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A complete list of 74 literary techniques that all AP Language students should know before taking the AP exam. Seven scaffolded quizzes are included. Quiz #1 starts with the first 14 terms, and each quiz adds on 15 terms consecutively until they
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AP Language and Comp or AP Literature and Comp - analyzing syntax. Power Point guides students through elements and techniques of syntax, then includes 6 passages for guided practice of syntax analysis. Passages are from Annie Dillard's An American
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Introduce your students to persuasive appeals: logos, pathos, and ethos. Easy for students to take notes from, this PPT breaks down the three appeals- how to use them and examples of each. At the end of the PPT, students engage in a guided practice
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Due to the price of quality AP Lit textbooks, I opted to take all the best parts of several and compose my own Student Handbook to use for the study of poetry in my classroom. Included here are 52 poems, each paired with AP level analytical
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A complete list of 90 literary terms that all AP Literature students should know before taking the AP exam. Eight scaffolded quizzes are included. Quiz #1 starts with the first 15 terms, and each quiz adds on 15 terms consecutively until they reach
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Use this PPT to cover the most important and common symbols found in poetry and prose. Once they know the basics, students can then identify the same or similar symbols easily on their own when reading. I use these notes to help my AP Literature
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Students are introduced to the major themes of Transcendentalism. Also included are a fun assignment concerning the themes, questions on an excerpt from Emerson's "Nature," biographical info on Thoreau, a brief overview of "Civil Disobedience,"
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Students will be introduced to 9 different types of poetry: ballad, lyric, ode, elegy, dramatic monologue, Shakespearean sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet, villanelle, and free verse. Definitions and characteristics of each type. For each type, students
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Make teaching your students how to write a research-based persuasive essay a breeze with this unit plan. From choosing a topic to final draft peer-editing, this file has everything you and your students will need to get the job done. Broken up into
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Use this colorful PPT to teach your students how to write a thesis statement for a research-based persuasive essay. PPT includes what a thesis statement is, what it should do, and 3 models of good thesis statement formulas. This PPT goes beyond the
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A unit of materials for Ernest J. Gaines' novel A Lesson Before Dying. This unit can be used for grades 8-12. Includes author biography, chapter questions, quiz (with key), study guide, final test (with key), essay questions, both independent and
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Poetry analysis can be daunting for any student (and teacher), so ease the fear with this Introduction to Poetry Power Point. Great to use to start off a poetry unit or introducing the Poetry Analysis Essay to AP Literature students. Covers basic
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Professional and aesthetic PowerPoint that prompts students in 7 different higher-level thinking small group discussion questions using Franz Kafka's novella "Metamorphosis." The last slide includes a writing prompt that focuses on point of view- an
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Introduces students to the AP Literature and Composition prose analysis essay - great to have them take notes from. An overview of the format and tips for writing an effective essay.
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Lead students in analysis of Emily Bronte's Gothic novel Wuthering Heights. This PowerPoint looks at the importance and reliability of the narrator, characterization, setting, the Gothic genre, parallel doubles throughout the text, and motifs, while
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Help students to analyze the dense text of HOD. Analysis notes include information on: narrative layers and point of view, diction and connotation, title analysis, Biblical and mythological allusions, motifs, existentialism and futility, irony,
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Taken from the "Poetry for Dummies" book, this PowerPoint introduces poetry to students on the simplest level. Answering the question 'What is poetry and why do people write it?', information covered includes 5 basic components of poetry, different
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This PPT introduces students to the Synthesis Essay on the AP Language exam -- includes the format of the prompt and tips for writing an effective essay. Great for students to take notes from.
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This PPT goes through two symbolic interpretations for the order of the colors of the 7 rooms in Poe's story "The Masque of the Red Death." The first interpretation is birth to death, with the stages of life in between (each color is a specific
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Use this PPT to guide your students in the most common types of allusions found in literature. The types of allusions covered are: Biblical, mythological, political, historical, contempory, and literary.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Standard and Honors English grades 10-12, Elements of Composition, Yearbook I and II, Inclusion English 11, AP Language and Composition, and AP Literature and Composition

MY TEACHING STYLE

High energy, enthusiastic, and rigorous

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Barnes and Noble's 'My Favorite Teacher Contest' award, Knight Inspiring Teacher Award, National Board Certified Teacher

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA from Michigan State University, College Board certified in both AP Language and AP Literature, National Board Certified Teacher

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