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Chris Gilbert

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By Chris Gilbert
How often have your students been confused by the parts of the standard, academic essay? If you are like me, the answer to this is quite often. Use this product to help reduce the confusion that accompanies essay writing instruction. Here, I have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lectures, Activities, Assessment
$5.50
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By Chris Gilbert
This is a final project to be used at the conclusion of a reading of Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal. It requires students, working in pairs, to compose their own work of satire. The assignment requires them to create a four panel satirical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$3.50
28
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By Chris Gilbert
I have included multiple materials here that I use during a study of Beowulf: ♕ A resume: students compose a resume for Beowulf. This provokes great character analysis (rubric included). If your school has Microsoft Word, you could easily have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Projects, Activities
$12.25
$8.50
25
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By Chris Gilbert
This is a gallery walk activity that requires students to view and write about images related to Macbeth. A gallery walk is an activity that requires students to circulate around the room while thoughtfully observing and analyzing visual content. I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
49
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By Chris Gilbert
This is a gallery walk assignment for Elie Wiesel's book that requires students to view and write about images related to Night and the Holocaust. A gallery walk is an activity that requires students to circulate around the room while thoughtfully
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.50
42
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By Chris Gilbert
This is a boast activity that students can complete individually or in pairs. It requires them to emulate the Anglo-Saxon boasts observed in Beowulf. They must reflect back on their accomplishments, look ahead to future challenges, and base their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.50
18
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By Chris Gilbert
This fifteen slide PowerPoint presentation is designed to give student writers an overview of the basic components of academic essay writing. It asserts that the essay itself is a type of puzzle, and its three main pieces are the introductory
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$4.50
16
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By Chris Gilbert
This is a gallery walk assignment that requires students to view and write about images related to The Crucible. A gallery walk is an activity that requires students to circulate around the room while thoughtfully observing and analyzing visual
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
37
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By Chris Gilbert
I have included thirteen different classroom resources here for the "big three" British literary works: Beowulf, Canterbury Tales, and Macbeth. You will find a variety of projects, activities, and assessment/quizzes included here designed to help
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$17.15
$13.00
15
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By Chris Gilbert
This is a fifty question final test for Shakespeare's Macbeth. The assessment consists of four different sections: I. Twenty two True/False questions II. Ten Matching questions (character names and descriptions) III. Eleven Quotation
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$3.75
8
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By Chris Gilbert
This graphic organizer offers students an excellent way to analyze persuasive speeches. This organizer can be used if students are evaluating persuasive speeches given by peers, but this is primarily designed for students to use while assessing a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$2.00
12
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By Chris Gilbert
This is a gallery walk assignment for All Quiet on the Western Front that requires students to view and write about images related to All Quiet and World War One. I have included two different websites within the product that feature different
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
12
Digital Download DOCX (0.19 MB)
By Chris Gilbert
This is a gallery walk assignment for Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird that requires students to view and write about images related to the text. A gallery walk is an activity that requires students to circulate around the room while thoughtfully
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
12
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By Chris Gilbert
This is a peer editing guide that I use with my students. It is designed to focus students as they look for a thesis, topic sentences, textual support, correct grammar/mechanics, MLA format, developed paragraphs, etc. This is useful with the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$2.25
15
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By Chris Gilbert
I took most of my essay writing materials and bundled them into this fourteen page, helpful document. Inside, you will find fourteen pages containing these writing resources: ✔ Notes and a handout for an interactive lecture on basic essay
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Outlines, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics
$7.50
9
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By Chris Gilbert
This is a gallery walk assignment for Frankenstein that requires students to view and write about images related to the text. A gallery walk is an activity that requires students to circulate around the room while thoughtfully observing and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
10
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By Chris Gilbert
What would Macbeth, Frankenstein's creature, Hamlet, Grendel, or any number of other literary characters say if they sat down on the psychiatrist's couch? This assignment allows students to answer this question. -This is a character analysis
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$1.50
17
Digital Download DOCX (0.03 MB)
By Chris Gilbert
This is a gallery walk activity that invites students to view, analyze and write about images related to The Odyssey. A gallery walk is an activity that requires students to circulate around the room while thoughtfully observing and analyzing visual
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
28
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By Chris Gilbert
This is a resume writing activity that I assign to students during, or after, a reading of the epic Beowulf. For the assignment, students imagine that Beowulf is applying for a job as a king. ⤕To help him get this job, students must compose a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
11
Digital Download DOCX (0.24 MB)
By Chris Gilbert
This is a gallery walk assignment for Beowulf that requires students to view and write about images related to the text. A gallery walk is an activity that requires students to circulate around the room while thoughtfully observing and analyzing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
20
Digital Download DOCX (0.08 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Ten years teaching English at the 9-12 level, and one year at the post-secondary level.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student centered, reader response, etc. I feel am an engaging teacher who strives to make lessons relevant.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have published several journal articles, a book chapter, and several teaching guides. I have written teaching guides for Penguin Random House and Patagonia.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have graduate and undergraduate degrees in English. Right now, I am pursuing an EdD.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I enjoy many things: gardening, weightlifting, reading, writing, watching good movies and TV, etc.

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