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By Bespoke ELA
Throughout my teaching career, I have developed a step-by-step guide for writing a literary analysis essay that is practical and easy to follow for both teachers and students. In this book, I have compiled 20 mini-lessons that take students through
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), EBooks, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.2d...
$18.99
398
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By Bespoke ELA
This bundle contains 50 projects and activities for ANY NOVEL STUDY in secondary English Language Arts. Use these projects, activities, handouts, and lessons to enrich your students’ close reading and analysis of any novel unit in your curriculum.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.5, RL.8.6, RL.8.7, RL.8.8, RL.8.9, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1...
$9.99
230
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By Bespoke ELA
This is the ONLY Canterbury Tales bundle you will need to teach Chaucer to your high school students! I have included 36 items in this Canterbury Tales bundle to give you the opportunity to select and plan lessons according to you and your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1...
$7.99
143
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By Bespoke ELA
Jack the Ripper. One of the most notorious serial killers of all time. And he was never caught. There are over 100 theories about his identity. If you're looking for a high-interest nonfiction topic to get your students interested in analyzing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.8, RL.9-10.9, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2...
$7.99
176
Digital Download PDF (2.00 MB)
By Bespoke ELA
In this mega Beowulf Bundle, you will find 36 lessons and activities that include thorough answer keys with textual evidence where applicable to take your Beowulf unit to the next level. You will also find creative activities, quizzes, and an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers, Cultural Activities
$9.99
173
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By Bespoke ELA
In this bundle, you will find the top-selling crime units from Bespoke ELA! These include:The Infamous Criminals: A Research ProjectLizzie Borden: Infamous Murder Case Nonfiction Unit, Tone, Bias, PersuasionNonfiction: Tone and Bias in the Media
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1...
$23.97
$16.79
65
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By Bespoke ELA
Find this mini-lesson as part of our Literary Analysis Mega Bundle, sold separately. Bundle and save! CLICK HERE!Writing commentary is without a doubt the most difficult aspect of the literary analysis essay. It is the ONE part for which there is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.2d...
$7.99
100
Digital Download PDF (13.65 MB)
By Bespoke ELA
This bundle is the ULTIMATE Shakespeare Sonnet Bundle by Bespoke ELA. With over 100 pages of resources to help your students analyze Shakespearean sonnets, this bundle is an excellent addition to any unit on Shakespeare.This bundle includes:1.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.10, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.1b, W.11-12.1c...
$9.99
95
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By Bespoke ELA
Lizzie Borden was tried and ultimately acquitted for the MURDER of her PARENTS in the 1890s. The trial was controversial. How could a WOMAN possibly hack her parents to death and why? How could this have happened while she was HOME if she didn't
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cooperative Learning, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.7, RI.9-10.8, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2...
$7.99
175
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By Bespoke ELA
This series of diagnostic assignments assesses a HIGH SCHOOL student’s overall reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills at the beginning of the school in order to create a baseline for assessing student growth over the course of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2...
$4.99
111
Digital Download ZIP (9.28 MB)
By Bespoke ELA
This bundle contains 20 activities to use as introductory lessons for any Shakespeare unit.It includes:Shakespeare Insult KitShakespeare Translation Practice & KeyShakespeare’s Vocabulary DictionaryShakespeare Fun-FillerFamous Sayings we Owe to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3...
$4.99
38
Digital Download PDF (40.41 MB)
By Bespoke ELA
This unit contains 45 separate lessons and activities to supplement any Macbeth unit... and many of them are editable and useful for distance learning or in the classroom! In this bundle, you will find:Pre-Reading ActivitiesIntroduction to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.8, RL.9-10.9, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1...
$9.99
87
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By Bespoke ELA
As English teachers, we ask our students to edit and revise their peers' essays. However, students do not always know how to give constructive feedback. It's important that students are able to give constructive feedback about targeted writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.2d...
$4.99
109
Digital Download PDF (3.45 MB)
By Bespoke ELA
One of the things I really enjoy is reading and writing screenplays. In this unit by Bespoke ELA, I have put together some of the key lessons that I've learned about script writing in a format that is user-friendly to secondary ELA students.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3...
$5.99
60
Digital Download ZIP (46.00 MB)
By Bespoke ELA
This product is an EDITABLE GOOGLE SLIDES PRESENTATION that contains 30 MENTOR SENTENCES from famous classic writers to model key literary terms, rhetorical devices, and syntactical structures for students.For each sentence, students are to:1. Copy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
$7.99
200
Digital Download PDF (10.21 MB)
By Bespoke ELA
This digital journal on Google Slides enables students to reflect back on classroom lessons either in class or at home through distance learning. There are over 70 original prompts included in this bundle as well as free choice options that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Reflective Journals for Teachers, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
$2.50
146
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Bespoke ELA
We know as teachers that close reading is an essential skill for analyzing any text. Students need to practice close reading so that it becomes a natural part of the analytical process. But how can we “teach” these skills so that students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10
$2.99
75
Digital Download PDF (40.33 MB)
By Bespoke ELA
This high-interest bundle contains 50+ items for teaching Gothic literature to high school students. It includes close readings of novel passages, short stories, and poetry along with creative writing assignments, assessments, and fun stuff!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1...
$7.99
26
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By Bespoke ELA
For this Google Drive activity, students will complete a digital escape room on Google Forms with a Super Mario Brothers Theme. They will complete five separate tasks that target literary devices and close reading skills in order to derive the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4
$2.00
64
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Bespoke ELA
The research process can be demotivating for students, which is why I created this project to spark student interest and engagement all through the highly engaging topic of infamous criminals!In this project, students will research the life of a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Research
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.7, RI.9-10.8, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2...
$7.99
48
Digital Download PDF (3.34 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

---14+ years of high school teaching on every level, including A.P. Literature and Language/ Composition--- ---5+ years experience teaching Creative Writing--- ---Taught in three states in the US: Texas, Illinois, and New York in public, private, and magnet schools--- ---Bespoke ELA blogs at: BespokeClassroom.com & TeachWriting.org

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is all about discovery and finding ways to enable students to uncover knowledge themselves. Therefore, many of my lesson plans are student-centered. I am also known as "the writing teacher" because I believe that writing is the cornerstone of the English class and that every piece of literature should be selected for the sake of teaching skills and not simply because it's a "classic."

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

New Teacher of the Year- 2003

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.A. Literature- Northwestern University/ B.A. Literature- University of North Texas

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Meredith is the founder and creator of TeachWriting.org and BespokeClassroom.com. She has taught high school English for 14+ years in Dallas, Chicago, and New York City and holds a M.A. in Literature from Northwestern University. She has always had a connection to the written word-- through songwriting, screenplay writing, and essay writing-- and she enjoys the process of teaching students how to express their ideas. Meredith enjoys life with her sweet daughter and crazy Yorkie named Teddy. Visit the Bespoke ELA blog at: BespokeClassroom.com.

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