Gina Campanella

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United States - California - San Jose
Gina Campanella
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"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
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By Gina Campanella
This 4-page document includes a comprehensive introduction to the first American Philosophy, Transcendentalism. The ideas of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are highlighted. In addition to the teacher's lecture notes, this document
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Philosophy
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, Teacher Manuals
$3.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Gina Campanella
This 16-slide PowerPoint presentation will help you introduce the major concepts of Transcendentalism to your students. It includes biographical information about Ralph Waldo Emerson, famous quotes from Emerson and Thoreau, the philosophies that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Gina Campanella
This in class essay assignment asks students to respond to one of four quotes from BLACK BOY by Richard Wright. Students are asked to show critical thinking skills and take their ideas beyond the basic plot level, to respond to Richard's
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment
$2.00
3 ratings
3.6
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By Gina Campanella
This travel brochure project is a wonderful "beyond" activity for students who have completed reading The Odyssey. It allows them to be creative and use persuasive language to get "travelers" interested in visiting the sites on their cruise.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Gina Campanella
This lesson allows students to develop style in their writing by imitating the writing style of Richard Wright. This lesson takes sentences from BLACK BOY, Richard Wright's memoir, and asks students to write their own sentence that they've modeled
Subjects:
Grammar, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I teach high school English at multiple levels, from honors to recovery (remedial). I have taught for over 16 years, and am an expert in American Literature. In addition, I also teach journalism and graphic publications (yearbook). I am a teacher leader at my school site.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have high standards and expectations for my students, and my lessons reflect this. I have a very down-to-earth style, preferring to talk to students as the young adults they are.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I hold a BA in English Literature, a single-subject teaching credential, and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, all from San Jose State University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In addition to my teaching experience, I have worked in private industry at a major dot com company.

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