Metaphors With Miss McKenna

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By Metaphors With Miss McKenna
During my first couple of years in the classroom, I really struggled with teaching quote integration. I found myself writing the same comments on paper after paper after paper, until I realized I needed to spend more class time having the students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
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By Metaphors With Miss McKenna
The Dating Profile Project is a fun way for students to demonstrate their understanding of a genre or as an introduction to the characters in a novel. I have included a few different styles of this product, as it can easily be applied to almost any
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Assessment
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By Metaphors With Miss McKenna
This workbook helps guide students as they read Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Every four chapters has a page that helps students break down the novel. There are also a couple additional pages to help students work through theme and the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Workbooks, Novel Study, Homework
$5.00
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By Metaphors With Miss McKenna
CCSS aligned to ELA 11-12 standards (included in the document). Easily adaptable to any high school or middle school class! This product has more than 30 ideas for any novel, short story, or play you may be teaching to your students. It has so
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Assessment, Novel Study
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By Metaphors With Miss McKenna
A quick and easy final project to use after reading Our Town by Thornton Wilder. Students write their own scene to add into the play and can earn extra credit for performing it in class. This was originally created for a theater elective course.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
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By Metaphors With Miss McKenna
This is a great activity to get students moving around the room while practicing their descriptive writing skills! Students are split into teams and then move to different stations around the room and try to describe objects of your choice. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
FREE
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By Metaphors With Miss McKenna
This free, editable PowerPoint is great to use when you encounter the idea of the Personal Legend in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It includes direct quotes/passages to help guide the students' understanding of the Personal Legend. This PowerPoint
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
FREE
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By Metaphors With Miss McKenna
This free and editable product includes a worksheet to handout to students. In this activity, each student creates a drawing of whatever they'd like (great for the artist students!). They then pair up and must verbally DESCRIBE this drawing to their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Metaphors With Miss McKenna
A free, editable project to use while teaching Moby Dick. Students choose (or are assigned) a character and create a Facebook page for that character. This Word Document lists the requirements for the project, and asks students to incorporate direct
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Assessment
FREE
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By Metaphors With Miss McKenna
I have students fill out this worksheet as they read the first few chapters of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. As they read, they copy down quotes that relate to Huck, Tom, Widow Douglas, Miss Watson, Jim, and Pap. This is an easy way to start
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, U.S. History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
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By Metaphors With Miss McKenna
I have students fill out this worksheet as they read chapters 4-6 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. As they read, they look for evidence to support and contradict two statements: one about Widow Douglas and one about Pap. This is a great way to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
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By Metaphors With Miss McKenna
During this quiz, students must match direct quotes from the text to the character that is being described within the quote. This creates a more challenging quiz; the students must think about Fitzgerald's words instead of something simple like,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
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By Metaphors With Miss McKenna
Do you love The Office? Do you often reference lines from the show during class? Then this free poster may be for you! While doing creative writing, I frequently tell my students, "A blank sheet of paper equals endless possibilities." I just HAD to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
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By Metaphors With Miss McKenna
This editable PowerPoint can help you introduce Modernism to your students, with a side of corny tid-bits that they may or may not laugh at! You may want to use it right before reading works by... - F. Scott Fitzgerald - T. S. Eliot - Ernest
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Interactive Whiteboard
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching high schoolers for three years; I spent one year as a middle school volunteer and two years as an elementary school volunteer. I'm also the assistant director of the drama program at my high school.

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I try to keep things fun and creative! :)

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I earned my BA in secondary education for English from Western New England University. I am currently seeking a program for my Master's degree...recommendations welcomed!

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