Kristine Muston

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Kristine Muston
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"Educating the head without educating the heart is no education at all." ~Aristotle
 
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This PowerPoint lecture provides a brief overview of persuasion and argumentation, focusing specifically on Aristotle's rhetorical strategies of "ethos," "pathos," and "logos." This presentation includes details about each specific appeal, as well
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This powerpoint contains background information on the realist writer Ambrose Bierce as well as his short story 'Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge." Explains the historical context and the literary techniques included within the story (including stream
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This 30-minute presentation/lecture provides an overview to the Transcendentalism movement, and focuses specifically on the authors Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. This lecture provides the historical context for the movement, the key
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This PowerPoint is both an introduction to mass media and an introduction to M.T. Anderson's novel "Feed." The lecture covers the emergence of mass media, the messages it sends, elements of culture, and the contextual background for "Feed." The
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This PowerPoint lecture provides not only a basic overview to mythology but also an overview of Homer's "The Odyssey." It provides contextual background for students studying "The Odyssey" by highlighting key characters, themes, and cultural
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This PowerPoint presentation covers a wide range of grammatical rules and errors in terms of sentence structure and punctuation. Provides a review of the punctuation marks and their purpose in sentences. This lecture's larger focus is sentence
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This lecture provides an overview to the thematic/archetype study of "The Hero's Journey." Meant specifically for use with "The Odyssey," but can be easily applied to modern examples such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter." Uses both classic
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This presentation is a series of mini-lessons in creative writing, and focus specifically on short-story fiction writing. It begins with an overview of what is needed for an effective story and provides several tips for how to start
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This lecture is a brief introduction and overview to William Golding's novel "Lord of the Flies." This presentation incluedes some anticipatory discussion/journal questions to get students thinking about some of the themes before beginning the
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This is a reading packet that accompanies reading Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." I originally designed the packet to be done in class as we read the play together, but can easily be used as homework as well. I combined a variety of surface level
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This packet is a guided reading packet to help students read, understand, and engage with George Orwell's "Animal Farm." The first page of the packet leaves room for character descriptions and helps students clearly establish a relationship between
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This is a presentation that outlines the basic Parts of Speech and rules for Subject-Verb agreement, as well as going into greater depth on some of the most common mistakes and/or tricky rules. The lecture involves room for student participation, as
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This is a guided reading packet that accompanies Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." It includes vocabulary lists (by Act) for students to fill in and learn, as well as comprehension/discussion questions that coincide with the action in the play. I've
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This powerpoint presentation contains some brief background information on Jack London's short story "The Apostate" and includes a wide range of discussion questions for analysis of the story. This lesson would be preceded by a discussion of
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This packet is a guided reading packet to help students read, understand, and engage with George Orwell's "Animal Farm." The first page of the packet leaves room for character descriptions and helps students clearly establish a relationship between
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This is a summative assessment I created for my creative writing. Modeled after a "chap book," students will compile final drafts of the poems and short stories written during class into a book. This document outlines the different requirements for
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This is a PowerPoint presentation designed to take place in chunks over the course of a unit (9th). I am using within my short story unit, and the examples pertain specifically to those stories. However, it is easily modifiable to any class in
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This guided note sheet corresponds with the Fiction Elements PowerPoint presentation. It moves sequentially through the PowerPoint to help students locate the main ideas and vocabulary.
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This note sheet corresponds with my lecture "Who's Who in Mythology." It guides students through the major ideas and themes of the lecture, as well as provides them with an easy study tool. KristiW
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This note sheet corresponds with the Hero's Journey lecture, which focuses on the hero theme/archetype in specific reference to "The Odyssey." It also serves as a nice study guide for students throughout the unit. KristiW
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I currently teaching high school English Language Arts in a small town outside of Rochester, MN, and absolutely love it! I have taught two years of 8th grade and one of 7th as well. Most of my resource base caters to at-risk high school students who struggle with reading and writing. I hope to continue to build my repertoire and experience through my middle school experiences. I also have tutored students in ACT/SAT prep and reading comprehension through Huntington Learning Centers. Therefore, I have some good ACT resources that I've adapted and developed based upon my skills there.

MY TEACHING STYLE

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Published in the 2012 "Sigma Tau Delta Review"

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Saint Mary's University, Minneapolis, MN M.Ed., Teaching & Learning (May 2016) Luther College, Decorah, Iowa B.A English, Secondary Education "magna cum laude"

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Favorite authors/topics to teach: Shakespeare, mythology, American Literature, writing, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, "The Giver," "The Diary of Anne Frank" "Pride and Prejudice" is my all-time favorite novel with "Jane Eyre" in a close second. In my free time, I love to run, bike, drink tea, write, and sing in my church choir.

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