I Heart Freshman English

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By I Heart Freshman English
Need an ice breaker activity with movement? This is a "Student Search" sheet. Each box has a different attribute and students have to find a classmate with that attribute and that student signs their sheet. At the end of the activity, students sit
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.30
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By I Heart Freshman English
Do you want your students immediately engaged with a desire to actually learn about Shakespeare? Look no further! Included:Fully editable, simple PowerPoint presentation with basic information about Shakespeare's life, the Globe Theater, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$3.00
6
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By I Heart Freshman English
This is a readers theater version of the chapter 9 script of To Kill a Mockingbird. For my students at least, the chapter seemed painstakingly slow to get through, so I typed it out. :). To see all my other To Kill a Mockingbird lessons, click
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.99
7
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By I Heart Freshman English
This zip file contains an editable PowerPoint and follow along student note sheet (a PDF, not a Word document). The note sheet is fill in the blank and the blanks corresponds with underlined terms and definitions on the PowerPoint. This is a basic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Outlines
$2.50
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By I Heart Freshman English
This bundle includes the following:Expectations and Parent Letter [Word Document]Procedures PowerPoint [PowerPoint Document]Student Search Activity [PDF]Freshman Orientation/Class Night Sheet [Microsoft Publisher]You can check these out
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Handouts
$6.79
$5.50
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By I Heart Freshman English
Need an activity for the beginning of the school year or the new year? Look no further! This sheet has six goals for students to make, including: - physical - intellectual - career - social - financial - family The boxes ask for specific ways they
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$1.40
3
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By I Heart Freshman English
This is a fully customizable Power Point for your classroom! It has classroom procedures and school wide procedures. I have comments in the "notes" section for further explanation on some of the slides. The last two slides have a list of procedures
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Minilessons
$2.99
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By I Heart Freshman English
TWO for the price of one!!Need a worksheet for the Cask? Hopefully you'll like this one :)!The PDF includes:Pages 2&3- Worksheet for the story. The first section has five questions for them to fill out as they read. The next section is on irony
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$1.50
2
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By I Heart Freshman English
I use this to review literary terms from our Short Story Unit. The students walk around the room and get other students to fill in the squares. Then we go over it as a class and the students like it because if their answer is wrong, it's not their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.25
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By I Heart Freshman English
Need a guide for teaching Witness? Look here!This is a loose unit plan that comes with worksheets and teacher notes. When I teach Witness, a lot of what we do is discussion and student response. I like to use it to delve into human nature and talk
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5
$6.99
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By I Heart Freshman English
For this paper, the students write a paper proving that Odysseus is a Greek Epic hero based on the characteristics he possesses. This PDF document includes the following:Page 1: Cover ArtPage 2: Epic Hero Cycle sheet that students fill in as they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.2d, W.9-10.2e, W.9-10.2f
$3.50
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By I Heart Freshman English
This is a worksheet to contrast the play and the film when we watch William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet starring Leonardo DiCaprio. I pull out specific scenes because all of the language is hard to digest. It has the following scenes:Act 1 scene
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.40
2
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By I Heart Freshman English
If you're looking for documents for your first days of school, look no further!This document includes:Page 1 & 2- A front and back sheet with class expectations, what my course covers, and a letter to students. Feel free to customize!Page 3-
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subjects
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Handouts, For Parents
$1.25
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By I Heart Freshman English
In this assignment, students analyze a scene or passage from TKM and write an essay showing how it helps develop an overarching theme of the novel. In this product is an example paper with a Works Cited page and a rubric that explains everything
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.2d, W.9-10.2e, W.9-10.2f
$3.50
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By I Heart Freshman English
Included in this document are the project and rubric sheet for the “Music as Poetry Project” for a lower level 9th grade class. The project to bring in song lyrics, find three poetic elements in the lyrics, and present it to the class. It is a front
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$1.99
2
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By I Heart Freshman English
This document has two different Social Class sheets. The students have to place the characters into which level of society they belong. They fill this out with examples as we go through the novel. :) Any questions? Just ask! To see all my other
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.35
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By I Heart Freshman English
Looking for an interactive way for students to use text based evidence? Use this activity!This is a two page worksheet that has students use textual evidence to show whether Montressor is sane or insane. After choosing their claim, they have to find
Subjects:
Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b
$1.99
2
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By I Heart Freshman English
Need entertaining and informative character sheets for Witness? LOOK HERE. Each sheet includes: - Character picture - Space for character tagline (one sentence description the student uses to describe the character) -Sections for Personality
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$2.50
1
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By I Heart Freshman English
Is it a a pain to try and teach your students about the "central idea" of a text. THEN STOP HERE AND LOOK :). This unit is used to help my students learn how to coherently articulate the central idea of two texts and write it into a synthesis paper.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Unit Plans, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
$4.00
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By I Heart Freshman English
Need help teaching your students how to determine the central idea of a text. LOOK HERE!!!This is a 3-4 day unit to do just that!The unit includes:Page 1-3- Cover Art & Lesson ExplanationPage 4- Graphic organizer to help students figure out how
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Assessment
$4.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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!

MY TEACHING STYLE

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.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2104 Tennessee Titan Teacher of the Year 2104 Fund for Teachers Fellow 2009 Winner of Jim Bilbo Excellence in Student Teaching Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors in English Education Masters' Degree in Curriculum and Insturction

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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.

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