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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe is filled with irony, which makes it a great tool for teaching the different kinds of irony. This assignment asks students to identify which of three kinds of irony fit 19 different story elements or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
$0.99
13 ratings
3.6
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If you have never taught King Arthur or thought it's irrelevant today, think again. This download is a great quickstart guide to King Arthur. It includes a wonderful general guide (as a link to another document), a quiz for that guide, ideas for
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cooperative Learning
$8.49
9 ratings
3.8
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A simple collection of quotes that students rank as their own view of the American Dream. Perfect for starting out a unit on the American Dream, either in English or in history. 10 quotes. Good for discussion, though each student should fill one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Presidents' Day, Social Studies - History
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$0.99
9 ratings
3.9
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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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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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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
$1.49
6 ratings
3.9
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This is a simple assignment used at the end of the semester for a composition class, and it was the only creative writing opportunity for many students. The download gives a simple format to follow in order to create a one act play. I did not have
Subjects:
Creative Writing, World Language, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$0.99
2 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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We all think we like the Transcendentalists, but we don't know that much about them or concern ourselves with the same ideas. And we're probably not teaching much of their writing anymore. In fact, I bet we're not even naming any new schools after
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
$1.49
4 ratings
4.0
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This worksheet was designed for a "Living Well" class. It could be used in a health class, science class, or any class that addresses eating disorders. Like in an English class if the story features a person with an eating disorder. Simple group
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Health
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Cooperative Learning, Webquests
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If you think that Americans can take the whole American Dream thing a little too far, here's a fun group work activity for you. Students will create a satire of one aspect of the American Dream and then create a commercial for a product that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Character Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$1.99
3 ratings
4.0
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Even if you don't teach a film or film and literature class, this is a cool assignment because students will learn how to talk more intelligently about films. However, if you do teach a film class or are trying to get the powers that be to approve
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Film
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
$4.99
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If your school has a bunch of copies of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan that nobody has used in years, here's your chance to give it a shot. The story is set up well to break into sections for student presentations. I just took it to the max with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
$0.99
2 ratings
3.8
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Poem by Robert Frost. 8-question analysis best used as a group assignment. Easy discussion. Short answers. Poem available here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177009
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$0.99
1 rating
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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A full-page handout for each character in the story A Gathering of Old Men. Individual or groups of students fill in four parts, and then you put it up on an instantly-finished bulletin board. Simple, but it takes a while to create, so save a bit of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 12th
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning
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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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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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When I was doing some online research before I taught a unit on The Giver, I realized that there were around 10 different categories of perfection, or Utopian views, that seemed to play a role in what I was researching. When we teach Brave New
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$2.49
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Works if you need one. Rubric for class discussion participation.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World Language
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$0.99
1 rating
4.0
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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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