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This is a 15 slide power point that discusses the author's methods to create a character--both direct and indirect. It teaches the indirect characterization acronym, STEAL, teaches flat, static, round, etc. character types, protagonist and
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This whopping 32 slide presentation is how I teach my students about the thesis statement. Now, most of my English department uses it, and we have had much success. The key is an acronym from a co-worker, TAD. I took what she taught me and created
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This is a presentation I created for my students to help them understand Rand's philosophy and how she uses Anthem to illustrate her ideas. It gives information on Objectivism, Collectivism, Egoism, and her biography. It is heavy with text...if you
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I give this handout to my students to fill out as we go through my powerpoint on characterization. It helps keep them focused, it relieves some of the copying, and it is in order with the slides. A VERY useful tool. If you bought my powerpoint, you
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I give this handout to my students to fill out as we go through my powerpoint on the thesis statement. It helps keep them focused, it relieves some of the copying, and it is in order with the slides. A VERY useful tool. If you bought my powerpoint,
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After reading Rand's Anthem, I use this activity as one form of review. I put the kids in groups of four to make a full size Equality 7-2521 and to perform a post reading autopsy on him to examine his insides. I give them 11 choices to examine; they
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I use this handout to help my students write introduction paragraphs. I created an image to help my visual learners and included it at the bottom of the page. It has been very effective with my kids; I hope it is with yours as well!
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This is an assignment that walks the students through my expectations for a compare/contrast paper of Connell's short story, "The Most Dangerous Game" and the old Hollywood version of the story.
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There is an amazing PBS program that I purchased called Scottsboro: An American Tragedy. I use it to show the students Harper Lee's likely inspiration for the novel. I created this handout of questions for the students to #1: focus and pay attention
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After reading Kelly Gallaghers books and attending a training with him, I created a year long project. This is the handout I give them which lays out the expectations and the reason behind it.
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After we have read Beowulf, this is one activity I use. I instruct the students to find and cite examples of kennings, alliteration, and appositive phrases in the epic, which are found throughout. The chart provides one example of each as a review
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This is a one page handout I created for students to answer after reading Robert Coles' The Story of Ruby Bridges. It shows whether the student comprehended the story but also has them do some upper level thinking, as they evaluate different
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This is a six page Word document with ideas to use a small passage from To Killa Mockingbird as a mentor text to improve student writing. Ideas include strong verbs, imitation of style and structure, participial phrases, introductory clauses, etc.
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I created this project for our study of Beowulf. However, it doesn't have to be done with that story. It involves selecting a hero, interviewing him or her (taped), writing an essay about the hero, creating an award for the hero, inviting the hero
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I created this MLA formatted document as an example for my students. However, the document is also a step-by-step guide that walks them through setting up their document in Word. It has been very helpful to my students; I hope it is to yours as well!
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This can be used on an overhead projector or as a handout to explain compound sentences, coordinating conjunctions, and how to create compound sentences. It has examples, and straightforward directions for how to write a compound sentence.
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During our study of Beowulf, we discuss the difference between literary and "real" heroes. The students are challenged to choose a hero, interview him or her, write a paper, invite the hero to school for a hero celebration, and present a gift,
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This is a handout that explains the difference between these two types of nouns. The next page is a chart the student fills out to determine if a given noun is concrete or abstract. The 3rd page of the file is an answer key. I hope it's helpful!
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This creative writing assignment allows the students to apply their knowledge of the epic form to their own short epic. Their version must have the same attributes-ie. gods/goddesses, conflict, a hero or heroine, appositives, etc. I am also
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I created these activities to use after reading and discussing Ruth Heller's book Many Luscious Lollipops, but it can be used after any adjective discussion or lesson. There are two main activities and then a third bonus activity that you could use
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my seventh year of teaching. I currently teach both regular English I and Pre-AP English I at a public school in Texas.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm very learner-centered and have extremely high expectations. I love what I do, care about my kids, and I strive everyday to be the best teacher I can be.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from TCU for my undergrad and am currently working on my Master's degree from DBU.

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I am a single foster mother. I also write a blog; come check it out: www.thinkingandbreathing.com.