Gail Weinhold

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Gail Weinhold
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By Gail Weinhold
One of my students' all-time favorite discussions and activities for Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451! Students must determine which 10 books they would save if all books were being destroyed. Each of their choices must include persuasive writing to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$5.00
$2.75
62 ratings
3.9
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By Gail Weinhold
This lesson includes step-by-step instructions for students in groups of 3-4 to create Lord of the Flies life-size character murals for Ralph, Piggy and Jack (more could be used). This lesson demonstrates the group’s ability to show character
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
$3.00
32 ratings
3.9
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By Gail Weinhold
This file includes two documents of high-level, conversation provoking questions on Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. I have used these with high school students and the questions have ignited some incredible discussions on this controversial
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
$3.50
$2.99
19 ratings
3.9
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By Gail Weinhold
This letter writing assignment is always a HUGE HIT with students and usually gets even your most reluctant writers inspired. When you purchase this product you will get the MSWord document so you can change/manipulate it for your class, but no
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Summer
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
$2.00
17 ratings
3.8
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By Gail Weinhold
The Twilight Zone episode of the famous Ambrose Bierce short story, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is widely available on YouTube or for DVD purchase. The black and white format and dream-like storytelling, however, can be hard at times for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Literature Circles, Video Files
$3.00
$2.75
12 ratings
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By Gail Weinhold
This is a classroom tried, perfected and ready to go activity! The students really get engaged in this challenge to put the entire epic poem in chronological order. Listening to their discussions as they work out disagreements in the order, really
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Literature Circles
$3.00
$2.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By Gail Weinhold
Short story anticipation guide ready to go for Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour. Questions are all higher level and directly related to the text to get students thinking about the key elements of the story as it would relate to their personal
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literature Circles
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By Gail Weinhold
Let's face it. When it comes to grammar, even the best of us struggle at times to jazz it up and make it memorable-but no more! I tried this activity out of my freshman English classes and not only did they do it-THEY LOVED IT! This catchy rhyme is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Study Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Video Files
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

13 years as a English teacher and 5 years as a gifted and talented and Gifted Services Building Coordinator

MY TEACHING STYLE

High interest, high engagement lessons that draw on brain research and multiple learning styles.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Multiple nominations for MN Teacher of the Year; Claes Nobel Teacher Award; Who's Who Among American High School Teachers; Most importantly all the personal notes and cards given to me by students over the years!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA English Lit- University of MN; MEd Curriculum and Instruction- University of St. Thomas; Gifted Ed Certification- University of St. Thomas

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Wife and mother of three, freelance writer, and young adult novel in progress!

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