Michael Wolach

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Hip-Hop Lyrics as Literature? Definitely. This course will apply literacy analysis techniques to the lyrics of rap songs, exploring issues such as family, despair, politics, racism, and the roots of the genre. The file contains a 3 unit course,
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This product includes just the course overview to a high-school level ELA American Dream themed course. It includes a description, essential questions, CCLS's, resource list, skills and concepts broken down by standard (you could turn these in to
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The file contains a detailed lesson plan and handout that focuses on students to write more descriptively. Students will work in pairs to describe a lemon as best they can. Students will then have to guess whose lemon is whose based on the
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The Document contains a writing rubric aligned to the common core standards at the 9th/10th grade levels. It is designed to assess a student's performance on argumentative essay writing, including the ability to write arguments, support them with
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Included in this document you will find a syllabus/course overview, tons of activities ready to print out and use in the classroom, a study guide, major and minor assessments with associated rubrics/scoring guides. Activities range from reading
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This rubric uses the 6 habits of proficient readers (connections, determining importance, questioning, visualizing, synthesis and making inferences) and levels of Blooms taxonomy to assess student reading. Teach the 6 habits, make time for
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught for 10 years in the South Bronx and specialize in creating engaging courses, unit and lessons for mostly disengaged learners. I have also worked for consultancy firms to develop cutting edge, blended-learning courses.

MY TEACHING STYLE

In terms of teaching and learning, I focus on critical thinking skills and many of my materials make use of the following concepts, scholarship and/or practices: -UbD style planning -strategy-based teaching -Alignment to Common Core -6 habits of proficient readers -Blooms Taxonomy -Sheltered Instructional model -Prep-AP strategies for the College Board

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Featured in Esquire Magazine's "Those Who Can", published December, 2007. http://www.esquire.com/style/fashion-story/styleteachers1207-8

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A.-Sarah Lawrence College M.A.-English Education, New York University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My pedagogical interests include: 1. Creating Common-Core aligned courses and units. 2. Using web 2.0 technology in the classroom 3. Using high-impact reading and writing strategies 4. Developing positive classroom relationships as the foundation for good teaching. 5. Using student interest to guide instruction.

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