Keeping It Relevant

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Keeping It Relevant
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When students see the relevance of what they are doing in class to their own lives, the classroom catches fire.
 
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By Keeping It Relevant
Perhaps you are considering teaching Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism but aren't sure how you would build a unit. Let the resources in this bundle help you get started. In teaching White
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Sociology, Informational Text
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Staff
Types:
Projects, Google Apps, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3, RI.11-12.4, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.SL.1...
Teach for Justice: Anti-racist and social justice resource
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By Keeping It Relevant
The 50 multiple-choice questions can be (1) distributed as is, (2) broken into quizzes by chapter, (3) used to frame a discussion of concepts in the text, or (4) used as a review guide.Questions are labeled according chapter and listed in sequential
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Sociology, Informational Text
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment, Study Guides
CCSS:
RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.10, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.L.4
$4.00
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By Keeping It Relevant
Students who read Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility often say, “More people should hear this!” They are eager to share what they’ve learned with others and keep the dialogue going. This project provides a platform for them to do so and to create an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Sociology, Informational Text
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Projects, Video Files, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.SL.6
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.96 MB)
By Keeping It Relevant
Description: In two years of teaching White Fragility, I found that students read the book with tremendous interest and marked passages they found especially significant. But they weren’t quite sure how to talk about it in class—especially during
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Sociology, Informational Text
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6
$2.50
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By Keeping It Relevant
In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, we see violence, lust for power, paranoia, punishing guilt, and hallucinations—all indicators of a battle raging between the id and superego, not only in the title character but in Lady Macbeth. A Google Slide presentation,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4
$3.50
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By Keeping It Relevant
Description: After reading Just Mercy, students feel compelled to continue learning about the complex dimensions of mass incarceration and to share what they have learned with others. This project provides a platform for them to do so and to create
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Criminal Justice - Law, Criminal Justice
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Video Files, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
SL.11-12.5, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.SL.6...
$2.50
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By Keeping It Relevant
In three years of assigning Between the World and Me, I found that students read the book with tremendous interest, but they weren't sure how to begin talking about it. When provided with a way to generate questions and include all students in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Afro-American Studies
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
$3.00
3
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By Keeping It Relevant
Liven up your remote or traditional classroom by inviting students to investigate and then present these Just Mercy pre-reading topics. This activity provides structure for productive break-out groups in Zoom. Students will enjoy finding pictures of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Criminal Justice - Law, Social Studies - History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Internet Activities
$2.50
1
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By Keeping It Relevant
These 35 multiple-choice questions are arranged in sequential order and labeled according to short story. Use it in its entirety or break it into parts according to short story.They are written to reward those who read and caution those who did not.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment
$2.00
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By Keeping It Relevant
This two-day lesson plan works well for AP English Language and Pre-AP students who are hearing about rhetorical analysis for the first time. Whether they are reading all of Just Mercy or only this excerpt, they will have much to say about Bryan
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$2.50
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By Keeping It Relevant
Students who read Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy and see Ava DuVernay's Thirteenth naturally want to further investigate aspects of mass incarceration and structural racism. The end goal of this three-week project is a webinar or gallery in which
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Criminal Justice - Law, Graphic Arts
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Projects, Google Apps, Lesson
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My experience spans three decades in public and private high schools in Los Angeles and Atlanta. I've taught AP English Language and Composition for 20 years, taught AP English Literature and Composition for five years, been a reader for the AP Lang exam for a decade, and co-taught AP summer institutes.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I encourage students to engage with their lives outside the classroom as they think and write. I pair books with contemporary shorter works--such as articles, videos, and memoirs--and invite students to make original connections. Every risk I've taken in the classroom has been rewarded many times over with the enthusiasm of the students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

The greatest reward is that special look in the students' eyes when they've made ideas their own.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA Journalism, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; MA English, University of California-Irvine.

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