Christine Wells

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New Zealand - Auckland - Auckland
Christine Wells
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By Christine Wells
A unit for the study of the film which is directed by Taika Waititi. The unit investigates the use of film techniques, characterisation and the dominant themes. Learners will need access to devices as their learning will be published digitally and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans
$5.00
8 ratings
3.6
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By Christine Wells
A mix and match worksheet to learn the basic camera shots and angles and their purposes. The first 2 pages mix and match and the 3rd page requires identifying 8 different shots and then explaining the basic purpose of each. This can be used as
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
18 ratings
3.8
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By Christine Wells
A PowerPoint presentation of a Project Based Learning study of Feed by MT Anderson. This presentation includes links and activities for the class and culminates in group presentations. The study begins with a driving question to guide the class in
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Novel Study
$5.00
7 ratings
3.9
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By Christine Wells
A matrix of activities for the study of The Cay by Theodore Taylor based on Gardner's Intelligences and Bloom's Taxonomy. Learner's work in small groups to complete the activities. Highlighted tasks are compulsory and the rest are the learner's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
11 ratings
3.8
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By Christine Wells
A PBL study suitable for classes with access to technology - computer labs or mobile devices. Students work in groups to create a teenage survival kit. Activities include group work; blog posts; essay writing as preparation for the end of year
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Unit Plans
$5.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Christine Wells
A PBL film study suitable for classes with access to technology - computer labs or mobile devices. Activities include group work; class discussion and debate; essay writing as preparation for the end of year exams; and project time. Each activity is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
5 ratings
3.6
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By Christine Wells
A PBL novel study suitable for classes with access to technology - computer labs or mobile devices. Learners work in groups to create a campaign to stop the abuse of power in today's world. Activities include before class 'flipped' learning as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Christine Wells
A web quest which researches the events, fads and culture of the 1960s. Students create a presentation to show the music, fashion, political events etc of the 1960s. The purpose is to better understand the context that the novel The Outsiders is
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Research, Novel Study, Internet Activities
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Christine Wells
A PBL film study suitable for classes with access to technology - computer labs or mobile devices. Activities include before class 'flipped' learning as preparation for classwork; group work; class discussion and debate; essay writing as preparation
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Thematic Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
1 rating
1.3
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By Christine Wells
Match the terms to the definitions and effects. Then identify the techniques and explain their effects.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
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By Christine Wells
This matrix is to accompany the Life of Pi PowerPoint. It is an activity matrix based on Bloom's taxonomy and Gardner's Intelligences. Each activity is assigned a point value with the higher level activities being worth more points. This enables
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Christine Wells
A PBL film study suitable for classes with access to technology - computer labs or mobile devices. Learners work in groups to create a campaign to raise awareness of oppression and violence. Activities include before class 'flipped' learning as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Unit Plans
$4.00
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By Christine Wells
A simple film study suitable for 11-13 year olds. Activities include creative writing, close reading and essay writing. Each activity is labelled with the level of learning based on the 3 story intellect and also the key competencies for learning.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Christine Wells
An activity matrix based on Blooms taxonomy and Gardner's intelligences. This can be used for the study of any Shakespeare text as the activities are generic. Students work in groups to complete at least one activity from each column and one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Christine Wells
Creative writing for 11-14 year olds. A focus on narrative voice and structure and the inclusion of poetic techniques. Explanations are given with examples. I used this with The Cay by Theodore Taylor but you could adapt it for use with other novels.
Subjects:
Creative Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Christine Wells
Notes and activities for the study of Wall E directed by Andrew Stanton. Links to relevant websites are included along with apps and websites that can be used to complete activities. For use in a 1:1 device classroom.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Christine Wells
A unit plan for the study of the film. Learners will investigate 3 Act Structure, characterisation, setting, symbols and themes in the film. Questions and activities are included for each aspect and relevant links are provided. Essay topics are also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans
$4.00
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By Christine Wells
A PowerPoint which guides learners through the study of Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott. The study includes links to relevant websites for learners to access prior to class in a flipped approach. Once in class activities are provided for
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Movie Guides
$4.00
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By Christine Wells
Students work in small groups to discover the features of a short story, the style of Ray Bradbury and how to create a character. Links and videos are provided for them to research. Students are then required to brainstorm, plan and create their own
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
5 ratings
3.4
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By Christine Wells
Step by step instructions for learners to aid in the construction of their static image. This was created for Year 11 NZ learners but will be helpful to any learner wanting to know how to create an effective poster.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Unit Plans
$5.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching English, media studies and some music since 2002 at secondary (highschool)school level.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am fairly relaxed but am firm when needed. I begin the year in a strict manner but enjoy being able to have fun with my classes. I like to play music quietly while my classes are working to create a welcoming and positive atmosphere.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

1st equal in the ...iBook Author competition 2013 Apple Distinguished Educator 2015

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a certificate in contemporary music performance, a diploma of teaching and a bachelor of music education.

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