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This 128-page Complete Poetry Unit includes: > 99-slide PowerPoint > 5-page Notes Handout w/ answer key (available in full color or black & white) > 2-page Syllables Handout > 2-page Feet Handout > 2-page Meter Handout >
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Using single lines from popular music songs (similar to poetry), students will practice their poetry knowledge of figures of speech. They will need to determine the difference between: * similes * metaphors * analogies * idioms They will need to
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If you're studying the poems of Edgar Allan Poe, this bundle is perfect. This 14-page bundle contains the complete text of 12 popular poems -- "Raven," "Annabel Lee," "Bells," and 9 others. Works great with reading stations. INCLUDED: "The
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Using famous poetry and nursery rhymes, learners will practice their poetry ability to recognize the number of poetic feet / beats in a line of poetry and determine what kind of meter the poetry is made of. >>> dimeter -- 2 feet per
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These hilarious figures of speech are a blast to teach as part of any poetry unit! The double meanings will have learners chuckling and rolling their eyes at the same time at all the puns. Learners will use these Pun - ny 25 sentences to: * locate
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Using famous poetry and nursery rhymes, students will practice their poetry knowledge of the different kinds of feet in poetry: * Iambic - 2 syllables ... unstressed, stressed * Trochaic - 2 syllables ... stressed, unstressed * Anapestic - 3
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Esperanza Rising has so much nonfiction to include in the novel study. In this, students will read about, analyze, and discuss the historical farm labor strikes in California. TEXT: Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan LEVEL: 5th-10th COMMON CORE:
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Using famous poetry and nursery rhymes, learners will practice their poetry ability to recognize and count the number of syllables in words and lines of poetry. This foundation will help them study the more complex elements of feet and meter in
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This 7-slide PowerPoint helps students practice determining Point of View from the narrative poem "Oranges" by Gary Soto (a poem in the Prentice Hall literature book). Sections of the story are highlighted for us to practice before the answer is
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Using quotations from famous classic literature, students will practice their metaphor knowledge compared to similes. They will need to determine: * the difference between similes & metaphors * what two unlike things are being
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Students will analyze passages from Gary Soto's poem, "Oranges." They will determine: (1) the meaning of passages (2) the pronouns and names that determine point of view (3) the point of view - 1st, 2nd, 3rd person
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Esperanza Rising has so much nonfiction to include in the novel study. In this, students will read about, analyze, and discuss the historical droughts, storms, and Valley Fever. TEXT: Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan LEVEL: 5th-10th COMMON CORE:
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In this teaching strategy video, we show some practical ways to teach Onomatopoeias … so you don't kerplunk the topic! NOTE: Resource included in download is also available in our store >>> Preview it here >>>
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Quention finds those highlighted lines in Margo's copy of Leaves of Grass / "Song of Myself" and ends up spending a lot of time thinking about them. He hones in on those 2 lines: "Unscrew the locks from the doors! Unscrew the doors
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Highwayman Plot Chart Diagram Arc TEXT = "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes >>> MEETS COMMON CORE STANDARDS <<< - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2 While reading the story, this graphic organizer will help students analyze the 6 parts of the
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TUCK EVERLASTING Poetry can be an fun and rigorous way to engage learners. At one point in the story, Winnie remembers a couple of lines from a poem she memorized. That poem is called "To Althea, From Prison" by Richard Lovelace. She hones in on
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We set out to make the most helpful, most compelling, most graphically attractive teaching resource for you to introduce your learners to all the various figurative language. This 70+ slide PowerPoint will help you introduce how every many you need
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Esperanza Rising has a great painting "Our Lady of Guadalupe" that Jesse's teacher sings in class. When Esperanza is on the train, she sees a poor woman carrying a picture of OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE. This activity will lead students to analyze the
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Bridge to Terabithia Hippies & Peaceniks Nonfiction leads students to read some information about the Vietnam War and hippies. Students will learn about their beliefs and their impact on the culture. Then they'll also analyze Miss Edmunds and
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We set out to make the most helpful, most compelling, most graphically attractive teaching resource for you to introduce your learners to all the various figurative language. This 70+ slide Google Drive Slideshow will help you introduce how every
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Created For Learning contains resources created by a married couple that are both teachers. We believe we are all #CreatedForLearning, and we love exploring what that looks like throughout our lives. Our teaching experiences span a wide range of grade levels.

profilejonathan-s.jpgJONATHAN: My 1st day of teaching was September 10, 2001. Talk about a crazy 2nd day! These past years of teaching have been such a blessing.

I have had the privilege of teaching 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th English, Middle School Creative Writing, and Freshman Composition, Creative Writing, and Literacy at the college level.

In my free time, I write novels for young adults. I'm fairly certain I'm the only young adult author whose birth country no longer exists, but I hope someone will prove me otherwise! I was the head editor of the RipRap Literary Journal and have written book reviews for www.TeenReads.com.

profilelisa-s.jpgLISA: The bulk of my 6 years of teaching experience was in first and second grade. Two of those years were first/second grade combo classes.

Currently, my main job is staying home with our preschool and elementary-age girls. It's been really insightful and humbling to experience the public school experience from a parent point of view.

MY TEACHING STYLE

We like helping students think. We're not so much interested in teaching them WHAT to think, but more importantly HOW to think. And even more...that they SHOULD think. We try to create a classroom environment that allows students the space to think, encourages open discussion, and hopefully lights a passion for learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

JONATHAN
* President's Scholar at Cal State, Long Beach
* Dean's List

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

JONATHAN
* Bachelors of Arts in English Education, emphasis in Creative Writing
* Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Fiction
* California Clear Teaching Credential

LISA
* Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies (Integrated Teacher Education Program), concentration in Language/Literacy
* California Clear Teaching Credential, CLAD emphasis

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