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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This is not a sequel to the original murder mystery product. This mystery includes brand new characters and a new setting! Product Description Engage your students in a murder mystery game in the classroom! I use this lesson before starting my
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Graphic organizer specifically made for students who struggle in English class. This is perfect for struggling students to practice close reading and finding specific evidence from the text to support their answer. Many struggling readers are
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Guide Questions and quick opinion writing prompts for three nonfiction articles related to Christmas. The articles are quick reads and often take students anywhere from 10-15 minutes to read and answer the questions. Perfect as a packet for students
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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
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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
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This is a worksheet with a graphic organizer to track character actions, motivations, and traits. "The Crucible" contains background stories, secrets, and ulterior motives galore, so it's important for students to closely analyze each character to
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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.

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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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