Lexiphile

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Students practice identifying literary devices in popular songs, and then build up to a more complex discussion of the effect of these devices on the listener, and then to constructing a sophisticated literary analysis essay on author's purpose and
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Help your students discover that there is more to arguing than rage and shouting! This unit is the product of 3 years of writing, revising, experimenting, and more revising. It is a complete unit covering logical syllogisms, fallacies, turning
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Have you ever noticed that we hardly ever teach our students explicitly how to work together on a project? How to stand up for themselves while still being respectful? How to resolve conflicts peacefully but fairly? We just sort of expect them to
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Students must perform a close reading of Mercutio's "Queen Mab" speech to draw out images of the people Mab visits in their sleep. This is an art project which give students practice in decoding Shakespeare's language.
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This songbook contains over 50 fun songs about everything you need to learn in 6th grade Language Arts class, plus some other general writing and reading strategies! This is the full, complete, up-to-date version of the collection of songs to sing
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This project teaches students how to do an in-depth character analysis, examining motivations, perspectives, layers of meaning in text, and relationships and alliances between characters. It also allows students to express their understanding of
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I use this 1-2 week activity right before my students take the FCAT Writing Test to work intensively on each step of the essay process, and to help them manage their time during the test. You will need either a second English teacher teaching the
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In the Miami-Dade School District, certain writing errors are considered especially heinous. In Ms. Cher’s classroom, the dedicated students who investigate and repair these insidious literary felonies are members of an elite squad known as the
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This is a fun wrap-up project for a novel or play. It's written for "Twelfth Night" but can be easily adapted to almost any novel or Shakespeare play. Students perform deep character analysis on several of the characters in the story, and will
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These parodies of popular songs and Christmas carols will help your auditory learners remember rules of grammar and the writing process! This kit includes the lyrics to OVER 50 SONGS (listed below), as well as notes, practice worksheets and answer
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This activity is an introduction to the skill of generating Level 2 and Level 3 questions about a complex text. It is also a fantastic way of conducting a class discussion in which EVERY student will participate, regardless of shyness. This is the
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It's hard for students of any age to remember the rules of sentence structure! These songs are designed to act as mnemonic devices to help students recall the rules of sentence structure. I have my students sing them at least once a week, if not
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This kit includes information and examples of social commentary, teaching students how to analyze author's purpose and think about a historically influential text in context. The kit includes notes, a homework assignment and a full project with
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This project can be used as a final exam project or just an end-of-unit assessment for some of the most common grammar errors in student writing. Students are required to take pictures of grammar errors they see in the real world, and then they must
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Unlock your students' creativity with this fun series of lessons and quizzes that push students to learn a wide range of Greek and Latin roots while playing Jeopardy, constructing fictional animals and encyclopedia entries, and building fake words
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These parodies of popular Christmas carols and popular songs will help your auditory learners remember rules of grammar and the writing process. The kit includes lyrics to 13 original songs and a 2-page handout on sentence structure (to supplement
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Books are like pies. Each pie has some unique ingredients, but there is a core group of ingredients that is common to all pies (with few exceptions). Similarly, the majority of fiction stories contain a set of characteristics called the "Elements of
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It's hard for students of any age to remember the rules of grammar and punctuation! These songs are designed to be mnemonic devices to help students recall rules of grammar and punctuation. I have my students sing them at least once a week, if not
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After this unit, my kids were no longer under the impression that an apostrophe was just a comma with delusions of grandeur. They can now use apostrophes confidently and consistently, and, most importantly, accurately. The unit includes 2 songs
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These are 5 tests on commonly-used and commonly misspelled words.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Taught inner city students, Special Needs students, artists, and charter school students in grades 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11. This is currently my 4th year as a teacher.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I make kids see beauty in the mundane. I get them jumping out of their seats to refute an argument that I've written on the board. I turn children into adults I make them think and make them like it. I open minds and I rouse rabbles. I empower the powerless. I build tomorrows out of todays and yesterdays. I instigate revolution. I teach the art of communication to young artists.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree in English Master's Degree in Teaching

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I taught English to Tibetan monks and political refugees at the temple of the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India.

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