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This unit bundle is everything you need to teach Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give--online OR in person! Incorporate engaging and diverse literature into your curriculum to get your students talking (even if you're not teaching face-to-face)! The unit
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.1d, W.11-12.1e, W.11-12.2b, W.11-12.2e, W.11-12.2f, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.7...
$37.94
$30.35
61
Bundle
By It's Lit Teaching
Teach Dear Martin by Nic Stone--online or in-person--without the prep! Teaching Nic Stone's novel in an unforgettable way is made easier with this unit bundle, which can be printed or delivered virtually. The Dear Martin bundle includes:Dear Martin
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5...
$35.96
$28.77
35
Bundle
By It's Lit Teaching
Are you implementing independent reading in your classroom or virtually with your students? You know you need to assess students' reading, but you don't want an arduous task to take out all of the fun, nor do you want activities that waste
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.10, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2...
$3.00
20
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
This slideshow is a quick way to introduce Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give to your class--in person or virtually. This PowerPoint covers background information referenced in the novel, as well as the basic premise of Tupac's T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E. and its
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Literature, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Lectures, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.10
$3.00
59
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
This incredibly flexible horror genre study unit will turn students into masters of foreshadowing, suspense, mood, and more with fun, engaging, and creepy tales! Students will learn about the horror genre, then read three scary stories, before
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Halloween, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.3a, W.9-10.3d, W.9-10.3e, W.9-10.4...
$16.94
$13.55
22
Bundle
By It's Lit Teaching
Keep students accountable while reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas with the reading comprehension questions worksheet! These worksheets break the novel down into five manageable chunks. By working through these questions, you can guarantee
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
$6.99
19
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Engage students (both off and online!) with horror short films and turn them into suspense experts! This suspense analysis activity helps students learn about suspense and how artists create it in their work. Use this before studying any horror
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.9-10.5, RL.11-12.5
$1.99
15
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Assess students' comprehension of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas with these NO PREP quizzes! These easy-to-use and easy-to-grade quizzes can be given out on paper or through Google forms. Either way, assessment and grading will be quick and
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Literature, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.10
$5.99
26
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Take some of the pressure off of going back to school with these EDITABLE back-to-school stations! These six stations remove you from the center of attention, freeing you up to chat and get to know your students--rather than talking at a room of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.10
$5.99
6
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Engage students in The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas online OR in-person with this reading journal and workbook! This reading journal is practically an entire unit by itself! This 40-page resource is based around 5 C-E-R (claim, evidence, reasoning)
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Workbooks, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.1d, W.11-12.1e, W.11-12.2b, W.11-12.2e, W.11-12.2f...
$15.99
22
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Need a quick way to assess students' comprehension of Dear Martin by Nic Stone? These NO PREP quizzes can be given in-person or online and provide a quick assessment check either way!Each one-page quiz consists of ten multiple-choice questions.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Novel Study, Examinations - Quizzes
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.10
$5.99
19
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Engage reluctant readers with a contemporary and relevant book using this Internment by Samira Ahmed Novel Unit Bundle! Internment is the perfect book to hook any young adult reader into discussing contemporary issues. Grab this no prep Internment
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b...
$33.96
$27.17
4
Bundle
By It's Lit Teaching
Engage students (both off and online!) with literary analysis through a horror genre study! This horror genre introductory lesson will help you set the stage by introducing the topic and some basic literary terms. This Google resource is based
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.11-12.2
$3.00
8
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Have you adopted independent reading in your classroom? Need a quick way to check in while reviewing essential literary terms? These 10 Story Elements Independent Reading Exit Tickets are the solution for your classroom!These tickets are quick AND
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.10
$3.00
5
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
These quizzes for All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely will allow you to assess student comprehension face-to-face or using distance learning. Included are 5 eye-catching quizzes and their answer keys in both printable and digital
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Novel Study, Examinations - Quizzes
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10
$5.99
7
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Engage students after reading any novel with this fun and creative Instagram-inspired activity! This activity works wonderfully as a sub-plan or as a way to check in with students' independent reading, project, or end-of-the-year book
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Homework
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.10
$1.50
2
Digital Download ZIP (10.10 MB)
By It's Lit Teaching
Engage and challenge your students while reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone online OR in person! With little to no prep (based on how you decide to copy it), this reading journal is practically a whole unit by itself. Beat the boring worksheets and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Workbooks, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2a...
$15.99
6
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Introduce your students to Dear Martin by Nic Stone and build their background knowledge with this introduction slideshow and lesson! Before diving into this engaging novel, make sure students are prepared with the right background knowledge. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Lectures, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.10
$1.99
7
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Keep students accountable and guide them through their reading of Dear Martin by Nic Stone! With these reading comprehension questions, students will be forced to pay attention to the events within Dear Martin.The questions break up the novel into
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Novel Study, Homework
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.10
$5.99
5
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Build students' background knowledge to better prepare them for reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone. This introductory activity will have students learn about the author Nic Stone, Martin Luther King, Jr., privilege, and racial disparities in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Webquests, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RI.11-12.10
$3.00
10
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
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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

Yet to be added

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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