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By Hooray for High School ELA
This puzzle helps students practice their context clues skills. It also teaches them the meanings of terms popularly used on standardized tests. -Print out the puzzle sheet. -Cut on the lines and bundle the puzzle pieces together in a baggie or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Games
CCSS:
L.9-10.4, L.9-10.4a, L.9-10.4d
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By Hooray for High School ELA
With this worksheet, students will-answer a few reading check questions-identify figurative language in the text (simile, metaphor, hyperbole)-use characterization skills-identify and explain irony in the text-determine themes-use evidence from the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.10
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By Hooray for High School ELA
My students like this poem, especially ones from two different cultures. It speaks to them. This worksheet asks students to use evidence from the poem to answer questions about the poem’s message, theme, speaker, diction, and audience.Instructions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5
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By Hooray for High School ELA
Teenagers love reading, discussing, and relating to this poem by Audre Lorde. In this activity, students are asked to: -determine the poem's tone, theme, style, and speaker -write an objective summary -explain the concerns of the speaker
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.10
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By Hooray for High School ELA
Included here are 4 pages. You can opt to use some of them or all of them. The first page helps students write a draft of their sonnets. The directions make it clear that students must follow the rules of a Shakespearean sonnet including 14
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
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By Hooray for High School ELA
Students love this short personal essay by Amy Tan. It is relatable and fun to read and discuss. This is a great reading to use to teach diction and tone! The worksheet has the students use evidence from the text to analyze the characters,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.6
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By Hooray for High School ELA
Students love talking about this poem.This worksheet covers: -extended metaphor (many questions are about how Dickinson extends the metaphor) -theme -tone -symbols -words in context -why the poem is so well-loved Many questions ask students to use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.10
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By Hooray for High School ELA
On this comprehensive sheet, students are asked to: -read the text -determine the main idea -decide how Gandhi feels about Government -use evidence from the text to infer the definition of unfamiliar words -make a chart about the cause and effect
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.8, RI.9-10.9, RI.9-10.10
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By Hooray for High School ELA
This sheet asks students to analyze the 2nd inaugural address of President Lincoln. They will:-read it-summarize each paragraph of the speech (4 of them)-use evidence to determine Lincoln's concerns-use evidence to determine the tone of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.8, RI.9-10.9, RI.9-10.10
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By Hooray for High School ELA
In 1919, this Harlem Renaissance poet, wrote this poem to encourage people to defend themselves against race riots happening in cities across America.__________________________________________________________This worksheet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Test Prep
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
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By Hooray for High School ELA
This sheet has students connect to the feelings and themes in "Internment" and see if the theme is similar to the theme of "Hope is the Thing with Feathers" by Emily Dickinson. Students will first read and analyze the message, diction and theme of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.10
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By Hooray for High School ELA
Students love talking about this great speech. It's short but full of excellent diction and rhetoric!The worksheet asks students to:-Read the speech and highlight the text for logos, ethos, and pathos appeals using 3 different colors.-Answer the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.9, RI.9-10.10
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By Hooray for High School ELA
This puzzle helps students practice identifying complete sentences, fragments, and run-ons.To make this for your class:-Print out the puzzle sheet.-Cut on the lines and bundle the puzzle pieces together in a baggie or with paper clips. -(I made 18
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1b, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
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By Hooray for High School ELA
Greek God/Goddess Radio Commercial Let your students show off how much they understand about the Greek Gods and Goddesses through this creative (and easy to grade) writing assignment! They must use precise language to create an advertisement for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.9-10.10, W.9-10.3d, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.10, SL.9-10.4, L.9-10.6
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By Hooray for High School ELA
This worksheet has students use evidence from the text to determine personality traits of each character. It asks questions about plot, theme, climax, diction, irony, structure, tone, and symbolism.Teaching Tip: Really talk about this
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Black History Month
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10
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By Hooray for High School ELA
In this easy-to grade (and editable) worksheet, students analyze the major components (tone, theme, situation, etc.) of this famous poem by first writing their responses to questions in one column and then supporting those responses to the questions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
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By Hooray for High School ELA
Comparing poems is fun!This worksheet asks students to compare the themes and ideas of these two famous Shakespearean sonnets. The sheet asks students to:-read and annotate the poems-define unfamiliar words -highlight certain aspects of each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.10, CCRA.R.9
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By Hooray for High School ELA
My students LOVE reading this short story and discussing the outcome. Who came out: the lady or the tiger? There are 2 worksheets in this download. (I always use both.)The first worksheet asks students to look for basic literary elements and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10
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By Hooray for High School ELA
This puzzle helps students practice identifying similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperboles. To make this for your class: -Print out the puzzle sheet. -Cut on the lines and bundle the puzzle pieces together in a baggie or with paper clips.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
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By Hooray for High School ELA
This puzzle helps students practice their skills with those pesky homophones: they're, their, and there. To use:-Print out the puzzle sheet. -Cut on the lines and bundle the puzzle pieces together in a baggie or with paper clips. -Have your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.5
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught high school English in a large district in NC since 2006.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to keep things simple, streamlined, and super fun. I don't think English should be boring. Students need to be engaged in what they are doing!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2006 School-wide and district-wide Rookie Teacher of the Year 2012 Teacher Loyalty Award 4.0 GPA in Master's Program

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's degree in Secondary English Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master's Degree in School Administration from Queens University of Charlotte.

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I find my greatest happiness when I create the teacher/mom life balance.

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