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*Update! Now there are six!* This has turned into a growing bundle. I have also updated this resource to include PDFs as well as links to Google Apps to be used digitally. Print or go digital - whichever works best for your class! I've done a lot
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Specialty), Character Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2
$3.00
227 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (4.30 MB)
By Engaging and Effective
Engage your students in a murder mystery game in the classroom! I use this lesson before starting my mystery unit and the students love it. They enjoy taking on the roles of the characters, and they enjoy the competition and challenge of trying to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Other (ELA)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5
$7.50
175 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (4.56 MB)
By Engaging and Effective
Ted Talks are an awesome way to break up a long class period, transition between units, or provide a little pick-me-up if students seem a bit down or off their game. I've searched through hundreds of talks (not necessarily a chore) and found these
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Character Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Internet Activities, Movie Guides
$3.00
64 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.35 MB)
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For real. No cheesy music, no bad acting, and no trick endings where everyone is okay and it was all just a big misunderstanding. Seriously, your students are going to love these and they have just the right amount of horror while still being
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.5, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.7, RI.9-10.8
$6.00
46 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (4.15 MB)
By Engaging and Effective
Engage your students in a murder mystery game in the classroom! I use this lesson before starting my mystery unit and the students love it. They enjoy taking on the roles of the characters, and they enjoy the competition and challenge of trying to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Other (ELA)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5
$7.50
28 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.46 MB)
By Engaging and Effective
I've gone through the numerous talks available on Ted.com to find just the right ones to pair with "The Hate U Give." This product includes guide questions for the talks along with one final question to connect the talk with the text. There are also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Novel Study
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6
$3.00
22 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (0.52 MB)
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This is a great way to break up the monotony with a little bit of humor while still teaching crucial analysis skills! My high school students love the remixes - which are professionally done - and engagement during this lesson is always high.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Multimedia, Graphic Organizers, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5
$2.00
22 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.23 MB)
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A whole new take on the short story, "Lamb to the Slaughter." Here, students will read the story and answer guiding questions that focus on inferencing, character motivation, and dramatic irony. There is also a worksheet on characterization Mary and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.7, W.9-10.1a, SL.9-10.4
$4.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By Engaging and Effective
This is a teacher's guide and worksheet to accompany the TED Radio Hour segment with Jon Ronson titled “How Can Our Real Lives Be Ruined By Our Digital Ones?” Students see online shaming first-hand, so this lesson was created to help them understand
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Character Education, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Worksheets, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.3
$3.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Engaging and Effective
Resources to use when teaching Monster by Walter Dean Myers to high school students. Pre-reading Powerpoint for screenwriting and courtroom terms. Includes a link to a YouTube video of a theater group's trailer for their production of Monster.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, W.9-10.3
$8.00
8 ratings
4.0
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Everything you need to teach and analyze "A Jury of Her Peers." All worksheets have answer sheets as well, PowerPoints frequently contain notes in the notes sections to assist with instruction of material. Everything is separate so you can pick and
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, W.9-10.3, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.4
$7.00
10 ratings
4.0
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Visually appealing and easy-to-follow graphic organizer to be used with the 1992 Gary Sinise movie version of "Of Mice and Men." I love using this lesson when I don't have enough time in the year to read the book. It's also a good accompaniment if
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.96 MB)
By Engaging and Effective
QR Code links to Ted Talk and NPR interview with Angela Lee Duckworth on what grit is and how to teach grit. Students answer guide questions while listening to the talk and the interview to better understand grit. Students identify and analyze
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Character Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Multimedia
CCSS:
SL.9-10.3
$2.00
8 ratings
4.0
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Great worksheet to help students find textual evidence to support their claim on if John Proctor fulfills the characteristics of a tragic hero. Students must closely read each quote in order to determine which one BEST exemplifies each tragic hero
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
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A mixture of analysis questions and basic recall for each of the 35 chapters and the prologue. Some questions include how an event is ironic and satirical. Although some chapters are very short, each has its own set of questions so the instructor
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3
$5.00
3 ratings
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20 assorted thank you notes to use throughout the year. Different designs, fonts, and colors. Some ideas for how to use them at your school: Create an "Appreciation Station" at your school where students and faculty can quickly fill out a thank
Subjects:
Other
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
7 ratings
4.0
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Introductory PowerPoint with link to Ted Ed video about the different levels of Maslow's pyramid. Students take notes directly on the pyramid worksheet. Includes links to three clips from popular kids' movies for students to practice identifying
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3
$2.50
10 ratings
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Includes a pre-reading activity where students answer questions in order to gauge their current understanding of slavery in Maryland during the early 19th century. After reading students will go back and reflect on what they have learned from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4
$8.00
5 ratings
4.0
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Students will read the story and answer guiding questions that focus on inferencing and characterization. 13 questions to help students identify the subtle clues Dahl gives about the nefarious intentions of Billy Weaver's landlady. There is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.7
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Engaging and Effective
This activity is the perfect way to bring a little holiday fun into the classroom. Students listen to two very amusing podcasts of David Sedaris reading his best Christmas material: "The Santaland Diaries" and "An Animal Farm Christmas." "The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Worksheets, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3
$3.00
4 ratings
3.8
Digital Download ZIP (1.40 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I started teaching special education English in 2011 at a high school in Baltimore County. Recently I moved up to central Pennsylvania where I continue to teach a combination of self-contained/adaptive English classes as well as co-taught inclusion classes. I have a dual graduate degree in special education and secondary education and am certified in both special education and English 7-12.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I've spent a majority of my career teaching in self-contained special education settings and co-teaching in standard classes. My products are made to reach all learners; not through watering down the content, but through the presentation of the information. Vocabulary worksheets include visuals because most students benefit from addition of appropriate and meaningful visual aids. My graphic organizers are made to chunk information in ways that help struggling students better understand the material. I love teaching special education and adore the students I work with. My passion is connecting with students who struggle in “standard” classrooms because they tend to learn differently from what we consider to be the average student. When my self-contained class reads The Kite Runner, and the students get it and LOVE it, there is no greater feeling.

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