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By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical Edgar Allan Poe introduction lecture and empower students to find their own interesting facts about this author’s life with the “Author Bio” print/post-and-teach activity.This single-page worksheet (includes both PDF & Google
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 11th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.6.10, RI.7.10, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.6.10, W.7.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
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By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical Arthur Miller introduction lecture as you launch a study of The Crucible, Death of a Salesman, or any of Miller’s other works and empower students to find their own interesting facts about this author’s life with this “Author Bio”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
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By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical William Shakespeare introduction lecture and empower students to find their own interesting facts about this author’s life with the “Author Bio” print/post-and-teach activity.This single-page worksheet (both PDF & Google Drive
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 10th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.6.10, RI.8.10, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.6.10, W.8.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
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By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical Ray Bradbury introduction lecture and empower students to find their own interesting facts about the Fahrenheit 451 author’s life with this “Author Bio” print/post-and-teach activity.This single-page worksheet (includes both PDF
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.8.10, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.8.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
168
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By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical Langston Hughes introduction lecture and empower students to find their own interesting facts about this Harlem Renaissance writer’s life with the “Author Bio” print/post-and-teach activity.This single-page worksheet (includes both
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.8.10, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.8.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
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By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical John Steinbeck introduction lecture and empower students to find their own interesting facts about this author’s life with the “Author Bio” print/post-and-teach activity.This single-page worksheet (includes both a PDF & Google
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.8.10, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.8.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
101
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By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical Jason Reynolds introduction lecture as you launch a study of Ghost, All-American Boys, Long Way Down, or any of Reynolds’ other works. Instead, empower students to find their own interesting facts about this author’s life with this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.7.10, RI.8.10, RI.9-10.10, W.7.10, W.8.10, W.9-10.10
$1.50
77
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By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical F. Scott Fitzgerald introduction lecture and empower students to find their own interesting facts about this Jazz Age writer’s life as you launch a study of The Great Gatsby with this “Author Bio” print/post-and-teach activity.This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
96
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By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical Emily Dickinson introduction lecture as you launch a study of her poetry and, instead, empower students to find their own interesting facts about this author’s life with this “Author Bio” print/post-and-teach activity.This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
61
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By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical Mark Twain introduction lecture and empower students to find their own interesting facts about the life of Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain with this “Author Bio” print-/post-and-teach activity.This single-page worksheet (includes both PDF
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 11th, Homeschool, 5th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.7.10, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.7.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
77
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By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical Harper Lee introduction lecture when you begin To Kill a Mockingbird and empower students to find their own interesting facts about this author’s life with the “Author Bio” print/post-and-teach activity.This single-page worksheet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.7.10, RI.8.10, RI.9-10.10, W.7.10, W.8.10, W.9-10.10
$1.50
82
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By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical Nathaniel Hawthorne introduction lecture as you launch a study of The Scarlet Letter (or any of Hawthorne’s other works) and, instead, empower students to find their own interesting facts about this author’s life with this “Author
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
62
Digital Download PDF (0.21 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical Angie Thomas introduction lecture as you launch a study of The Hate U Give and, instead, empower students to find their own interesting facts about this author’s life with this “Author Bio” print/post-and-teach activity.This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.8.10, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.8.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
42
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By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical Walt Whitman introduction lecture as you launch a study of Leaves of Grass, Song of Myself, or any of his other works and, instead, empower students to find their own interesting facts about this author’s life with this “Author Bio”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
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By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical William Golding introduction lecture as you begin a study of Lord of the Flies and empower students to find their own interesting facts about this author’s life with the “Author Bio” print/post-and-teach activity.This single-page
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
74
Digital Download PDF (0.20 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical George Orwell introduction lecture and empower students to find their own interesting facts about this author’s life with this “Author Bio” print/post-and-teach activity.This single-page worksheet (includes both PDF & Google
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
60
Digital Download PDF (0.14 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical Roald Dahl introduction lecture as you launch a study of any of his works and, instead, empower students to find their own interesting facts about this author’s life with this “Author Bio” print/post-and-teach activity.This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.6.10, RI.7.10, RI.8.10, RI.9-10.10, W.6.10, W.7.10, W.8.10, W.9-10.10
$1.50
49
Digital Download PDF (0.08 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical Charles Dickens introduction lecture and empower students to find their own interesting facts about this writer’s life with this “Author Bio” print/post-and-teach activity.This single-page worksheet is a powerful research organizer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 10th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.6.10, RI.8.10, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.6.10, W.8.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
51
Digital Download PDF (0.16 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical Mary Shelley introduction lecture as you launch a study of Frankenstein (or any of Shelley’s other works) and, instead, empower students to find their own interesting facts about this author’s life with this “Author Bio”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
44
Digital Download PDF (0.13 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Skip the typical Lois Lowry introduction lecture as you launch your study of The Giver and, instead, empower students to find their own interesting facts about this author’s life with this “Author Bio” print/post-and-teach activity.This single-page
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Research
CCSS:
RI.6.10, RI.7.10, RI.8.10, W.6.10, W.7.10, W.8.10
$1.50
55
Digital Download PDF (0.16 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Since 1998, 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. You can also keep track of my latest projects and social media channels at https://linktr.ee/Laura_Randazzo.

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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