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One of my best-selling products! This colorful PowerPoint introduces both the author, Sandra Cisneros, and the book, The House on Mango Street. It includes a picture and short bio of the author, a definition of vignette with activity (all explained
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Tap into your students' creative sides with these "one-pager" assignments for each act of Romeo and Juliet. Pages include: a cover page with one-pager examples, an explanation page of the mini-project and how to cite from Shakespeare, and a grading
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Prepping to teach American Literature made easy! Included in this teaching pack is a PowerPoint for each Realism, Naturalism, and Modernism, along with a set of graphically organized teacher's notes, and a blank graphic organizer for students to
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The SuperBowl is an exciting time for many of your students, and it’s often difficult to reel them in for your lesson on Monday. Why not use this as a time to incorporate a lesson on persuasion techniques? My students love it, and I know yours will,
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This introductory pack comes with a PowerPoint, student notes that follow the PowerPoint, and a set of teacher notes with all of the columns filled in. The notes take a "PIES" approach to teaching American Literature: Political, Intellectual,
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A great introduction to the Puritans for your American Literature class. I use this every year as our first look at America's early settlers before reading authors such as Anne Bradstreet, Jonathan Edwards, William Bradford, etc. Please provide
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Middle and high school teachers enjoy incorporating holidays into the secondary classroom just as much as elementary teachers, but it can be difficult to find age-appropriate materials. Enjoy these Valentine's Day reading and writing activities for
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This version is made specifically for people in the 40HTW Club, there is another version of this same planner that does not have club information in the calendars. Click here for that version: The Reflective Teacher Planner and Binder Editable!
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Everything you need to complete a roots, prefixes, suffixes unit! We always tell our students the purpose of learning these affixes is to figure out vocabulary-in-context. Many times we test students' knowledge of the affixes, but not their
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Do you want to make goals, intentions, and reflections for your year, but struggle with a place to keep all of your thoughts? I created the Reflective Teacher Planner as a way to not only streamline the thinking process, but as a way to also plan,
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A PowerPoint that introduces students to the concept of prefixes, suffixes and root words. Explanation with example for each. Slide on word cells; abbreviations (L- Latin, ME- Middle English, Pr- Prefix). You can also buy the BUNDLE which includes
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Little to no prep for teaching Dr. Heidegger's experiment! This 11 page slide contains brief pre-reading slides about looking for the allegory, symbolism, and characters in the text. The slides for after reading contain questions and symbols for
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Author's Craft and Purpose in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" is a Common Core Aligned lesson/worksheet to help students understand choices authors make when structuring and crafting a story, and how that structure creates or detracts from
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This has been so helpful to get my students to understand theme! Includes a student guide and a teacher's guide. In this four page guide students will understand how to comprehend theme through recognizing what the protagonist in the story
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Relating early American Literature to your student's lives can be a challenge, so here are some guided reading analysis questions and a journal response to get you started! Included are questions to get your students thinking about Bradstreet's
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This product includes a PDF and DOC file of the narrative writing essay assessment and story exercises that I use with my 11th grade writing class. This exercise can be modified for any grade level and would also be middle school appropriate. It
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This journal assignment is a great way for students to experience what it is really like to try and master a virtue. Great for use in your Revolutionary Period, Age of Reason, or Enlightenment unit. Students always gain a lot from this assignment.
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While teaching Shakespeare's plays in my class I needed a way to assign roles while being fair, consistent, and not take up a lot of time in the beginning of class deciding who would read which role! The first document in this bundle is a survey
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Directions for an essay on "Catch the Moon," by Judith Ortiz Cofer. The directions give a definition of imagery, and ask students to choose images from the story to explain Luis' character development. In the instructions are instructions for each
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While teaching Shakespeare's plays in my class I needed a way to assign roles while being fair, consistent, and not take up a lot of time in the beginning of class deciding who would read which role! The first document in this bundle is a survey
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I'm a certified English teacher working full time at the high school level. I have experience working with students in 5th grade, middle and high school, and English Language Learners. My passion is for reading and writing and helping students succeed!

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Teaching: The University of Hartford Award for Excellence in Secondary Education Creative Writing: Published in the North Central Review and Aerie Literary Magazine • Second Place, Melvin Goldstein Award for A Critical Paper Using Interdisciplinary Approaches • Third Place, Doyle Prize for Personal Essay • Abrahms Prize for Poetry and Fiction

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B.A. Secondary English Education, University of Hartford M.A.L.S focus: Social Sciences, Wesleyan University

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