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An editable multiple choice and true/false 100-question final exam covering Mary Shelley's 1831 version of the novel Frankenstein. Included with this is a study guide to help students study for the test and a complete answer key. This is provided
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Novel Study
$3.00
29 ratings
3.9
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A 100-question final exam for the Mark Twain novel, Huck Finn. Duration of exam is approximately 75 minutes. Exam is offered in MS Word format for easy editing to fit the needs of your classroom. Answer key is provided. Test may be completed on a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$4.00
20 ratings
4.0
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Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” To the Teacher This lesson takes two days (class periods) on average to complete. It assumes that students have access to the text of “Civil Disobedience” and it has been used with an excerpt of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$4.00
22 ratings
3.9
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By Literacy Works
This 100-question test offers multiple choice, true/false and matching sections. Includes answer key. Updated February 5, 2017.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment
$3.00
15 ratings
3.9
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"The Prologue" to the Canterbury Tales I have included in this lesson everything I have ever used to teach "The Prologue" to the Canterbury Tales. The notes are notes I took in grad school combined with my research over the last fifteen years. I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.10
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4.0
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By Literacy Works
Using the four "C's" of teaching - Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity - and following the Common Core Standards, this lesson provides a solid introduction to the concept of the American Dream and The Great Gatsby. In
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$4.50
11 ratings
3.9
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This lesson plan includes: 1. “Self-Reliance” Outline – Student Handout - journal on conformity, outlining of essay, group discussion, written argument 2. “Self-Reliance” Chart – Student Handout - summarization of ideas and quotes from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$4.00
12 ratings
4.0
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The Poetry of the Romantics Keats, Burns, Shelley, Blake, Wordsworth, Byron and Coleridge This lesson covering a number of the Romantic poets has been taught and refined over the last fifteen years. The poems are included after the main poetry
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$8.50
16 ratings
3.8
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By Literacy Works
All of my lessons incorporate the four C’s of teaching: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. These four elements are at the core of the Common Core Standards. You will find all of these elements in this lesson, from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$4.00
8 ratings
3.9
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By Literacy Works
This graphic organizer is designed to help students understand characterization by identifying specific examples of indirect and direct characterization in a text. With this Chart: Students search for examples/quotes of both types of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
$1.50
9 ratings
3.8
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Use this graphic organizer to help students see the plot of a short story or novel, understand how events affect each other, list the processes in a science lab, or chart the occurrences in news article or current (or historical) event. The item is
Subjects:
Reading, Other (Science), Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.6.3, RL.7.3, RL.8.3, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.9, RL.11-12.5
$1.50
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Henry David Thoreau is famous for having spent a year in nature, having rejected the ways of the world. However, he did not seek to completely reject all human conventions; instead, he wanted to show that a reliance on all things human with a near
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Research
$4.00
3 ratings
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Introduce King Arthur to your class through an internet research project. Students must look up 15 names and detail their role in the King Arthur tales. Suggested websites lead students towards correct information.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.10
$2.00
12 ratings
3.7
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By Literacy Works
This unit contains the free download, "Analyzing Poetry" as well as a note to the teacher with suggested uses, a sample lesson with poem and an answer key for the sample lesson. This can be used for any poem with virtually any level. There is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Minilessons
$3.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By Literacy Works
You may wish to use this assignment as an extra credit assignment for your students in either the first or second semester of the year. The assignment includes an essay prompt in which students evaluate their readiness for college or career.
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$5.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Literacy Works
"What is essential is invisible to the eye. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly." In the dedication to The Little Prince, the author, St. Exupéry says, "All grown-ups were once children — although few of them remember it." We live
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
CCSS:
WHST.9-10.1d, WHST.9-10.1e, WHST.9-10.2b, WHST.9-10.2e, WHST.9-10.2f, WHST.11-12.1d, WHST.11-12.1e, WHST.11-12.2b, WHST.11-12.2e
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4.0
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By Literacy Works
The Assignment Frankenstein is a difficult novel at best – difficult to read, difficult to teach, and with difficult vocabulary. Students can easily become lost unless the novel is set up and presented in such a way that it is inviting and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.9, RL.11-12.10
$6.00
10 ratings
3.7
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By Literacy Works
Need some ideas to word a letter home to parents at the beginning of the year? Here is an editable letter for you to use to introduce yourself, ask for support with class rules and suggest volunteering by parents. Put it on school letterhead to
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$2.00
8 ratings
4.0
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Based on the Rogerian Strategy of Argumentation, this graphic organizer can help students understand how to use and where to place the main points of their arguments with appropriate counter-arguments and refutations. This item can be easily used
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1e, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.1b, W.11-12.1e
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4.0
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By Literacy Works
EVERYTHING you need to teach Mary Shelley's novel! Note: This lesson is designed to match the plot of Mary Shelley’s 1831 revision to her original text, published anonymously in 1818. The unit is divided up into “into,” “through,” and “beyond”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.9, RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.2c, W.11-12.3, W.11-12.3a, W.11-12.3c, W.11-12.3d
$14.00
3 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching at the high school level for 16 years. Prior to high school, I taught middle school for 4 years. Most of my experience has been teaching English Language Arts. I have a wide range of students in my classes from English language learners to special ed to honors to Advanced Placement. I have also taught a variety of beginning writing courses at the local community college. I currently teach high school English and work as a Literacy Coach at the high school, guiding teachers in various curricular areas through the adoption of Common Core.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have always believed that all kids have the ability to learn - regardless of their backgrounds. I believe they are our future; they are the ones who will elect the next president and vote for the propositions that affect our lives. Therefore, the classroom must foster critical thinking and reading and writing skills.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

The best reward I can ever have is when a student raises his or her hand and reveals that he/she "gets" it by sharing an analytical thought, revealing the full scope of their critical thinking skills. That's success and that is all I need - proof that my efforts pay off.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in The Teaching of English. I am also a Fellow of the National Writing Project.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have two children and live in California with my spouse. I watch my little ones learning, processing, thinking and creating and I understand so much more about the learning process of my own students. It amazes me how their minds work - both those of my children and my students. Kids of all ages are amazing!

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