Beth Poust

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Beth Poust
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By Beth Poust
This is a complete unit plan for teaching the novel The Misfits by James Howe. This unit contains daily lesson plans (with objectives and questions for class discussions), homework assignments, group work assignments (literature circles in lieu of
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.6, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.7.9
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By Beth Poust
This unit contains a unit plan that lists the objectives behind the course. It also has daily lesson plans that include objectives, "Do Now" activities, guided class instruction, and questions for class discussion. it also includes assessment
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Mini-Course
$7.99
$6.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Beth Poust
This unit contains six tasks designed to create student analysis of an independent reading book (though it can also be used for guided in class readings). Each task addresses a different component of a novel, such as setting, conflict, characters
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Novel Study
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3.9
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By Beth Poust
This lesson is designed to help students improve their understanding of the rules of subject/verb agreement. There is a full lesson explaining the differences between singular and plural subjects and singular and plural verbs and how they are used
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
FREE
3 ratings
3.9
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By Beth Poust
This unit contains everything needed to teach Animal Farm by George Orwell. The unit includes background information about the genres and a chart addressing the allegorical meaning of the book. It also contains daily lesson plans (including
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
$14.99
$13.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Beth Poust
This lesson includes a review of the concept of verb tense and includes a few worksheets for students to complete in order to improve upon this skill.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
FREE
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By Beth Poust
This is a introductory lesson to the basic concepts of sentence structure and the role of the subject and predicate in a basic sentence. The lesson includes an objective, a "do now" activity and also includes guided practice for students. There is
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Homework
FREE
7 ratings
3.8
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By Beth Poust
A complete teaching resource for the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry. This unit includes daily objectives and "Do Now" activities, homework questions for each chapter (including vocabulary sentences with in context words), quizzes, and writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching English since 1998, and have been teaching in the same school district since 1999. After being hired to teach eighth grade ELA, I knew my calling was to teach middle school. The age group and the lack of insightful and comprehensive resources for middle school was a challenge that I truly enjoyed, and I still enjoy. Designing my own units, without using lesson plans from textbooks or other resources, has become a focal point of my teaching. I have complete units for several novels, poetry, short stories, grammar, and various types of writing. All of the units include daily objectives, full guided discussions, homework questions, assessments, and other activities ranging from literature circles to web-quests or group projects. My philosophy is rooted in the belief that actual English teachers should be the people designing lessons; not people who have never set foot in a classroom who work for a textbook company or a publishing company designing lesson plans.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teaching is about varying instruction and acting as a facilitator for students; this method leads students to find the answers on their own through our guidance. When I teach literature my focus is to go beyond the notion of comprehension to encourage students to make deeper connections to the text including the literary elements present in a story. This method creates a new way of reading for students and also establishes a Socratic atmosphere in the classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a bachelors degree in criminology with a minor in English and a masters degree in English and secondary education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been very blessed to be a mother of four young children (between ages 6-12) as it has helped shape my understanding of children and education. Being a mother is the most wonderful thing I have ever done; it is my greatest accomplishment.

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