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By Carrie Morton
Teaching Dead Poets' Society is a perfect way to set a tone for the entire year as well as teach elements of poetry. This 2 week study was used to introduce poetry, literature circles and created a classroom community. We constantly referred to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Projects, Unit Plans
$1.50
13 ratings
3.8
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By Carrie Morton
This novel study includes a study guide with answer key, small group projects, writing assignments, research projects and presentations, a midpoint quiz with answer key and a final test. The Giver is always a class favorite, and this novel study
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Novel Study
$2.50
23 ratings
4.0
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By Carrie Morton
Designed to teach the standards, this novel study contains study guides, journal opportunities, small group work, vocabulary activities, writing assignments, and class discussion opportunities. "Hope Was Here", a novel by Joan Bauer, works well for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Projects, Novel Study
$5.00
$3.00
22 ratings
3.9
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By Carrie Morton
This novel study provides a study guide, vocab, journal questions, small group activity opportunities as well as Writer's Workshop possibilities. Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper is a perfect high school literature circle read. It is also part of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study
$2.75
10 ratings
3.9
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By Carrie Morton
This novel study appeals to boys, especially. This is a gruesome look at World War II from a semi-Nazi perspective. Originally used as part of a World War II Literature Circle, the novel became a class favorite that was quickly passed from student
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$2.00
17 ratings
3.8
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By Carrie Morton
I used this as a reteaching activity when I realized my middle students were struggling to find the main idea/claim for articles we were analyzing. I researched several topics. Each student received a statement written on a notecard. Students were
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
13 ratings
3.9
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By Carrie Morton
These five activities have students doing hands on work independently and in small groups while reviewing capitalization rules. Sometimes students really do need more practice! Originally designed as a review for middle school students, it can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
$1.00
6 ratings
3.8
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By Carrie Morton
Olive's Ocean Novel Study contains standards based research projects, writing assignments, vocabulary suggestions, small group work, and many other activities! It engages students by using multiple intelligence-from film and music correlations to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$2.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Carrie Morton
Have students create a Facebook Profile for character analysis in conjunction with a novel study. I used the first few pages from the YA novel "Whirligig" by Paul Fleischman to model. You may want to use this as a small group exercise, assigning a
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$1.00
3 ratings
3.4
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By Carrie Morton
Used as part of a World War II literature circle, this small group project contains individual projects as well as those for the group with a culminating class presentation. In this literature circle study, I gathered novels from as many
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Carrie Morton
Used in a writing class for middle schoolers, this chart was an immediate hit. We began by using the short story "My Rotten Red-headed Older Brother" by Patricia Polacco and filling out the chart together for the main character. Students then used
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
3 ratings
3.2
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By Carrie Morton
This study guide helps students pull out the "thinking points" of Oprah's interview with Elie Wiesel.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Movie Guides
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Carrie Morton
This novel study was developed focusing on reading skills and comprehension. For use in grades 4-7, the emphasis on making the jump from literal comprehension to making inferences is important. The study includes guides for each chapter, small group
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Psychology
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study
$2.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Carrie Morton
Originally requested to be written as part of an anthology, this author study and possible thematic unit includes summaries of Toni Cade Bambara's novels and most popular short stories. Follow up discussion questions, writing assignments, journals
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Research, Projects, Thematic Unit Plans
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Carrie Morton
This Bingo game includes 25 unique cards to be printed on colorful card stock. It contains the qualities of a good friend. This game would be an excellent wrap-up for a unit about Friendship or a Valentine Activity.
Subjects:
Valentine's Day
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$3.00
2 ratings
2.5
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By Carrie Morton
After teaching Mean, Median, Mode, and Range, this Project is designed to assess understanding. It may also be used with some modification for enrichment or RtI.
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Decimals
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Carrie Morton
Use this venn diagram to map the relationship between the central character and secondary characters in complex novels. You may also use this venn diagram as a prewriting activity to describe the main character in a short story. The possibilities
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Transparencies, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
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By Carrie Morton
This version of "Find Someone Who" that gets students up out of their seats and talking with their peers. As students look for classmates that can match the descriptions of each box, they begin exchanging stories. Each box represents multiple
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Games
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By Carrie Morton
This is a prereading exercise that creates excellent discussion starters among the students!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Elections - Voting
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Novel Study
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Carrie Morton
This Venn Diagram for The Giver is intended to compare the students' community to Jonas's. It should be used throughout the entire reading of the novel so that students may add details and observations about the world they live in as it comparison
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Graphic Organizers
FREE
5 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After teaching seventh and eighth grade Language Arts at a private school, I found it necessary to stay home with my children. Not yet ready to return to the classroom, but aching to stay atop trends in the field, I began volunteering at our local Alternative High School. I loved working with the students one-on-one and individualizing instruction. I was soon offered a position to help begin a preschool developing a classroom for 3 and 4 year olds. Through this, I began to fully understand how important patience and finding ways to motivate and challenge students can be in impacting student learning! I finished my high ability license in 2015 and have been teaching high school ever since. Through HWP, I have been part of a Summer Youth Writing Project for middle and high school students beginning in 2010 and am planning the 2017 curriculum currently.

MY TEACHING STYLE

It is important to meet students where they are and move them forward. In order to write well, students must be able to read well. Most of my curriculum is set up to begin with reading and discussing followed by writing that reflected this. Grammar and vocabulary grow from the novels, short stories, poetry or other mediums that we are studying.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have received a BS in English Education and am certified to teach this subject in grades 5-12. I earned by high ability license. I have been trained in 6+1 Traits of Writing, Junior Great Books, Writer's Workshop, and have participated in NWP and HWP from 2005-2015. I look forward to my time with colleagues, especially at the Writing Projects where excellent teachers and ideas are plentiful!

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