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A lesson that corresponds to a parody article about #Columbusing, a fake internet fad. An excellent way to introduce reliable resources, parody, satire, teach the gist of fair use and copyright law, covers the literary terms mood and tone, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
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The 15 page PDF breaks down as follows: 1: A list of links to other resources on Among the Hidden that I've found online. I don't own or host these, but am including it because I found them useful. 2. Worksheet questions for Chapter One 3:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$10.00
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By English Class Made Awesome
The cartoon strip that corresponds to this lesson can be found at the following link: http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1992/02/12 On pg 22 of the collection The Days are just packed by Bill
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.3, RI.8.5, RI.8.10
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This product contains one PDF file that includes 16 Individual Assignments, with comprehension questions for: Chapter 1, Chapters 2 + 3 Chapter 4, Chapters 5 + 6, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13, Chapter
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
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By English Class Made Awesome
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is my all time favorite author, and Epicac is my favorite of his short stories. If you're reading science fiction, another one of Vonnegut's stories, or want something to read that's short, sweet, and that students will absolutely
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Activities, Printables
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Teaching 1984 by George Orwell with your high school students? Couple it with Harlan Ellison's "Repent Harlequin said the Ticktockman" The 2 page PDF is 13 discussion questions, ready to print and distribute to your students. The story itself is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
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For my informative Nonfiction Unit, I wanted my students to read a piece by someone who realized he needed book smarts to balance out his exceptional verbal skills. The 5 page PDF includes: 1-2: Discussion Questions on the reading 3-4: Answer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Nonfiction Book Study
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By English Class Made Awesome
Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog is a fun, short, musical that your students will enjoy, and it's a great way to study how a character’s motivation drives the plot of a story. This is a single-page worksheet for your students and a teacher answer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Movie Guides
CCSS:
W.8.1, SL.8.1, L.8.5
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The following resource is 4 ready-to-print pages. Page 1 is a specific essay outline to write after viewing Life is Beautiful. Page 2 is an example of the first 3 paragraphs of that essay, enough to get your students started. Page 3 is an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Judaic Studies, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Movie Guides
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By English Class Made Awesome
9 page PDF file breakdown: Lord of the Flies Pgs 1 - 2: Chapter 1 - 5 questions Pgs 3 - 4: Chapter 1 - 5 quiz Pg 5: Chapters 8 and 9 questions Pg 6: Chapter 8 worksheet: In depth focus on the Lord of the Flies / Simon interaction. Pg 7: Final
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study, Homework, Printables
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There is a 1 pg PDF file that contains a link to a Google Slides Project: Biographical Sketches + Fictionalized Autobiographical Sketches. The Preview is a PDF of all of the slides so you can check out the project. Click the link, select "File,"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Other (ELA)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Projects, Internet Activities, Google Apps
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This "Lessons with Lyrics" is a close study of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and Second Solution by The Living End. It contains song lyrics, 1 page (front and back) discussion questions, an answer key, and links to the songs. This is all in one PDF
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
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This product contains one 22 pg PDF file that contains my entire unit on Parody: 4 original products and a link to a free lesson that I don't own. Activities include two paired text readings of high interest to young people, including online fads
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
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Comprehension and comparison questions, with extra credit paragraph, for use with Lord of the Flies by William Golding and The Simpsons: Season 9, Episode 14 “Das Bus," which mirrors the novel. Please review the episode in full before showing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.9-10.8
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The 5 page PDF file is broken down in the following way: Assignment 1: Pg 1 - 2: Harrison Bergeron Prereading Questions. I usually have students complete these individually or in small groups, and then go over the questions together as a class.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Novel Study
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The story: I had to break my English class into Literature Circles this year, and I was given a few role sheets, but I thought the roles themselves were very basic and boring. And thus, this resource was born! This resource introduces 8 new roles
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Literature Circles
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There is a 1 pg PDF file that contains a link to a Google Slides Project: Historical Fiction Research and Writing Project The Preview is a PDF of all of the slides so you can check out the project before you buy it. Click the link, select "File,"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Google Apps
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By English Class Made Awesome
How do you get students to think critically about two texts? Make the texts song lyrics! This "Lessons with Lyrics" is a comparative study of Elton John's Rocket Man and David Bowie's Space Oddity. It contains links to the songs, song lyrics,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Handouts
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This "Lessons with Lyrics" is a close study Gonna Be (500 Miles) by the Proclaimers. It contains song lyrics, 1 page (front and back) discussion questions that focus on Hyperbole, an answer key, and a link to the song. This is all in one PDF file.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
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This "Lessons with Lyrics" is a close study of Audioslave's I am the Highway with a specific focus on Metaphor. It contains song lyrics, discussion questions, an answer key, and song lyrics in a PDF file. Be sure to check out my other Lessons
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
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9 years teaching grades 9 and 10. 3 years (and counting) teaching grade 8.

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I've been recognized as "Teacher of the Month," but the highest honor is engaging students and getting them excited to learn.

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I have a Masters in Creative Writing from National University and a B.A. in Literature from Stockton University.

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