Cassie Lawson

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Cassie Lawson
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By Cassie Lawson
Students practice identifying the rhyme scheme / pattern of 10 different poems. Keywords: rhyme scheme, rhyme pattern, practice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$1.00
55 ratings
4.0
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By Cassie Lawson
Viewing Guide for The Path to Genocide, a video produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The video is available for free on their website at http://www.ushmm.org/learn/introduction-to-the-holocaust/path-to-nazi-genocide or on
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Movie Guides, Video Files
$1.00
23 ratings
4.0
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After students read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart", have them answer questions. Questions vary from plot points to finding literary devices within the text. Keywords: Poe, tell tale heart, short story, edgar allan poe, worksheet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$1.00
14 ratings
4.0
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A list of dialect used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, along with an activity for small groups to create and perform a short scene using the phrases. A great activity before reading the novel. Keywords: Tom Sawyer, dialect, pre-reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Minilessons
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9 ratings
3.9
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A side-by-side comparison of formal and informal language. There are blank spaces for students to write in answers to keep as notes. Key Words: communication, writing, formal, informal, writing style
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Scaffolded Notes
$1.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Cassie Lawson
Focus questions for chunked reading of Amy Tan's "Two Kinds." To be used in conjunction with my other "Two Kinds" documents. Key Words: Amy Tan, Two Kinds, focus questions, chunked reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Guided Reading Books
$1.00
6 ratings
4.0
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A 19-slide PowerPoint that introduces the persuasive techniques used in posters during World War II. Calls on students to reflect and create their own poster at the end. Key Words: propaganda, persuasive, poster, WWII, World War II, Nazi
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
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2 ratings
3.9
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An anticipation guide for Amy Tan's "Two Kinds". Students fill out half before reading, then the rest after reading. Used in conjunction with the other Two Kinds documents. Key Words: Amy Tan, Two Kinds, anticipation guide
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
6 ratings
3.7
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By Cassie Lawson
Final test on Ellen Raskin's The Westing Game. Questions include short answer and essay questions. Key Words: The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin, final test
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Novel Study
$1.00
6 ratings
3.9
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A Powwerpoint about what happens to Anne Frank and the other occupants of the Secret Annex after the diary ends. Full of pictures, quotes and descriptions. Key Words: Anne Frank, Holocaust, diary, WWII,
Subjects:
European History, World History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
7 ratings
4.0
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The perfect pre-reading / anticipation guide for Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. There are eight statements requiring students to choose true or false, then briefly explaining their thinking. The statements cover the major themes of the novel:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Novel Study
$1.00
6 ratings
4.0
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A fun activity to do during a poetry unit. Students choose different "ingredients" for their poems based on the lists given. Key Words: poetry, poems, recipe, writing
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Homework
$1.00
13 ratings
4.0
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This sheet will help students identifying persuasive elements within an article. Students will look for techniques, opinions, facts, etc. Can be used with almost any article.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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Vocabulary for William Golding's Lord of the Flies, organized into boxes. As students learn the vocabulary, they will draw a picture or write a sentence into each box. Usually 2-3 words are taught per day. The list is chronological. Key Words:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Study Skills
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Novel Study, Word Walls, Literacy Center Ideas
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5 ratings
4.0
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Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer character chart. Great for kids to compare the relationships, traits and the text that reveals each trait of Tom, Huck, Becky, Aunt Polly & Injun Joe.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
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1 rating
4.0
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The perfect graphic organizer for writing 5-pargraph essays. Includes space to write the essay (or rough draft) plus directions for each part (introduction, three body paragraphs and conclusion). The body paragraphs follow the PEEL paragraph format.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Outlines, Graphic Organizers
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2 ratings
4.0
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By Cassie Lawson
This sheet is to help students gather information for research projects done online. Prompts students to answer questions to form understanding of a given topic. Keywords: Notetaking, note taking, research, graphic organizer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Internet Activities, Graphic Organizers
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1 rating
4.0
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By Cassie Lawson
Students always seem to have trouble managing a persuasive topic for an essay. This form will help them break a general topic (like the death penalty) into three specific questions that they can research. Key Words: persuasive, writing, topics,
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Outlines, Minilessons
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Cassie Lawson
This comparison graphic organizer is for Amy Tan's "Two Kinds". To be used with the clip from The Joy Club which features the story "Two Kinds". Key Words: Amy Tan, Two Kinds, comparison, film, text
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Guided Reading Books, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
4 ratings
3.6
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By Cassie Lawson
Final test for William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Part 1 - Matching 36 vocabulary words to defintions Part 2 - Short Answer Part 3 - Long answer And two extra credit questions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught grades 5-9; English, Creative Writing, Study Skills and Striving Readers. I currently teach eighth grade English at a performing arts middle school in San Diego, CA.

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B.A. English, M.A. Educational Technology

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