Gwen Martin

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This is a fun literary terms version of the traditional BINGO game that teaches students the necessary literary terminology for the understanding of literature analysis. Students may participate in the activity as either an introduction to a
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This presentation introduces author's purpose by guiding students through a writing activity that requires their analysis of an excerpt from Edgar Allan Poe. Students use a dictionary and thesaurus to write definitions of terms as a mini lesson to
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This presentation introduces students to the format for writing an essay that argues their solution for a current world problem. Included in the presentation are: world problem ideas, examples of a how water shortage is a world problem, motivation
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This handout is a combination five-paragraph essay template and grading rubric. The assignment is for the argument of whether a character follows the archetypal hero's journey but may be adapted to meet any type of argument or expository writing.
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This argument essay guidelines handout may be modified according to due dates for a quick and simple timeline to give students to follow. The timeline maps out the stages of writing from prewriting through final draft and publishing.
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This presentation takes students through an analysis of how to argue an idea. It offers students a step-by-step approach to defining how to argue an idea using a claim, premises, and thesis.
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This analysis activity allows students a collaborative thinking strategy for generalizing elements of a novel through prediction and inference. Completing the task requires students to discuss and collaborate with classmates and to process and
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This writing activity allows students a collaborative writing strategy for helping them understand and process an author’s words and thoughts. To complete the writing task students begin thinking alone, continue by collaborating and creating a
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This worksheet requires students to close read the first pages of fiction books to analyze an author’s style by studying diction, syntax, imagery, point of view, and character development.
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This rubric was created to accompany a research essay in which students argue a problem and its solutions. It is a 2-column rubric that assesses both the argument and research writing processes.
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Poetry book project for students to craft original poems related to the themes in Of Mice and Men.
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This document offers steps for a whole group class activity. The activity demonstrates how relative pronouns function in the English language to create noun clauses. Students actively participate and have the chance to get out of their seats to
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Pacing calendar for student reading and activities for the novel Of Mice and Men.
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Writing assignment for students to craft original contemporary short story. Rubric for grading is included.
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Students with craft original poems related to the themes in Of Mice and Men.
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Students will produce a poem related to their reading of Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self-Reliance. Rubric for grading is included.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The 2013-14 school year challenges me to find the same passion for teaching and learning that I experienced 26 years ago when I first stepped in front of a classroom of high school students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I realized early in my teaching career that I could use the passion passed along to me by my own teachers and professors to significantly affect others. Through nurturing and caring for my students, I began giving them what I had received. I worked very hard to make sure that every lesson I taught led my students to discover and question and wonder so that they could learn the answers for how to live well. My students know, first and foremost, that I care about them as human beings and that I care about their success as learners. My students know that I will work as hard as I have to make sure they grow and prosper in their learning. Early in my career I realized the responsibility I have for giving them a purpose and helping them to set goals for their futures. I teach with this purpose in mind.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.Ed. Teacher Leadership Online Teaching Certification Online Course Developer Certification Speech Communications Teacher Certification Physical Education Teacher Certification English Language Arts Teacher Certification Psychology Teacher Certification B.A. Education B.A. Psychology

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