Debbie Deramo

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United States - Pennsylvania
Debbie Deramo
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"I would give the world to embody one half the ideas afloat in my imagination" (Edgar Allan Poe).
 
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By Debbie Deramo
(Update: I made an answer key that is now available.) I made this study guide to accompany our viewing of the 2004 film directed by Joel Schumacher. This guide gets students to truly "critically" view the movie, and uncover lots of symbolism they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Film
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Movie Guides, Google Apps
$5.00
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Google Docs™
By Debbie Deramo
100 question Great Gatsby test. Multiple choice. You can use a scantron for this test. Questions are a combination of plot details, quotes analysis, symbolism and theme-centered. One section is on identifying the character being described. Also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Assessment, Google Apps
$5.00
7
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Debbie Deramo
I've organized them primarily around the five different lessons that we learn from Eddie's five people in heaven. These topics prompt students to make real-life connections and to truly apply what they are learning from reading the novel. Use them
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$2.00
9
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Google Docs™
By Debbie Deramo
If you'd like to save yourself a million hours, here is my 16 page ultra detailed 2020-2021 syllabus for AP Language & Composition. It has been approved by the AP College Board. This is *extensively* detailed unlike other AP course overviews
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Test Preparation
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Whole Courses, Syllabi, Google Apps
$25.00
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Debbie Deramo
Detailed assignment for writing the framework of a movie with a love theme. Students are asked to write 4 "snapshots," which are quick, detailed explanations of scenes, 2 character profiles (no "cardboard" characters) and a longer actual "full"
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
2
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By Debbie Deramo
Introductory PowerPoint for The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. 35 slides. Not boring. Character stills from the movie. Exploration and definition of Intuition (examples, psychological basis, subconscious abilities) as it is an essential theme in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$6.00
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By Debbie Deramo
Here are my detailed "answers" along with the thoughtful, higher-level thinking and analytical questions I wrote for the movie. 13 pages. 2004 film directed by Joel Schumacher. You don't have to own the movie--Students can actually randomly view the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Drama
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Movie Guides, Google Apps
$10.00
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Debbie Deramo
Detailed project AND grading rubric. Students are asked to align the principles of transcendentalism with their choice of contemporary events, art, music, culture, activities, etc. They really like this project as it gives them freedom to find
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Close Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$3.00
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Debbie Deramo
Poems by Jack Kerouac and Allan Ginsberg with thoughtful interpretation and close reading questions to go with each one. 4 pages.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets
$2.00
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By Debbie Deramo
An introduction to the Beat Poets and the movement of beat poetry. Brief biographies of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burrough, Herbert Huncke and Lucien Carr. Explanation/ visuals of the scandalous murder, the City Lights Bookstore and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Homeschool Curricula, Google Apps
$6.00
3
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Google Slides™
By Debbie Deramo
Test format is: Fill in the blank, multiple choice, short answer and short essay questions. 45 questions. Complete answer key included.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment
$3.00
2
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By Debbie Deramo
15 Final Discussion questions to use at the end of The Five People You Meet In Heaven. I wrote these to get students to connect the lessons to their own experiences in life, as well as to think about some of the common threads that tie each of the 5
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Novel Study, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$3.00
1
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Debbie Deramo
23 slides PowerPoint: Close reading questions and answers. Visuals go along with setting of the story. Embedded YouTube audio reading of the story. See coordinating introduction to 4 American authors (Faulkner, Chopin, O'Henry, Bierce) PowerPoint,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
1
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By Debbie Deramo
50 question fill-in-the blank and short answer notes guide to use as you study Edgar Allan Poe. I made this to go along with a critical viewing of the Poe Biography "The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe" by A & E Television Networks. You can view
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Internet Activities, Movie Guides, Google Apps
$4.00
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Debbie Deramo
Instead of writing a traditional essay or taking another reading comprehension test, give them ownership and permission to creatively demonstrate their understanding of the main themes, symbols, writing style and other literary elements in Wuthering
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Arts), Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Assessment
$4.00
1
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By Debbie Deramo
107 slides on this PowerPoint. Begins with the trailer for the movie "Midnight In Paris," as this is what we do to culminate our study of modernism in American Literature. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" detailed stanza-by-stanza analysis
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans
$10.00
Digital Download PPT (10.34 MB)
By Debbie Deramo
Awesome class opener. Here are your first 5 minutes of class for your whole school year. :) PowerPoint of carefully selected inspiring quotes (with images) of the day. These quotes are absolutely inspirational and all of them have a positive
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Homeschool Curricula, Google Apps
$10.00
2
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Debbie Deramo
Comprehensive 22 page original, thoughtfully crafted study guide to give to students to complete as they read Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom. Full of enriching connective activities, such as analyzing thematically-related music and both
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Google Apps
$10.00
2
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Debbie Deramo
Detailed critical viewing guide for students to use as they watch Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. 8 pages. I have pictures of the artists, writers and musicians on the study guide so when these people show up in the movie it helps the students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Film, Close Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Study Guides, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$4.00
1
Online Resource
Google Docs™
By Debbie Deramo
Great Gatsby presentation: 120 slides, covering all of the important events, symbolism, themes and analysis of the novel. I start this with some brief biographical information on Fitzgerald, several great photos of F. Scott and Zelda and him with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$10.00
Online Resource
Google Slides™
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Began teaching secondary English in 1999.

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Bachelor of Arts in English, Master of Arts in Teaching English

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