Making English Matter

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Making English Matter
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This is a wonderful story, that all of my students have enjoyed in middle school. Unfortunately, there are no teaching guides to match it. I have constructed my own novel unit complete with vocabulary power points and quizzes, chapter/final book
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I built this unit around the novel the Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch. I wanted my students to do some self-exploration and discovery while reading for comprehension, so this unit contains a little bit of everything. It is all guided by a full lesson
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This is a complete and comprehensive novel unit for the book, Homecoming. Included is a complete character list, final test/key, power points reviewing setting, point of view, tone, theme and point of view, 11 separate section quizzes, reflection
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I use this power point to help review author's purpose and point of view prior to state assessments.
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When I teach the idea of "bias" to my students I use this power point to generate discussion and to get the kids thinking about different terms associated with being subjective/objective, such as bias, prejudice, factual, etc. I also included a
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The complete lesson plan matches a block schedule of 90 minute classes for 25 days, it can be revised for shorter class periods if needed. This is the COMPLETE unit for Tuesdays with Morrie. Included in this purchase: - 25 day lesson plan with
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This purchase includes all of the resources and lesson plans needed to conduct an entire semester-long (16 week course- 80 minute block schedule) public speaking elective: Included: - Cumulative daily lesson play for all 16 weeks - Public speaking
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I show my students this power point prior to reading Romeo and Juliet. The first several slides introduce Shakespeare poetic style of writing, how he used omissions, word arrangement and contractions in his writings. The second part of the power
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This is a lesson plan that I used when teaching Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt. Our 8th grade students enjoyed the novel and the way that I organized it over the course of a month. Because the novel can be challenging for students, I added
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Upon reading the short story, Winter Dreams, and the novel, The Great Gatsby (both by F. Scott Fitzgerald) I have the students complete a compare and contrast essay. What I have included with this purchase is a similarities and differences
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This is a public speaking rubric I use with both my public speaking classes and my English classes. It is based out of 120 points and scores in the categories of content, intro/conclusion, transitions/pauses, voice, body language and audience
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Included in this purchase are all the materials you need to teach the book, The Help, by Kathryn Stockett: - Lesson plan to guide (4-7 weeks) - Introductory power point on time period, book setting, US History timeline and author; includes an
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I use this power point when studying the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman. The conductors along the railroad would often hang quilts outside their homes that contained symbols for the travelers. This power point contains 10 different symbols
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This item includes power points, quizzes (book and vocabulary), additional worksheets and discussion questions in a complete lesson plan format to help aid in teaching The Devil's Arithmetic. All answer keys are included and there are suggestions
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Included: Complete monthly lesson plan, power points, character lists, vocabulary, discussion questions per chapter and quizzes (vocabulary and book)
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Included in this purchase is over a week of material to use with your students to help them become more familiar with the 2018 Winter Olympics, specifics are below: - Introductory webquest and key on PyeongChang, South Korea - A Scavenger Hunt
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Prior to reading Romeo and Juliet, I introduce my students to the Renaissance, theater and Shakespeare using this power point and notes. The power point provides pictures and facts regarding the Renaissance, Globe theater, theater during the
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When teaching public speaking and introducing an oral interpretation type speech, I use the intro power point (included) to get the students familiar with the definition/style of the speech, show them examples of the speech and then outline their
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I use this unit in my public speaking class to teach the students when and how to give an appropriate toast. I begin with a power point introduction and provide the examples for the students for the three toasts that we focus on- wedding, retirement
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As a way to incorporate literary terms such as dramatic/verbal irony, satire, characterization, setting, dialect, symbolism, motivation, motif, theme, etc. I have defined these terms in connection to Huck Finn. For every three chapters of reading,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Middle School English and Social Studies, High School English; 8 years total teaching experience

MY TEACHING STYLE

Creating purposeful lessons for my students- Challenging them to find meaning to what we read and write, while following the Common Core Standards

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in History from Penn State, Secondary Teaching Certifications in English and Social Studies from Mercyhurst University, Masters as a Reading Specialist from Edinboro University

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