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This 2-page handout asks students to compare Shakespeare's classic, Taming of the Shrew, with its modern teen incarnation, 10 Things I Hate About You. It asks previewing questions about issues such as comparing today's teen audience to
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This Shakespeare Power Point not only covers the basics about the Bard's life, times, theater, and plays, but I also offer a free fill-in notes sheet (also available on this site) that can be used as a handout for students to fill in as they follow
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This 17-page packet contains quizzes, quotation sheets, and discussion questions to cover the novel, A Separate Peace. I've tried to include various options of chapter breakdowns as well as a variety of types of quizzes and questions to give you
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Propaganda and "muckraking" played a large role in convincing the American people that Progressive issues were worthy of their support. You've heard about Upton Sinclair's disturbing images of the meatpacking industry in The Jungle, and you've seen
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This test covers Elie Wiesel's book, Night. It consists of 10 Character Matching, 10 True/False, 10 Fill-in-the-Blank, 6 "Medium" Answer Questions, and one Essay Question. There is no answer key, but it should be very straight-forward to grade.
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This 17-page packet takes students through an entire unit based on Urban Legends. It starts with a fill-in-the-blank notes sheet and overhead giving students some basic definitions. Then there are four common urban legends with questions for the
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This set of twelve questions will generate a thorough class discussion after students have read, acted, or watched the classic play, 12 Angry Men.
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This activity asks students to create a map of the island in Lord of the Flies. They must first create a rough draft placing 14 key features on the island. Then, they must create a finished copy on which they must place 10 important events from
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This 35-page unit has everything you'll need to teach the novel, A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Peck. It starts with Prereading Discussion Questions, then has complete Chapter Questions, a Review Sheet, 47-Question Test (with a mix of T/F,
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This activity asks students to create a written as well as visual analysis of each juror in the classic play, 12 Angry Men. It works well as a final project after students have read, acted, or watched the play.
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For this project, the students are given the following: Your Mission: You have been hired by Aaron Burr to try to beat Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Ocean. In order to do this, you must start from the same point but choose a different route to
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This is a 20-slide PowerPoint presentation which covers the background of the author, George Orwell, as well as covering the basics of the Russian Revolution. Used at the beginning of teaching Animal Farm, the students gain a good understanding of
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This activity asks the students to use creativity combined with understanding of the novel, Lord of the Flies, to create a campaign poster for either Ralph or Jack. The students must first decide who they think would be a better leader of the boys
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This essay assignment takes students step by step (literally sentence by sentence) through how to craft a successful essay analyzing John Knowles's novel, A Separate Peace. This packet includes an assignment sheet which details the question to be
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This project calls for students to fully analyze a specific scene from Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. The end product includes a cover page, one page of summary and analysis, and two pages of scene depictions created by the student.
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This writing assignment can be used after students have watched any of the episodes in the History Channel's series, America- Story of Us. The assignment involves having students choose the most significant event, person, group, or movement they
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This fill-in chart handout and corresponding overhead chart gives students a simplified comparison and contrast of these two diverse Civil Rights leaders. This works as a good overview and discussion starter.
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This 9-page packet has everything needed to guide students through a writing project which teaches students how to prove a thesis in a rather unique way. Included is a Project Description sheet, Prewriting Activity, a sheet of Possible Thesis
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This five-page packet has everything needed to guide students through a research project on a specific American writer. The project is designed to be mostly self-paced and student-centered, but these handouts will help to keep things organized.
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This activity calls for students to read Richard Connell's classic short story, "The Most Dangerous Game" and analyze its themes and literary elements. Then students can compare what they've read with what they've read in William Golding's novel,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

20 years of teaching high school English and 14 years of teaching American Studies

MY TEACHING STYLE

I try to use activities that are student-centered as often as possible. I also try to use a variety of technologies and mediums to reach the diversity of learning styles that we face in the classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2007-2008 KHS Outstanding Educator Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Keene High School, Keene, NH- Class of 1987 B.A. English- Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH- Class of 1991 NH Teacher Certification- Dartmouth College- 1991

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I've been teaching English and American Studies in New Hampshire for the past 20 years, and I have also coached basketball. My wife is an art teacher and we've got two kids, ages 7 and 11.

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