Hawk From a Handsaw
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My Inquiry, Constructivist approach hits C.C. standards in authentic, skills-based activities. For all H.S. levels.
 
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This tool teaches AP Literature and Composition students how to deconstruct on-demand essay prompts; it requires students to convert prompt statements into questions and then to collect the evidence needed to answer those questions. This is my
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As an AP Lit teacher and an admirer of the Common Core, I have made a serious study of question design. It's a strange infatuation for me. So, I pulled together questions that I have created over the last few years and organized them into one
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This tool excellently prepares students for the essay portion of the AP Literature and Composition exam. It discusses--with models and examples--the biggest mistakes students make on the essays. It also guides them through a series of exercises
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AP Literature students would do so much better on the exam if only they could craft powerful introductions that include high-quality thesis statements/claims. This tool offers AP Lit students a checklist that outlines--with models--the elements
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This tool offers poetry explication guidance in an approachable manner that yields sophisticated analysis. Perfectly aligns with the Common Core. It is great for levels 9th grade through AP Literature and Composition. Thank you, Hawk From a
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Similes and metaphors amplify ideas, thus it is incumbent upon the reader to interpret and make meaning. Similes and metaphors have two parts: the tenor and the vehicle. By learning how vehicles work, students become much more sophisticated
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I wrote this poem so I can share with my departing AP Lit kids exactly what I want them to take away from the class. I give them copies and then read it to them. I thought maybe other teachers might like to use it--or maybe I am just a corny, old
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I collected all the problems that my AP Lit kids have with their essays and wrote them into a pledge--with companion pictures. I make the kids read it in unison each day at the start of class. It's very funny, but right on target, and it keeps all
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This tool is comprised of a series of the types of questions that experienced readers answer as they read. I created it by noting the questioning process that I use when I read. Then, I used Common Core standards to refine and strengthen the
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This speech assignment hits Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards. It includes all directions and rubrics for evaluating Ted Talks, self-assessed practice speeches, and grading the final speech. Shared as a Word file so that you can make
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This handout is part of a larger toolkit that I will offer in full later. This tool is a straight-forward scaffold on which high-school students can build a persuasive/argument essay. Hawk From a Handsaw.
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This worksheet is part of a larger toolkit that I will offer in full later. This tool guides students through the process of reading and evaluation nonfiction works. It directly hits many of the Common Core standards for reading informational texts.
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This tool examines the AP Literature and Composition exam and offers strategies for each aspect of the exam--an excellent preparatory tool for right before the test. I uploaded it as a Word document so you an make changes.
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This one-page tool outlines all the considerations that students should keep in mind when writing AP Literature and Composition essays. Excellent test prep. Thank you, Hawk From a Handsaw. I uploaded it as a Word document so you an make changes.
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In this document, I attempt to tell the history of American literary periods in under 15 pages by focusing on the events and ideas that created the evolution in American thinking and writing. I concentrate on themes such as identity, culture,
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This answer key allows the teacher to use any section of an actual AP exam as a quiz. The document even has scoring-conversion charts that convert A.P. Lit. scoring expectations to a standard grading scale. In other words, raw scores are converted
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This is the companion slideshow to the 15-page document by the same name that is also for sale in my store here: American Lit Periods Because of copyright issues, some pics have been removed, but those places are clearly marked, so you can easily
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This video defines plagiarism and explains how students can avoid it.
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This video demonstrates how MLA (and writing formats in general) work in the real world. Using actual professional journals, students are walked through how a works-cited list in one document leads to other articles on the same topic. Students
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This video covers the rules for MLA title punctuation and then guides students through a number of examples. Download this video and then upload it to your website or to Google Classroom, and you may never need to explain this tedious topic
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