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Go ahead and ask your students if they know the name Horatio Alger. They won't. Now ask if they know Andrew Carnegie. They will. Alger's stories were very popular in the mid 19th century. We tend to still appreciate rags to riches stories and root
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
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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
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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This assignment was not originally about Shakespeare. Even though it uses a Shakespeare quote, it's still not really about any of his plays. However, it is about the roles we all play in life. This means you could use it as an introductory
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Cultural Activities
$1.99
2 ratings
4.0
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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
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2.3
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This assignment starts with a list of popular peace quotes. Also included are a number of quotes created by schools, maybe for some kind of contest. Another teacher I worked with compiled the list, but I took it and created an analysis worksheet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
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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
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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
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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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I taught the cultural literacy of English Lit every year for a long time in order to teach my 10th graders about the history of literature. Then, when I was asked to teach 12th grade English, I decided to use a similar format for teaching them.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Webquests
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Here's a 20-question short-answer test on Beowulf along with an assignment wherein students identify ten important "weapons" in their own lives. The test is printable, but a Google Doc link is also provided in case you prefer an online
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
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"Microcosmic God" by Theodore Sturgeon works well as an independent study assignment. I've used it with students who refused to do anything else in class because it captures the imagination. It's a decent short story to use as part of a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
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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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