Kari Matteson

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Kari Matteson
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"To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation. - Life of Pi".
 
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This test, when printed, is seven pages in length. I wrote the test for my AP literature students, but it is suitable for on-level and honors classes, as well. The test features 7 segments: 1. theme analysis 2. discussion/essay questions 3.
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This PowerPoint is meant to be used at the beginning of a unit on Veronica Roth's young adult novel Divergent. In the 32 slides you will find the following: -a 10 question quiz with scenarios requiring the students to make a choice. Ultimately,
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Using the first chapter of the Harvard Lampoon's Nightlight (A satirical approach to retelling Meyer's Twilight), this PowerPoint teaches the difference between Satire and Parody. Various slides explain the concepts and purpose behind satire and
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This test consists of 30 multiple choice questions, a Facebook page (with template), and 4 discussion questions. All of the questions involve higher order thinking, such as requiring students to analyze song lyrics from Veronica Roth's playlist and
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This PowerPoint presents an excellent poetry composition project in response to the novel East of Eden but could be adapted to work with any novel. This project is my students' absolute favorite. I've also presented this activity at the AP
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This test features questions of the following types: 1. "Truths" about characters: Students are required to analyze all of the major characters, providing two "truths" about each character's essence and role in the novel. 2. Quotation
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This bundle of materials accompanies a study of Jodi Picoult's Salem Falls. Included are the following: 1. An Introductory PowerPoint: This presentation features slides on characters, conflicts, and anticipatory guide questions. = 10 slides 2.
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This creative project can be done in response to a film, short story, novel, or even any nonfiction text. Students are assigned a character on which they will create a visual/symbolic biographical interpretation. Multiple intelligences are
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The Twilight Soundtrack summative assessment is a standards-based project requiring students to synthesize their understanding of themes, characters, and conflicts within Twilight while making connections with other texts (songs). This bundle
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This PowerPoint introduces the characters and concepts students will encounter as they read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. There is also a slide connecting Twilight to the American literary era Romanticism.
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This PowerPoint combines an introductory anticipation guide which leads into several slides introducing the characters and major themes.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught high school English for 13 years. Currently, I teach Advanced Placement literature and Honors American Literature, but throughout my career, I have taught 9th grade literature, British literature, American literature, and the honors version of all of these classes.

MY TEACHING STYLE

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have presented my various teaching strategies and projects at county-level in-service days on several occasions, and I presented at the AP National Conference in Washington, D.C. in 2010. Additionally, I earned National Board Certification in 2005.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's Degree in English language Arts Education and a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on integrating the arts.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I work at an "at-risk" high school in one of the Metro Atlanta counties. 77% of our students receive free or reduced lunch, and many of my classroom instruction methods and assessment ideas focus on finding a variety of mediums through which students can prove understanding.

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