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This is a good lesson on introducing/reviewing thesis statements with your students. The lesson includes: - mini-lesson notes (the thesis equation) - 3 Thesis Activities (1 identifying, 2 writing) - A Handout on Thesis statements, for students
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These are emergency lesson plans I created that involve students doing their own independent reading and writing. If your students have their own indep. reading books - this will work perfectly. The best thing about these plans is that they give
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This is an organized collection of activities and worksheets for a unit on A Raisin in the Sun It includes: - 1 week of pre-reading activities. - A daily worksheet with a quote of the day response (tailored to the play), a series of reading
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This is an effective lesson that gets students thinking about alternatives to plagiarism. The lesson includes: 1. Mini-Lesson Notes 2. An article about teachers curbing plagiarism 3. A 2 part worksheet getting students to identify plagairism
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Using O Henry's "Gift of the Magi," students learn/practice how to annotate a text by making personal connections and drawing inferences. The document contains 2 days of lessons.
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This lesson goes great in a non-fiction unit. It introduces students to the components of a newspaper, and has them go on a newspaper scavenger hunt! The lesson includes, mini-lesson notes and scavenger hunt worksheet.
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This is a great group activity to conduct before reading Oedipus Rex. You break your students up into 7 groups, assign each an aspect of Greek Civilization, provide them with a brief summary of their topic. Then you have each group report their
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This is a good 2 day lesson about proverbs, that goes great in the middle of reading Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart." In addition to defining proverbs, the students look closely at the proverbs found in the novel, and even get to write some
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This is a full unit on Romeo and Juliet, including one week of front-loading activities. The unit is also heavily geared towards getting students used to talking about literature by making connections to famous quotes. Each day, the student will
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This is a great 3 day look at Shakespearean sonnets. Goes great at the beginning of any Shakespeare unit. The 3 days are broken up thusly: 1. Defining Shakespearean Sonnet and iambic pentameter - identifying IP in a Shakespearean sonnet. 2.
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These are 2 lessons that introduce students to the concepts of characterization through direct and indirect evidence. The lessons are based around Kate Chopin's short story, "The Story of an Hour"
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This 3 day pre-reading unit for FFA includes: Day 1: Accountable Talk Discussion Day 2: Rorschach Inkblot Fun! Day 3: Summary lesson using article about super-mice
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This is a project-based unit for seniors writing College Entrance Essays. The unit begins with an "Entry Document" where the Guidance Counselor from your school writes the Senior class a letter: "Dear Class of 2012! Welcome to your senior year
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This is a series of lessons that gets students familiar with the structure of short stories, through reading and writing. Week 1: Students learn about the dramatic arc through notes and practice. They will read a short story and plot the
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This is a 4 week unit on Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak. The unit has 3 main focuses. 1. Learning about the importance of Voice in writing 2. Identifying basic Literary Elements in a text (setting, characterization, POV etc...) 3. Conducting a
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This is a 4 part lesson on language that I usually do with my ELA students at the beginning of a semester. Part 1: Anticipation guide about language Part 2: Worksheet on Trilinguilism (the idea that we all speak different languages) - Homework
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This is a 15-page packet i use for students who need to make up alot of work. It is focused around the short story "The Necklace" (included in the packet). Activites include: 1. short answer questions 2. Adopting the POV of a character 3.
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This is a full unit on Of Mice and Men. It is basically broken up into 4 parts. Part 1: Pre-reading activities (looking at migrant farmers, group discussion about family/friendship and more. Part 2: Students look closely at characters (main
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Included are 3 files used to teach students how to take cornell notes. The first file is a Power Point with illustrated notes about the Cornell system. There is also a word .doc with a lesson plan on introducing the concept further. Also included
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This is a 15-page packet i use for students who need to make up alot of work. It is focused around the short story "Raymond's Run" (included in the packet). Activites include: 1. short answer questions 2. Adopting the POV of a character 3.
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9 years of successful teaching in Public High School systems in NYC and Baltimore. I have taught English to 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders. In addition I have taught courses in SAT Prep, Media Studies. Digital Photography, Screenwriting and Music Theory. Over the years I have developed a reputation for creative lesson plans, passionate instruction, and excellent classroom management skills.

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Voted "Favorite Teacher of the Year" in a 2005 school-wide student poll!

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BA in English Literature from The University of Pittsburgh Masters Degree in Teaching from Pace University, New York, NY.

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