Lisa Macomber

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Students CAN have fun while reading and writing about the Classics!
 
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This assignment is used while reading "The Cyclops" episode in The Odyssey. Students are asked to stop reading after short sections and to visualize and draw what they are reading. They must also summarize what Odysseus and his men are experiencing.
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Want to have a warm-up that is guaranteed to grab your students' attention during your Greek Mythology or The Odyssey unit? This mini-presentation assignment is just for you! Table of Contents: Page 1 & 2: God/Goddess Presentation Assignment to
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This is a great summative assessment for students who have finished reading Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Each student is assigned a different character and asked to study the character in depth and attend a dinner party as that
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This is a creative, end-of-the-unit project for students to showcase their knowledge of the epic poem and Greek mythology. The assignment asks students to create a theme park and brochure inspired by The Odyssey. A group work log and rubric are also
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Two activities to do with The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Act I Prologue: translate it into modern English on one side and a highlighting activity on the other. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
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An assignment that can be used with any Shakespeare play, this assignment asks students to use higher-order thinking skills to evaluate important quotations from the play and respond critically to the text. An example is also provided for students
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Get away from assigning the same run-of-the-mill paper on The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet! This paper allows students to be creative while still learning proper writing techniques and MLA format! Students are asked to write a paper justifying what
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This 15-question worksheet follows the movie Heavens Fall and can be used with instruction on The Scottsboro Trial to correspond with the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 Taught English 9A, 9B and 9C; Coteach English 9A, 9B and 9C; English 10A and 10B; Public Speaking; Writing for Publications I and II; World History A and B; American History II. Taught in a semester system with 50 minute class periods and a trimester system with 70 minute class periods.  Developed and revised English 9 and 10 curriculums, aligning them with State of Michigan High School Content Expectations and the Common Core with an emphasis on incorporating more grammar and writing.  Created and implemented common assessments and guided highlighted reads for the English Department.  Cotaught with a special education teacher and assisted in modifying curriculum.  Helped develop IEP and 504 plans for students with disabilities.  Created and implemented exams in Data Director; used results to monitor students’ progress and adjust teaching pace and focus.  Incorporated technology into lessons including the use a SMART Board and clicker devices.  Scaffolded lessons and used multiple intelligences and various modes of delivery during instruction.  Evaluated, revised, and implemented a new tardy policy with a small committee of peers.  Participated in and contributed during Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).  Worked as a Room Supervisor and Test Proctor for MME and ACT tests.  Maintained contact with parents and students via personal class websites.  Established and fostered positive relationships with staff, parents, students, and community members.  Organized four pep rallies to boost school spirit and highlight student athletes.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like teaching the Classics in a way that students find relevant and interesting.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Nominated for Teacher of the Year in my building for 2013. Selected for Galileo Teacher Leadership in 2013.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Arts (M.A.), Educational Psychology, Wayne State University Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Secondary Education and Teaching, Central Michigan University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love what I do and hope to share that passion with others!

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