Jody Polleck

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Jody Polleck
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Invite your students to read the word--invite them to read the world (Friere).
 
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By Jody Polleck
This is a 36-page comprehensive unit plan for Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye. Using a backwards design (UBD) model, essential questions, enduring understandings, and all content and skills are included (with a primary focus on Common Core Standards
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English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Printables
$19.99
14 ratings
3.6
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By Jody Polleck
These easy-to-use reading conference forms are a great way to assess students' fluency, decoding, and comprehension. Two different forms are included, one for fictional texts (novels) and one for nonfiction texts (i.e. articles, historical
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$2.99
4 ratings
4.0
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By Jody Polleck
This is a super useful, printable essay packet that offers daily mini-lessons for writing an analytical literary essay (i.e. how to outline, how to write a body paragraph). Common Core Standards are included throughout the document, as is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$4.99
11 ratings
3.8
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By Jody Polleck
Need something to do those last days of school? This packet of materials and activities includes directions along with four different activities to do with students from a final Socratic seminar to a final evaluation of the course itself.
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Other, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Graphic Organizers
$2.99
3 ratings
3.1
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By Jody Polleck
This document provides 10 different kinds of independent reading assessments (including bookmarks and reading logs). All questions are aligned with Common Core Standards and offer a variety of tools in order to differentiate your instruction and
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$4.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Jody Polleck
This 26-page document is a comprehensive student-centered readers guide to Tony Kushner's Angels in America. A different packet is provided for each act in his two-part play, and each packet is centered on the Common Core Standards for both reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
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By Jody Polleck
This 45-page document is a comprehensive student-centered readers guide to Shakepeare's Othello. A packet is included for each of the four acts and all are centered around the Common Core Standards for both reading and writing. Activities include
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study, Printables
$14.99
1 rating
3.0
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By Jody Polleck
This 14-page printable document provides a step-by-step guide for students to write an essay about literary elements or techniques for any novel. Graphic organizers are provided for each paragraph in the essay, as are tons of mini-lessons including
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
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Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Graphic Organizers
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By Jody Polleck
This document contains 23 printable signs for your classroom, including a poster of what good readers can do to make meaning of the text. Common Core language is used--and reading strategies are included such as make connections, make predictions,
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For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$2.99
1 rating
3.3
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By Jody Polleck
Integrating read alouds into our classrooms is a great way to support students' literacy needs. This free document provides a variety prompts that you can provide to students before conducting a nonfiction or fiction read aloud. The prompts are on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Education, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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By Jody Polleck
This attachment includes two documents: one 2-page reading conference form to use with students and one 1-page end of the quarter independent reading reflection. These are free--so have fun!!
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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By Jody Polleck
This free resource was great for my students who struggled initially with the difficult novel, "Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison. This interactive study guide helps students to review (visually) the major plot events and literary elements in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Workbooks, Activities, Novel Study
FREE
3 ratings
3.8
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I started working with youth in 1994 as an outreach counselor for runaway adolescents in Washington, D.C. In 1998, I began my educational career as a reading and English teacher in a dropout prevention program in Tampa, FL. In 2003, I moved to New York, where I have been working at the same high school for 10 years, serving multiple roles from English teacher to literacy coach for all content areas. I am currently working there as a reading intervention teacher specifically targeting special needs students, English language learners, and struggling readers and writers. I am also a full-time professor at Hunter College where I coordinate the adolescent literacy graduate program.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My style is first and foremost student-centered! All of my teaching is grounded in differentiated and culturally responsive curriculum and instruction.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification for English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood, 2003 Finalist for Outstanding Dissertation, International Reading Association, 2008 Finalist for NYU Outstanding Dissertation, New York University, 2007 Founders Fellowship, New York University, 2003

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended University of Maryland-College Park for my undergraduate studies where I majored in journalism and English. I finished my masters in English education at University of South Florida and completed by doctorate at New York University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Please feel free to contact me if you want any specialized materials and/or lesson and unit plans. I'd be happy to brainstorm some ideas with you!

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