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I was the go-to Creative Writing teacher at my school. When my wife needed an assignment that was a bit more creative, she'd come to me. When other teachers at my school wanted to change things up a bit in their classes, they'd steal one of my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Elective Course Proposals
$29.95
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3.5
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By Educabana
This essay and planning sheet directs students to write an extended definition The assignment has enough structure to guide students while allowing them to use some creativity, as well. If you have been told to create an essay of definition, this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Handouts, Outlines
$0.99
8 ratings
3.6
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By Educabana
During my first year of teaching, I realized that some very bright kids didn't want to do the work I was assigning. Some of them went out of their way to do exactly the opposite of what I was trying to require. I understood those kids, and I felt
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Whole Courses, Elective Course Proposals
$19.99
5 ratings
3.9
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By Educabana
Before we went to writing a single paper as a composition class, our English Department had revised the Composition 12 class to meet Common Core Standards while still using the same papers we'd been using for a decade. Basically, this download
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Whole Courses
$9.99
6 ratings
4.0
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By Educabana
When I was looking for the perfect film to show my seniors, Breaking Away proved to be the one. When I went from teaching basic-level seniors to an advanced film class, Breaking Away was still what I chose to use. It's relevant to their lives and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Film, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Thematic Unit Plans, Movie Guides
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By Educabana
You've gotten the papers that seem like students are carrying on a conversation with a friend on the phone rather than writing an essay. You can teach them to avoid wordiness with the included lesson or with one of your own, but the collection of 17
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Minilessons
$0.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Educabana
It's not an essay test. It's not fill in the blank. It's not exactly short answer. But it's more than just discussion questions. It was my first year of teaching. I wanted students to think without having to assign full-blown essays, so I came up
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Novel Study
$0.99
2 ratings
3.7
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By Educabana
This essay is to be given at the end of the book either in lieu of a final test, in preparation for it, or maybe as a way to help fix low test grades. Students are given several options to write about themes from the novel in a 50-minute in-class
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Novel Study
$0.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Educabana
If you are teaching an advanced writing class, this is a good assignment to use. If you are teaching a high school history class and actually want to make it relevant for college history, this is a good assignment. My wife used it in Advanced
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Handouts, Outlines
$1.99
2 ratings
3.9
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By Educabana
If you're only going to buy one assignment on this site ever, this should be the one. While it's called a "Love" project, it can easily be adapted to ANY persuasive writing assignment (I even highlighted the areas you'd need to change). Honestly, in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Outlines
$9.99
1 rating
3.3
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Students are to create a hoax/bogus webpage OR a strange but true webpage using Word or Google Docs. The assignment comes with links to similar sites and student exemplars. Website design is not the main point, nor is disseminating false
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Science, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Multimedia, Internet Activities
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By Educabana
While this paper was created for A Doll's House, it also uses • "Too Soon a Woman" • "The Quiet Man" • "A Jury of Her Peers" • "Venus is a Man's World" • "The Dinner Party" I also mention some of the other videos/texts used in class. Students are
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Literature Circles
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1 rating
4.0
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By Educabana
I loved the teacher that came up with the original version of this assignment. She was so passionate, and her desire to change the world rubbed off on her students. She was also very lucky to be near retirement as many changes began to occur in how
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Outlines, Cultural Activities
$3.49
1 rating
4.0
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By Educabana
Students create a six-page assignment using a template for each character that has four descriptors to fill in. Some students really got into this assignment and treated it like a project, adding images and covers. While that might not be part of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Outlines
$0.99
1 rating
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By Educabana
Cool idea to take a popular online joke (the lists of shortest books ever written) and make it into an assignment. This one has students adjusting the capitalization of the books. You can also focus on underlining / italics.Mostly, it's just a fun
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
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By Educabana
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
Have you ever had trouble getting high school boys excited about English class? That's pretty much all I should have to say. If you've ever found yourself nearly in tears trying to control a room packed with boys who'd rather be in an autos class,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Career and Technical Education, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Outlines, Internet Activities, Webquests
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By Educabana
You might be looking for a Lord of the Flies by William Golding assignment or a good MELCon template. Or maybe you're trying to figure out if a template makes sense for writing. You don't have to look any further. Download the preview and see what a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Outlines, Novel Study
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By Educabana
The basic idea is that your middle, high school, or college students are going to retell a classic work of literature that can be read by little kids. They have to research, think about audience, use images, and summarize in a way that is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Activities, Cultural Activities
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By Educabana
I taught the short story twice with my non-creative writing students. The first year was wide open for the students. Almost none of them told a story, though, and I had to read the disasters. While other teachers dealt with the ineptitude by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Outlines
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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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