Arts 7-8 Reading K-6 Reading 9-12 Reading 7-8 Language/Arts K-6 Language/Arts 9-12 Language/Arts 7-8

MY TEACHING STYLE

If I could sum up my teaching style in three words, they would be creative, student-centered, and enthusiastic. Additionally, I use best practices such as 6 Traits of Writing, thematic-based literature units, differentiated instruction, Socratic seminar, and literature circles to teach important concepts. I believe that students should be able to make choices about their reading and writing based on individual interests. I have a reputation of using creative lessons to teach concepts so students will learn authentically. My students know that I genuinely love literature and language! Classroom management is also very important to me so that students are in an environment conducive to learning. Students connect with each other about the concepts I teach and take charge of their learning. I act as a facilitator in the classroom, and do not lecture for long periods of time. I am proud to say that students have told me over and over "I never liked reading until I came to your class"!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Earned ETS Recognition for earning within the top 15% of all test takers in the English language, literature, and composition: content knowledge PRAXIS test Earned ETS Recognition for earning within the top 15% of all test takers in the Principles of Learning and Teaching: 7-12 Earned a score of 5 (Significantly Above Expectations) in following areas of TEAM observations during the 2011-12 school year: Instructional Plans, Developing and working on a professional learning plan based on analyses of school improvement goals, actively supporting school activities and events, managing student behavior, classroom environment, respectful culture, and content knowledge Earned performance level C (advanced) in the TPAC observations during the 2010-2011 school year for 7 of 13 areas assessed in the summative report, with no scores under proficient Significantly raised test scores for Tennessee's English II EOC: 95% of students predicted by TVASS to score below basic scored basic or proficient, with 33% scoring proficient

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro TN BA in English with minors in Secondary Education and Linguistics 2010

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