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By GilTeach
Want to teach your students how to recognize quality journalism and stop the spread of fake news but don't have the time to develop a lesson plan on this new and ever-developing topic? You would think students who have grown up with the internet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.8, RI.9-10.10, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.10, SL.9-10.1...
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By GilTeach
Need your students to understand how poetic elements create meaning in a text?So often, students are able to identify and define, but they don’t fully understand why literary elements are important or why they are such an essential part of
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.11-12.4, SL.11-12.1
$7.97
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By GilTeach
What do your students really know about fake news? You might be surprised at how lacking your classes are in media literacy. Students who don't know about manipulative media are easily duped into buying products they don't need, believing
Subjects:
Critical Thinking
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$0.99
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By GilTeach
Looking for some engaging no-prep activities to introduce your classes to growth mindset?Teachers know how important it is to teach students about growth mindset, but it’s not enough to hang some posters or teach them some popular catch phrases
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Character Education, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.1c, SL.11-12.1d, SL.11-12.2
$2.97
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By GilTeach
Are struggling to teach a unit on The Crucible that is both rigorous and fun? If your students’ experience of Miller’s classic play involves filling out meaningless worksheets, sitting silently while you give powerpoint lectures, or waiting for you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.7, RL.11-12.9, RL.11-12.10, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3...
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$24.97
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By GilTeach
Shakespeare's themes of gender roles, cross dressing, bullying, messages, love, class, and drunkenness make Twelfth Night a play that is especially timely today. Students will quickly realize how much this play speaks to questions and ideas that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homeschool Curricula, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.3a, W.11-12.3b, W.11-12.3c, W.11-12.3d, W.11-12.3e...
$17.97
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By GilTeach
Want to teach a Puritan literature unit that will get your students engaging independently with texts, making connections to contemporary issues, and excited to discuss essential questions that really matter? From their world view to their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.9, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6...
$12.91
$8.97
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By GilTeach
Looking for a comprehensive narrative writing unit that will take your students from inspiration to finished product?You want your students to become better writers, but it’s not easy to give them the instruction that will actually improve their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
W.11-12.3, W.11-12.3a, W.11-12.3b, W.11-12.3c, W.11-12.3d, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.10
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By GilTeach
Tired of superficial resources on the Harlem Renaissance that just go through the motions when it comes to adding diversity to your plans? So often, in an attempt to study more than dead white males, teachers seek out texts by people of color. But
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.9, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3...
$45.67
$19.97
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By GilTeach
Engage your students in powerful discussions on death, dying, and old age--all while examining two iconic poems.William Shakespeare's poem Sonnet 73 or "[That Time of Year Thou Mayst In Me Behold]" and Dylan Thomas' poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into That
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4
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By GilTeach
Want to utilize your students’ love of dystopian fiction to keep them engaged through the end of the year and get them thinking about how they can make a difference in their worlds?Dystopian fiction is lots of fun—it’s imaginative, creative, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Interactive Notebooks, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6...
$23.85
$14.97
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By GilTeach
Want to be done planning your high school poetry lessons for the rest of your career? A collection of questions, poetry activities, and writing prompts on 55 poems that I have taught multiple times over the years, this bundle will provide you with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4...
$138.93
$39.97
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By GilTeach
Want to get your students thinking deeper about The American Dream?This poem expresses disillusionment as well as hope. While Hughes points out all the problems, all the ways that less powerful groups suffer in the United States, he also has hope
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.10, SL.11-12.1
$2.97
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By GilTeach
Want to immerse your students in the diversity of this country by studying engaging poetry together? Your students will learn so much when they explore the essential questions of American Literature with this giant unit.A collection of questions on
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.9...
$80.37
$39.97
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By GilTeach
Looking for an innovative short story unit that will get your students sharpening their close reading skills, discussing big ideas, and exploring literary elements on a deeper level?These lessons on “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan will push your students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Notebooks, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.3...
$2.97
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By GilTeach
Want to add diversity and perspective to your American Dream Unit? The pursuit of the American Dream is a classic theme in literature, but often, when students only examine canonical texts, they get a limited understanding of it. The reasons why
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.9, RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.3, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.9, W.11-12.9a...
$22.83
$14.97
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By GilTeach
Frustrated with students who refuse to accept feedback or take on any new challenges? When students have a fixed mindset about your class, they can be almost impossible to teach. Some feel hopeless, convinced that they are simply “bad" at English,
Subjects:
Writing, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.5, RI.11-12.6...
$23.36
$11.97
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By GilTeach
Looking for printable peer conference handouts to get your students working collaboratively to improve their writing?Peer conferences can be very tricky—it’s often tough to get students to actually offer constructive feedback or even stay on task.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
W.9-10.5, W.9-10.10
$1.97
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By GilTeach
Looking for poems to explore the American experience on a deeper level?While Walt Whitman's poem "I Hear America Singing" is joyful and celebratory, Langston Hughes' poem is more questioning of America's history--though it too is not without hope.
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.9, RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.9, W.11-12.9a, W.11-12.10, SL.11-12.1
$1.97
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By GilTeach
"To My Dear and Loving Husband" and "Upon the Burning of our House" are great poems to introduce colonial america, Puritan world view, and early American Literature. As one of the first poets of the nation, Bradstreet’s ideas on love, life,
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.9, RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.9, W.11-12.9a, W.11-12.10, SL.11-12.1
$3.97
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After sixteen years in the classroom--taking risks, researching new methods, and working hard to figure out how to teach my students to think for themselves--I know what works. I have written my own curriculum for over 25 books; I have prepared students for the MCAS, SAT, and AP tests; I have helped hundreds of students write successful college essays. If you want to learn how to find success in just about any kind of writing; if you want to learn how to approach a challenging text and understand it; if you want to learn why studying English is so much fun and really worth your time, I can teach you what you need.

MY TEACHING STYLE

One of the best pieces of advice that I ever received as a teacher was that at the end of the day, the students should have worked harder than I did. I don't do the "sage on the stage" lecture. Instead, I empower students with the skills to find their own answers. In the end, what they've learned is to think for themselves.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a MA from Stanford in English Literature and a BA from Barnard College, also in English literature.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

After many years as a public school teacher, I have moved my family to a rural eco village. When I'm not busy homeschooling my kids, I am hauling water to our off-grid home or meeting with neighbors about how best to work together.

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