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This is a complete, common core-aligned poetry unit. Included in this bundle are 15 pages of bonus lesson plans and 13 pages of activities that are not sold separately. Save 20% when you buy it bundled! This bundle includes: - table of contents - 4
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Lyric poetry is music. This activity attempts to help students realize that. The first handout contains a definition of lyric poetry and asks them questions to help them consider that their favorite song is a form of poetry. Then they scan a QR
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This is a great way to integrate poetry with a short story unit. Students read a short story and use the handout to transform the plot into a narrative poem. This is excellent to use at the end of a short story unit. Assign each student or pair of
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After teaching Parts of a sentence—subjects, predicates, direct objects, and indirect objects--use this card sort to reinforce the concept with students. Use it as a game or as an activity at a grammar station. You will find 40 cards, 4 card sorting
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This money saving game template bundle will engage your students in fun digital review for any content area. You will add questions and answers or words and definitions to the cards—students will spin, roll, and draw digitally. They will advance
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This poetic terms card review game and quiz is a great way to get your students to drill and review in an entertaining manner. You get review cards with terms, definitions, and examples for students to match up, an ideas for implementation page, a
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This is a poetry review game, study guide, and test ready to insert into a poetry study. It also includes an activity for practicing using different types of poetic forms with Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shallot.” This is a part of my money-saving four
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Face the Class! Is a super fun and simple PowerPoint review game for vocabulary in the classroom. This pack includes the template and instructions for creating your own version of the game just for your classroom! You will use this again and again
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The four steps of analyzing poetry is a straight-forward poetry analysis method, perfect for students who are reluctant to read and discuss poetry. Teach the four steps with the PowerPoint, while students take notes in the first column of the
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How about asking your World or European History students to analyze sonnets from an historical perspective during a unit on the Renaissance and Reformation? It’s a great assignment to get them to understand the culture of the times. You Get: 1. Two
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Have your students analyze and write sonnets this Valentine’s Day! You Get: 1. 2 Sonnets with Questions and 4 Steps of Analyzing Poetry Chart 2. Handouts to Guide Students through Writing their Own Sonnet 3. A Template so that Students Can Decorate
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have over 15 years of experience teaching middle and high school. I currently teach world history, psychology, and sociology and have taught U.S. history at the high school level. I have taught English/language arts at both the middle and high school levels. In pursuit of my specialist degree, I conducted field research on generative grammar. I have created many units and activities for history, sociology, composition, grammar, and literature that are aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards; however, upon request, I am happy to edit activities to suit individual needs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I manage a standards-based classroom that is highly structured and routine driven. With that basis, I plan from a "whatever works" strategy that is student-focused, creative, and, above all, engaging. I endeavor to nurture a safe and collaborative atmosphere.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

The letters and visits I get from former students. My biggest ever honor is when they come back and say, "I majored in sociology because of your class." Wow.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

2005, ED.S. in Educational Leadership, Samford University 2002, M.ED. in English Education, Georgia State University 2000, B.A. in history and English, Georgia State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My husband and I have been married for 15 years and are both educators. We have subjected our ten-year-old son to endless documentaries and trips to museums and libraries for which, we hope, he will someday be grateful. I read and write fiction whenever I can. Stone Mt photo 32_zps6k10qkpa.jpg Connect with me! My Blog Facebook Pinterest Twitter email: leah@leahcleary.com

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