Making English Matter

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Making English Matter
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$10.00
48 ratings
3.9
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$10.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Assessment, Novel Study
$8.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Making English Matter
I use this power point to help review author's purpose and point of view prior to state assessments.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.00
7 ratings
3.7
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
3 ratings
3.4
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$25.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Assessment
$10.00
7 ratings
3.9
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
Oral Communication, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
Reading, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$16.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Assessment
$4.00
8 ratings
3.9
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Making English Matter
Included: Complete monthly lesson plan, power points, character lists, vocabulary, discussion questions per chapter and quizzes (vocabulary and book)
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Assessment
$5.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
$5.00
4 ratings
3.7
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, PowerPoint Presentations, Assessment
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Making English Matter
I use this unit in my public speaking class to teach the students what a sales pitch is, what components make up an effective sales pitch and then how to create their own pitch to present to the class. Included in this purchase is the week-long
Subjects:
Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Projects
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Assessment
$7.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Making English Matter
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
Subjects:
Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$5.00
2 ratings
3.8
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By Making English Matter
This is unit based off of an 80 minute block schedule. I use this lesson plan when teaching declamation speeches in my high school elective, public speaking. Included in this purchase is a lesson plan, providing step by step instruction and a power
Subjects:
Other (ELA)
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Assessment, Mini-Course
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
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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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