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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
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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
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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
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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
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3.9
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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
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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
$2.00
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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
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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
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By LitwithLeo
Sometimes students forget that they actually once enjoyed reading when they get caught up in the expectations of required readings. This is an opportunity to showcase the readings that they enjoy and refresh their memories that they have actually
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia, Rubrics
CCSS:
SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.5
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A mini-research project using the Explore tool in Google Docs and an opportunity to play with poetry all in one! After exploring the poem "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou, students select a "phenomenal woman" (from a provided list with links if
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Multimedia, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.11-12.9, RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.3d, W.11-12.6, W.11-12.7
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By LitwithLeo
If you have tried TPCASTT before, but have not had success this might be the lesson plan and prezi you need to get your students interested in poetry and able to access the huge variety they may get on the AP Test. This 6-7 day unit gets your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Poetry
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Songs, Prezis
$5.00
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By LitwithLeo
These step-by-step directions for setting up a free Weebly Homepage are a foolproof way to get your students (or yourself) the first page of their website going. Includes images of an example site which is intended to help students showcase their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Multimedia, Rubrics
$1.00
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By LitwithLeo
Looking for something to do after the AP Lit. test that is both engaging and educational while still connecting to the work you have done throughout the year? This 4 week plan fits perfectly into the end of the year--showing (with many more viewing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.11-12.7, W.11-12.2a, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.SL.6
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By LitwithLeo
Are your students all done after the AP Test (or just at the end of your rope?!), but you don't want to be yet another teacher showing movies all day every day for the rest of the year? This unit is fun, engaging, and interactive. Students try
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.6, 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...
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By LitwithLeo
Been looking for the perfect book to connect everything from Shakespeare to Mythology? The Alchemyst by Michael Scott is the perfect answer. This book is filled with mythological and historical allusions as well as poetic, literary, and dramatic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.1, L.9-10.5
$10.00
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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
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3.7
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By LitwithLeo
This travel brochure can be used for any book--especially those that explore other cultures using the cultural studies lens questions. Front-to-back pamphlet-style foldable handout that functions great as a bookmark and allows students to work on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$3.00
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By LitwithLeo
Students will explore the structure of the sonnet with several examples as well as notes on the authors. Includes extension activities to expand the lesson from a 2-day to a 3 or 4-day lesson set depending on amount of time to dedicate. Culminates
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, Prezis, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RL.9-10.7, RL.11-12.7
$5.00
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By LitwithLeo
If you have been wanting students to have a way to deepen their understanding of the work you have been doing in AP Literature, Language Arts, or any ELA course, here is a huge selection which are all scored using a modified AP scoring guide.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Multimedia, Rubrics
CCSS:
RL.11-12.2, RI.11-12.1, W.11-12.4, SL.11-12.4, L.11-12.4
$10.00
$9.00
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By LitwithLeo
An excellent supplement to any historical or literary unit to give the students opportunity to explore their own favorite historical figure. Provides a list of well-known and unique historical figures with links to Wikipedia for each. Students can
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Bibliographies, Minilessons
CCSS:
RI.9-10.2, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.7
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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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