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Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.--Margaret Mead
 
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By GilTeach
Want to teach your students the digital literacy they need to stop the spread of fake news on social media but don't have the time to develop a lesson plan on this new and ever-developing topic?Included in this common core aligned resource is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
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
Want to help the spread of fake news on social media? This fun critical thinking activity and current events activity is a “test” of sorts to see how much students know about the difference between fake news and real news. Students love taking
Subjects:
Critical Thinking
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$0.99
28 ratings
3.9
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By GilTeach
With a growth mindset quiz, great TED Talks, a research project, a narrative writing unit, nonfiction close reading, poetry, and lots and lots of examples of famous failures, these powerful resources have everything you need to instill a growth
Subjects:
Writing, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Interactive Notebooks
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...
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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, Higher Education, 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
This complete narrative writing unit includes activities, mentor texts, prompts, mentor sentences, and lesson plans that I have honed and perfected over fifteen years of teaching. After the unit is over, you will see a noted improvement in your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 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
$9.97
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4.0
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By GilTeach
These questions on Langston Hughes' poem "Let America Be America Again" encourage close reading, analysis of poetic elements, as well as deeper thinking and discussion about the themes and big ideas of the poems.This poem expresses disillusionment
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Printables
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
12 ratings
4.0
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By GilTeach
Looking for some engaging no-prep growth mindset activities to introduce your classes to growth mindset?The growth mindset TED Talk, growth mindset quiz, and growth mindset discussion questions will get your classes thinking about how growth mindset
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Character Education, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts
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
Need complete, engaging, no-prep lesson plans on literary devices?Covering everything from alluison to metaphor, from diction to figurative language, from syntax to enjambment, and from tone to speaker, these complete lesson plans will empower your
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RL.11-12.4, SL.11-12.1
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By GilTeach
A modern feminist retelling of the Salem Witch Hunts of the Puritan period, this contemporary poem by Margaret Atwood is a great choice for teaching poetic devices as well as for exploring some of the major themes of American Literature.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.9, W.11-12.10, SL.11-12.1
$3.97
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4.0
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By GilTeach
This poetry lesson on literary analysis, close reading, and paired texts will get your students to engage in class discussions on death, dying, and old age--all while examining two iconic poems.William Shakespeare's poem Sonnet 73 or "[That Time of
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Printables
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
This no prep introduction to literary devices, poetry analysis, and poetry writing focuses on the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. The method that students will learn in these lessons is to unpack a poem using a graphic organizer and to
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Printables
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.11-12.3d, W.11-12.9, W.11-12.10
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By GilTeach
Do you want to deepen your students' understanding of the immigration experience?Questions on two poems about immigration and the America dream will get your students doing close reading and literary analysis of poetic elements, as well as deeper
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.9, RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.10, SL.11-12.1
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By GilTeach
Looking for lesson plans to empower your students to fearlessly make mistakes, try new things, and grow their brains? Made famous by psychologist Carol Dweck, growth mindset is more than just a belief in effort. There are a few key elements that
Subjects:
Character Education
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.2, SL.5.1, SL.5.1d, SL.5.2, SL.5.4
$1.97
11 ratings
4.0
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By GilTeach
Looking for a challenging but accesible poetry unit to add to your unit on the Harlem Renaissance or the American Dream?These questions on "Harlem" (also known as "Dreams" or "A Dream Deferred") by Langston Hughes, “Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem,” by
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Printables
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
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By GilTeach
In "I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman and "I Too Sing America" by Langston Hughes, the two poets present parallel views of the American experience. Whitman’s poem is joyous and celebratory; Hughes’ poem is more skeptical, but it is not
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Printables
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
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By GilTeach
Do you want rigorous and fun lessons that will get your students excited about writing and prepared for the challenges they’ll face?These powerful activities will push your students to read and analyze a text at the next level with explicit
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.10
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By GilTeach
This eye-opening unit includes poetry of Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, close reading and literary analysis lessons, paired texts, film studies, writing prompts, critical thinking activities, a socratic seminar, a sythenthesis essay,
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 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...
$12.97
$9.97
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By GilTeach
Analyzing growth mindset poetry is a great way to teach your students about the ideas of growth mindset while teaching them the important skills of close reading of a poem, poetry analysis, and critical thinking.“Invictus” by William Ernest Henley
Subjects:
Writing, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.9, W.11-12.10, SL.11-12.1
$2.99
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By GilTeach
Looking for some engaging poems to add to your unit on The Great Gatsby? These poems explore themes of class, money, and dreams. They make a great addition to any discussion on the American dream, aligning with the messages of some texts, and
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Printables
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
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By GilTeach
Want to get your students excited about writing? Engage your high school students and establish the backbone of your daily writing routines with the 100 creative writing prompts included here. All of these prompts are designed for freewriting. If
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Other
CCSS:
W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.10
$1.99
10 ratings
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Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
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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.

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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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