Kristie Letter

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This Powerpoint gives succinct descriptions of the most common literary lenses used by scholars. It gives quick descriptions of what a New Historicist lens would look for in a text as opposed to a Marxist lens. After going through seven literary
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This Powerpoint allows students to experience the power and meaning of allusions through interacting with famous art. John Stanhope and Peter Bruegel paintings reference famous texts, and this Powerpoints provides great visuals for the students to
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This handbook has over 100 activities to help teachers in any discipline use reading strategies in the classroom. Whether differentiating for gifted learners or helping those who struggle, this valuable resource contains activities, lesson plans,
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This checklist is great for students of all ages -- empower your students to make the most of reading! This is easily reproducible and can easily be adapted for younger readers. This checklist contains: Pre-reading strategies Active-reading
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This interactive puzzle asks students to solve a series of clues using poetry and collaboration. All supplies are included - the escape room works best with a copy of Shakespeare's sonnets and a poetry anthology in the room, but I've included links
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught high school for 16 years at an innovative charter school in Colorado. I've also taught middle school for 5 years and I taught literature at CU Boulder for 5 years. Additionally, I've taught fully online college classes for SUNY Empire State. In the business world, I've been the director of marketing, the director of a writing center, and an editorial assistant for literary magazine. I've also dressed up as Ms. Frizzle and read Magic Schoolhouse books while working at a beach bookstore.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Wildly creative and based in inquiry (while also addressing all standards and benchmarks, of course.)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified Teacher (2005) Fund for Teachers Fellowship (2008) Jared Polis Teaching Award for the state of CO (2009) Boulder Valley Impact Award for Teaching (2010) CenturyLink Teacher and Technology Grant (2011) Pathway to Financial Success Grant (2012) Colorado Legacy Foundation Innovation Award (2013) National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2010, 2012, 2013)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA --Swarthmore College MA --CU Boulder all coursework for PhD completed.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Publications include works in The Massachusetts Review, The Southern Humanities Review, Takahe, Washington Square, Pangolin Papers and The North Dakota Quarterly. Writing Awards include Summer Literary Seminar Fellowship, Fish Short Memoir finalist prize and the Rachel Carson Wonder of Water Award. Educational publications include a handbook for the Colorado Department of Education.

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