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The lessons in this 135 page Night/ Holocaust unit by High 5 Achievers focus on a variety of the following common core skills: synthesizing information, evaluating multiple sources of information, citing specific textual evidence, analyzing a
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Many teachers quickly realize that students are simply clueless when it comes to recognizing where countries are located or that political events can change the boundaries of countries. High 5 Achievers have solved this dilemma with a lesson plan,
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High 5 Achievers has created a PowerPoint presentation with an accompanying lesson plan on how to organize content in a compare and contrast essay. This unit, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, includes an exercise with answer an key and
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Since students frequently experience difficulties in creating effective titles, introductions and conclusions, this unit from High 5 Achievers addresses those challenges in an informative and lighthearted manner. This lesson plan has been aligned to
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High 5 Achievers has created a science lesson plan, aligned to the Common Core State Standards that requires students to research the medical experiments conducted during the Holocaust. Students will write a two-page research paper based on their
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Anytime we search for a word or phrase to dilute something unpalatable, a euphemism comes to the rescue. For example, "to let someone go" is a polite way of firing the person. Since war is so disagreeable, the military constantly employs euphemisms.
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People often wonder why there was not more Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. This misguided belief fails to take note of the many different forms that resistance assumed: spiritual, physical and military. High 5 Achievers want students to
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This extensive Vietnam unit which includes The Things They Carried, is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, and consists of 11 lesson plans plus a 37 slide PowerPoint presentation on the Vietnam War that serves as an introduction to this
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The Holocaust is a difficult and tragic part of world history to teach, but, nevertheless, a necessary one. This 68 slide PowerPoint presentation from High 5 Achievers, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, gives students a broad understanding
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This lesson plan uses different types of graphs to compile various types of data regarding the Holocaust and other historical genocides. This lesson plan by High 5 Achievers is aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
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High 5 Achievers presents a lesson plan for the memoir Night, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, requires students to reflect on the denotative and both positive and negative meanings of the word "night" and allows students to consider
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High 5 Achievers offers two art lesson plans aligned to the Common Core State Standards, that require students to create a list of qualities necessary to maintain one's humanity in the face of horrific atrocities. With this list in mind, students
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Ideally this lesson plan should be taught in conjunction with High 5 Achievers Pre-World War II Map lesson plan which is aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The lesson requires students to recognize the impact of the war on the geographical
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High 5 Achievers offers a poetry lesson plan aligned to the Common Core State Standards that requires students to create a poem, individually or in groups, using any section from Night as inspiration. A sample poem is provided. This work is
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Squabbling sisters, a cherished family heirloom and an inheritance -- all comprise the conflicts in "Everyday Use". This 15 page compare and contrast essay lesson plan presented by High 5 Achievers and aligned to the Common Core State Standards has
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Writing essays always proves to be difficult and challenging for the majority of students. Using the whimsical model of Goldilocks, High 5 Achievers has created a 62 slide PowerPoint presentation that introduces students to the steps in writing
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This unit from High 5 Achievers on the gladiator includes a 40 slide PPT presentation and a project-based lesson plan. The PowerPoint presents an introduction to the role of the gladiator in Ancient Roman society. It includes a short pre-test with
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This mythology unit presented by High 5 Achievers is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and consists of a 52 slide PowerPoint Presentation with numerous lesson plans. In the PowerPoint presentation students will become familiar with: • the
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In order to ready students for reading The Things They Carried, this lesson plan incorporates poetry analysis as an anticipatory set. The poem, "The End and the Beginning" by Wislawa Szymborska through its provocative imagery, prepares students to
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The difference between thin and scrawny is sometimes difficult for students to ascertain. High 5 Achievers has created two lesson plans and a PowerPoint presentation of 24 slides. The PowerPoint explains, through examples and exercises, the nuances
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

We have a total of 52 years of teaching experience. Both of us have a Master of Arts in English and we have taught all levels from remedial through honors. Both of us have been "Teachers of the Year." We were also in charge of staff development. A significant portion of our teaching occurred at schools with a high percentage of low-income, English-limited students. This environment compelled us to create lessons that would appeal to the interests and abilities of a widely diversified group of students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

We have always believed in having high expectations from students. That does not mean that all students will achieve those expectations, but if we ask very little of our students, that is all we receive. In addition, we always tried to create a classroom environment that was friendly, non-judgmental and inquisitive. We wanted our students to not only challenge one another, but also to question our assumptions. Every year we combined our efforts and classrooms to present dynamic and engaging lessons.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Numerous "Teacher of the Year" awards.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Sue: Gonzaga University and California State University at Sacramento. Undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Nora: California State University at Fullerton. Undergraduate degree in Biology. Graduate degree in English

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Sue enjoys reading, movies and an occasional night out on the town with friends and family. Retired with six cats, Sue finally has time to read all those books that beckon. Nora, also retired, now has time for her two beautiful granddaughters who provide her with endless entertainment. In addition, Nora enjoys movies, traveling and volunteering at a free clinic.

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