Melissa Jacobsen
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Melissa Jacobsen
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“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ― Margaret Mead
 
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Students will read a brief passage from chapter 4 of The Great Gatsby. Students should be encourage to annotate, talk to the text as they read. After reading, students will answer 6 text dependent questions.
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This organizer can be used to prepare students for the AP Rhetorical Analysis Essay. After students read an excerpt from the text (or the text in its entirety), they can use this worksheet to organize their thinking before writing an Analysis Essay.
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Practice identifying the use of the following rhetorical strategies in famous quotes from literature and movies: Ellipsis, Asyndeton,Anadiplosis, Anaphora, Epistrophe, Polysyndeton
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Students will read Ronald Reagan's 1986 speech after the Challenger Disaster. After reading, students will complete this organizer to help them prepare for an AP style rhetorical analysis essay.
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Students look at definitions of feminist criticism, then they go through the steps to apply feminist critique to Their Eyes Were Watching God. Students could do this inidivudally, as a jigsaw, or in small groups.
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This is a short passage from Chapter 6 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with accompanying Text Dependent Questions. The brief passage is an example of an important excerpt from the text that students should read closely for meaning. Possible
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Students will use evidence from the text to track Janie's growth through the novel.r
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This organizer can be used to prepare students for the AP Rhetorical Analysis Essay. After students read an excerpt from the Roosevelt speech "Citizenship in a Republic", they can use this worksheet to organize their thinking before writing an
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Students are asks to re-read the first five paragraphs from Their Eyes Were Watching God (provided) and annotate. They they are asked to answer six text dependent questions. Questions ask students to analyze what is happening and why, as well as
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Students will work in group to research a social issue closely related to the novel Fahrenheit 451. The topics include illiteracy, drug abuse, population explosion, violence, censorship, etc. Students work as a group to create a PowerPoint that is
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Questions for the entire novel, split into three sections (chapters 1-3, Chapters 4-6, and chapters 7-9). Questions range from recalling events of the story, to interpreting characters actions, authors choices, overarching themes and quotation
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This guided note taking packet asks students to focus on main ideas, themes, and concepts in particular sections of the novel. The novel is broken into 8 sections. Each section is based on an "episode" in the novel with a note taking focus. For
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After completing the novel, students will analyze the unusual text features used throughout the story and argue whether or not the images and unusual text features are just a distraction to the real truths and messages of the novel. The question
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This chart allows students to analyze Hawthorne's writing style in The Scarlet Letter. Students look for examples of symbolism, formal dialogue, lengthy visual descriptions and others.
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Students will use the novel to create a map of Janie's Journey both physically and emotionally.
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Students will use Cornell Notes to closely read chapter 1 of Of Mice and Men. This note taking sheet has been scaffolded to help students focus their thinking while reading. Main ideas are already given in the left hand column (for example: examples
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Students will re-read the scene in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird from chapter 15 when Atticus is confronted by the mob at the jail. After re-reading (and ideally annotating) the passage, students will answer text-dependent questions.
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Students will re-read the scene in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird from chapter 15 when Atticus is confronted by the mob at the jail. After re-reading (and ideally annotating) the passage, students will answer text-dependent questions.
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Students analyze quotations from the novel to determine how they show Naturalism. Consider whether they are commenting on Natural, Heredity, Social Class, or Biological deterministic features.
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Double Entry Journals for the entire novel, broken up into sections. Most sections are 2-3 chapters. Most Double Entry Journals include vocabulary words for the particular section. These journals will allow students to focus their thinking while
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1 1/2 years as a Special Education Para Professional. 9 years as a English teachers in both middle and high school. Now working as a literacy coach.

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Student centered, creative inquiry

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BS in Journalism from Towson University MAT from Johns Hopkins University in Secondary English

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