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This is a must for any teacher using "The Bet" by Anton Chekhov. "The Bet" is a story that really gets students of all levels thinking about philosophy, and that's a pretty tall order. If you've taught the story before, you'll kick yourself for not
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$0.99
8 ratings
4.0
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By Educabana
Actually, it's the final I used. Two 25-question, original quizzes with an essay option I used one year when grades weren't as hot as St. Louis in the summer. If you want time to visit with gentlemen callers instead of sitting around the house
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$3.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Educabana
This digital download includes 6 Merchant of Venice 10-question quizzes: one for each Act and one for an introduction. I have also included discussion or group questions in a Google Doc about the introduction. The quizzes were revised recently to be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Assessment, Printables
$4.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Educabana
Have you ever tried teaching A Tale of Two Cities for the first time while dealing with a newborn at home? If you have, you'll understand why this collection of around 40 short-answer questions, two essay choices, and some vocabulary terms for A
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$1.49
1 rating
4.0
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By Educabana
This download is a 63-question, roughly 75-point short answer final that deals mostly with Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice and a short epistolary story called Addressee Unknown by Kressmann Taylor. It was actually a really cool final that you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$1.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Educabana
This download includes 17 questions to three links to articles (you can print them) that discuss King Arthur, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, and Sophocles' Antigone. The articles generally discuss unusual perspectives of the three stories,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Printables
$1.49
2 ratings
4.0
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By Educabana
This download includes a link to my 32-page Google Slides introduction to Pride and Prejudice as well as an introduction worksheet that had been hidden away for a few years. The worksheet is from when I taught the book by Jane Austen, while the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, British History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Printables
$3.99
3 ratings
3.5
Digital Download DOCX (0.27 MB)
By Educabana
Two reading quizzes, used as a final test for John Steinbeck's The Moon is Down. Also includes Quizstar import codes to take the quizzes online. Some of the questions have to do with background information, so you should read over the questions to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$2.99
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I was in the middle of a gender roles unit and I needed some extra stories because we'd literally run out of yellow wallpaper. Besides, I'm not sure most of my class was really ready for old Perkins Gilman, so I gave them a couple of options,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$0.99
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By Educabana
12-question T/F (8) and fill-in-the-blank (4). Sample question: 6. T / F Gene’s guilt over Finny causes him to get into a fight with another student. Quiz best used to see if students are doing the reading.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Printables
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By Educabana
I wanted to incorporate the story of Gilgamesh with my 9th graders, but I didn't have a lot of time, and our district wanted every reading to relate to the ACT/CCR skills bands. Therefore, I created this simple worksheet using reading skills in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Printables
$1.99
1 rating
4.0
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This post-reading assignment was more meaningful to students than a multiple-choice test or an essay about character or theme. That's because it provides 10 options for letters students can write to real or fictional characters. Included is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Cultural Activities
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By Educabana
I taught the cultural literacy of English Lit every year for a long time in order to teach my 10th graders about the history of literature. Then, when I was asked to teach 12th grade English, I decided to use a similar format for teaching them.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Webquests
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By Educabana
Here's a 20-question short-answer test on Beowulf along with an assignment wherein students identify ten important "weapons" in their own lives. The test is printable, but a Google Doc link is also provided in case you prefer an online
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$1.49
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By Educabana
Maybe you've seen Jeannot and Colin in an anthology and avoided it because you have no idea what it's all about and don't want to have to write another quiz. Well, now you can find out what it's all about and have a quiz all ready for your students.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$1.49
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By Educabana
If you've ever wanted to be that teacher who teaches something everyone else has forgotten, give this Gore Vidal near-classic a try. It's in some short play anthologies, but it's also probably available for download online (search first). Double
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$1.99
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By Educabana
Original reviews of Mark Twain's Huck Finn with a worksheet asking students to analyze the reviews. I think most of the reviews are negative, which worked well, since the students were mostly negative about the novel. The cool part is that the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$1.99
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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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