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These four quizzes accompany the unabridged version of Warriors Don’t Cry. They are designed to motivate students to read. Students who are current with their reading should find these quizzes relatively easy. This can give them an incentive to
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This ten-question pre-test, which places Warriors Don’t Cry in a historical perspective, can be given to students before you introduce the book. After students finish reading the book, it can also be used as a post-test. Before reading the book,
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“The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien a starkly honest account of the Vietnam War and its effects on American soldiers. This book is appropriate for high school and college students. I used wrote these five tests when I taught the book in our
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This vocabulary list accompanies the full (unabridged) version of Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals. It contains 98 words and 15 cultural references, listed separately. The words are listed in two ways. Pages 1-3 of this handout lists the
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“Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers is an excellent high-interest nonfiction book that gives students an opportunity to practice reading comprehension. I wrote these four comprehension tests for an “Introduction to College Reading” course that I teach in a
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“When the Emperor Was Divine” by Julie Otsuka is a vividly honest depiction of the internment of American citizens of Japanese descent during World War II. This novel is appropriate for high school and college students. I used wrote these three
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Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” contains many literary devices. This handout contains 20 examples of alliteration, 5 examples of metaphors, 4 examples of similes, 7 examples of irony, and 5 examples of imagery from the book. Page
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These four tests on The Kite Runner are designed to motivate students to read. Students who are current with their reading should find these tests relatively easy. Success on each test provides students with an incentive to keep reading. On each
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This list of 88 words is taken from Ben Carson's biography "Gifted Hands." The words are listed in chronological order, with chapter numbers and page numbers included. The word list is set up like a worksheet on which students can guess what the
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This list contains 17 ideas for projects that students can do after reading the novel "When the Emperor Was Divine" by Julie Otsuka.
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“The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream” by Dr. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt with Lisa Frazier Page is an easy-to-read and compelling nonfiction book certain to engage students. It chronicles the story of
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“The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream” by Dr. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt with Lisa Frazier Page is an easy-to-read and compelling nonfiction book certain to engage students. It chronicles the story of
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This list contains ten writing prompts that are appropriate for a one- or two-page paper on The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. The prompts could be also used as the basis for a small-group discussion or an in-class activity, or they could be
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I designed this Reading Guide for "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers to be printed on card stock and used by students as a book mark. It contains three sections: "Getting Read to Read," "While You Read," and "After You Read." Each section lists reading
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This resource list describes books, videos, and web sites related to Warriors Don’t Cry. It features detailed descriptions of The Long Shadow of Little Rock by Daisy Bates (1986), Crisis at Central High by Elizabeth Huckaby (1981), White is a State
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This handy bookmark can be easily inserted into The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. It contains 22 terms and references used in the book that may be unfamiliar to students. The terms and references and their definitions are listed in
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“The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini is rich in vocabulary, and many words are embedded in strong context clues. This high-interest novel is an ideal choice to help students increase their vocabulary. I have used this set of materials in a
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“Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers (nonfiction) is rich in vocabulary, and many words are surrounded by strong context clues. This high-interest book is an excellent choice to help students increase their vocabulary. I have used this set of materials in a
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Because so few students today are able to take Latin or Greek, they may be unaware of the derivation of many words in English. I developed this four-session workshop of Latin and Greek roots in English words, and I offer it once a year to any
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“Maggie’s American Dream” by James P. Comer (228 pages) is a compelling nonfiction book about the author and his mother, Maggie. Because “Maggie’s American Dream” is easy to read, it could be used with students from Grade 7 through college. This
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've devoted 30 years teaching developmental reading, writing, vocabulary development, and critical thinking to under prepared college freshmen. Before that, I taught Grades 7-8 for four years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Interactive, creative, and supportive

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

1987: Received the Carl Naish Award for "unselfish dedication to students" from the Millard Fillmore College Student Association at the University at Buffalo. 1994: Selected by freshmen as the faculty/administrator that "made the biggest difference" during their first semester at D'Youville College. 1996: Received the “Women Helping Women” award from the Buffalo/Niagara chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW). 1996: Received recognition for 10 years of service to D’Youville College. 2002: Selected Employee of the Month at Niagara University. 2003: Honored by Niagara University’s Multicultural and International Student Affairs Office for “outstanding dedication and commitment to furthering the success of students.” 2003: Received the Outstanding Professional Service award from the New York College Learning Skills Association (NYCLSA). 2004: Listed in the 24th edition of Who’s Who of American Women (2004-2005). 2006: Acknowledged by Michael J. Strada in The Benefits of Model Syllabi (University Press of America, 2006, p. 6, 53, 172) for my work on writing comprehensive course syllabi. 2010: Received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Mount Mercy Academy, Buffalo, NY. 2017: Received the Gladys R. Shaw Award for Outstanding Service to Developmental Students from National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. SUNY at Fredonia in Elementary Education and English. Ed.M. University at Buffalo in English Instruction, with a focus on composition theory, a minor in teaching English as a Second Language, and a specialty in writing instruction. Some of my graduate work was done at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Book: Sharon’s Simple Study Strategies for College Success (Whittier Publications). Booklet: A D’Youville Student’s Guide to the Treasures of Buffalo & Western New York (self-published, 1996). Journal articles: "Sexism in Developmental Education: Tackling the Demon" in Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, Spring, 1993 (Volume 9, Issue 2). "Increasing Students’ College-Level Vocabulary by Collaborating with Faculty" in Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, Fall 2013 (Volume 30, Issue 1). Professional articles: “Rotating Chair: Encouraging Student Participation and Breaking Down Classroom Hierarchy” in Teaching, published by the Office of Teaching Effectiveness, University at Buffalo), September 1992 (Volume VII, Issue 1). “Bagels and the New York Times” in Using National Newspapers in the College Classroom: Resources to Improve Teaching and Learning, edited by Steven Knowlton and Betsy O. Barefoot, 1999 (published by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and The New York Times). “Reading Well: The Cornerstone to College Success” in Off to Campus, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 editions. “Insights from the Other Side of the Desk” in At the Center, newsletter of the Office of Academic Support at Niagara University, March 2001. “Developing a ‘Mini’ Course in Vocabulary” in newsletter of the Michigan Developmental Educational Consortium (MDEC), Winter 2002. “Bethlehem Steel: Then and Now,” distributed to all Fall 2003 freshmen for Niagara Reads, Niagara University’s freshman summer reading program; also distributed at the Steel Plant Museum, Lackawanna, New York. “Readability Study of Textbooks Used in Introductory Courses at Niagara University,” May 2000 (unpublished). “Language Acquisition at Niagara University,” written for all Niagara University faculty in 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015 (http://www.niagara.edu/assets/oas/Language- Acquisition-in-College.pdf). Conference proceedings: “Increasing Students’ College-Level Vocabulary by Collaborating with Faculty” in Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators (PADE) 2014 Annual Conference Proceedings, edited by Drs. Albert Siha and Sandy Harrill, at http://www.pade-pa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/PADE-2014- Proceedings.pdf.

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