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This unit is designed to guide students through the reading of the epic poem, The Odyssey by Homer. It includes a daily guide for the teacher and students, daily student handouts, templates and examples for graphic organizers on the major
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This is a 3 (or more) day unit for Alice Walker's Everyday Use. It begins with an internet activity for students to evaluate her work and the short story. The importance of African quilting and a webquest activity is also included, as well as wrap
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This project assignment allows students to be creative in their character analysis. They are directed to create paper dolls for the various characters in the book, including specific characteristics that define their role as they are represented.
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This is a reading guide to accompany The Last Book in the Universe. My students really enjoyed reading this book and discussing the many topics that arise in the book that relate to our modern society. The guide asks students short answer
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This is a unit test for the assessment of the book Big Mouth and Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates. Test includes 65 multiple choice and 2 short essay questions. See my TpT Store for other ELA and Social Studies assessments, lessons, activities,
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This is a set of 10 cue cards with "I am" character descriptions with matching identification cards. The cards are designed 2 to a page to be printed and laminated for lifelong use! This activity includes directions for use with many ideas for
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This guide provides analysis and comprehension questions for a variety of poems by Walt Whitman. All poems can be found online or in the Elements of Literature Text by Holt. Final activity asks students to create a poem of their own using
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This is a student reading graphic organizer for the short story The Cold Equations by Tom Godwin. This guide asks students to read the story online and complete the organizer for the basic short story elements. Lesson is split into two days with
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This is a 15 question short answer and open response test to assess the reading of Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen. The test asks questions that may be answered with a variety of responses, but required the reading of the book. Many questions are
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This is a two page graphic organizer with wrap-up questions to help students categorize and analyze information on Walden by Henry David Thoreau. I use this on my students' first read of Walden, before we go over the readings as a class. We then
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This is an individual student project assignment for use during the "Modern American Authors" unit. Students are asked to analyze the style and impact of authors from a variety of themes. This can be easily modified to fit your demands or student
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This is an 8 slide powerpoint introducing the main themes of Romeo & Juliet, including family loyalty and love. The families are also briefly introduced and characterized. The final 2 slides require students to complete family shields for use
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This is a reading guide and activity packet for reading from Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. Starter prompts require students to complete a scavenger hunt on John Steinbeck to gain general information on his life. This may be completed
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This is an entire unit on Personal Narrative Short Stories. It is designed as a curriculum map and guide for the teacher and the student with daily assignments, a common Short Story Organizer, and daily wrap-up questions and exit slips. In this
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This is a student reading guide with graphic organizer for The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant. Link to the short story is provided and follow up questions, including exit slip are at the end. Could be adapted as a homework assignment or used in
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This is an individual student project assignment for use during the world literature course. I typically assign this as a full review of the collections covered during the entire year. Students are asked to analyze the style and impact of authors
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This is a set of evaluative and direct questions for students to use in investigating Mark Twain's Scrapbook online at the PBS site. It includes the web address for the site and is organized to lead students through Twain's life and times.
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This is a 3 day mini-unit on the writer Frederick Douglass. It was designed for use in a Language Arts, English III course, but could also be used in a Social Studies class or other with a mini study on the author and abolitionist. Includes 3 days
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This handout is an introduction to the poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. It can be completed as an internet scavenger hunt or used with most Holt textbooks. Questions include comparisons of the two authors, characteristics of their
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This is an analysis activity to be used within a unit on Shirley Jackson short stories. While reading the short stories, Charles and The Witch, students will complete the analysis sheet on Setting, Characters, Plot, etc. To complete the activity,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Over the last 15 years, I have taught all Social Studies areas and in a few ELA classrooms. My experience ranges from teaching grades 6 through 12, and I have had all levels of classes, including Special Education collaboration and gifted and talented. I have also taught on an advanced curriculum team, AP courses, and honors/advanced classes at the middle and high school level.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Multiple-Intelligences with many interactive and group-based activities. I also love using centers, even at the high school level! It works!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Facing History and Ourselves Teacher Disney Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist KY Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist Who's Who Among American High School Teachers

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors of Arts in History and Secondary Education with a major in History and a minor in Psychology, Sociology, and Women's Studies Masters of Arts in Secondary Social Studies Education, Curriculum and Instruction Numerous trainings and classes in areas of focus for my Social Studies classroom

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love teaching! And now that I am an established classroom teacher, I love sharing my knowledge and skills with new teachers. My book and blog, A Lesson Plan for Teachers, aims at helping new teachers settle into the classroom with ease and also helps them to overcome the obstacles that most new teachers face as they begin in our sometimes challenging profession!

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