I have taught Freshman English since 2009 and I love it! If you want engaging lessons specifically tailored for this age group, check out my store!
First of all, I really love teaching 9th grade and all of my lessons are designed with that age group in mind. I have taught all of these activities in class. For me, simplicity is key. Many things I teach in 9th grade are new to my students, so I keep things as simple as possible. I create materials that students respond well too and find interesting. I believe in best practices, learning strategies, etc; however, I firmly believe that if curriculum is not relevant, straightforward, and easy to absorb, you are fighting an uphill battle. If you like what I have, but feel like it needs more, tweaked, or adjusted to be better, let me know! I'm always looking to improve; just make sure what you say is POSITIVE. We deal with enough negativity in our jobs.
2104 Tennessee Titan Teacher of the Year 2104 Fund for Teachers Fellow 2009 Winner of Jim Bilbo Excellence in Student Teaching Award
Bachelors in English Education Masters' Degree in Curriculum and Insturction
I named my store "I Heart Freshman English" because it's the truth. All of my lesson plans cater specifically to 9th grade, but can be modified to fit almost any high school or upper middle school classroom.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Music), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Writing-Essays, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading