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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
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3,726
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By Laura Randazzo
Looking for a fresh approach to pull your students into The Tragedy of Julius Caesar? William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political intrigue will thrill your students when you use this MASSIVE bundle of interactive, multimedia lessons. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Lesson Plans (Bundled), 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...
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$15.19
684
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By Laura Randazzo
Show your students a real-world application of the tools of rhetoric (ethos, pathos, and logos) as they examine the 2005 Stanford University Commencement Address given by Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs. The speech, which is filled with warmth, humor,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Multimedia
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.9b, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1c, SL.9-10.3
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$2.40
921
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By Laura Randazzo
Add a little fun to your current literature study by turning your students into police officers. This official-looking offense/incident report requires students to collect details from their reading and use real-world writing skills to efficiently
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Novel Study
$1.25
$1.00
1,329
Digital Download PDF (0.20 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Add some text-based fun to ANY novel, play, or short story with this easy-to-use worksheet where students choose a character and focus on evidence from the text as they examine the technique of direct and indirect characterization.This 2-page PDF
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
$1.25
$1.00
705
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Get your students excited about Shakespeare with this Prezi introduction to the Bard’s sonnet structure and iambic pentameter. Every eye in the room will be glued to the vibrant, information-packed slides in this poetry presentation. This 30-slide
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Prezis
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.11-12.4, RL.11-12.10...
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$2.40
536
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By Laura Randazzo
Bring vitality and hilarity to your study of any of Shakespeare’s plays with these two 20-minute contests. In one version, students use William Shakespeare’s language to hurl insults, poetry-slam style. In the other version, students try to flatter
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
L.8.6, L.9-10.6, L.11-12.6
$1.50
$1.20
588
Digital Download PDF (1.13 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Give a fresh spin to the standard obituary characterization writing activity with this easy-to-use worksheet where students choose a character who died in a work of literature and submit an obit information summary sheet to the town’s local
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.25
$1.00
365
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
These scene-by-scene questions covering Shakespeare’s classic play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, will require students to dig deeply into the text and their own minds to find the answers.This packet includes 13 pages of student handouts with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
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.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4...
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$2.40
179
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By Laura Randazzo
Launch your study of any Shakespearean play with this Prezi lecture and hands-on activity that will get your students excited about working with The Bard and learning about his Globe Theatre (Globe Theater). The first half of the lesson features an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Prezis
$3.00
$2.40
310
Digital Download ZIP (47.92 MB)
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-and-go activity.This single-page worksheet is a powerful research organizer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
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
$1.25
$1.00
192
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Add a little fun to ANY novel, play, or short story unit with this easy-to-use worksheet where students choose a character (or historic figure) and fill his/her fictional social media video channel with ideas for video content, personal profile
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.25
$1.00
238
Digital Download PDF (0.12 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Grab every eye in the room with this compelling 34-slide Prezi that provides all of the background information your class will need as you launch a study of William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.The presentation includes a quickwrite
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, Novel Study, Prezis
$3.00
$2.40
131
Digital Download ZIP (53.78 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Add a little fun to the conclusion of any literature unit with this easy-to-use worksheet where students take a critical look at the cover of the book they just finished reading.Hope you enjoy this 1-page PDF worksheet, which works with sixth
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Graphic Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.25
$1.00
268
Digital Download PDF (0.59 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Add a little fun to ANY novel, play, or short story with this easy-to-use worksheet where students choose two characters and determine their astrological signs based on an analysis of the characters’ actions. Text-based evidence is required as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.25
$1.00
179
Digital Download PDF (0.08 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Add a little fun to ANY novel, play, or short story with this easy-to-use worksheet where students take on the identity of a character from your current piece of literature and complete a job application, basing their answers on an analysis of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.25
$1.00
157
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By Laura Randazzo
After your class has finished Act 3 of William Shakespeare’s tense drama, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, take a break from the play and use this 45-minute non-fiction lesson to draw compelling parallels between the actions of Cassius, Brutus, and the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
$1.60
94
Digital Download PDF (1.02 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Help your students learn how to dig deep into analyzing text with these FOUR SEPARATE CLOSE READING LESSONS to use with speeches from William Shakespeare’s timeless classic, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Each of the four lessons includes a student
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10
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$1.80
65
Digital Download PDF (24.31 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
After you’ve finished reading Act 2 of William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Julius Caesar, help your students recall 15 different characters and understand the web of deceit being spun by the conspirators. By filling in the flow chart either in teams of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers
$1.25
$1.00
44
Digital Download PDF (0.04 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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