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By Danielle Derwich
This PowerPoint goes through detailed notes about major events in the novella. Magical realism, symbolism, motifs, and other literary devices are outlined for students.This PowerPoint correlates with the text's guided annotation bookmarks which are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$15.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Danielle Derwich
I have used this short story for an Common Core practice during my apartheid unit. The questions vary from multiple-choice to short answer and cover topics on irony, theme, point of view and author's purpose. It is a quick way to assess students'
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment
$5.00
5 ratings
3.8
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By Danielle Derwich
This can be used as a pre-reading activity, after-reading activity or even for extra credit. The movie Good Night and Good Luck showcases the McCarthy trials which is a prevalent concept behind Arthur Miller's The Crucible. For more information
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
11th
Types:
Video Files
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5 ratings
4.0
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By Danielle Derwich
These document guides students as they read the text. The document includes vocabulary, symbolism, example of magical realism, and other literary devices used to enhance the meaning of the text.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$10.00
2 ratings
3.6
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By Danielle Derwich
Students will choose a theme and complete the following: a visual representation of what the theme looks like and an explanation for why this is a theme for the play. Students will include quotations from the play to back of their explanation and
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
1 rating
3.9
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By Danielle Derwich
For this project, students must design a mask for one of the main characters in Oedipus Rex.They must include certain symbolic features and include a written explanation describing the symbolic meaning behind each element created.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Danielle Derwich
This document includes guided detailed annotations for students to complete. It provides vocabulary, deeper level thinking questions, and basic reading comprehension questions. It also includes questions in regards to the history of the Iranian
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
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By Danielle Derwich
This is a quick 14 question Common Core practice assessment. The questions are all multiple-choice and cover topics such as tone, mood, theme, author's purpose and central idea, as well as vocabulary. I have used this for a easy way to assess
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Worksheets
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By Danielle Derwich
Students will choose one out of four quotations from the "He Named Me Malala" documentary and complete a quote analysis on one of the quotations. Students will have to relate an example from Persepolis back to the quotation. This assignment provides
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Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts
$12.00
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3.5
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By Danielle Derwich
As students read Persepolis, they are asked to look for certain literary devices and historical information.This PowerPoint addresses some of the annotations students were directed to find, as well as summarizes the main points of each chapter. At
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$20.00
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By Danielle Derwich
This short vocabulary quiz uses direct examples from the text helping students learn more about the more difficult diction used within the novel.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment
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By Danielle Derwich
Text-based questions geared to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
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Activities
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This is a quick activity using three songs that talk about making change in the world. This activity can be paired with any unit about injustice or equality. Students have to create theme statements about the songs and have an open discussion about
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English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs
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By Danielle Derwich
I have used this as a class assignment or for extra credit. In Sophocles’ play, Oedipus deals with a lot of tragic emotions, which is a great ingredient for writers to use in order to create an exciting piece of art. It is now the students' turn to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
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After reading The Epic of Gilgamesh, students create their own epic tale.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
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The document attached provides students with detail annotations to complete. It includes vocabulary, important details to highlight, themes, Notice & Note Sign Posts, and deeper-level thinking questions. Chapters 1-6, 7-15, and 16-End all end
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
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By Danielle Derwich
The purpose of this assignment is for students to visualize what the characters are seeing in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, especially Scout and Jem. Students draw the community, such as where the houses are and then use a color or a symbol to
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
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Some students may have little contact or knowledge about other races and cultures, which is an ideology that is shown in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Some of the characters are afraid of what may be considered different and by getting to know a
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
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This is a great way for students to enjoy finishing the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. They dress up as one of the characters and present a short bio to the class as their given character. Each student brings in a southern-style dish and everyone
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities
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By Danielle Derwich
In American Literature, students examine the writings of American authors and study past American culture and values, but they do not always delve deeper into their own history as Americans as much as they should. After reviewing several examples
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Cultural Activities
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Lake Norman Charter's High School and District Teacher of the Year for the 2012 school year. Region Nine's Charter School Teacher of the Year Runner-Up for the 2012-2013 school year.

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I graduated from Michigan State University in 2005 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in English with a minor in psychology. In August 2008, I received my Masters in Education with a focus in literacy and reading from Michigan State University

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