It's Lit Teaching

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Looking for an easy back-to-school or getting-to-know-your activity? Are you introducing poetry to your students? Even if you're just looking for a way to break up your regular routine without sacrificing rigor and teaching time, this FREE "I Am"
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Google Apps, Minilessons
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10
FREE
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By It's Lit Teaching
Are your students forever forgetting what C-E-R stands for? Are they struggling with using claim, evidence, and reasoning in their writing? If so, this C-E-R writing handout is just the resource they need!With a quick glance at this two-sided
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Study Guides
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2f, W.9-10.9, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.1b...
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By It's Lit Teaching
Engage students in figurative language practice with this FREE Figurative Language Tasting Activity! This fun, tasting activity will have even the most disengaged students writing similes, metaphors, and hyperbole as they practice using figurative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.2d, W.11-12.2d
FREE
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By It's Lit Teaching
Let students have fun and get creative with this FREE 2-Sentence Horror Stories Writing Activity. Students will write a couple of 2-sentence horror stories, which will challenge them to consider their reader's reactions while writing concisely. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.9-10.3, W.9-10.3a, W.9-10.3c, W.9-10.3d, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.3, W.11-12.3a, W.11-12.3c, W.11-12.3d, W.11-12.5...
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By It's Lit Teaching
Check your students' understanding of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas with these FREE reading comprehension question worksheets. These worksheets are great for keeping students accountable. A clean black-and-white design makes for quick and easy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10
FREE
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By It's Lit Teaching
You know you need to cover classroom procedures on the first day of school, but you really don't want to bore your students to death right away. Instead of the same old presentation or lecture, try this Back-to-School Classroom Procedures Scavenger
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
FREE
7
Online Resource
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By It's Lit Teaching
Sick of listing off possible mood and tone words again and again for your creative writing students? This Mood and Tone Word Student Handout will help students better create and identify different moods and tones by providing a reference guide to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Creative Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4
FREE
6
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By It's Lit Teaching
Teaching a dystopian novel like Samira Ahmed's Internment? Engage students BEFORE they start reading with this Dystopian Novel Anticipation Guide Freebie! This FREE, NO PREP, and DIGITAL AND PRINTABLE anticipation guide is designed as part of my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.10, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1b, SL.9-10.1d
FREE
3
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Are your students constantly forgetting which words are coordinating conjunctions? Sick of writing all of the coordinating conjunctions on the board or reciting them from memory? This FREE poster will save you and your students time by displaying
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Handouts, Printables
FREE
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By It's Lit Teaching
Guarantee students hear Nic Stone's powerful message in Dear Martin with this quote poster. Students won't be able to ignore the novel's powerful message!This is a 24" x 36" PDF file. Use as a classroom poster or even print at a smaller size to add
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Novel Study, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
3
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By It's Lit Teaching
Have you been thinking about selling on Teachers Pay Teachers? Do you want to start your own Teachers Pay Teachers store, but aren't sure how people actually make money selling their teaching resources? This FREE PDF covers three "must-dos" for
Subjects:
Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
FREE
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By It's Lit Teaching
Add a little bit of fun to your unit of All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. This FREE resource includes 8 designs: 4 in black-and-white and 4 in color. It also includes two different designs for the back of the bookmark, so you
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables
FREE
Digital Download ZIP (2.41 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I work in an urban high school with diverse and low-income students at a blended learning school. I'm currently wrapping up my fifth year of teaching and am deeply enjoying teaching seniors. I work with the greatest colleagues in the world in probably one of the weirdest schools! We are always trying new things in pursuit of the best way to reach each student as an individual.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My students are practically adults and ready to walk the stage, so I do my best to meet them at their level. I'm pretty laid back and derive a lot of enjoyment from talking to them as they are--young adults about to enter the world and make change happen.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I grew up a military brat, which means my K-12 education was a hodge podge of curriculum from this state and that state, but no matter where I went, I had a book and a pencil in hand. I started college at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and later transferred to the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I believe that teachers should work hard during the school day, but that too many lose themselves in this professional and neglect their own self-care and the pursuit of their own hobbies and lives. My hope is to provide instructional tools to help these overworked teachers kick butt during the day so they can party (or read, or snuggle their dogs, or have tea with friends) at night and on the weekends.

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