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(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images)This file contains quizzes for each of the scenes from A Raisin in the Sun. These quizzes can be used to assess student comprehension. Each quiz also has a complete answer
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(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images)This is a great before & after assessment of student opinion on important themes and ideas present within Raisin in the Sun. The handout includes 10 debatable statements.
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This handout pulls important selections from Martin Luther King's "Letter From a Birmingham Jail" that clearly exhibit ethos, pathos, and logos. In my class, we read a larger excerpt as a class, which leads students to examine the smaller passages
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(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images)This test is 41 questions long and has 6 sections: Identifying literary devices, Poetic Terminology, Syllable Count, Rules of a Sonnet, Rhyme Scheme, and parts of a poem. Key
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(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images) This easy-to-read presents students with 10 basic rules and guidelines to writing a basic introduction paragraph. I use this checklist when students evaluate their writing.
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(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images)This 12 slide presentation introduces the basic concepts with cultural mythology and its application to modern society. From there, the presentation moves over to Greek
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(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images)This handout presents students with 98 categorized "tone words" to help students with their analysis. The higher-level words has also been defined in order to introduce students
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(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images)This handout explains the three basic types of irony, using cartoons to further illustrate the definitions. Once students grasp the concepts, they may examine specific provided
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This assignment gives the students a detailed definition of censorship and the various types of censorship prevalent in our society today. Once students have a basic familiarity with the idea of censorship, and the rationale behind it, they assess
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This notes set accompanies the History channel's video, "In Search of History: The Salem Witch Trials." The assignment has 13 questions/key ideas for students to take notes on, along with spaces for them to record their own questions/notes.
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(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images)Great for preparing for novels such as Animal Farm- this handout introduces students to 8 different types of propaganda. I use this handout in conjunction with magazine ads to
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This file includes atimed writing assignment (which could also be converted into process paper assignments) in response to Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. The handout also include charts for students to budget their time when writing
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(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images)Great chart which provides 178 Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Chart provides basic definitions and example words. This work is licensed under a Creative
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This is a three part test that assesses students on their knowledge and understanding of figurative language, as applied through Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street. The first section involved defining terms and providing examples. The
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This handout breaks down the components to a basic analytic paragraph. I used a question from The House on Mango Street as a prompt to write a sample paragraph. The paragraph is dissected for students to better understand the components of
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(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images)This exercise provides students with a passage to review for parts of speech. There are 91 examples of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs. There is also an answer
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(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images)This 18 slide presentation introduces students to key allegorical concepts within George Orwell's classic novel Animal Farm. It includes historical background to the Russian
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(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images)This handout outlines a larger vignette assignment for the students to work on while reading Sandra Cisneros' The House On Mango Street, or after. This assignment download
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(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images)This slide show gives the students a chance to visualize the iconic images that define the American Great Depression of the 1930s: the Dust Bowl, breadlines, Hoovervilles, and
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(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images)This is a comprehensive handout that aids students in not just recognizing themes in literature, but how to craft cogent and insightful theme statements. I used The House on
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching high school for the past 12 years. Throughout that time, I have taught English at every secondary level. I have also taught multiple levels of ELD (ESL). In addition to actual "in class experience", I have been a curriculum development specialist for online education through California State University Fullerton (CSUF) and have worked extensively with the Common Core Standards.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in rigorous instruction based on student-driven inquiry and discovery.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT): English Language Arts for Adolescents and Young Adults

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA: UCLA (Major: English, Minor: Political Science) 2002 Secondary Teaching Credential: California State University Fullerton MA: California State University Long Beach (English with a concentration in 20th century American Literature)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have extensively studied multiple fields in literature, including: Literary theory Shakespeare Chaucer Modernism and Post Modernism British and American Romanticism 20th century American and British lit.