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By LitwithLeo
If you are new to teaching Creative Writing or a seasoned veteran, you know the difficulty and importance of filling the days and hours with engaging texts that will both be an inspiration for your students and an example. This calendar reveals an
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Rubrics, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$100.00
$80.00
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By LitwithLeo
Do your students struggle to participate in groups despite your best lesson ideas? This is a quick way to share the expectations for group work with your class and have them check in before and and after the work to help them understand what group
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Minilessons, Rubrics
CCSS:
SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1b, SL.9-10.1c, SL.9-10.1d, SL.9-10.6
$0.95
$0.76
2
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By LitwithLeo
This one-to-two day introduction to any ELA, Creative Writing, or AP Literature class goes beyond the boring procedure lecture students are stuck with in every other class the first week of school (but can really be used at anytime students need a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Prezis
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.1d
$3.00
$2.40
4
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By LitwithLeo
This 4-6 day unit will get your students to write their personal narrative for their college essay. Although the prompts come from and can be used for the Common App, many can be easily manipulated for most college applications. Includes prezi,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Rubrics, Prezis
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6
$3.50
$2.80
3
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By LitwithLeo
The perfect way to start your Creative Writing class or unit. Students will be able to understand genre, speaker, audience, and theme all in 15 days while getting started on an anthology, learning to use habits of mind, and reading and writing
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Multimedia, Prezis
CCSS:
RL.11-12.3, W.11-12.3b, W.11-12.3d, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.6, SL.11-12.2, SL.11-12.4
$15.00
$12.00
3
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By LitwithLeo
Are you looking for an interactive activity to introduce students to The Great Depression, John Steinbeck, and his work Of Mice and Men? If so, this is a quick 1-2 period lesson that will do just that. Students will engage in making a puzzle of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Posters
CCSS:
RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.3
$3.00
$2.40
3
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By LitwithLeo
This is a one-hour lesson that introduces students to Nikki Giovanni's "Knoxville, TN" then allows them to play with her style by writing their own favorite place poem. Can be adapted from partner to individual work, and could be extended by having
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.9-10.3, W.9-10.3d, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5
$1.00
$0.80
1
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By LitwithLeo
This is a generic rubric based on Poise, Voice, Life, Eye Contact, Gestures, and Speed that can be used for any type of presentation in any discipline. Directions Read: "Have you ever been in a class with required presentations and were absolutely
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Rubrics
CCSS:
SL.11-12.4, SL.11-12.6
$1.00
$0.80
3
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By LitwithLeo
If you're looking for a generic one-size fits all way for students to take notes on the reading they are doing for you outside of class, this is an excellent choice. My students use them for every Book Club book they read for Fridays, and it is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.11-12.3
$1.00
$0.80
1
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By LitwithLeo
Are you and your students stressing with the AP Literature test around the corner? This 5-Day review is perfect right before the test. It utilizes all of the work you have done throughout the class to help students realize how prepared you really
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Internet Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.2d, W.11-12.2e, W.11-12.6, W.11-12.7
$5.00
$4.00
2
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By LitwithLeo
If you are reading a Dystopia like 1984, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, The Giver, or any others, this is a great introduction or conclusion to get students to understand the components of these books by examining "There Will Come Soft Rains" by
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.11-12.3, W.11-12.3a, W.11-12.3b, W.11-12.3c, W.11-12.3d, W.11-12.3e, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.6, W.11-12.9
$2.00
$1.60
1
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By LitwithLeo
Students can begin to interpret the complex connection between External Forces like the USSR, America, and the Northern Alliance in their role in shaping the wars seen in A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner. Students should be close to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Movie Guides, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.7
$1.00
$0.80
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By LitwithLeo
If you are looking for a way for your students to review their reading from throughout the year prior to the AP Literature Test, this is an interactive way for them to refresh their memories and have a deeper understanding of the work. Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study, Internet Activities, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.10
$1.00
$0.80
4
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By LitwithLeo
This is a stand-alone lesson that can be inserted at any point throughout any ELA class. Can be used as a 1-2 day lesson plan depending on how long you want to spend with it. Can even be turned into a gallery walk if you would like to make it a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts
CCSS:
W.11-12.4, L.11-12.4
$2.00
$1.60
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By LitwithLeo
This is a one-to-two-hour lesson that introduces students to Marge Piercy then allows them to play with her style by writing their own color poem. Gives students the relaxing opportunity to color, but then uses the color words to write their own
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts
CCSS:
RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5, W.11-12.4
$1.00
$0.80
Digital Download PDF (0.13 MB)
By LitwithLeo
If you struggle in getting your students to give thorough and thoughtful answers, this may do the trick. Quickly show students the rubric in a mini-lesson before asking them to respond to short answer questions. This explains to students, "When
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Minilessons, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.2e, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.9
$1.00
$0.80
2
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By LitwithLeo
This lesson can be implemented on its own at anytime throughout a high school ELA course--makes for a great emergency substitute plan, or addition to a short story especially when studying Point of View or American Literature.  Both the Southern
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1
$2.00
$1.60
Digital Download PDF (0.13 MB)
By LitwithLeo
Book Club is a great way for students to select readings of their own choice that have appeared on AP Literature essay prompts.  I like to do these activities on Fridays as it gives students something to look forward to each week, and it gives
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Rubrics, Prezis
CCSS:
RL.11-12.2, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.9
$9.00
$7.20
Digital Download PDF (0.20 MB)
By LitwithLeo
After reading through Ch. 25 of A Thousand Splendid Suns and/or Ch. 10 of The Kite Runner, students are encountering the ideas of refugees and immigration in their readings. This can be a sensitive issue to discuss as many students have already
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Civics
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Multimedia, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2
$1.00
$0.80
1
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By LitwithLeo
Have you ever wanted to have students select from two works of literary merit, but didn't know where to begin? This prezi introduces The Handmaid's Tale, A Doll's House, and The Awakening, so that you might listen to A Doll's House (available on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study, Prezis, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.11-12.2
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Creeping up on my 20th year of teaching, I have taught in 3 schools in ID and WA, and I have taught Spanish I, Creative Writing I & II, ELA 9, 10, 11, & 12, and AP Literature. I have a wealth of resources aligned to CCSS that I am excited to share with teachers of varying experiences. Keep coming back for more as I upload resources!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Engaging and entertaining to reach all levels of learners that we see in the ELA classroom, always seeking to provide interventions and extensions to meet students where they are and help them reach their goals.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Student-nominated Teacher of the Year 2018; Nominated for WA Teacher of the Year 2017; Student-nominated Best Hair 2017; Student-nominated Best Dressed 2016--love the student awards at the end of year!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

UI-Bachelors of Arts: English Literature; Costa Rica: Study Abroad; EWU-Masters of Arts: Teaching English as a Second Language

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