Cunningham's Muse

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State rubrics can contain a lot of jargon that students do not understand. This rubric takes the language of TDA scoring guidelines and simplifies it, while maintaining the necessary components of evaluation.
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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This file includes scaffolded reading questions, a scaffolded graphic organizer to help students analyze text features, an outline to help develop a TDA essay, and a TDA question on "The Life and Times of the Ant" to help prepare students for
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This bundle includes all of the materials necessary to teach and scaffold a text dependent analysis essay for 7th or 8th grade students on comparing common themes across poems. Copies of the poems "Nothing Gold Can Stay" and "The Christmas Cactus"
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This is a set of scaffolded comprehension and analysis questions for the 5th grade level short story, "Storm Warriors". A text dependent analysis question is also included.
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This zip file contains an after reading activity with teacher directions, a PowerPoint for TDA guidance, a graphic organizer for students to collect information for their TDA response, a fill in the blank TDA template for struggling students, and a
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This PDF file contains scaffolded questions and a text dependent analysis question for "Me and Uncle Romie".
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4th
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PDF file contains scaffolded questions and a text dependent analysis question for "Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude".
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4th
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This file contains a graphic organizer for students to complete during and after reading of the short story, "The Stone", a text dependent analysis question, a guide for developing the text dependent analysis question, and a model for how to teach
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This zip file contains a text dependent analysis question for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart". With the text dependent analysis question includes close reading questions of the text, a powerpoint presentation (in PDF format and Powerpoint
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This is a set of scaffolded analysis and comprehension questions, a scavenger hunt graphic organizer, and a text dependent analysis question for the short story, "Jose-Born to Dance". This is primarily a 4th grade text.
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This TDA with scaffolded resources was developed for Lesson 20 in the Journey's curriculum for the short story, The Black Stallion. The resource includes a two page pre-reading activity (pages 1 and 2), a three page scaffolded set of questions
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This TDA question asks students to analyze how the setting impacts events in a story. Students will complete an introduction activity to the writing assignment after reading the text, complete a graphic organizer, then work through a scaffolded
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This graphic organizer supports students finding evidence of a similar theme between a short story and poem. Students are then directed to compose a response explaining how each text reflects the common theme.
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A graphic organizer designed to help students identify the change in status of characters in "The Crucible" from Act I to Act II.
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This file provides a quiz on Acts I and II for "The Crucible". An adapted quiz file is also included.
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This file contains several documents aimed at teaching students how to write a literary analysis essay on "The Crucible" through developing an effective thesis statement, finding and evaluating evidence to support the thesis statement, and
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An analysis assignment for the very beginning of Act II in "The Crucible" where readers are first introduced to the dynamics of John and Elizabeth's relationship.
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This several day lesson introduces creative writing students to the concept of writing poetry. Some content was taken from David Starkey's, "Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief" when developing this presentation. Content may need edited based on
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This unit was taught as a year long book study, but can easily be implemented into a traditional classroom structure. There is an introduction lesson, ten lessons that are divided amongst chunks of the novel, a reading log template, seven ancillary
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This graphic organizer supports students identification and analysis of indirect and direct characterization of key characters in Acts One and Two of "The Crucible".
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching middle and high school English classes for the last nine years, in all grades ranging from 8th-12th, in a variety of levels. I also have experience teaching creative writing, journalism, and public speaking elective courses. This year, I have the opportunity to work as a literacy coach in my school district, where I develop, plan, and co-teach literacy lessons with teachers in grades K-12.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have an engaging teaching style focused on incorporating multiple intelligences, technology, and cooperative learning. My classroom is a rigorous environment.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Common Sense Media Educator, Keystone Technology Integrator

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. Secondary English Education; M.S. Curriculum and Instruction; M.S. School Administration and Leadership

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