Christie Olstad

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By Christie Olstad
This is a final test for The Lord of the Flies, including matching, multiple choice, Quote Identification, True/False, and essay/ short answer with an ANSWER KEY included.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Printables
$6.50
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By Christie Olstad
Watership Down Final Test: Includes 57 multiple choice questions (that include quote and character identification) and 3 essay questions (1 required) Total points= 70. Answer key for 57 multiple choice is included.
Subjects:
English, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment
$6.00
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By Christie Olstad
An Independent Learning Contract is a great way to provide for the needs of students working above or below grade level. An Independent learning contract is an agreement between you and one of your students (or each of your students if you are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Printables, Classroom Forms
$2.00
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By Christie Olstad
To get your unit on King Lear started, use this worksheet to introduce the larger concepts to students. Questions about love and betrayal, trust and humility, and family, power and forgiveness will jumpstart your discussion and get students excited
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
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By Christie Olstad
Quote Sandwiches are a simple way to teach how to use quotations in body paragraphs. I teach this alone first and then use it again later as part of the longer essay scaffolding, i.e. writing the body paragraphs. This works with any essay needing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
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By Christie Olstad
“There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.” - Willa Cather                                                                                                 The
Subjects:
Ancient History, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$6.00
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By Christie Olstad
The Trial Assignment for Hamlet creates a courtroom drama right in your classroom. Students love this assignment, and it becomes a guiding focus for the entire unit, as students track evidence throughout the reading. What's Included in this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
$9.00
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By Christie Olstad
In studying Hamlet, most people focus complete attention on our beloved protagonist, Hamlet. However, so much attention on the title character often causes us to neglect the importance of other characters. This assignment involves working in
Subjects:
Reading, English, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Assessment
$4.00
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By Christie Olstad
To get your unit on Hamlet started, use this worksheet to introduce the larger concepts to students. Questions about action vs. inaction, justice and revenge, family and responsibility will jumpstart your discussion and get students excited to read
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literature Circles
$3.00
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By Christie Olstad
This is a worksheet to use as the first step to creating a comic strip depicting a 'transformational journey' that your students have taken in their own lives, such as learning a new skill or overcoming an obstacle. The worksheet is ready to go for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Ancient History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
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By Christie Olstad
Final test for The Old Man and the Sea: It includes multiple choice and true false questions and ends with 2 short essay prompts – one is a quote analysis question. (45 total points). ANSWER KEY is INCLUDED.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$4.00
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By Christie Olstad
An invaluable resource for your second language learners, the "Summary of Verb Tenses" is a one-stop reference guide, useful for the beginner to the advanced student. The twelve tenses are clearly defined with example sentences for each. Test your
Subjects:
Grammar, Other (World Language), EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Handouts
$5.00
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By Christie Olstad
The Collaborative Questions worksheet requires that students write their own questions for whatever you are reading, whether it be a novel, short story, essay, poem or play. Students must write at least one question for each level of Bloom's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Assessment, Cooperative Learning, For Parents
$4.00
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By Christie Olstad
Step Two in the writing of an inverted pyramid news story (after the Event Map) is the outline. After students' event maps are approved by both a student editor and me, they move to filling out their inverted pyramid news story outline. They will
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Scaffolded Notes
$2.00
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By Christie Olstad
Event Maps are graphic organizers to be used as the first step in writing the Inverted Pyramid News Story. After gathering research and conducting interviews, students input their data onto the Event Map to ensure they have their facts before
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Journalism, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Scaffolded Notes
$2.00
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By Christie Olstad
To get your unit on Julius Caesar started, use this worksheet to introduce the larger concepts and themes to students. Questions about fate and free will, power and sensibility, and friendship and betrayal will jumpstart your discussion and get
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
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By Christie Olstad
Use this Lord of the Flies Theme Preparation Worksheet to introduce students to the larger concepts of the novel. Questions about power, the importance of and how to establish community, and what makes a just society cause students to consider
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans
$3.00
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By Christie Olstad
The Elements of a Story Graphic Organizer can be used for both reading and writing. Students fill in the following blanks: Exposition, Conflict, Rising Action and Climax, Resolution. I've used this as an assessment for novels and short stories and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
$1.50
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By Christie Olstad
To start the school year, use this 4-day unit to set the stage for a year of engagement and critical thinking. Using Bloom’s Taxonomy and children’s books, students start the year by thinking about thinking! How fun! Starting with the analysis of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, For Principals & Administrators
$12.00
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By Christie Olstad
Vocabulary is learned best in context, yet it can be very time-consuming for teachers to pull the words from the texts they are teaching and also create enough practice around those words for students to learn and remember them. Oftentimes, we also
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Novel Study
$1.50
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14 years teaching literature, composition, journalism, psychology, and nutrition grades 8-12 / college.

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B.A. in English from Gustavus Adolphus College M.A. in Teaching English from St. Cloud State University C.A.S. Certified ayurvedic specialist C.Y.T Certified yoga teacher (Integrative Yoga Therapy)

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