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Romeo and Juliet activities: 24 fill-in items for notes on introduction to Shakespeare, graphic organizer for characterization of Juliet, 19 fill-in items for the play, activity for following the stars/heavens motif with list of references to same
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This document includes all the activities for a mini unit on "The Fall of the House of Usher." There is a prereading graphic organizer on grotesques which can be completed individually, in groups, or by the entire class. There is an 11-question
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Guide for analyzing theme through representative quotations and for identifying literary devices in Robert Frost's "Birches"
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This is a short fill-in-the-blank check for comprehension of the film after reading the novel. Some questions require knowledge of the novel.
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This unit has everything you need to engage students in the novel. A web search and PowerPoint assignment introduces students to Hawthorne. For prereading, the archetype assignment gets students ready to think critically. Vocabulary and reading
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Here are five activities for engaging students in The Odyssey. Included are 1)character map--describe Odysseus; 2) lotus eaters critical thinking discussion starter; 3) 46 mythology questions for a search on the web or in a mythology book; 4)
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When your students have difficulty writing literary analyses, use this brief introductory paragraph and outline for an analysis of "Nothing Gold Can Stay" to clarify expectations.
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Students will analyze "The Road Not Taken" and "Mending Wall." Activities lead students to focus on individual choices by the author from diction and punctuation to theme.
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This Powerpoint is for use by students as a pretest to or preview of a unit on precolonial and colonial American literature. Multiple choice questions allow students to see what they already know about literature from this time period. Correct and
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Five key questions (and answer key) for understanding THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS. I use these questions to help students analyze organization and diction. Excellent tool for using literature as a model for improved student writing.
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A complete unit for Edith Wharton's THE AGE OF INNOCENCE: reading quiz questions for all chapters, four essay topics inspired by released AP free response questions, worksheet for understanding the effect of the unreliable third person limited
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Thirteen slides giving an overview of American literature from colonialism to modernism
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This activity has a copy of the poem with graphic guides to help students focus on important aspects of diction, theme, etc.
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Use this interest inventory to get to know your students and to plan for individualization and differentiation of instruction.
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Engage your students by giving them a choice of five end projects for the novel My Antonia. Project choices include performance/presentation, creative writing, academic writing, visual art creation, and visual layout and presentation. The document
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Directions for six required file cards of information and for a performance task chosen from a list and a list of suggested readings. Students must read from the list over the summer and complete the file cards and the performance task. These
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Here are four poems by cummings--"anyone lived in a pretty how town," "in Just-," "l(a," and "pity this busy monster, manunkind" with critical thinking activities. Each student can work on all activities, or you can jigsaw them by giving one
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Six activities to accompany The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: a graphic organizer on characterization of Miss Jane, a chart on symbols, a chart of characterization of twelve characters, four reading questions, a chart for understanding
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24 viesing questions for NATIVE SON. Great for use on a day when you must be absent or when students need a low-stress activity day.
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Print as handouts or save as electronic files students may access on a server. Complete step-by-step directions for word processing MLA research paper rough draft, final draft, and works cited page; handout/section covering the entire process with
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began teaching English in public schools in 1980 and have taught part-time at technical anc community college since 1993.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am experienced in Schlechty Working on the Work, creating engaging curriculum, differentiation of instruction, co-teaching, standards-based and performance based education, and standardized test preparation.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Delta Kappa Gamma International Honor Society--Beta Zeta officer since 2005, Professional Association of Georgia Educators, mentor teacher, department chair, leadership and design team member, long-time debate and literary event coach

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

bachelor's and master's from Georgia Southern University

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