Engaging Language Arts and Psychology

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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
Highly graphic, interactive 24-slide presentation w/custom transitions and animations, relevant graphics and hyperlink in final slide to brief youtube video w/further contemporary examples on the monomyth archetype. Everything is done for you here!
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
CCSS:
RL.7.2, RL.7.10, RL.8.2, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.6, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.5, CCRA.R.7...
$7.00
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
42-page complete, detailed MS 2013 Word document for a 3-4 week Shakespearean unit! Exceptional detail in this FUN, engaging learning goal-driven, creative day-by-day unit plan to introduce Shakespeare, his time period, and writing with the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1...
$20.00
59
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
Introductory PPT for an Abnormal Psych unit in any Psychology course. This is a brand-new MS PowerPoint presentation with newly updated, accurate Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders information and so much more. The PPT is highly
Subjects:
Psychology, Critical Thinking, Psychology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$8.50
17
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
44 page PDF for a month of Shakespeare ~ full unit plan! Standards-driven, exceptionally detailed, engaging and FUN daily plans to introduce Shakespeare, his time period, and writing with a thematic focus on "star-crossed" (fate/destiny) theme as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1...
$18.00
29
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
This is a complete packet to fully invite students to not only learn about the historical perspectives and theories on dreaming, but to record their own dreams and synthesize that knowledge and application by writing a critical thinking response to
Subjects:
Psychology, Psychology, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RST.9-10.1, RST.9-10.4, RST.9-10.7, RST.9-10.9, RST.9-10.10, RST.11-12.1, RST.11-12.4, RST.11-12.7, RST.11-12.9, RST.11-12.10, WHST.9-10.2...
$5.00
21
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
This is a newly revised, 10-slide MS 2013 PowerPoint designed to be used as an introduction to a Mythology elective course in a high school English curriculum or in any ELA course in which you are involving a unit on myth. This is a highly graphic,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Professional Documents
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.L.6
$5.50
18
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
This is a highly informative Powerpoint introduction for a Psychology course unit/mini-unit on drugs and addiction; this would work well within a Consciousness unit -- also a PPT available in my store (including sleep/dreams). Here, you are
Subjects:
Psychology, Psychology, Study Skills
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.6, RST.9-10.4, RST.11-12.4, WHST.9-10.4, WHST.9-10.7, WHST.9-10.9, WHST.9-10.10, WHST.11-12.4, WHST.11-12.7...
$5.00
16
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
Here we have a near-100 slide, detailed MS 2013 Powerpoint slideshow to introduce a Psychology unit (in Psych I or II -- AP Psych, too) on Child Development: Infancy and Childhood, including: a.) theories on nature/nurture b.) parenting styles c.)
Subjects:
Psychology, Psychology, Study Skills
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled)
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6, RST.9-10.1, RST.9-10.4, RST.9-10.5, RST.11-12.1, RST.11-12.4, RST.11-12.5...
$8.50
16
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
This is a 2-page, detailed PDF (printable!) pre-reading / research activity to set the stage for reading Albert Camus's existentialist masterpiece novella The Stranger (L'Etranger). The PDF includes: a.) cooperative learning tasks within teams b.)
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10...
$3.50
18
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
9-slide MS 2013 PowerPoint presentation (revised in 2015) to navigate students from prior knowledge through defining AND analyzing foreshadowing in literature, distinguishing between subtle and direct foreshadowing, etc! The PPT can easily double as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.1...
$4.50
25
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
This is a 14-slide, newly revised MS 2013 PowerPoint presentation including: a.) Introduction to consciousness b.) Various stages of consciousness identified (controlled processes; automatic processes; daydreaming; altered states; sleep and dreams;
Subjects:
Psychology, Psychology, Study Skills
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.6, RST.9-10.1, RST.9-10.2, RST.9-10.4, RST.11-12.1, RST.11-12.2, RST.11-12.4, WHST.9-10.1...
$3.50
18
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
This is a detailed, highly graphic and engaging 3-page PDF essay (summative) assessment to be implemented in a unit on mythology in any ELA course, a Mythology post-secondary course, or a Mythology high school English elective. The activity assumes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.9...
$3.50
20
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
This printable handout/mini-lesson/critical thinking video analysis provides significant Psychology study all in one activity: a.) hyperlink / video location for the Goleman "Emotional Intelligence" TED talk (under 15 minutes for whole video) b.)
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Psychology, Character Education
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6, RST.9-10.6
$3.00
13
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
This is a newly updated 2013 PDF sleep habits questionnaire which works perfectly as an attention-grabber or K-W-L activity to introduce a Psychology 1, 2, or AP unit on Sleep/Dreams and Consciousness. Reinforce the notion that students should
Subjects:
Psychology, Critical Thinking, Psychology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
CCSS:
RST.9-10.3, RST.11-12.3, WHST.9-10.7, WHST.9-10.9, WHST.9-10.10, WHST.11-12.7, WHST.11-12.9, WHST.11-12.10
$3.00
26
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
Introductory PowerPoint for a Personality unit in Psychology course. Highly detailed, graphic and accurate 49-slide 2013 presentation and introduction to the following seven theories on personality development: Freudian Psychoanalytic theory;
Subjects:
Psychology, Critical Thinking, Psychology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled)
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6, RST.9-10.1, RST.9-10.2, RST.9-10.4, RST.9-10.7, RST.9-10.8, RST.9-10.9, RST.11-12.1...
$8.00
7
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
A 15-page PDF for an approx. 2-3 week Common Core-driven unit plan for implementing Alice Sebold's marvelously intense SF/mystery-suspense/realistic fiction novel in any ELA course is a must-view, AND a great deal! This unit plan involves
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1...
$10.50
16
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
Here we have a mini-lesson on formal vs. informal language -- with a focus on slang -- highlighting a contemporary poem by the American humorist poet James Hall entitled "Maybe Dats Your Pwoblem Too" (a poem written about the dumb luck of being
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Grammar, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.7...
$0.99
18
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
This is a polished, graphic, new, single page 2013 PDF for critical thinking analysis of a 2009 Psychology Today article on the function(s) of daydreaming in our lives, its benefits, and much more! These questions could be addressed individually by
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Psychology, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RST.6-8.1, RST.6-8.2, RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.5, RST.6-8.6, RST.6-8.8, RST.6-8.10, RST.9-10.1, RST.9-10.2, RST.9-10.4, RST.9-10.5...
$2.50
23
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
This is a wonderfully fun yet challenging formative assessment/creative writing activity; this printable can be used in any Creative Writing/ELA course (or other!) in which you have a fairy tale unit and wish to help students develop their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.9-10.3, W.9-10.3a, W.9-10.3b, W.9-10.3c, W.9-10.3d, W.9-10.3e, W.9-10.4, W.11-12.3a, W.11-12.3b, W.11-12.3c, W.11-12.3d...
$3.00
22
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By Engaging Language Arts and Psychology
A 16-page novel study pack to help students navigate Albert Camus's existentialist novella, The Stranger (L'Etranger). Reading questions encourage complete sentence responses to not only "Right There" (comprehension/understanding-level of Bloom's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Philosophy, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2...
$7.00
17
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Certified English Language Arts and Psychology educator with over ten years' expertise in 8th-12th English, Psychology, and elective courses including Mythology, Creative Writing, Contemporary Novels, and so forth.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Engaging, hands-on instruction employing 21st Century teaching methodologies and addressing the top levels of Bloom's Taxonomy while targeting nationalized Common Core Standards.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding New Teacher of the Year, 2003 (Cibola High School, Yuma, AZ) National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar Grant awarded - Native American Literature (July - August, 2012) Magna Cum Laude, M.A. English (GVSU Dec. 2011)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Grand Valley State University (GVSU): Dean's List consecutive years B.A.: English, Liberal Studies Minor: Psychology GVSU: M.A. English, Magna Cum Laude

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a creative, passionate educator with a focus on process and performance improvement; thus, my products and store exist to help inspire engaging lesson plans, resources, and even full units for you to modify to best meet your students' optimal learning. After all, the truly great educators are those who are the most resourceful in implementing what works for others while further developing and expanding on these pre-existing ideas to meet standards while also having fun! Let's collaborate in this manner. Have a terrific year!

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