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This is a short but engaging research activity designed to introduce ethos, pathos, logos (and persuasion, in general) concepts.
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This handout lists, defines, and provides examples of the many different types of logical fallacies.
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This worksheet poses different scenarios of correct and incorrect--mostly incorrect--in-text citations. Students are asked to make corrections to the citations based on MLA guidelines. It may be used as a practice assignment or as a quiz.
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I view teaching film in very much the same way I view teaching literature. It's simple to discuss characterization, plot, themes, etc. with film. After teaching short exerpts from Thoreau, Whitman, and other Romanticists, I show Dead Poets Society.
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Just over 100 questions for studying the novel, Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer. Questions cover each chapter, including the Author's Note at the beginning. Questions deal not only with comprehension, analysis, and evaluation but also focus on
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This Transcendentalism WebQuest guides students through researching characteristics and ideas of transcendenatlists, well-known American writers such as Emerson and Thoreau, as well as themes of Romanticism (in general). It is a quick (1-2 day) and
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This is a mini-lesson in correcting quoting, pararphrasing, summarizing, and citing sources. (I emphasize the importance of working quotes/paraphrases/summaries smoothly into sentences and/or writings.) This mini-lesson can be used with MLA Handout
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This is a short, review-like worksheet designed to aide students in recognizing different types of figurative language (specifically, simile, metaphor, personification). In the last two sections, students are asked to determine tone.
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After viewing Mona Lisa Smile, I give my students a day in the computer lab to complete this short but interesting research activity regarding the actual Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci. It could be done with or without/before or after viewing the
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Before I used Carrie Wisehart's "Bucket List" research project, and after I'd introduced the concept (see free lesson), I told them we'd be viewing and evaluating the completed projects of her students (convenient because we work together). I
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With my post-secondary and upper secondary (11th grade) students, I devote several weeks to teaching persuasion while also incorporating media literacy. The evolution of filmmaking has allowed average, everyday people to "voice" their opinions,
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Short, half-page handout details nine of the most common types of MLA parenthetical citations needed for student research papers. I allow students to use it both as a quick reference when practicing MLA citations, writing research papers, and taking
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I show my students both Dead Poets Society and Mona Lisa Smile. We compare and contrast them and discuss larger issues of individuality and Transcendentalism, trying to relate it to characteristics of Romantic/Transcendentalist writers such as Henry
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I use this worksheet along with a Prezi I created. I find that students not only enjoy watching Prezis, but that they're able to note-take, keep up with, and pay closer attention to the sometimes necessary lecturing we have to do. The Prezi can be
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Students make connections between some aspect of the novel (i.e., specific character, character relationships, themes, etc.) and another piece of media (i.e., song, painting, movie scene, poem, etc.). This is also an analysis writing assignment in
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Ideally, assignment could be used cooperatively (i.e., pairs and/or groups of three). Pairs/Groups compare the evidence for and against the accused,looking for reasonable doubt. This assignemtn also focuses somewhat on the irony in certain judicial
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Rules for using commas (list with examples).
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A PowerPoint I created to introduce a sentence fluency unit. The slides cover types of sentences, types of clauses, phrases (prepositional and appositive), and verbals (gerunds, infinitives, absolutes, participial).
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I bought and used Carrie Wisehart's "Bucket List Research Project," which is phenomenal, but I had to have a way to introduce the concept to my kids--a way to grab their attention, so this is how I introduced them to (and got them excited about)
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Can be used alone or with MLA Mini-Lesson #1...
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I taught 9th, 10th, and 12th grade English at Nathan Hale High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma for six years. I was also the yearbook advisor at Hale for four years. I have now been teaching, for the past six years, at Broken Arrow Senior High School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where I teach literature and composition to 11th-graders. I have also taught higher education classes in Communications and Humanities and the University of Phoenix (Tulsa campus).

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I am a National Board Certified teaching, working on my Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies. I have received several scholarship awards to further my education.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BAED,(English Education), Northeastern State University, 1999 MS, (Teaching, Learning, and Leadership), Oklahoma State University, 2006. 27 hours toward Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies, Oklahoma State University (anticipated graduation, 2013).

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