Betsy 3453 English Curriculum

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By Betsy 3453 English Curriculum
This is a teaching unit for the short story, "The Most Dangerous Game." It includes: 1. An in-depth literary analysis for lecture notes. It analyzes suspense, mood, tone, foreshadowing, irony, theme, character analysis, metaphor, allusion,
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English Language Arts
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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By Betsy 3453 English Curriculum
I use this as a poster in the classroom. It is a 3 step process to write an effective short response to an essay question. It also has a 5 point rubric for assessing an essay response. This poster/handout is applicaple to middle and high school.
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English Language Arts
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By Betsy 3453 English Curriculum
This is a one page graphic organizer for students to use as a tool for paraphrasing poetry.
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English Language Arts
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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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By Betsy 3453 English Curriculum
This is a teaching unit for the short story, "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry. It contains: 1. literary analysis/lecture notes 2. 7 vocabulary words and sample Vocabulary Study Card. 3. Literary Analysis Worksheet 4. 5 essay/discussion
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English Language Arts
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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By Betsy 3453 English Curriculum
This is a 3 page interactive worksheet for students to use while reading "Checkouts" by Cynthia Rylant. It's a great silent reading tool to help students focus and interact while reading this short story. Works well for an emergency lesson plan.
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English Language Arts
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By Betsy 3453 English Curriculum
This is a unit that teaches a simplified outline of the standard path of the archetypal hero suitable for high school. The students learn the standard path of the archetypal hero and apply it to the adventures of Will Stoneman in Disney's film,
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Other (ELA), Literature, Short Stories
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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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By Betsy 3453 English Curriculum
This is a 2 page worksheet that I use for book reports. It asks students to analyze a novel based on the literary elements. The student must identify the antagonist and protagonist and explain if and how they are static or dynamic. It asks the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

• Researching and writing sections of ASAP Abstract ’ s study guides • Founding President of The William Butler Yeats Literary Society of the Palm Beaches • Teaching English literature and writing classes at Palm Beach Atlantic College • Teaching English I, III, & IV and Advanced Placement Literature and Composition, ESOL, Newspaper, Yearbook, ESE Inclusion English, and Reading classes, Palm Beach County school system, Nov. 1993 to present • Ninth grade Vertical Team Leader (College Board), John I. Leonard High School, 2006 to present • BTAP (Beginning Teacher Assistance Program) Coordinator, John I. Leonard High School, 2005 to 2009 • Substitute teacher, Palm Beach County school system, April 1992-Nov. 1993 • John I. Leonard extra-curricular activities sponsor for The Poetry Club, The Literary Club, and The Step Team. Statistician for Girls’ Varsity Soccer. Assistant Coach for Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse. • Implementing and teaching ceramic art classes to adults and children 1970-1993

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style does not fall into the traditional categories of teaching styles; I have more of a blended style. I impart information in small digestible bites that build to the targeted skill. The students work through new material with guided instruction. I model everything explaining each step as we go. Then I give independent practice to allow for personal mastery. I spend a lot of class time on literary analysis because the over-arching goal of English class is critical thinking. I match my style to the task at hand utilizing the best technique for the current students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified in AYA/English Language Arts, November 2000, recertified November 2010 FAPA silver medal for my YA novel, John Horse, Flrorida's First Freedom Fighter.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida- Masters of Arts, major- English Bachelors of Arts, major- English Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, Florida- Associates of Arts, 12 hours Film, TV, and Video Production Florida International University- 3 hours of Creative Writing

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I was born in Akron, Ohio and attended Field High School in Brimfield, Ohio. I moved with my family to sunny south Florida 47 years ago and have been enjoying the tropics ever since. I reside in Greenacres (the place to be!) with my fiance, William Eubank, and our cat Oscar. My family lives nearby and we enjoy family time. My passion is literary criticism and teaching is the joy of my life. As I near retirement, I hope to continue to teach writing and to continue writing as well. When I received a silver medal from FAPA for my young adult novel, John Horse: Florida's First Freedom Fighter, I was encouraged to continue.

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