Contextual Classroom

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Teaching with TedTalks: The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Introduction: Bringing media into the classroom can be very meaningful if it is used with a specific goal, focus, and context. The extensive library of TED Talks is a
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This activity packet accompanies the Teaching Respect PowerPoint presentation also on Contextual Classroom. This packet challenges students to develop their understanding of respect. Students must record their personal definition of what "respect"
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This film guide for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is meant for students who have read the novel and are now viewing the film for comparison, analysis, and fun! The guide consists of 11 questions about certain
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This powerpoint presentation focuses on the literary element of character in the short story "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan. This powerpoint includes the following slides: 1) Warm-Up: Peer Response on Dreams/Goals 2) Story Preview 3) Personal Connection:
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This short story unit created by Contextual Classroom for 7th Grade students features six engaging stories selected with student interests in mind! Each story focuses on a different literary element. The following stories are included in this
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This short story unit created by Contextual Classroom for 6th Grade students features 5 engaging stories selected with student interests in mind! Each story focuses on a different literary element. The following stories are included in this
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Created by Contextual Classroom, this is a lesson focusing on plot using the story Seventh Grade by Gary Soto. This power point includes the following slides: 1) Title slide with link to story online 2) Story Preview 3) Warm-Up: Thinking about 7th
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This pdf on "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez contains a 10-question reading quiz and answer key and 11-discussion questions that may be used as writing prompts or essay starters. This pdf has been created to challenge
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis Novel Unit created by ContextualClassroom has been designed for students in Middle School ready to embark on their adventures in Narnia! This Unit Bundle includes the
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This is a one-day lesson that was created by a peer of Contextual Classroom with the goal of helping students take ownership of their behaviors in school, while gaining a deeper understanding of the meaning of respect. This lesson helps students
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Novel assessment is a 6- page test with a 2-page complete teacher's answer key. The test has 5 sections: I. Character Match-- This section asks students to match the character to its
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This powerpoint presentation focuses on the literary element of theme in the short story Greyling by Jane Yolen. This powerpoint includes the following slides: 1) Title slide with video clip from author 2) Story Preview 2) Definition of selchies in
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This powerpoint presentation focuses on the literary element of theme in the short story "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" by Walter Dean Myers. This powerpoint includes the following slides: 1) Title Slide 2) Warm-up: Thinking about the Title 3)
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This written response activity created by Contextual Classroom is an extension activity for the short story,"The Possibility of Evil" by Shirley Jackson. The assignment asks students to craft their own thoughts on Miss Strangeworth's actions in a
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This is a 12-slide introductory lesson created to get students excited about the funny and exciting novel Holes by Louis Sachar and their reading adventures at Camp Green Lake! The presentation includes the following slides: 1) Title Slide 2)
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This is a one-day lesson that was created by a peer of Contextual Classroom with the goal of helping students take ownership of their behaviors in school, while gaining a deeper understanding of the meaning of respect. This lesson helps students
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This powerpoint presentation focuses on the literary element of plot in the short story "Aaron's Gift" by Myron Levy. This powerpoint includes the following slides: 1) Title Slide 2) Warm-up discussion on gifts 3) Discussion on "intangible gifts"
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Ch.1 Lesson is a 19 slide PowerPoint presentation guiding students through the beginning of the novel. The Presentation includes the following slides: (1) Title Slide (2) Ch. 1
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This bundle created by Contextual Classroom contains reading checks for each chapter of The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. Each reading check contains five questions that students should be able to answer after reading the chapter. The
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Created by Contextual Classroom, this is a lesson focusing on setting using the story A Boy and A Man from Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman. **A copy of this story is no longer available online. I found the story in Prentice Hall's
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught high school English in a public school setting for three years. I have written curriculum and created materials for county-wide use. I have a passion for collaboration among colleagues and for creating materials that are engaging and useful for teachers and students alike.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Incorporating all types of media (TV clips, film, music, art. ect...) into my instruction in order to engage students and help them expand their view of the world.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my undergraduate degree from Penn State University and my M.Ed in Secondary Education- English from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live with my husband and our black lab puppy in northern Maryland. Love to travel, read, watch movies, and enjoy time with friends, family, and pets.

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