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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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Antigone is a vibrant play that students enjoy. I liked it better than Oedipus, which I read in high school. Honestly, if you have to choose, tell the story of Oedipus and then read Antigone. It's about so much more than pride and trying to outwit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Assessment
$9.99
2 ratings
4.0
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A few simple steps to teaching the classic short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce in 2-3 days. Your students will remember this one as long as you follow the rules listed in the document. After teaching the story for a
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Movie Guides
$4.99
8 ratings
3.9
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Dead Poets' Society starring Robin Williams may have taken on a more meaningful or ironic tone because of Williams's own personal demons, but the movie works well with A Separate Peace, and it's probably still used by English teachers in conjunction
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Cooperative Learning, Movie Guides
$0.99
6 ratings
4.0
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Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut proposes an alternate future that is disturbing. However, it also provides a way to discuss public policies and students' opinions about those policies. This download asks students to respond to 15 scenarios
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$2.49
5 ratings
3.9
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Is my skylark looking for some lessons to use with A Doll's House? If you are, this pack has 10 parts, including four assessments. There is also a link to a perfect article to use as outside reading. And a link to the ENTIRE unit as a Google Doc so
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
$9.99
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"The Bet" is a short story by Anton Chekov, Chekhov, or Checkov (whichever you prefer). I have taught it with my Honors 10, Basic 12, Film and Novel, and Creative Writing classes. High school students enjoy this story mostly because of the initial
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Assessment
$3.99
4 ratings
3.9
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The Grave is a Twilight Zone episode based on the short story "The Path Through the Cemetery" by Leonard Q Ross. This download includes a 10-question quiz on The Grave and a compare/contrast assignment.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Movie Guides
$2.99
1 rating
4.0
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If you need a quick group activity for the start of A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, this download fits the bill. No risk and no gambling involved. If the only jigsaw you know about is the character from the Saw series of horror /
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Guided Reading Books, Cooperative Learning
$0.99
4 ratings
4.0
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If you have a signature assignment, you know what it's like: students years later mentioning how cool that one assignment was. Maybe they're excited to tell their friends about it. Maybe all you get is a, "That wasn't terrible." The fact is, not
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$4.99
1 rating
4.0
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If you are looking for an analysis and writing assignment that will expose your students to famous (often classic) literature without trying to force them to read and interpret too much, this is a perfect assignment for your class. While I used it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$1.99
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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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Great stories tend to have some similarities. Often the teacher needs to find these, but students can certainly see them once identified. That's the case here. I had never imagined teaching Hamlet as a related text with Pride and Prejudice, but it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Assessment
$0.99
1 rating
4.0
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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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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
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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
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I used this as part of a final exam one year, but it could really work just as well after just about any unit. Instead of focusing on one text, you just have students demonstrate the relationship between several. Here's the list of stories used in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$1.99
1 rating
2.3
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Five crimes, and three opinions for each: Charles Dickens, society today, and the student. Expand it to 10 crimes if you like. My goal was to spend a class period working on this and discussing it, but you could take it further. I worked in a very
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$0.99
2 ratings
4.0
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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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If you are teaching Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, this map assignment will help students picture relative locations for the events in the story. The download has a list of 26 locations to be filled in on a blank map of Great Britain. While
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Activities
$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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