Leslie Jones

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"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one." ~John Lennon
 
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This is an activity that gets students engaged from the minute they walk into your classroom! During the First Week of School, students will complete different challenges and be able to build a classroom community, demonstrate problem solving
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This assignment not only helps you get to know your students, but gets them working together and presenting during the first week of school. Posters stay on the wall all year in my room because I want the students to have some say in our learning
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I created this project because my high school students had a hard time understanding the societal/cultural impact of pop culture. So I brought it back to the 1960s…. This is an interdisciplinary project that looks at the music/lyrics of the 1960s
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This is a graphic organizer that I compiled based on all the other Story Map designs I've seen...I wanted one that had it all!! Students need to reduce their details to only the most important, as well as be able to write complete sentences about a
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SOAPSTone is a method of analysis that helps students get to the heart of a piece of writing. This practice is successful for improving analysis, as well as increasing understanding with non-fiction/informational text. Using this method will result
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This is a resource I created during my first year as an AP Language and Composition teacher. Very similar to the DBQ (Document Based Questions) that students write in History class, this type of assignment is crucial to promoting close reading,
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This is a student engagement tool I use to help student become more familiar with Active Reading strategies. There are activities and directions for students Before, During, and After reading. This handout will work for grades 6-12 with a fiction
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This handout should be used in conjunction with the Mini-Lesson of the same title. The worksheet/handout is a step-by-step process to write with textual evidence and add the evaluation of an author's rhetorical style. While the handout is labeled
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This is a resource/handout I developed to help students correctly use quotations in their writing. I offer 3 easy steps to remember and examples as well. It is a foundation piece to writing any literary or rhetorical analysis and creative story.
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This is an exercise I developed to help students incorporate textual support in their analysis of rhetorical devices. While this mini-lesson is created around a larger unit on the book Into the Wild, the powerpoint and handout will help students see
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 12th year in education, and over the years I've had many opportunities that have shaped my philosophy of education as well as my pedagogy. Some of those experiences include, but are not limited to, the following: English Dept. Chair, District Curriculum Committee, Instructional Coach, Team-Teacher, AP Language Exam Reader, Student Council Advisor, Tennis Coach, Academic Decathlon Sponsor, Administrative Leadership Team, Book Club Advisor, Mentor Teacher, and All-Around Great Gal!!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My style has evolved over the years as I've honed my craft. Currently I plan lessons that focus on close reading, collaborative learning, interdisciplinary connections, depth of knowledge, and student engagement. Basically, students come to class and work hard, work in groups, work to find the answer, and work to defend it.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year 2008-2009 (awarded by District) Teacher of the Month, Dec. 2008 & Oct. 2010 (awarded by Staff) Voted “Teacher Most Likely to Still Know You in 10 Years” (Student Council, 2008) Teacher of the Month, Dec. 2007 (awarded by Administration)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Green Valley HS (NV) -- 1994 (Top 10% of the class, Distinguished Scholar) Brigham Young University -- 1998 (BA in Humanities/English, Minor in Art History) Arizona State University -- 2000 (MA in Humanities/Film Studies) University of Phoenix -- 2001 (Post-Bac Certification for Secondary English)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In my spare time I review Young Adult literature, sing in a barbershop chorus, love to play word games, and work for the AP College Board.

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