Donna Hart

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By Donna Hart
This colorful powerpoint presents, with some humor I hope, a model for argument developed by Stephen Toulmin. I call it a "take no prisoners" model, because it is really not as much concerned with acknowledging every point of the opponent's
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, English, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
11 ratings
3.8
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By Donna Hart
This PowerPoint goes into great detail to give background to this story. It also walks the reader through, in great detail, plot, setting, character, style, theme--and especially symbolism and allusion.
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Donna Hart
This lecture gives an overview of the difference between classical ideas of tragedy and comedy, based on Aristotle's "Poetics." It considers those differences in terms of plot, setting, character (character archetypes), conflict, theme, and
Subjects:
World History, Drama, English
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, Minilessons
$4.00
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By Donna Hart
This 42-slide PowerPoint presentation discusses where the Toulmin model originated and how it works. It takes the class through the following parts of the argument: Claim, Grounds, Backing, Warrants, and Qualifiers. It gives abundant examples
Subjects:
Writing-Expository
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
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By Donna Hart
A digital download of a 22-slide PowerPoint presentation delineating the legends of King Arthur from the 6th to the 20th centuries and in Latin, French, English, Welsh, and even German literature. It does not focus on any one rendition of the
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
3 ratings
3.8
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By Donna Hart
In this Word document, I sort of walk the reader through what the poem means. In side-bar comments, I explain allusions and background for the poet and the poem.
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts
$1.00
2 ratings
3.9
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By Donna Hart
A digital download of a 23-slide PowerPoint presentation delineating the history, uses, & meaning of the Rogerian model of argument. It is full of examples on both sides of an argument and seeks to get students to think about how they can find
Subjects:
Writing-Expository
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Donna Hart
This short PowerPoint covers the basic elements of Poe's short story.
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
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By Donna Hart
This PowerPoint discusses some of the author's biography and some events of the time period of the story. Then it focuses on plot, setting, character, style, and theme. Interesting pictures are included.
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
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By Donna Hart
This 11-slide PowerPoint takes the student through the basic elements of the novel of which they should be aware as they read and analyze a book: Plot, conflict, setting, character, theme, and style. It does go into some detail about each; for
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
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By Donna Hart
In this Word document, I walk the reader through the rhythm, rhyme, allusions, and meaning of the poem. It is an unabashedly Christian reading of a strong, assertively Christian poem.
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts
$1.00
3 ratings
3.3
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By Donna Hart
This PowerPoint discusses the main social and religious issues that were in play in the early history of America and how they shaped the literature that was written. It discusses Puritanism, the attitude toward women, the belief in witches, and
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
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By Donna Hart
This PowerPoint does a detailed explication of this short story. It not only examines plot, setting, character, style, and theme. It also looks at allusion, symbolism, and Transcendentalism--that more deeply inform the story. And it posits the
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
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By Donna Hart
This PowerPoint does a fairly lengthy discussion of the process whereby Western literature developed the short story. It discusses the trend from poetry to prose; from oral stories to written ones; from long stories to short ones; from heroic
Subjects:
British History, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Donna Hart
In this Word document, I explain my reading of the meaning of the poem. I discuss the dramatic monologue tradition, as well as rhythm, rhyme, voice, allusion, style, and theme.
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts
$1.00
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By Donna Hart
In this Word document, I set 2 love poems side by side and compare them. One is from the Renaissance period, and the other is 20th century. Yet they are very similar. The document also refers students to a YouTube rendition for each of the poems.
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts
$1.00
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By Donna Hart
This lesson plan suggests objectives and possible activities that might be used in a high school level writing assignment. It focuses on comparing things that are culturally significant--music, drama, art--and appeals to learners who learn best by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$2.00
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By Donna Hart
This short PowerPoint discusses developments in Europe that influenced the American novel. It hones in on James Fenimore Cooper and Nathaniel Hawthorne as 2 examples of early American novelists.
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
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By Donna Hart
This 23-slide PowerPoint presentation discusses what kind of claims we make when we initiate an argument--whether it is a Toulmin argument or Rogerian one. It also talks about how to best support those specific kinds of claims.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
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By Donna Hart
A digital download of a 12-slide PowerPoint presentation about how the Victorian Era influenced Tennyson's Arthur in this poem. It does a lengthy comparison between Idylls and Thomas Malory’s Morte d’Arthur. The teacher might also want to see my
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 40 years' teaching experience, and am now retired. I have taught everything from 7th grade language arts and social studies to college British literature (particularly Shakespeare) to adult degree completion. My greatest loves are early English literature, Shakespeare, and Irish literature.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have tried to combine all teaching styles: Lecture, discussion, film, recordings, field trips, group projects, and online web creations.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Several published articles.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS in English Education. MA in English. PhD in English.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Married. Mother of 4 children and 4 stepchildren. Grandmother of 11 grandchildren.

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