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Whether you're teaching newswriting, media studies, social studies, or creative writing, having students create an intelligent news report is a challenge. I found a method that worked for a number of students, and that was to create a simple outline
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World Language
Grades:
5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
$2.99
6 ratings
4.0
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Merchant of Venice can be fun for students. This download extends the fun and the learning, turning the play into a reality show. I only used the assignment a couple of times, and it seemed best suited for Honors classes. The themes assignment was
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
$1.99
5 ratings
4.0
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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe always freaks the students out a bit. If you want to freak them out even more, use this download that introduces the Catacombs of Paris. 10 questions, one after each paragraph of the Wikipedia article
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Activities, Internet Activities
$1.49
4 ratings
4.0
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By Educabana
As an English teacher, I liked to believe the literature I used and the way I taught it allowed students to experience philosophy, at least to a small degree. This assignment takes their understanding and questioning further than any other I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Religion
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cultural Activities
$2.99
6 ratings
3.6
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By Educabana
While it might seem odd that all I have to offer on TpT from teaching The Great Gatsby is two unrelated items: an extravagant party plan and a Ch. 4-6 quiz. However, that goes to show how much is available out there for a novel like The Great Gatsby
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$0.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Educabana
If you need some journal / homework questions for A Gathering of Old Men, we've got 10 for you. Fairly in-depth questions to provoke some thought.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$0.99
4 ratings
4.0
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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
$1.49
3 ratings
3.9
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By Educabana
Before or after you teach a unit that focuses on the American Dream, this is a must. Some version of this assignment. Mine or yours. Collage or just words. This one includes an original poem that I wrote along with the students, though the collage
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World Language
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cultural Activities
$0.99
3 ratings
3.8
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By Educabana
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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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
$1.49
4 ratings
3.8
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By Educabana
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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By Educabana
I had low-performing seniors in high school who could not identify the parts of speech. Because I had to review this with them, you can benefit in using an assignment that is usable from elementary school through high school. Students are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Cooperative Learning
$1.99
2 ratings
3.9
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By Educabana
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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By Educabana
Our thematic unit of Old vs New needed a good introductory activity, so I video taped a Leave it to Beaver episode (clips) and played it along with a new show. 10-section worksheet can be group work. 40 points total. I don't think showing a newer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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By Educabana
If you want your students to get more involved while reading John Steinbeck's The Moon is Down, then this might be the answer. This download allows you to run an in-class war game based on the novel. It includes roles and scenarios for four groups
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World Language
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, EBooks, Cooperative Learning
$4.99
2 ratings
3.7
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Did you create material while practice teaching that you never got to use in your current role? I did, and this is a lost collection of pretty cool stuff I put together for Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I have a multiple choice quiz (sorry,
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Novel Study
$4.99
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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
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
$2.99
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The quiz is the 30-question multiple choice one offered alone from Educabana. This download also gives you a five-page study guide and a frame story assignment. No, not a frome story, a frame story. You can use that one with the students, too. I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.49
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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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