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By Brittney Sifford
This template works in Microsoft Word. The layout reflects the most recent Facebook layout, including a cover photo and check-ins. Use for any level and any subject -- students can make profiles for characters in literature, figures in history,
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Activities, Multimedia
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I have used this WebQuest to introduce "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Catcher in the Rye," but it could be used with any novel/play/story from the era. The WebQuest asks students to investigate popular food, entertainment, and recreation of the time
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, U.S. History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Multimedia, Webquests
$3.00
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In this PowerPoint, students will be asked to analyze and interpret Kipling's "The White Man's Burden" along with three pieces of imperialistic artwork from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The activity has students work in groups to analyze
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Multimedia, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7
$4.00
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Using the note card method to take research notes is a great way to collect and organize information, but often students are unsure how to translate that into a paper. This PowerPoint models how to do that. With sample note cards and an
Subjects:
Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research
$2.00
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When reading Macbeth, use this worksheet to diagnose Macbeth and his wife with personality disorders. Students are able to work as psychologists and analyze characters as real people -- this is a good way to remind students that they skills they
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.6
$2.00
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This PowerPoint concisely explains the meaning of universal symbols. This helps students to quickly associate an object with its deeper meaning. Symbols include different types of animals, elements of nature and seasons, colors, and even sleep.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, Minilessons
$2.00
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After reading the short story “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston, students will connect Hurston’s imagery and ideas to the story of Adam and Eve. This is a good way to introduce "Their Eyes Were Watching God."
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$2.50
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This short answer test comes at the end of a 3-4 week unit on rhetoric and persuasion. Key terms (like logos and antithesis) are addressed, as well as examples of visual rhetoric. Students are also asked to analyze (that is, close read and respond
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$3.00
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This test has 6 multiple choice questions, 15 matching vocabulary questions, and 4 short answer questions. It should be given upon completion of the entire play. Side note: I usually teach the first three acts of "Julius Caesar," and then my
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, W.9-10.2
$1.50
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By Brittney Sifford
This PowerPoint gives examples of the serial comma in various situations. It encourages students to use the Oxford Comma as a matter of style by giving examples that can be ambiguous without it. The end of the presentation also includes two
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, Activities, Minilessons
$3.00
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This is a weekly template, with a color-coding strategy, to help you quickly plan and organize your week. I have included a page of instructions to get you started, a blank template, and a sample week of lessons. (The lessons are for the first
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Education, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Other
$3.50
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This is a culminating PowerPoint to use right before students prepare to give a Persuasive Speech. The Rubric assumes students will already be familiar with the terms logos, ethos, and pathos. This often helps students remember the more human side
Subjects:
Other (ELA)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Rubrics
$3.00
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By Brittney Sifford
As an assessment for their reading of "The Great Gatsby," students will watch a film outside of class and write a comparative essay of the film and novel for their themes. The handout gives all the student directions and examples of films and
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Multimedia
$2.00
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By Brittney Sifford
This PowerPoint introduces students to Figurative Language with short, clear definitions and easy examples and pictures. Types of language includes: alliteration, allusion, assonance, consonance, hyperbole, imagery, metaphor, personification,
Subjects:
Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures
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By Brittney Sifford
Eight week of bell work questions! Each week has a topic, most of them focusing on simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences. Each day, students are given a rule/concept to write down, following by a short practice (usually two
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, Examinations - Quizzes, Minilessons
$4.00
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This assignment uses "Interpreter of Maladies" as a guide to get students to practice connecting evidence/quotations back to a main claim/thesis. Students are given a claim and quote, and must then write the reasons that connect them.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literature Circles
CCSS:
W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.1b, W.11-12.1c, CCRA.R.1
$2.50
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A list of 55 Greek and Latin Roots with simple, quick definitions. Note-taking assignment is included at the end.
Subjects:
Vocabulary
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
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This project combines rhetoric and "Macbeth." Students choose a character and launch a campaign for the next leader of Scotland. Great and innovative way to assess student knowledge of "Macbeth" as well as elements of rhetoric. Rubric and ideas
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$2.50
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By Brittney Sifford
Notes from the short story "Woman Hollering Creek" from Sandra Cisneros's Woman Hollering Creek. The notes are set up for students to find quotations, ideas, and evidence from the story based on five themes. The completed chart shows potential
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.10
$2.50
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By Brittney Sifford
This PowerPoint gives a quick introduction to APA Format and citations. The PowerPoint includes video lecture in the bottom right corner -- the lecture lasts about 15 minutes. This can be a great tool for remote learning or a flipped classroom.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught high school English since 2010. I have taught all levels: freshmen to seniors, regular to AP.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Lecture, project, cooperative learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

None.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Arizona State University in 2010 with a BAE. I am working on a Master's in English from Northern Arizona University now.

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