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This unit bundle is everything you need to teach Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give. Incorporate engaging and diverse literature into your curriculum to get your students talking! The movie comes out October 19, 2018, making now the perfect time to
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
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...
$34.89
$29.99
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By It's Lit Teaching
This slideshow is a quick way to introduce Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give to your class. This Powerpoint covers the basic premise of Tupac's T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E. and its influence on Angie Thomas. It also covers background information that is later
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
$2.99
27 ratings
3.9
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By It's Lit Teaching
Keep students accountable for their independent reading of The Hate U Give. These one-page quizzes will quickly allow you to assess whether your students are keeping up with the reading or not. Multiple choice allows you to grade a stack of quizzes
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.11-12.10
$5.99
15 ratings
3.9
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By It's Lit Teaching
This reading journal and workbook for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is practically an entire unit! This 40-page resource is based around 5 C-E-R (claim, evidence, reasoning) writing prompts. The journal has rubrics built in, but also comes with
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Workbooks, Assessment, 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...
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By It's Lit Teaching
The movie version of The Hate U Give comes out October 19, 2018. Don't let this film be a missed opportunity for your class! After reading Angie Thomas's novel, prep students for seeing the movie with the front side of this worksheet. After watching
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.11-12.3, W.11-12.2a, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.10
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By It's Lit Teaching
These worksheets are great for keeping your students accountable while reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. These worksheets break the novel down into five manageable chunks. Assign reading at home or even just use these as discussion questions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.11-12.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
$6.99
6 ratings
4.0
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By It's Lit Teaching
These Dear Martin quizzes are designed for high school English students but could work for eighth graders as well. Each one-page quiz consists of ten multiple choice questions, making assessment quick and easy for both you and your students. Each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.10
$4.99
4 ratings
3.9
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By It's Lit Teaching
The Hate U Give is a book worth talking about! This assignment can be used as a formative or summative assignment, depending on your class's needs. When teaching, I have my students annotate their novels, collecting textual evidence for their final
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
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
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3.9
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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
$0.99
5 ratings
4.0
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By It's Lit Teaching
You've decided to teach Dear Martin, but now have no idea how to make it engaging without losing half your life to prep work. This bundle is designed to solve that problem! Teaching Nic Stone's novel in an unforgettable way is made easier with this
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Printables
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...
$23.96
$19.99
3 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By It's Lit Teaching
This complete lesson guides students through writing their own self-expression poem by drawing inspiration from the writings of Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Poet X. This resource includes a slideshow, writing and analysis handouts, and a suggested
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Printables
$1.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By It's Lit Teaching
This is a complete lesson--lesson plan, handouts, and PowerPoint slideshow--for teaching and guiding high school students through writing haiku poems. This is perfect for building confidence in young writers and helping them ease into sharing their
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.7, RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.3d, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.10, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.1a, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2b...
$1.99
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4.0
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By It's Lit Teaching
While reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone, you can use these reading comprehension questions to keep students accountable. The questions break up the novel into five sections. These questions are fairly surface level, without answers being explicitly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Homework
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10
$5.99
2 ratings
3.8
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By It's Lit Teaching
Display your love of Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give or bring your curriculum to your classroom decor with this poster of one of the novel's best and most memorable quotes. This is an 8.5" x 11" PDF file. Print on regular paper for a small addition
Subjects:
Reading, Civics, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Posters
$0.95
6 ratings
4.0
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By It's Lit Teaching
Engage and challenge your students while reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone. This reading journal is a 32-page workbook designed with older students in mind. With little to no prep (based on how you decide to copy it), this reading journal is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Workbooks, Activities, 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...
$9.99
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By It's Lit Teaching
Odes provide a fun challenge in a creative writing course, as an enrichment activity, or a way to review figurative language. Their open-ended structure, but focused subject matter allow for a gradual release of responsibility for creative writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.1c, W.11-12.2d, W.11-12.3d, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.10
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By It's Lit Teaching
Before reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone, get your students moving, engaged, and learning need-to-know background information! This introductory activity is designed to be set up in rotating stations, but students could be allowed to move at their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Webquests
CCSS:
RI.11-12.10
$2.99
3 ratings
3.7
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By It's Lit Teaching
Cinquains are short and easy poems to master, which makes them a great early assignment for a creative writing course, a quick enrichment activity, or a mini-lesson for reviewing adjectives, synonyms, and descriptive writing. This lesson includes a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
W.11-12.2d, W.11-12.3d, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.10
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By It's Lit Teaching
Engage reluctant readers and writers with the powerful and rhythmic poetry of Kwame Alexander! I love using Alexander's works to show even my sportiest students that poetry is fun, awesome, and easy. This lesson includes a PowerPoint introduction
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
CCSS:
RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.2d, W.11-12.3d, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.10
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By It's Lit Teaching
Do you hate scrambling last minute to put together routine assignments? Are you burnt out thinking of creative writing ideas for your class? Save yourself a ton of prep time with these journal prompts! This slideshow includes prompts for forty-five
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
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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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