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By Lightning Bolt Learning
Note: This product is intended ONLY for ninth and tenth-grade Florida teachers who prepare their students for the FSA (Florida Standards Assessment) Writing Tests, both argumentative and informative essays.Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Cooperative Learning, Independent Work Packet
$7.50
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
Note: This resource is ONLY for Florida teachers who prepare their students for the FSA assessment. This resource is a ready-to-go set of six pages of feedback for your students based on the secondary-level Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Rubrics
$3.00
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
This resource is a simple, ready-to-print checklist to aid your students as they revise their informative essay drafts. Using this checklist, students can easily assess their own work or their classmates' essays. Print this as a handout to use as a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Rubrics
$1.00
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
This is a simple, smooth review of informative essay writing skills, structure and tips. This review PowerPoint is best implemented as direct lecture-based instruction while students take notes. This PowerPoint will take 1-2 class periods to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep
$4.00
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
What is this resource, and what's included?Using this resource, your students will collaborate in small groups to effectively review Shakespeare's Macbeth, Act 1. This resource includes three files: a PowerPoint with instructions for the teacher, a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
This is a four-day unit that introduces students to the concepts of human behavior, human reactions to emergency situations, "freeze, fight, or flight," and human psychology. In my classroom, I created this resource as an introductory unit to give
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Psychology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Cooperative Learning
$7.50
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
With these Student Expert Group presentations, your students become the teacher! Using the handout provided, print one copy of each of the five pages (you may want to laminate these, tuck them in a folder, or keep spares on hand for students just in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Literature Circles
$3.00
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
This resource is a four-slide PowerPoint file with the capability of editing to modify it to fit the needs and particular interests of your classroom. Please see the descriptions below to see what students will complete for each slide:Bell Ringer:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Music, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
This resource is a two-part final project for a play, novel or any other literary work, most likely read in the English language arts, history and social studies, or dramatic theater classroom. This project comprises a group video project and an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Rubrics, Independent Work Packet
$7.50
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
This is a written reflection creative project for students to complete independently and at a self-paced speed during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus pandemic) international crisis. My original motivation for making this resource was that, while
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Social Studies - History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Independent Work Packet
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
This is a three-part, middle and high school-level journalism exploration project. The project consists of three parts:The Newspaper Exploration (featuring the usage of the SOAPSTone strategy): students read through, analyze, and reflect on a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.7, RI.9-10.10, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2d, W.9-10.2e...
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
This is a 3-part lesson designed to take two class sessions. First, watch the video "Do All Teens Think the Same?" by the YouTube channel Jubilee prior to beginning the activity (the link is provided at the top of the first page -- you may want to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1c, SL.9-10.1d, SL.9-10.3, SL.9-10.6, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.6...
$6.00
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
Hello, excited educators! Looking for a smooth, quick-and-easy set of lesson plans for those first few days (or full week) of the school year? Look no further! In this bundle, you will receive:Letter to My Future Self: an individualized
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1c, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$15.00
$13.00
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
This assignment is a quick and easy way to get to know all of your students as individuals during those precious first few days (or weeks) of school! While completing the Student Interest Survey, students will share surface-level things about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10
$3.00
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
This is an engaging, interactive way to get to know your students better (and to help them get to know themselves as well!) those important first few days of school. Using the provided link to the assessment, students with find out their learning
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Study Skills, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
Note: Before using this product, double-check that you are comfortable with all of the questions the bingo sheet asks. Some questions may only fit high school students, or students in suburban to city-sized areas. However, this bingo sheet should be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
In this assignment, students will first write 8 unique and interesting interview questions, using the suggested sentence stems if they need inspiration. Encourage your students to be as creative as they'd like with their interview questions --
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1c, SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.6, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6
$3.00
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
With this assignment, students will write a 3-paragraph letter to their future selves that is designed to be opened at the end of the school year. Following the prompt, students will discuss "where you are now," "what challenges you've overcome,"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Back to School
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2c, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
Help your students to fall in love with new vocabulary words with this quick and easy heart-shaped Frayer Model! Using this model, students will write the definition of a word, an example (synonym), a non-example (antonym), and an original sentence
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Foreign Languages
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$3.00
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By Lightning Bolt Learning
This resource is a three-page handout comprising a detailed, engaging, hands-on, and multimedia Romeo and Juliet final project. It can be modified slightly for any play or piece of drama. Students are given the option to choose any of the following
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Rubrics
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.1...
$5.00
Digital Download DOCX (0.08 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm a second-year teacher in Florida. I teach 10th-grade English 2, and I taught 9th-grade English 1 last year. Previously, I completed student teaching in Miami, Florida, as an undergraduate student at the University of Miami. There, I taught 12th-grade English 4.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Big supporter of hands-on, group-based cooperative learning. I try to limit lecture-style teaching as much as possible, though sometimes the content necessitates some teacher-led instruction. Ultimately, my goal is to be a facilitator of learning, and to teach students how to think, not what to think.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

See my LinkedIn Profile for more information: https://www.linkedin.com/in/boltalyssa

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in English (Creative Writing) and Secondary Education (English + ESOL Certification), Minor in Spanish. Graduated cum laude from the University of Miami in May 2018 with departmental honors in English.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

From Jacksonville, Florida, but grew up in Auburn, New Hampshire. Big fan of reading, writing, swimming, birds, Lady Gaga, and coffee!

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