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***A top 100 download for high school!*** Get your students moving, building, thinking and collaborating with this fun and intuitive activity. While they are racing against the clock to build the tallest cup tower, you are evaluating their
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The Odyssey, a TV miniseries starring Armand Assante (1997) stars an all-star cast and sets a gold standard for the English and World History classroom. Students love it and your Common Core lessons can come to life with this engaging film as a
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This learning segment includes a 25 higher order thinking question film viewing guide, a 10 question quiz and lesson plan tips with resources for the award winning documentary film based on the 1963 Civil Rights era bombing of the 16th Street
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Both the ELA 11-12 Common Core Standards and the College Board's AP Language and Composition course and test require students to be adept at evaluating, critiquing and synthesizing numerous examples of print and non-print text. Using an awareness
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In 1999, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, author of Night and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, spoke at a White House summit. This six-minute speech is considered by the website American Rhetoric one of 100 most significant speeches in the 20th
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The Fault in Our Stars is a nearly perfect novel. One of my students told me it was the best book she had ever read and the only one she had ever finished. Your students will find the relationship between Hazel and Augustus compelling. The two
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A quick, engaging and fun activity elicits students' critical thinking skills to practice making claims, using data and establishing warrants to support arguments. It is a role-play, a pair and share then a critical thinking discussion using
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Among the greatest speeches of American History is President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. Given on March 4, 1965 less than six weeks before his assassination, the speech is noted for its short length, powerful message and numerous
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This classic American film, one of Alfred Hitchcock's best, has been used for years to introduce film terminology, film techniques and critical film viewing. Despite its age, it never gets old. Students will be enthralled to view the film and may
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This lesson is designed to encourage students to write with greater profundity when analyzing an author’s tone. Tone is often overlooked when students undertake a rhetorical analysis. This lesson asks students to perform a close read of chapter 3
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This learning segment contains the formatted story, an overview of the parts of a short story, 10 reading tiered activities, 15 reading comprehension questions, and 8 writing tiered activities with differentiated levels of difficulty appealing to
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This easy-to-use organizational tool contains the chronological steps to write and produce articles and multimedia submissions from brainstorming to publication for the modern high school or college newspaper staff. The second page is a standard
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Most high school students have an opinion on that controversial pejorative- the N word- that appears 219 times in the Mark Twain novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Furthermore, they want to express their opinion in a safe and nurturing
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Still a classic. This film follows the lives of two African-American boys as they pursue their dreams of college basketball and the NBA. This viewing guide includes 36 chronological questions and two extended responses.
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This comprehensive multi-class lesson consists of an overview of the rhetorical triangle, an extensive modeling example using actor Will Smith's speech at the Live 8 concert, a reading and analysis of philosopher Peter Singer's "The Singer Solution
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One of the most downloaded, talked about, referenced, thoughtful and inspirational TED Talks finally has a viewing guide. Sir Ken Robinson challenges his audience to foster creativity as a way to educate contemporary and future students in our
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Tired of the same old book reports? This activity will enable your students to read, collaborate, record and share their book reviews online in a safe and easy way. Students post their podcasts, listen to each others' podcasts and even get great
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One accidental kick on the World Cup Stage. This fascinating, critically-acclaimed documentary film examines the intricacies of modern sports, politics and the economy. The compelling story of soccer player Andres Escobar is intertwined with
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Summer Reading, Parallel Reading, Assigned Reading, Outside Reading or Required Reading-- encouraging students to read year-round for enhanced fluency, comprehension and vocabulary development is difficult. Add in the rigor of the Common Core and it
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100 quotations from notable Americans cross-referenced with current state adopted American Literature and American History textbooks. Use for anticipatory set, activating strategies, journal or blog topics, class discussions or bulletin boards. If
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 25th year teaching. Each instructional experience has helped me grow as a teacher- US Peace Corps; Togo (West Africa), inner city Miami, suburban Seattle, ESL in Korea, international school in Colombia, school of choice Miami, Florida Virtual School and now, suburban Atlanta. Learning never stops as I am undertaking a doctoral degree and hope to effect policy on a national level. Follow me on Twitter @dlaughey and Pinterest http://pinterest.com/dlaughey/

MY TEACHING STYLE

Constructivist, Culturally Relevant, Flipped Classroom, Technology Infused, Tiered Instruction, Choice, Teacher as Facilitator, Reciprocal Teaching

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

NBCT ELA AYA, 2001-present; NBCT Renewed 2012; Grant Recipient, 2010; American Society of News Editors (ASNE) Journalism Fellowship- Arizona State University, 2009; Miami-Dade inclusion TOY, runner up, 2001; Decatur High School Spirit of Giving TOY Award,1993 Publications- Columnist; Technology in the classroom: A Teacher’s Experience; SEEN Magazine http://seenmagazine.us/articles/article-detail/articleid/1795/technology-in-the-classroom.aspx "Mel." Inner Lives: Women Writers Explore Their Identity, Expression and Transformation. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Atlanta: BookLogix Services, 2011. 178-81. Print.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Enrolled in doctoral program, Kennesaw State University; MS Urban Education: Instructional Technology, Florida International University; BA English and English Education, Florida State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Workshop Presenter (school, district and state level) 2000- present; International School Teacher- Cartagena, Colombia 1996-1997; ESL Teacher- Pusan, South Korea 1995-1996; US Peace Corps Volunteer- Togo, West Africa