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I only fully taught Hoop Dreams one time while teaching. I had used it as a substitute in Milwaukee Public Schools (if I did not receive lesson plans for the day). I knew the movie was special because it was a documentary that kept kids' attention
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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3.9
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This makes the Concern Form look like child's play. If you know the concern form, it's a one-page printable worksheet that helps students analyze a text. Total Textual Analysis just takes it twice as far. The questions are based on what an ACT
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Education
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
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4.0
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By Educabana
When I taught Basic English 12, students often questioned why we read or wrote anything. They often were the students who planned on entering the workforce right after graduation, and graduating from high school was their most pressing concern.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Nonfiction Book Study
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4 ratings
3.8
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Seven scenes identifies for students to act out. Includes number of characters and scriptwriter/director roles. . Most groups are 4-5 students.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Staff
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$0.99
3 ratings
3.8
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The problem with multiple choice tests is that students take them and forget them, but with all the high-stakes tests being multiple choice, you must use them as practice. This correction form allows you to use multiple choice tests and quizzes more
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, ...
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
$1.99
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4.0
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I used this as part of my American Dreams unit. Students look at the Fortune 500 (I used the top 100) and answer 10 questions. The website lets you sort by more factors now than when I created the assignment, so go ahead and add another few
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
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While this was once a paper, it migrated naturally into a report of sorts. I could see it being used in an English classroom discussing reputations or cliques, but it's probably just as well suited as an all-school assignment dealing with cliques or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Character Education
Grades:
5th, 8th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Handouts, Cultural Activities, For Principals & Administrators
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The school at which I taught was dealing with a crisis because the state was telling administrators and local residents to stop using an American Indian mascot. There were impassioned pleas from both sides of the issue. I could have had my creative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Graphic Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
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This assignment was not originally about Shakespeare. Even though it uses a Shakespeare quote, it's still not really about any of his plays. However, it is about the roles we all play in life. This means you could use it as an introductory
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Cultural Activities
$1.99
1 rating
4.0
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This assignment seems like a simple editing project on the surface, but it's really a lot more important than that. Students look at current newspapers, websites, or TV news, and then decide what stories deserve to be the news. The download
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Journalism
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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If you are part of a district promoting PDSA, continuous improvement, I can statements, SLOs, or any number of other fun mandates to demonstrate you deserve your job, this is a great example of what can be done with a little creativity (and a lot of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Education, For Administrators
Grades:
Higher Education, Staff
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, For Principals & Administrators
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I don't care if a bunch of professors in Ivory Towers want to tell you there is no canon in literature and that cultural literacy tests are biased and unnecessary. Assuming it's still true that the wealthy, cultured, privileged, and powerful in our
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Education, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Cultural Activities
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You need this download if you want your students and staff to better understand how to create and answer ACT-like reading questions. The download DOES NOT include the book (Connections by James Burke), but it does provide a worksheet for creating
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Professional Development, Test Preparation
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Test Prep, Nonfiction Book Study, For Principals & Administrators
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The amazing story is that the Indians, taking their $16 when they sold Manhattan, could have invested it and bought it back (today) with several hundred million dollars left over. The author makes a lot of assumptions. The worksheet questions some
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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By Educabana
If you turn this into a Youtube video for your students, you will be a star, especially if you're a guy and you dress like Boy George. No, the lyrics cannot possibly hit all the rules for commas. That's for later. The song is to get students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Music
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs
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When I started the nature unit one year, students told me they were sick of hearing about reducing, reusing, and recycling from a bunch of teachers and administrators who drove SUVs and didn't have recycling bins in classrooms. The next year, I was
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Earth Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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I found a list of commonly misspelled words that are often mistaken as being one word or two words. As part of my attempt to help students avoid looking foolish in their writing, I taught the list and created quizzes. While this might not be a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Assessment, Songs, Video Files
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When I taught Creative Composition, I usually had a letter-writing part of the class. My wife, who liked to use my lesson ideas, did not have time to add letters into her Advanced Comp class, so she made this hybrid assignment, combining the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Handouts
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Our Bible Study group at church is using Andy Stanley's When God as a video to study and discuss. I was in charge of leading the discussion and study for Part 1, so I created this assignment for Part 1 - When God is Inattentive. If you teach
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Religion, Religion
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Cultural Activities
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If you are teaching a unit about nature or man versus nature, this is a good group activity for your class. I created ten scenarios that deal with nature, and students are to address each scenario in five different ways. Here's an example: "A
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Twelve years teaching in a suburban district near Milwaukee.
Check out my own creative writing here My wife taught four years, as well. She taught more of the Advanced classes and less of the creative ones.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Use of technology in the classroom when useful. Taught several classes completely online. Emphasis on Cultural Literacy and background knowledge in order to understand literature and how to write, but also to connect with other classes. My wife was the typical martyr teacher who planned until 7pm on a Friday for the next week. Her lessons are organized and usable out of the box, whereas a teacher might have to step outside the box to see how cool my lessons can be.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My honor was to have students published in my creative writing classes, students who otherwise disliked school or English class to succeed, and for students to tell me today that they remember lessons from over a decade ago. Many of the honors and awards from my past will do little to shape my future, but the fact that people like you are purchasing and using some of these lessons that took me hours upon hours of my own time to create is a great honor. Some of these units were important in the lives of students I was able to reach, and there's magic in a few of the assignments. I just hope that these downloads being here for you can make your life a little easier.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

ME-- *French Immersion School - Milwaukee Public Schools ---*UW-Milwaukee - English Major, French Minor, Urban Planning Certificate ---*UW-Eau Claire - Teaching certification in MAT program WIFE -- Brookfield Academy ---UW-Eau Claire - Journalism ---Carroll College - English Teaching Cert.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

If you are looking to get some more free lessons, meet other educators, and find work as a tutor, check out my main page at Educabana I also build websites as Passive Ninja and LutherNet. LutherNet.org My wife and I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with our two kids, and you can read more about our survival at Satisfamily

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