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This is a complete unit of study for Stephen King's novella, "The Body." The package includes chapter by chapter study questions with ANSWERS, a summary review, a test, and an essay assignment. Questions focus on vocabulary, close reading, higher
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The package includes everything you need to teach Much Ado About Nothing. It includes introductory materials, scene by scene study questions, summary questions, an allusions activity based on a Mumford and Sons song, essay topics, instructions, and
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This is a final unit test for Romeo and Juliet and now includes ANSWERS! Package is in Word so you can modify. See also my Romeo and Juliet Complete Unit, Essay Package, News report, and Quotation packages. Check out the complete preview.
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This is a comprehensive Book Report assignment perfect for high school English classes. It includes instructions for students and a rubric. The assignment topics include introduction, plot, character, theme, setting, language use, personal
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Reduce the time and stress of marking essays with the best essay rubric ever! Package includes a very practical and successful rubric for marking high school essays. There are teacher and student friendly descriptors in the rubric that make it
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As an English teacher and literacy coach, I have used this package successfully with hundreds and hundreds of students. Originally developed to help students prepare for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, the package is a wonderful resource
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The package includes author biography, pre-reading and post-reading study questions and ANSWERS for Ray Bradbury's short story, "The Pedestrian." Questions address the elements of a story (plot, character, theme, setting, and point of view) and
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The package includes pre-reading and post-reading study questions, with ANSWERS, for Alice Munro's classic short story, "Boys and Girls." Questions address the elements of a story (plot, character, theme, setting, and point of view) and specific
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This package focuses on the implicit and explicit messages embedded in media, and then introduces students to the idea that implicit media messages contribute to the creation of social norms in our construction of masculine, feminine, and racial
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All the hits! "Nothing Gold Can Stay", "The Road Not Taken", and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"! Package includes the poems, study questions on the content and poetic devices, and ANSWERS. Have a look at my complete poetry units (A,B, C,
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This package focuses on the implicit and explicit messages embedded in media, and then introduces students to the idea that implicit media messages contribute to the creation of social norms in our construction of masculine, feminine, and racial
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I find this assignment to be a necessary part of any media studies unit at any level. Students are amazed by their own results. Package includes 3 parts: 1) chart to record media use, 2) reflective writing assignment, and 3) marking
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Package includes pre-reading and post-reading questions and ANSWERS for POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) The video itself is available from the Media Education Foundation. http://www.mediaed.org/ See also my
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As an English teacher and literacy coach, I have used this package successfully with hundred and hundreds of students. Originally developed for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, the package is wonderful for teaching the opinion essay at
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The package includes instructions, a graphic organizer, and a MARKING RUBRIC to help students write a short story. These instructions focus on creating a story with a teen protagonist, but they could be easily modified to suit any short story
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This is a complete poetry unit (10-15 days) that includes well known poems, study questions, a test, a summative assignment with marking rubrics (writing a poem and/or analyzing a poem), and ANSWERS. I use it in grade 9, but it could be used in
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This is a complete unit of study for Margaret Atwood's novel, The Handmaid's Tale. The package includes chapter by chapter study questions, a test, an essay assignment with great graphic organizer and best ever essay rubric, and ANSWERS. Questions
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This is a complete poetry unit (10-15 days) that includes well known poems, study questions, a test and a summative assignment with marking rubrics (writing a poem, analyzing a poem, reciting a poem). I use it in grade 10, but it could be used in
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The package includes the story, pre-reading, and post-reading study questions and ANSWERS for James Thurber's short story, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." Questions address the elements of a story (plot, character, theme, setting, and point of
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Everything you need to teach Cue for Treason. Package includes pre-reading information and chapter by chapter study questions that focus on plot, character, theme, setting, vocabulary, and reader response. Very thorough ANSWERS INCLUDED. Also
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Darrell has been teaching English for 20+ years.He is the head of a high school English Department.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Darrell believes in the pursuit of academic and intellectual rigor balanced by the understanding that we study literature in order to better understand and become the individuals and society we are capable of becoming: authentic, mature, and healthy.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Darrell earned the love of a remarkable woman. In graduate school Darrell received two S.S.H.R.C. awards (Social Science and Humanity and Research Council). SSHRCs are prestigious, national, academic scholarships. Darrell also received two OGS (Ontario Government Scholarship) awards. OGS is a provincial, prestigious academic scholarship.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Darrell has a PhD (Education) from the University of Toronto.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Darrell is the author of the book Transformative Teaching: Promoting transformation through literature, the arts and Jungian psychology. (Sense 2008). His work can also be found in the book Perpetual Adolescence: Jungian analyses of American media, literature, and pop culture (SUNY 2009). Darrell is the founding editor of Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies (www.thejungiansociety.org) and past President of the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies.

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