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By Jillian West
Are you teaching a Dystopian Literature novel or unit? Supplement your literature study with a focus on dystopian elements. This bundle was created to sharpen skills selecting text evidence, analyzing text, and making connections. Bundle Includes
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4
$5.00
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By Jillian West
Download this during reading activity for "The Cyclops" in The Odyssey and students will practice the art of gathering text evidence, defending a claim, and using evidence in a written response. Students are asked to find text evidence to support
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Jillian West
Does your school provide you with Google Apps for Education? If so, and your students are all registered with Google email addresses, then you should incorporate student blogs into your curriculum. Student blogs allow your students to design their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Internet Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.9-10.4, W.9-10.6
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By Jillian West
Purchase this Complete Dystopian Literature Circles Unit perfect for book groups, independent reading, or whole-class instruction for grades 8-10. Encourage student interest in reading while supporting varying lexile levels, common core standards
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Literature Circles
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.2d, W.9-10.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9...
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By Jillian West
Download this ready-to-use Google Forms activity for an interactive introduction to "The Cyclops" in The Odyssey. Students will view four separate artist's renditions of the one-eyed monster and watch a short film clip from Percy Jackson to answer a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Novel Study, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$3.00
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By Jillian West
Way to go, teach! You're making conscious decisions to make learning relevant for your students and to guide their lives post-graduation. This activity was created to help students brainstorm possible career possibilities before embarking on a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subjects
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Internet Activities
$2.00
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By Jillian West
Don't kill the unit before it's even begun! For years I gave a boring power point introduction to give my students necessary background information on the Odyssey to ensure their success. Every semester, I dreaded this day; I knew it was a total
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
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By Jillian West
Don't kill the unit before it's even begun! For years I gave a boring power point introduction to give my students necessary background information on To Kill a Mockingbird to ensure their success. Every semester, I dreaded this day; I knew it was
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
1 rating
3.7
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By Jillian West
Studying Dystopian literature in your class? Assess your students understanding of Dystopian qualities and practice mastery of the narrative writing task by asking your students to craft a Dystopia of their own. Nurture creativity and cultural
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Literature Circles
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.2d, W.9-10.5, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9...
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By Jillian West
NON-FICTION UNIT: This multi-day unit challenges students to consider the positive and negative impacts of smartphones on our daily lives. In this non-fiction unit students will discuss, read, and debate the pros and cons. Before reading, students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$12.00
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By Jillian West
Preparing to read Shakespeare? Provide your students with an interactive, guided web quest to introduce the man himself. Making material relevant and accessible is always a top priority in my classroom, particularly when my students think there is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Activities, Internet Activities
$2.00
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By Jillian West
Download this ready-to-use movie guide for use with the film O Brother Where Art Thou for a comprehensive review of Homer's The Odyssey. Students are asked to identify references to Homer’s epic that correlate to a piece within the film. ⭐Keep
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Movie Guides
$2.00
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By Jillian West
Have your students create a collaborative masterpiece for your classroom, library or hall. Students work together to color a piece of this full-size poster and then reflect upon the thought-provoking quote by Harper Lee. ⭐Teach Multiple Sections?
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
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By Jillian West
Four collaborative posters for Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Have your students create a collaborative masterpiece for your classroom, library or hall. Students work together to color a piece of this full-size poster and then reflect upon the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$16.00
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3.0
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By Jillian West
Do you ever feel like you're killing your students with boredom during those first few days of high school instruction? Classroom expectations and procedures are so important for setting the tone of your class; make sure you're not only clear in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Back to School
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Other
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By Jillian West
Making material relevant and accessible is always a top priority in my classroom, particularly when my students think there is absolutely no way the material relates to them at all. This was certainly the case when introducing Romeo and Juliet to my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Other, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1c, SL.9-10.1d
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By Jillian West
Having student TAs in your classroom can be the biggest blessing... and they can also become a nagging pain if the proper expectations and guidelines aren't set in place from the beginning. At the start of each new term, I like to provide my TAs
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Classroom Forms
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By Jillian West
Help break the ice in your classroom during the first weeks of school with these 7 team building activities. Team building activities used at the start of a class establish your space for learning and fun. Students will learn to work together, ask
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
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By Jillian West
Incorporating art into your teaching of Romanticism and Realism is a must! This ready-to-use Google Doc was created to enhance your readings of Romantic and Realist texts in your high school English classroom. This activity will:⭐Ask students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Google Apps
$2.00
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By Jillian West
If you're looking for quizzes and tests, this resource isn't for you. But, if you're looking to ignite a fire within your students, to get them to think about their place in the world, then this is the resource for you. This resource, designed to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, World History, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Internet Activities
$8.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have eight years of teaching experience in the public school system and at a public charter school teaching grades 9-12 ESL and college prep and Honors English.

MY TEACHING STYLE

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year 2017

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Jillian West is a High School English Language Arts teacher at Steele Canyon Charter High School in San Diego, California. She currently teaches 9th grade students and is the Co-Program Advisor of her school’s Safe School Ambassador and SAVE Promise Club. Jillian strives to create a warm and welcoming classroom environment and was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2017.

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