I taught middle school for 2 years. I'm currently in my 16th year of teaching high school English. I've also taught two courses on the college level and I did that for seven years. I have taught creative writing and public speaking electives in addition to regular English classes. Two years ago I taught AP English for the first time.
I always feel like I'm doing a metaphorical juggling act. As an ELA teacher I need to teach novels, short stories, plays, poetry, different genres of writing, grammar, vocabulary, etc. I also feel like I'm teaching social studies some days with all the background information I need to know for the various works of literature. I've worked hard in the last 18 years and now I'm trying to help other ELA teachers through TpT. If you have any questions or suggestions let me know JugglingELA@gmail.com
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My teaching style varies.
I graduated college and graduate school with honors.
I have a BA and an MA from Hofstra University. I'm currently getting my LMS degree at Queens College.
I love reading and writing. I'll read just about anything. I have a passion for poetry. I'm a published author. I published a book of poetry entitled Mannerisms which is available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. One of my poems was recently published in an anthology.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Business, Library Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Close Reading, Women's History Month