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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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To get your unit on Macbeth started, use this worksheet to introduce the larger concepts to students. Questions about violence and justice, masculinity and femininity, leadership and responsibility, choices and destiny will jumpstart your
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"4.5: What imports this song?" provides a deeper look into the character, Ophelia, and provides contrast to the question of Hamlets sanity. The worksheet contains five questions that require analysis and evidence from the text and provide for rich
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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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