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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
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13 ratings
3.6
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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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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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15-question Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe quiz. Be sure to also download the Catacombs of Paris assignment. For some of the questions, you might need to discuss the story a bit, since the answers are more than just plot elements. However,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Handouts, Assessment
$1.49
3 ratings
4.0
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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
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8 ratings
3.6
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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
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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By Educabana
If you're teaching a film class and what the students to take ownership from the beginning, you need to have an introductory assignment like this. Don't just stand in front of the group and tell everyone how awesome you are and how you've seen
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Film
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Minilessons
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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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By Educabana
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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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
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2 ratings
3.7
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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
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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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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
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1 rating
4.0
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Independent Reading assignment about word choice. Nine questions, one with multiple answers (definitions), so count as a 10-point assignment. Included link to Google Docs file in case you're using computers. Used with 5th grade English but could
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Homework
CCSS:
RL.5.8
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2 ratings
3.8
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If you purchased the other Time Machine by HG Wells vocabulary quizzes from Educabana, then this is the final test. If you bought the Total Recall Time Machine Vocab pack, then you do not need this test. Let me design your district's future at
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Handouts, Assessment
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1 rating
4.0
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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
1 rating
4.0
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By Educabana
Back when this form was created, all of the English staff at my school hated Wikipedia. Some still do, I guess, but I've found it to be useful and permanent compared to a lot o the competition. There's at least an attempt at accuracy. This website
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 7th, 9th, 11th
Types:
Research, Handouts, Internet Activities
$0.99
4 ratings
4.0
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By Educabana
There are a couple of scenarios when this would be the absolute perfect assignment for you to download. 1. If you mostly read the book and now need to come up with some essay ideas that aren't easily available on some website the students are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$1.99
1 rating
3.3
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I took one of my classes in to meet the foreign exchange students one time. I was told by the World Languages teacher to make sure the students were prepared to ask some questions or else the conversations would go nowhere. So, I took some time to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, World Language
Grades:
5th, 7th, 9th, 11th
Types:
Research, Handouts, Cultural Activities
$0.99
2 ratings
3.7
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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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