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Laura Randazzo

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By Laura Randazzo
Looking for a low-prep short story unit that will thrill your high school and advanced middle school students? This four-week short story unit is an excellent way to launch the year, setting the stage for deeper study of novels and plays. I’ve used
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps, Activities
$28.99
$19.99
2,193
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By Laura Randazzo
Add a little fun to ANY novel, play, short story, or history unit with this worksheet where students choose a character (or historic figure) and fill a fictional cell phone with email messages, playlist entries, and a wallpaper image.This PDF file
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
W.6.10, W.7.10, W.8.10, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.10
$1.50
3,796
Digital Download PDF (0.40 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Take a trip to another dimension as you introduce your students to the delights and horrors of modern science fiction. Using the works of writers such as Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and Isaac Asimov, this two (or three, depending on pacing)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps, Multimedia
$14.99
$11.99
839
Digital Download ZIP (2.88 MB)
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, Google Apps, 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...
$3.00
752
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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, Google Apps, 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...
$3.50
575
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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, Google Apps, 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...
$3.50
723
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By Laura Randazzo
Use the dark humor of Roald Dahl’s well-known short story, “Lamb to the Slaughter," to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This one-day lesson plan includes links to the full text of the story, detailed instructions, a 9-question
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.6, RL.8.7, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.10...
$3.00
564
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By Laura Randazzo
Use the classic short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This three-day lesson plan includes the full-text 9-page story (public domain), an 8-question student handout (with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
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...
$3.50
733
Digital Download PDF (0.45 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 file
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Google Apps, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
$1.50
724
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Use the heartbreaking story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This three-day lesson plan includes a 7-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key/class discussion starters), a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
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.9-10.5, RL.9-10.10...
$3.50
350
Digital Download PDF (0.35 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
In this "Write Like a Pro" lesson, you'll use the styles of current and classic authors to teach your students six simple and effective techniques that will IMMEDIATELY improve their sentence flow and writing voice.This 28-slide presentation and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Prezis, Google Apps, Handouts
$3.99
494
Digital Download ZIP (19.24 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Add a little fun to your current unit with this easy-to-use worksheet 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, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, 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...
$1.50
839
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
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...
$3.00
520
Digital Download PDF (0.99 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Use “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the gothic short story’s text, and provide opportunities for real-world connections to this grisly story via a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Multimedia
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.7, RL.6.9, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.7, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.3, RL.8.6, RL.8.7...
$3.50
282
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By Laura Randazzo
Use the classic short story, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This two-day lesson plan includes a full-text copy of this public domain story, an 8-question student handout (with detailed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Lectures
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.10, W.8.1, W.8.1b...
$3.50
403
Digital Download ZIP (21.78 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Introduce your students to Horatio Quiroga, a master of suspense of who will forever change the way they look at their pillows and mattresses with his famous story of everyday horror, “The Feather Pillow.”This 9-page PDF (with Google Drive version
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.10...
$3.50
412
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By Laura Randazzo
Use Lensey Namioka’s delightful short story, “The All-American Slurp,” to ease your fifth through seventh graders into deeper levels of literary analysis with these print-and-teach materials.This 6-page PDF (with Google Drive versions of student
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.6, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2...
$3.00
447
Digital Download PDF (0.23 MB)
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:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
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...
$3.00
417
Digital Download PDF (0.07 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Use these materials to reinforce students’ understanding of the three types of irony (situational irony, verbal irony, and dramatic irony) and facilitate a deep reading and discussion of Saki’s attention-grabbing short story, “The Storyteller.”This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.6, RL.8.10...
$3.50
170
Digital Download PDF (0.90 MB)
By Laura Randazzo
Imagine you could buy a clone of yourself and no one would ever know. Unpleasant chores? Your cyborg will clean the mess. Stacks of essays to grade? “You 2.0” quickly manages that paper load. Dinner with a difficult spouse? Send in the clone.What a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.3, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.10, W.8.1, W.8.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.10...
$2.00
221
Digital Download PDF (0.03 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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