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Ideal for high school students after learning the figures of speech: allusion, metaphor, simile, personification, etc. This package gives you: - a printable background to William Earnest Henley's "Invictus" - a printable version of the poem with
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Useful for any middle or high school teachers teaching types of conflict in literature. Very popular with students. In this review activity, students analyze iconic historical pictures and think of a story to frame the picture. After this, they
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Ideal for middle or high school students who need to learn how to structure paragraphs. This very visual worksheets likens a paragraph to a hamburger and outlines, step-by-step, how to write a good one.
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Students struggle with the concept of theme. Make the study of theme relevant by using short films with high school themes. This is a very successful unit activity. This package includes: - Lesson plan on theme - List of short films available on
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A back-to-school teacher letter of introduction sent home to parents with a rules and procedures contract attached achieves many positive outcomes: - a positive first impression - sets the tone for high academic expectations and good behaviour in
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This is a comprehensive peer-editing or self-editing checklist for students covering the following common writing errors C (capitalization), U (word usage), P (punctuation), and S (sentence structure). Get your students to weed out the following
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This package includes all you need to teach the poem "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley and meet Common Core standards in your English class. No need to prep and research William Ernest Henley or "Invictus" : a complete history, literary
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When you purchase this parts of speech powerpoint, please find the accompanying FREE parts of speech worksheet+ answer key available on my account. STEPS: 1. Use parts of speech powerpoint for your lesson. 2. Give students the FREE parts of speech
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A complete list of classroom procedures explained step-by-step for your students. Edit where you feel necessary. Ideal for middle-high school. Great for new teachers or those who follow Ron Clark's "Essential 55" rules. Procedures
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If you want to teach your students: -simile -metaphor -allusion -hyperbole -onomatopoeia -personification -juxtaposition ...through an engaging presentation with pictures and embedded video (including Taylor Swift!) here is your presentation. As a
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Until your students see figures of speech such as metaphor, allusion, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, and simile in visual advertisements, they'll be hard to understand. This powerpoint has visual and media advertisements from companies ranging from
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AN ADVERTISEMENT ANALYZING GROUP ACTIVITY ESPECIALLY USEFUL FOR... Plays: Trifles Short Stories: “The Yellow Wallpaper” Books: To Kill a Mockingbird --Or any work of literature dealing with themes of gender or race-- Students in groups or pairs
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Before you begin studying Of Mice and Men, you will find it useful to talk about the historical background, including the social and political situation of Steinbeck's time, before reading. Also, I recommend playing the song "Brother, Can You
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This is a modified RAFTS planner to help your students plan for any form of writing (e.g. story, narrative, essay, business letter writing). The RAFT planner explains the components of a writing "raft": Role, Audience, Form, and Topic, and provides
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If you are a new teacher set with the task of writing a course syllabus and have no idea what to do...this product is for you! This the ideal outline for new and experienced middle/high school teachers of any subject level wishing to set the tone
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This package includes all you need to put on a class simulation of Christ's trial in the New Testament leading up to Easter! It also includes the option to not only do ancient trials of Jesus' claims, but also present debates about Jesus' claims to
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This is an extremely popular, easy, no prep for you extra credit assignment for English class (and math, science, if you edit!) that uses the website Freerice.com. It is also SAT-prep friendly. This website, Freerice.com, donates 10 grains of rice
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Are you tired of students handing in work late? Do you wish you had a tool to prevent lateness? Would you find it helpful to have some record of student late submissions for parent-teacher interview time? This editable late submission form allows
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Poetry Cafe is now an annual end-of-year tradition in my grade 7-9 English classrooms. It's Common Core aligned and fun to do. After teaching figurative language & literary devices, this is the ideal independent assignments for students to
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This worksheet connects the plot and characters of the the Chronicles of Narnia Film (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) with the Bible and story of Christ. This worksheet, which students should complete during and after the film, connects
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have worked as a tutor for eight years. Within that eight years, I have also gained TESOL certification and taught in North America and Europe. I have taught in private and public schools. My experience ranges from teaching Korean students learning English to teaching Canadian students preparing for the SAT exam. Currently, I have been teaching English at the middle and high school level for six years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is best described as research-based. Specifically, my teaching is grounded in the research of John Hattie and Robert Marzano, who both agree on a few teaching practices: - spaced and plentiful practice - clear lesson objectives - feedback (formative & self assessment) - direct instruction of new material - chunking of new materials- small steps - meaningful cooperative learning - visual representations of new learning - summarization of new learning

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

The best "awards" I get are when my students come back and tell me I prepared them very well for high school :-)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B. Ed., B.A., currently pursuing M.Ed.

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You can read more about my teaching philosophy at my educational blog @ blackboardtalk.com

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