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By GilTeach
Want to teach your students how to stop the spread of fake news but don't have the time to develop a lesson plan on this ever-developing topic? We all know that it is essential to teach our students to recognize fake news, or misinformation and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
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.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.10...
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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:
Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
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...
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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:
Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.11-12.4, SL.11-12.1
$7.97
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By GilTeach
Looking for a complete no-prep unit on Twelfth Night that is both rigorous and fun? With themes ranging from drunkenness to deception, from bullying to love, and from abuse of power to the pursuit of greatness—this play offers so much to explore.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Interactive Notebooks, Lesson
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...
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$22.97
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By GilTeach
Looking for a complete unit on The Crucible that will challenge your students to think critically and speak out against injustice? By examining how the Puritan world view led to the Salem Witch Trials, the relationship between bullying and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
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...
$51.97
$24.97
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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
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:
Handouts, Lesson
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
Why are stereotypes dangerous? What is our role in breaking down stereotypes? Students might know some of the stereotypes surrounding Indigenous people, but they likely don’t fully understand where they come from, why they are harmful, or why
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10, SL.9-10.1...
$2.97
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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:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Lesson
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...
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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:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Lesson
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
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:
Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
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 widely-anthologized story of a hardworking washerwoman and her abusive husband is a deceptively simple tale of good and evil, suffering and redemption, and reaping what you sow.However, when read in the context of the many biblical allusions in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, 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.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4...
$4.97
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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:
Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
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...
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By GilTeach
With themes ranging from colonial oppression to romantic love, from art to slavery, and from family betrayal to the beauty of nature—this play offers so much to explore. But if you want your classes to get excited about reading this challenging
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.9, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2...
$49.97
$24.97
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By GilTeach
Looking for a resource on the Trail of Tears that will help your students understand why that tragedy is still relevant today?This innovative unit will take your students beyond a general understanding of the events of the 1830s to a more
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.7, RL.11-12.10, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.4...
$3.97
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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
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...
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By GilTeach
Tired of students who are afraid to think for themselves?If your goal is to open your students’ minds, to get them to think critically, to help them become more receptive to new ideas, or to show them the importance of examining the evidence before
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Lesson, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.9, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.5...
$5.97
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By GilTeach
Want your students to learn real empathy?All over the world, people are becoming more divided, more fractured, and more out of touch with other human beings. If we want to go forward together to solve the problems that we face, we need to come to a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
$3.98
11
Digital Download ZIP (0.14 MB)
By GilTeach
Looking for powerful lessons that will make Shakespeare’s sonnets relevant to your students?Get your classes to analyze Shakepeare's sonnet 18, sonnet 130, and sonnet 73 while they explore TED Talks, pop culture, and non-fiction primary source
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.4a, K.CC.B.4b, K.CC.B.4c, K.CC.B.5, K.CC.C.6, K.CC.C.7, K.MD.A.1...
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$6.97
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By GilTeach
Tired of superficial resources on The Great Gatsby that just go through the motions when it comes to truly examining the important questions? Why do we lie to ourselves and others? Should we do everything for love? What is the American Dream? How
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.10, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.7, W.11-12.1...
$65.49
$24.97
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Digital Download ZIP (10.40 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.

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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