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How I Teach High School

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By How I Teach High School
One-pagers are a great way to assess a student's understanding of a text. This one-pager template looks like the spine of a book and makes for a simple, yet effective way for students to show what they've learned and a fun way for you to show off
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.10, CCRA.R.2
$3.50
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By How I Teach High School
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
$2.00
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By How I Teach High School
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
$2.00
3
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By How I Teach High School
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
$2.00
3
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By How I Teach High School
This poem is about how it's important to be thankful for everything in life, even the bad things that happen. It's a great poem about perspective.This worksheet asks students to:-annotate the poem for meaning-use evidence to determine the poem's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.10
$2.00
1
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By How I Teach High School
Students enjoy debating the meaning of this poem. Some think it's about a drunk father romping and rough-housing with his son. Others think it's about a drunk father abusing his son. The discussion is always fascinating. This worksheet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.10, L.9-10.4a, L.9-10.4b, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
$2.00
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By How I Teach High School
My students genuinely 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
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
$2.00
4
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By How I Teach High School
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
$2.00
1
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By How I Teach High School
This puzzle helps students practice their context clues skills. Each sentence has a bolded word that's a word students may not know. Students use context clues to match the bolded word with a word that could replace it in the sentence. This puzzle
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, L.11-12.4, L.11-12.4a
$1.75
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By How I Teach High School
This is a chilling and suspenseful story that is perfect for teaching mood, irony, and characterization. Students love to debate the story's ending--Did the barber make the right decision?This Worksheet Covers:-Reading Comprehension-Using Evidence
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.10
$2.00
1
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By How I Teach High School
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, Poetry, Black History Month
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
$2.00
2
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By How I Teach High School
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, Black History Month
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
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.35 MB)
By How I Teach High School
To view the full resource, click on the preview!Use these worksheets to guide students through the reading of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah. Skills students will practice by using this resource:Using evidence from text
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.10, 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.9-10.10
$4.50
Digital Download PDF (0.45 MB)
By How I Teach High School
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
$2.00
4
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By How I Teach High School
Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" is a favorite of my high school students. It's chilling and unforgettable! The themes and ideas are great for deep conversations and thoughtful writing assignments.Included in this 4-page download:- a 2 page
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
$2.25
1
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By How I Teach High School
Malala marked her 16th birthday by giving this speech at the United Nations Youth Assembly. The day was called "Malala Day" and her speech encouraged everyone to speak out for the voiceless and help grant everyone in the world an education. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.00
1
Digital Download PDF (0.15 MB)
By How I Teach High School
This puzzle helps students practice identifying complete sentences, fragments, and run-ons.You are getting 2 versions of the puzzle in this download: one has 12 squares, and one has 9 (I use the one with 12 for my honors classes.)To make this for
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
$1.75
2
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By How I Teach High School
Students LOVE the irony in this story. They also love talking about how much they dislike the protagonist.This set includes:-3 page reading guide with questions about plot, setting, point of view, tone, theme, irony, characterization, compare and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
$3.00
2
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By How I Teach High School
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
$2.00
Digital Download DOCX (0.05 MB)
By How I Teach High School
Students learn through this resource's examples. (See what I did there?) This presentation explains what a 6-word memoir is and has 20 examples to read and discuss, too. The students really like talking about these and writing their own, too. It
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.10, W.9-10.2d, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.3d, W.9-10.5
$1.75
1
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching HS English 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.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I find my greatest happiness and peace when I achieve the teacher/mom-life balance. TPT helps with that SO MUCH!

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