Kelly Paraskevakos

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By Kelly Paraskevakos
An introduction to persuasive techniques and logical fallacies, using the terms from the Pennsylvania Keystone list. This would work great for any high school English class as an introduction. It is three pages, the first gives the terms,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Minilessons, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$1.00
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By Kelly Paraskevakos
This is a visualization activity that gets kids to draw a picture of what the burnt outside of the house in "There Will Come Soft Rains" looks like. Students will read the paragraph description (included on handout) closely to recognize three
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.00
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By Kelly Paraskevakos
I teach Myths and Legends but this would work for any student grades 7-12 after studying King Arthur, Robin Hood, or the Middle Ages. The project asks students to create a coat of arms that represents their understanding of Arthurian legend ideals.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Middle Ages, Oral Communication
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
7 ratings
3.9
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By Kelly Paraskevakos
This chart is used to teach the five elements of Naturalism as seen in the short stories "Episode of War" by Stephen Crane and "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce. It has three columns, the first has the five elements and the other
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Homework
$1.00
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4.0
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By Kelly Paraskevakos
This three-page handout introduces and defines the key literary terms for your study of Beowulf (epic poem, scop, en medius res), important terms with definitions and examples for your study of Beowulf as an Anglo Saxon poem (kenning, euphemism,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts
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By Kelly Paraskevakos
This guide includes questions for the novel, broken down by chapter, and two close readings (of the first 5 paragraphs of the novel and the last 4). This guide would be great to hand out the day you assign the novel and then use the first close
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study
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By Kelly Paraskevakos
One of my new favorite novels to teach in American literature is Toni Morrison's 2012 novel Home. This guide offers chapter-by-chapter questions which go beyond simple comprehension to make students think about what they are reading and the author's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study
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By Kelly Paraskevakos
This Unit Exam for Toni Morrison's novel Home is worth 100 points and is comprised of 20 multiple choice questions, 5 fill-in-the-blank, 3 identification, and a choice of 1 of 2 essay questions. At the end of the exam you will find the answer key.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Novel Study
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By Kelly Paraskevakos
In his definition of the short story, Poe stated that “truth is often, and in very great degree, the aim of the short story.” In other words, in addition to being constructed to achieve a single effect, short stories are often written to make a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
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By Kelly Paraskevakos
Understanding "The Minister's Black Veil" and its symbolism can be very difficult for students. This is a key passage from the end of the story with 6 close reading questions asking students to look closely at what Reverend Hooper says and the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
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By Kelly Paraskevakos
This guide is intended to support a study of the entire play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller--from introductory terms (allegory, prose inserts, dramatic license, authorial intrusion, allusion), to short journal entry prompts, to questions for each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Unit Plans, Activities
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Students must understand what eugenics is and the allusions and foreshadowing in Chapters 3-4 of Toni Morrison's novel Home in order to understand what happens to Cee and why. This close reading activity can be done at home or in class. I use this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my twenty-first year teaching. I have taught grades 6-12 and some college-level courses. I am currently teaching World Literature/College in the High School Seminar, American literature, and Myths and Legends. I was department chair for 8 years.

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Teach-model-foster independence-kids create and understand

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA English, Worcester State University MA English, Millersville University Assorted graduate courses at UNH, Manhattan College, Johns Hopkins University, Millersville, Wilkes-Barre University

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