Erin Forbes

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Erin Forbes
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"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others".
 
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This product is a unit test on The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The test consists of 75 questions, including character matching, multiple choice, and quote identification.
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This product is a unit test on the novel Monster by Walter Dean Myers. The test includes multiple choice questions, character identification, basic plot comprehension questions, and an essay question.
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This product details and explains 40 fun reading activities that could be used with ANY book, novel, short story, etc. The activities are all things I have implemented in my own classroom and found to be successful. This product also contains many
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This product is a unit test on the novel Of Mice and Men. The test consists of 75 questions, including multiple choice, character matching, and quote identification. Also comes with an answer key.
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This product is a set of detailed instructions and explanations for students to complete an interactive notebook. An interactive notebook is a tool for student learning which engages them in a very creative way! I use interactive notebooks at least
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This product is an anticipation guide for the novel The Scarlet Letter. It features 13 statements that address thematic concepts within the text (for example, "Adultery is never excusable). Students indicate whether they agree or disagree, and it
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I used this activity when demonstrating persuasive writing to my students. I have found that it is really helpful to allow students the opportunity to examine a sample of work before they begin writing. It helps them to understand the expectations
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This product is an essay test on The Crucible. The test comes with a detailed rubric for efficient grading, clear student instructions, and 6 possible essay questions. I typically require students to choose one question to answer in a 3 paragraph
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This product is a short grammar quiz/test on conjunctions and interjections. Students must identify conjunctions and interjections in context, differentiate between correlative and coordinating conjunctions, and answer basic multiple choice
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This is a handout I created to help demonstrate various types of rhetorical devices. I used the handout in conjunction with our work on the speeches of Patrick Henry with my English III class, but the handout could be used with any other type of
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This product is a short quiz/test on adjectives and adverbs. Requires students to identify adjectives and adverbs in context, identify words being modified by adjectives and adverbs, use adjectives, etc. Also comes with a key.
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This product is a rubric for grading students' class participation. I like to give students a participation grade at regular intervals (once a month, once a grading period, etc.) This rubric helps me remain consistent in grading my students'
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This is an assignment I use with my English III class, in which students must locate an article that demonstrates bias and analyze how the bias is evident. One thing that I find extremely helpful when giving student assignments such as this is
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This product is a set of guided notes on adjectives and verbs. The notes thoroughly cover the basics of adjectives, articles, linking, helping, and action verbs, etc. Also comes with a completed set of guided notes for the teacher.
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This product is a rubric for a narrative writing assignment. The rubric contains seven major categories in which to score student work: ideas and content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation. Student
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This handout is a fun "getting to know a classmate" activity. Students are randomly partnered and have to interview one another and collect answers to these fun questions as an icebreaker activity.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my second year teaching. The journey has only just begun, but yet I feel I have learned a vast amount already! One thing I have learned during this time is just how much I enjoy creating original materials for my classroom. And I'd love the chance to share some of those materials with you!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My joy as a teacher is when I get to watch my students think critically. I think of myself as an facilitator of learning, not just an arbiter of information. I want my students to discover knowledge themselves, with me simply serving as a guide. I never miss an opportunity to incorporate creativity into the classroom. I believe students learn best when they get to interpret and portray new knowledge in their own unique way!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have a shining teacher moment almost every day! When a student remarks that diagramming sentences is "fun" or I hear an "oooohh, I get it," I feel like I've won an Acadmey Award!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I completed by B.A. in English, with a concentration in creative writing, at Louisiana State University, graduating with a 3.67 GPA. After college, in order to help make ends meet, I started substitute teaching and realized how at home I felt in the classroom. I completed an alternative certification program called Teach Baton Rouge, and am now immensely proud to be working as an English teacher at Baton Rouge Magnet High School, one of the top performing schools in the state of Louisiana!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm recently engaged and getting married in June 2013. My fiance is currently in the process of obtaining his teacher certification as well! My mother (also a teacher) and I have been singing the praises of TPT to him, and what a help he will find it starting out as a first year teacher. I love to read (of course), watch good movies, critique bad movies, play with my dog, discuss politics with my fiance, draw (even though I'm no good!), and go for long walks!

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