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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
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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
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By It's Lit Teaching
Teach your students how to craft and punctuate strong dialogue with this mini-lesson and writing workshop! Equipped with everything you need to teach hard and soft skills around writing dialogue, this lesson is a must-have when you're teaching
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.9-10.2d, W.9-10.3b, W.9-10.3d, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.2d, W.11-12.3b, W.11-12.3d, W.11-12.10
$4.49
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By It's Lit Teaching
Add some fun to your creative writing unit or provide enrichment options for excelling students with black out and found poems. These classic poem types are more hands-on than traditional pen-on-paper writing, making them a great way to bust up
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4
$1.99
17
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By It's Lit Teaching
Do you need an imaginative, fun, but scaffolded project for creative writing students? Want to teach point-of-view and other story elements without spending days helping students get over their writers' blocks? For this fairy tale rewrite project,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
W.9-10.3, W.9-10.3a, W.9-10.3b, W.9-10.3c, W.9-10.3d, W.9-10.3e, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.3, W.11-12.3a...
$3.99
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By It's Lit Teaching
Need some skill-based mini lessons and writing workshops for your creative writing class or unit? These mini lessons are intended to teach secondary or high school students essential creative writing skills. Each mini lesson includes a PowerPoint
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.3b, W.9-10.3d, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.3, W.11-12.3b, W.11-12.3d...
$19.98
$15.98
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By It's Lit Teaching
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a book worth talking about! Get students discussing cycles of hate, the importance of education, the definition of family, and other deep questions with this discussion activity--in person or online!Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.1a, SL.11-12.1b, SL.11-12.1c, SL.11-12.1d, SL.11-12.6
$3.49
17
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By It's Lit Teaching
Sick of repeating the advice, "Show. Don't Tell?" Are your students rushing their writing or turning in vague, boring work? Every writer needs to learn the crucial rule of showing, not telling in their work. With this writing workshop mini-lesson,
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.9-10.3d, W.11-12.2d, W.11-12.3d
$3.00
9
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Get your students writing their own poetry with these Poetry Writing Activities! These no-prep Poetry Writing Activities are easy enough to implement with high school students of any skill level but provide opportunities for advanced students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.10
$14.47
$11.58
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By It's Lit Teaching
Show your students how to write concisely and with precision using this mini lesson! If you're sick of reading pages and pages of vague or wordy sentences, then this lesson is a must-have for your classroom! This lesson will create awareness within
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.2d, W.9-10.3d, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.2d, W.11-12.3d, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5...
$3.49
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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
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By It's Lit Teaching
Teach students how to analyze poetry without the overwhelm--online or in person! This Poem of the Week activity for "A Poison Tree" by William Blake breaks down poetry analysis into five simple steps--one for each day of the week. This is a great
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.10, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.4a, L.9-10.5...
$3.00
8
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Are you looking for a fun way for your high school students to practice evidence? Maybe you just need an easy and out-of-the-box method for reviewing the C-E-R (claim, evidence, and reasoning) framework? These printable and digital evidence task
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Task Cards, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.9, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1b, W.11-12.2b, W.11-12.9, RH.9-10.1, RST.9-10.1, RST.11-12.1
$3.00
8
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Teaching figurative language as part of a poetry unit or Creative Writing class? Want to review figurative language techniques without the boring worksheets or sit-and-get lessons? This bundle of 5 figurative language resources will not only teach
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.3d, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.3d, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5...
$12.97
$10.38
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Bundle
By It's Lit Teaching
Are you looking for a meaningful bell ringer or warm-up activity for your online or in-person class? One that will have students practicing analysis skills, not just regurgitating information? This PRINTABLE AND DIGITAL Poem of the Week activity for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.10, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.4a, L.9-10.5...
$3.00
7
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Start every day with a five-minute (or less) grammar review using these Grammar Warm-ups for high school! Each day builds on previous days' and weeks' skills for seamless reviewing and re-teaching. Plus, with the included Google Doc versions, you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Test Prep
CCSS:
L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1b, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a, L.9-10.2b, L.9-10.6, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a, L.11-12.6
$9.99
3
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Before you begin teaching students grammar skills, make sure they know why they should study grammar in the first place with this Why Study Grammar? Lesson and Activity! Whether you're teaching in person or virtually, this lesson is a great
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Google Apps, Activities
$1.50
4
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By It's Lit Teaching
Engage students in learning all about figurative language techniques with this PRINTABLE AND DIGITAL Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt Activity! This activity uses movement around the classroom and mentor texts to make learning about figurative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.2d, W.11-12.2d, L.9-10.5, L.11-12.5, L.11-12.5a
$4.99
3
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
By It's Lit Teaching
Get your students thinking about police brutality in America before diving into All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely--online or in person! This activity focuses on activating students' prior knowledge of the issue while introducing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1d
$3.00
6
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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