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25 questions to keep students on task and to evoke thought and reflection about Tim Burton's film Big Fish, starring Ewan MacGregor, Billy Crudup, Albert Finney, and Jessica Lange. This is a great film to discuss the genre of Magic Realism. Themes
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Twenty-five comprehension questions students can answer to follow the story of the film. This film is great for introducing The Great Gatsby. I developed this for my American Literature class, so the emphasis is on the writers, not the artists Gil
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50 ready-to-print multiple-choice questions to assess students' comprehension and engagement with the ideas presented in the novel Feed by M.T. Anderson. Includes questions about how this novel fits into the science-fiction genre, satirical elements
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33 questions to keep students on task and to evoke thought and reflection about the film Of Mice and Men starring Gary Sinise and John Malkovich. These questions are meant for students who are not familiar with Steinbeck's text. Sinise's and
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43 questions to keep students on task and to evoke thought and reflection about the film Shakespeare in Love starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, and Colin Firth. This film is the best I know of to show students what life might
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27 questions to keep students on task and to evoke thought and reflection about the film Shawshank Redemption starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Themes in the film include perseverence, appearance vs. reality, moral justice, and hope.
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These materials inlcude a webquest, over 70 thoughtful study questions, a quiz for Act 1, vocabulary puzzles and quizzes, a multiple choice test for the unit, and a short essay prompt. Answer keys for the study questions and assessments are
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Over 100 ready-to-print reading comprehension and critical thinking questions to accompany the teaching of M.T. Anderson's novel, Feed. I teach Feed as a companion piece to Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. This download does not include an answer key,
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Keep students engaged with over 131 ready-to-print study questions for the novel Shattering Glass by Gail Giles. Themes include leadership, loyalty/betrayal, peer pressure, and trust. This novel is great for struggling or reluctant adolescent
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Over 200 ready-to-print directed reading and reflective questions to accompany the teaching of Keesha's House by Helen Frost. Questions invite discussion and reflection, and are readily answered. I've used this book to teach poetry with struggling
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20 guided reading and reflective questions to accompany the teaching of William Faulkner's short story A rose for Emily
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Word searches, crosswords, and quizzes for 36 vocabulary words found in M.T. Anderson's novel, Feed. This download includes answer keys for each of the three quizzes.
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This includes a word search puzzle, a crossword puzzle, and fill-in-the-blank sentences for 30 words I've selected to help my students prepare to take the ACT. These words come from readings in the course, but can be used as stand-alone activities
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Teach vocabulary in context. This PowerPoint includes vocabulary words, definitions, and the sentences in which they appear in Jack London's short story, "To Build a Fire." The last slide also includes URL addresses for the story's text as well as
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PowerPoint presentation that reviews the characters and events in Gail Giles' novel, Shattering Glass.
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Vocabulary crossword activity and quiz with answer key to encourage teaching vocabulary in context in Gail Giles' novel Shattering Glass. Use with my corresponding PowerPoint presentation to give students the help with vocabulary that they need.
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Teach vocabulary in context. This PowerPoint includes vocabulary words, definitions, and the sentences in which they appear in Shattering Glass. My students take notes on the PowerPoint and then choose any five words and use them correctly in their
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Teach vocabulary in context. This PowerPoint includes vocabulary words, definitions, and the sentences in which they appear in Shattering Glass. My students take notes on the PowerPoint and then choose any five words and use them correctly in their
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Teach vocabulary in context. This PowerPoint includes vocabulary words, definitions, and the sentences in which they appear in Shattering Glass. My students take notes on the PowerPoint and then choose any five words and use them correctly in their
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Teach vocabulary in context. This PowerPoint includes vocabulary words, definitions, and the sentences in which they appear in Shattering Glass. My students take notes on the PowerPoint and then choose any five words and use them correctly in their
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching high school English and Language Arts for over 13 years, from struggling readers to honors level, 9th through 12th grade. Prior to that, I taught college freshman composition classes at the university level for three years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a vocabulary geek! I believe that highlighting vocabulary and teaching it in context benefits my students in numerous ways across their experience. They can take the words learned in my class with them anywhere. A broader vocabulary helps them gain confidence to enter into a mature, academic discourse.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Published in ASCD Express online: http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol3/325-mcmanus.aspx

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

2007 M.S. in Educational Leadership from University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois 1996 M.A. in Literature from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 1993 B.A. in English from University of Illinois at Chicago

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a busy mom to three very active girls. I have been married to my husband, a secondary special education teacher, for over 14 years.

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