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By Laura Randazzo
Add a little fun to ANY novel, play, short story, or history unit with this print-and-teach worksheet where students choose a character (or historic figure) and fill his/her fictional cell phone with email messages, playlist entries, and a wallpaper
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
W.6.10, W.7.10, W.8.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.25
3,712
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By Laura Randazzo
Enjoy this MASSIVE bundle of beautifully designed materials that will take your class through Harper Lee’s classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a class set of To Kill a Mockingbird novels, a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Prezis
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.9, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3...
$14.99
1,391
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By Laura Randazzo
Make your Great Gatsby unit the favorite of the year with this MASSIVE bundle of materials that will take your class through FOUR FULL WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSONS covering F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Prezis
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5...
$14.99
1,224
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By Laura Randazzo
Enjoy this bundle of thoughtful materials designed to take your students through four weeks of lessons covering John Steinbeck’s classic novel, Of Mice and Men. Everything you’ll need is here – just add a class set of novels and you’re good to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.7, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.9, RL.9-10.10, W.8.1...
$9.99
1,137
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By Laura Randazzo
If your students can’t go an hour without looking at their phones, they need to read “The Veldt.”Ray Bradbury’s chilling futuristic short story, “The Veldt,” gives us a glimpse of a world where children love their devices more than their families.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Multimedia
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.4, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4...
$2.50
720
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By Laura Randazzo
Add a little fun to your current unit with this easy-to-use handout that can be used with ANY reading assignment, including short stories, novels, plays, and even non-fiction/expository articles. Students just choose a word from the reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
L.8.4, L.8.4a, L.8.4c, L.8.4d, L.8.6, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.4a, L.9-10.4c, L.9-10.4d, L.9-10.6, L.11-12.4...
$1.25
819
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By Laura Randazzo
Use “The Black Cat” by American Gothic/Dark Romantic writer Edgar Allan Poe to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the short story's text, and provide opportunities for real-world connections to this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Multimedia
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6...
$3.00
708
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By Laura Randazzo
Make Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem, “The Raven,” come alive for your students with this 44-slide lecture and 5-page PDF of detailed directions, full-text version of Poe's gothic poem, links to a high-quality audio version, "Faux Poe" creative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, Multimedia, Prezis
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.9, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5...
$3.99
713
Digital Download ZIP (48.50 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Use these questions covering all four acts of The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s compelling play about mass hysteria and the Salem Witch Trials, to pull your students into the text and inspire them to think deeply about Miller’s themes.This packet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$2.50
580
Digital Download PDF (0.08 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Use this compelling two-day (or possibly three-day, depending on your pacing) lesson on Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s chilling futuristic short story, “Harrison Bergeron,” as a stand-alone lesson, as part of any short story unit, or as a supplement to any
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Multimedia
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.7, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1...
$3.00
553
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By Laura Randazzo
Help your students recall 16 different characters they met in Act 1 of Arthur Miller’s classic play, The Crucible. By filling in the flow chart either in teams of two or as a solo activity, students will be forced to dig back into the text as they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
$1.25
494
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By Laura Randazzo
Use the short story, “The Gift of the Magi” by American writer O. Henry, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the text, and provide opportunities for creative writing. This two-day lesson plan
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.6, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5...
$2.50
503
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By Laura Randazzo
Use this package of nine chapter-by-chapter question sheets as you take your class through Elie Wiesel’s compelling true story, Night. As we work to pull more non-fiction materials into our Common Core-aligned classrooms, this autobiographical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.10
$3.00
476
Digital Download PDF (0.12 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Use these creative lesson materials to help your teens get excited about studying Puritan minister Jonathan Edwards’ most famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” When you connect this 1741 lecture to modern elements, such as heavy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Prezis
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.10, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$3.99
594
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By Laura Randazzo
Use this classic short story, “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This one-day lesson plan includes detailed instructions, a six-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.9, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5...
$2.50
409
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By Laura Randazzo
Use this chapter-by-chapter question set covering Harper Lee’s classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, to pull your students into the text and inspire them to think deeply about Lee’s themes.This packet includes 31 pages of student handouts
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.6, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2...
$3.00
301
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By Laura Randazzo
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau were promoting the ideals of Transcendentalism way back in the mid-1800s and, yet, those same ideas still surround us today in our media and popular culture. When you pause and closely examine the music in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.9, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
406
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By Laura Randazzo
Toward the end of my students’ study of Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, I launch a discussion about whether they think a similar scenario could happen today. Many times, students think the Puritans were especially gullible or foolish and they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
W.11-12.3, W.11-12.3a, W.11-12.3b, W.11-12.3c, W.11-12.3d, W.11-12.3e, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.10
$3.00
424
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By Laura Randazzo
Grab your students’ attention as you launch your study of Romanticism with this dynamic 29-slide Prezi presentation. Covering the period of American literature from 1800 to 1860, this 30-minute slide deck will prep your students to dig deeper into
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, Prezis
$3.00
464
Digital Download ZIP (45.99 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Grab your students’ attention as you launch your study of early American literature with this dynamic 32-slide Prezi presentation. Covering the period of 1620 (the Puritans’ arrival at Plymouth Rock) through 1800 (Deism and the election of Thomas
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, Interactive Whiteboard, Prezis
$3.00
434
Digital Download ZIP (46.10 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Since 1997, I’ve shared my love of literature and writing with high school students as a classroom teacher, library education specialist, and curriculum developer. I've taught them all, from the highest-achieving honors student to the continuation kid on the verge of dropping out of school. What every student wants is to be inspired, to learn, and to have some fun while at school. I hope my passion for learning and for kids comes through in these materials. Over the years, I've also taught journalism, health, and history classes. I've also run summer school programs for elementary and middle-school students. Before becoming a teacher, I was a newspaper reporter and editor, so ink is in my veins and writing is the critical piece of all the different classes I teach.

MY TEACHING STYLE

In all subjects, students want to be challenged while also finding relevancy between the materials being taught and their own lives. I work continuously to refine and adapt my materials to reflect current events and trends with which the students are familiar. When deciding how to present a lesson, I always try to think how I would have wanted to learn this material when I was 15 or 16 and then move in that direction. You can read more about my classroom adventures at my blog, laurarandazzo.com.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Pleasanton PTA Council, Excellence in Education award winner

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

• HQT (Highly Qualified Teacher) holding secondary credentials to teach English/Language Arts, Social Science, and Health Science to students in grades 6 through 12 • B.A. in journalism and communication

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love clean, modern design and try to bring those elements into my materials. Since I teach high school students with a high level of media savvy, I work to make my materials attractive to that audience. Everything I design is meant to be relevant, rigorous, and ready to use!

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