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By Hannah Jack
This worksheet guides students to answer questions by finding evidence in the text of Maus. Students cannot successfully complete this exercise without finding and quoting specific textual evidence. This exercise is designed to help students read
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1
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9 ratings
4.0
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By Hannah Jack
Characterization is an important literary device that students often analyze in middle and high school English classes. The STEAL acronym can be very helpful for students as they start to understand what characterization is: STEAL helps us identify
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3
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8 ratings
3.7
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By Hannah Jack
In Chapter 7 of The Great Gatsby, we learn that Myrtle Wilson is struck and killed by a speeding car. This in-class activity asks students to work in groups and assume different roles to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mrs. Wilson's death
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
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7 ratings
4.0
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By Hannah Jack
I've done this with my students with great success. Working in pairs, students receive a card (included in this PDF) with a timeline fact on it. The timeline facts string together to create a basic Holocaust history timeline with points that are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, European History, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, SL.9-10.4
$8.00
$6.00
7 ratings
3.9
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By Hannah Jack
I used this activity as the opening lesson for my 11th grade unit on The Great Gatsby, and it was very successful. I began by introducing the idea that we can glean information about a novel from the front cover, back cover, and epigraph (I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Novel Study
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1 rating
4.0
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By Hannah Jack
This is a terrific game to help students become familiar with terms that come up again and again in Shakespeare's plays. The sheets are designed so that the first two are printed, then reloaded into the printer and printed on the flip side. This
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games
$2.00
$1.50
3 ratings
3.4
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By Hannah Jack
This double-sided worksheet gives students the opportunity to express their personal reactions to Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace" using concrete evidence from the text. Students organize their ideas on the first side of the handout and then
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Hannah Jack
I use this activity early in the unit to help students unpack the early descriptions of the main characters in the novel. I typically do this as a STATIONS activity, with 4 different stations: Nick, Daisy, Tom, and Jordan. Each student gets the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4, SL.11-12.1
$7.00
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2 ratings
3.2
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By Hannah Jack
I use this activity early in the unit to help students distinguish between East and West Egg, reading passages closely to find evidence to support their analysis. As a class, we read the passages on the handout and annotate them to find details
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4
$2.00
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Hannah Jack
Before reading Maus, students will work in groups to closely analyze the front cover, back cover, and epigraph and make predictions based on their observations.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1
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$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Hannah Jack
I created this activity to help my students (a.) understand the different characters' perspectives in the middle of Act III after Romeo is banished, (b.) understand important plot points in this part of the play, and (c.) identify lines in the play
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Hannah Jack
As students finish Act II in Romeo & Juliet, this activity allows them to reflect on the theme of rushing/impulsiveness and make connections to how teenagers still struggle with impulse control today.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2
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By Hannah Jack
This exercise prompts students to compare the animal drawings of Artie, Vladek, and Anja in "Maus" to the human illustrations of the same characters in the "Prisoner on the Hell Planet" comic, as well as to photographs of the real-life characters.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
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By Hannah Jack
In my 9th grade unit on Romeo & Juliet, we focus on the two essential questions: "Why are we still reading a play that's over 400 years old?" and "What themes are relevant to all teenagers?" The answers to both of these questions center around
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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By Hannah Jack
This stations activity is a great introductory lesson for teaching The Great Gatsby. Students get exposure to the setting and author through a variety of texts, images, and audio recordings. It's a fun way to set the tone for the unit and help
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
CCSS:
RI.11-12.2, SL.11-12.1
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By Hannah Jack
Grammar can be one of the most difficult and dry topics to teach students, but so many of the rules of grammar and punctuation can be boiled down into easy tips to remember. These worksheets (most of which are printed with 2 copies per page, to be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$7.00
1 rating
3.8
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By Hannah Jack
This activity was a huge hit with my 11th graders... In lieu of reading every page of the end of Gatsby, we unpacked key lines in a kind of funeral ceremony for the main character. Each student got a line, translated it in his/her own words, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.4
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By Hannah Jack
Using the "dramatis personae" (cast of characters) page in the play, students fill in the bubbles on this worksheet to better understand who's who in Romeo & Juliet.
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1
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By Hannah Jack
Many teachers host 1920s-themed parties while teaching The Great Gatsby, but this is a new twist on the idea that gets students doing close readings of Chapter Three (the big party chapter). I did this with my 11th graders and it was a huge hit!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
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4.0
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By Hannah Jack
I haven't been able to find a poster online that lists Shakespeare's plays by genre and date, so I created one. This poster can be printed and enlarged to hang in your classroom.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers, Posters
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$10.00
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I have taught elementary, middle, and high school grades and currently work as a high school English teacher in NYC. I am also a theater director and try to infuse interactive, theatrical learning in my classroom whenever possible.

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