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Teaching Grit lesson plan: Teach students how to persevere. In this lesson, students work cooperatively with their peers and teacher to solve a problem: What is grit? How can we teach character traits like “grit”? The lesson starts with vocabulary
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$3.00
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"Everyday Use" by Alice Walker: Close Reading Lessons (4 days) This detailed, four-day close reading lesson guides students through Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" and asks them to make insights about characters, themes, and symbols in Walker's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$4.00
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In this lesson, students learn about the qualities of good thesis statements, practice critiquing thesis statements, write their own, then engage in a peer review activity and a revision activity. At the end of the day, everyone has a stronger draft
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.00
12 ratings
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These lessons can work as a standalone mini-unit to introduce students to Banned Books Week and censorship, or it can be incorporated into a larger unit about censorship. In the first lesson, students consider why people censor, examine a list of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
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Critical Graffiti for Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue" This is a cooperative learning activity that emphasizes deeper understanding of a topic and reflection. What's included in this resource? *Lesson plan for facilitating analysis of Amy Tan's "Mother
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.11-12.1, SL.9-10.1, SL.11-12.1
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PERSEPOLIS bundle: Jigsaw Activity & Reflecting on Stereotypes Assignment Jigsaw Activity: Analyzing characters and representations of the veil in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis Reflecting on stereotypes: This resource for Marjane Satrapi's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$3.00
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Stanford Prison Experiment website guide & essay for ELA or Social Studies: The Stanford Prison Experiment offers fascinating insights into power, and the forces that can corrupt all of us. This text pairs well with units that explore darkness,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities
$2.00
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Practicing Gratitude Lesson Use this for Thanksgiving before break or anytime during the year to get students thinking about gratitude: The benefits, and how they can practice gratitude in their own lives. What's included: *Lesson
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.8.1, RI.9-10.1
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Asking Good Questions Lesson:Help students to lead discussions in any classroom! Use this lesson to teach your students how to pose meaningful questions. Students begin by learning the features of level 1-3 questions. They then apply their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.11-12.1, SL.9-10.1, SL.11-12.1
$2.00
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This lesson can work as a stand-alone plan to introduce students to Banned Books Week and censorship, or it can be incorporated into a larger unit about censorship. In this lesson, students consider why people censor, examine a list of frequently
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$3.00
12 ratings
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Lesson bundle: Thesis statement workshop to help students formulate strong claims & peer review workshop for completed essay drafts. Thesis statement workshop: Students learn about the qualities of good thesis statements, practice critiquing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Assessment
CCSS:
W.9-10.5, W.11-12.5
$3.00
5 ratings
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Back to school resource includes the following resources: Teaching Grit, Growth Mindset, Respectful Dialogue, Gratitude, Asking Good Questions Lesson, Debating Disability, Graphic Organizers! What's included in this bundle: Growth Mindset:Use this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
9th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.11-12.1, SL.9-10.1, SL.11-12.1
$10.00
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Media Literacy Unit: Gender and Media In this mini-unit, students read non-fiction texts and engage in research in order to address their guiding question: How does the media influence our understanding of gender? The research component of this unit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Women's History Month
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Assessment
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.5, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.7, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.7
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Students analyze Abel Meeropol's "Strange Fruit," and then compare three musical interpretations of the poem. Use this resource to address the Common Core, and spark critical discussions about music, race, and gender. Included in this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Music
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cultural Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.9
$3.00
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In this Common Core-aligned three-day mini-unit, students conduct a comparative analysis of "On Being Brought from Africa to America" by Phillis Wheatley and "The Middle Passage" by Olaudah Equiano. Included in this resource: Detailed, three-day
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
CCSS:
RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, CCRA.SL.1
$3.00
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"American History" by Judith Ortiz Cofer: Close Reading Lesson for ELA 9-12 This lesson guides students through a close reading of Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “American History,” a short story told from the perspective of a young Puerto Rican girl living
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$3.00
4 ratings
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Use this fully editable Growth Mindset lesson to help Middle School students understand the differences between a "fixed" mindset and a "growth" mindset, and to help students identify classroom behaviors that will help everyone grow. This is a great
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
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Engage your students with informational texts before, during, or after reading "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck. Students will work collaboratively in small groups to unravel the controversy behind The Grapes of Wrath and address complex
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.11-12.1, SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.4, SL.11-12.2, SL.11-12.4
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Short Stories Bundle: "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker, "American History" by Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Ursula Le Guin's "She Unnames Them" These in-depth, detailed lessons can be taught as their own unit or can be incorporated into other units on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$10.00
4 ratings
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Beyond Compare and Contrast: Analyzing Arguments Should English be our "official" language? Through this lesson, teachers can facilitate meaningful writing and analysis that goes beyond an examination of similarities and differences. Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Research
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.8, RI.11-12.1
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a certified 7-12 English Language Arts instructor in New York where where I teach high school and college-level English courses.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that the person who is doing the most talking is doing the most learning. That's why I'm interested in planning lessons that are student-centered, and that imagine the teacher as a facilitator. Focus: Critical thinking, media literacy, cooperative learning, student-centered learning, #CCSS

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My work has appeared on ReadWriteThink, and I was previously a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer stipend grant recipient.

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M.A. English M.A.T. Adolescence Education

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