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These materials will help you implement a literary analysis essay with your students. In the spirit of getting away from the five paragraph essay, it includes an outline template for a four-paragraph literary analysis, a peer-editing worksheet, and
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Teaching the parts of a myth? Want your students to write their own? Don’t have loads of time to spend on it? Then this bundle is for you! Here’s what you get: - A PowerPoint with a mnemonic (editable) - Cloze notes (now editable) - A graphic
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The Multi-Genre research paper is an excellent way to get students excited about research. It blends creativity with traditional research methods. Students choose a topic of their choice or one you assign. STEM, anyone? Students conduct research,
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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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Students often have a hard time seeing the relevancy of history. The further back we go, the less relevant it can seem. The Current Event Paragraph encourages students to make connections between the past and the present. At the beginning of a
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This common core aligned lesson on Point of View challenges students to consider perspective in writing. They will watch film clips, take notes from a PowerPoint, practice identifying perspective with a worksheet (with QR Codes) and a foldable, read
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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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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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The best way to teach anything is by doing, right? So, this bundle helps your students understand the elements of a short story, analyze short stories with foldables, and it has a PowerPoint to instruct them, and an example to guide them through
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With his versatile activity, students create a Twitter feed using five literary characters from a particular novel or short story. This can be implemented as a review or a project. You can even have them choose characters from various works you’ve
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This is the 1st 6 weeks of a year long common-core aligned interactive notebook writing program for 9th and 10th grades that improves student writing through the deliberate practice of sentence imitation (generative grammar). Each day, the teacher
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This Writing Unit Bundle includes all of my most popular writing lessons. It asks students to write a descriptive narrative, retell a short story from a different point of view, write a literary analysis, compose a research paper in multiple genres,
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This is a fun interactive notebook Valentine’s Day project for Greek mythology. Your students will read about the Greek god and goddesses, Gaia, Hebe, Iris, Psyche, and Pan. Then they will color, cut, fold, paste, and write a Valentine’s Day card
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This is the 2nd 6 weeks of a yearlong common-core aligned interactive notebook writing program for 9th and 10th grades that improves student writing through the deliberate practice of sentence imitation (generative grammar). Each day, the teacher
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This is a writing supplement for any novel unit. These activities are designed to help students improve their writing by becoming more aware of various sentence structures without assigning grammatical vocabulary to them. Students read a novel and
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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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This activity encourages students to analyze resolutions from New Year’s past and present, create a diary with foldables, and create their own balanced resolutions for the New Year. They will create one resolution for their character, one to help
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This is a sample of a year long common-core aligned interactive notebook writing program that improves student writing through sentence imitation (generative grammar). Each day, the teacher guides students through a scaffolded imitation of a
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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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