Crayon Skies

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By Crayon Skies
Perfect for lower-level Pre-A.P. or Honors Classes! Quick Review on Three Types of Irony Two Activities for Practice or Assessment: Short Answer and Written Responses!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$4.00
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By Crayon Skies
New York Times Paired Poetry Series Rigorous, Engaging, Pre-A.P. /Honors High School English Materials for Two Class Days SOAPStone and TPCASTT Analysis Strategies Materials created for use with the following: New York Times Selection Excerpt, “A
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.9-10.4, RI.9-10.4
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By Crayon Skies
Great for Pre-AP/Honors English Classes! Highly Structured Close Reading and Analysis Activity Graphic Organizer Focus Questions on Diction, Details, and Syntax Text: "Richard Cory" included This is a great activity to introduce writer’s craft
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
7 ratings
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By Crayon Skies
Non-fiction and Poetry Pairing The poem, “Pity the Beautiful,” by Dana Gioia, and excerpt of the article, “A Bad Girl with a Touch of Genius” by Guy Trebay. The activities in this packet were created expressly for the pair of texts that can be
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.9-10.4
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By Crayon Skies
Using Shakur's "If I Fail," students will understand how connotative diction affects the meaning of a poem. Activity can be used for a mini-lesson on close reading strategies, test preparation, independent work or in-class assessment. Packet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
$4.00
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By Crayon Skies
Ten Pages of Activities! This poetry pack includes ten pages of poetry analysis activities. Each activity focuses on one aspect of the D.I.D.L.S. strategy created for Pre-AP/Honors classes by the College Board. Includes: Pre-Reading Activity Diction
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Poetry, Test Preparation
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Handouts
$5.00
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By Crayon Skies
Mini-Lesson on Details, Images, Diction, and Speaker Tone Analysis Activity - requires students to carefully consider specific quotations from the short story, "Salvation," by Langston Hughes to determine how and why the speaker's attitude changes
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4
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By Crayon Skies
*Three more activities created to complement your classroom instruction and hone your students' understanding of the three types of irony most common in literature: situational, dramatic, and verbal! *Check out my first set of activities on irony
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.9-10.4
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By Crayon Skies
Engaging and Rigorous Poetry Analysis Activity! Analysis of Speaker, Syntax, Tone, and Theme Includes text of poem by Gwendolyn Brooks Eight Pages! Perfect for Honors/Pre-AP classes!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.4
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By Crayon Skies
Students can work individually or in small groups to analyze a Cheyenne Myth for elements of plot. Great as a mini-lesson or as independent practice. Answers are included. Please note that this is not a lesson in itself. This is a review activity -
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Minilessons
$4.00
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By Crayon Skies
11 Pages of Activities Using TP-CASTT Strategy! 1. Pre-reading (Title + Wordle Pre-Analysis) Activity 2. Initial Reading: Literal vs. Figurative Activity 3. Paraphrase: On-The-Lines comprehension Activity 4. Connotative Diction
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4
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By Crayon Skies
A study of grammar using relevant mentor texts ensures that students move beyond idea that grammar is useful only when editing their own writing. This assignment is a great way to introduce the study of grammar as a close reading tool. Students will
Subjects:
Grammar, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
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By Crayon Skies
Poetry Analysis - "Peeling Back the Layers of a Poem" This higher-level thinking activity emphasizes the importance analyzing the depth of a poem and includes a pre-reading activity. This activity explores the following layers of the poem, "It's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.9-10.4
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By Crayon Skies
PRE-AP/HONORS FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT Poem: "It's Hot in the City" by Peter West -requires the students to think and respond critically and analytically -IS NOT MULTIPLE CHOICE -skills assessed: diction, imagery, and figurative language
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4
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By Crayon Skies
Students can work individually or in small groups to demonstrate their understanding of narrative structure by re-constructing and analyzing a popular fable.
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
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By Crayon Skies
This 9-page activity gives students the opportunity to analyze the mood of two contrasting excerpts from the The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. (Students do not have to be familiar with the novel to complete the activities; the excerpts
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Minilessons
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By Crayon Skies
Eight engaging and rigorous skills-based mini-formative assessments created for Honors, pre-AP, and AP literature classes. Each mini-assessment can be applied to any novel, poem, or short story. Passage Analysis: Tone Passage Analysis:
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Printables
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By Crayon Skies
Engaging way to analyze the tone of character(s) in a novel or short story! This activity can be applied to any novel or short story and serves as a fantastic bell-ringer, post-reading, or mini- formative assessment. Recommended for grades 6-10.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
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By Crayon Skies
An engaging, creative characterization activity! Use this activity as a bell-ringer or quick formative assessment. It can be applied to any novel or short story and used in grade levels 6-10.
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
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By Crayon Skies
Three Pages! Includes: Course Description Supplies Needed Units of Study + Major Assessments Classroom Procedures Parent Contact Information
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Syllabi, Handouts, For Parents
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught high school English (Pre-AP 9 through 12) at an urban high school for 10 years. I am currently an instructional coach at a "priority" middle school in Virginia.

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I hope that my students would say that my teaching style is rigorous, creative(read:quirky), interactive, and engaging. :)

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Indicators in Action, Virginia

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Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

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I am in love with all things related to teaching, creative expression, the beach, literature, writing, and my dog, Antigone ("Annie"). :)

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