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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.8, RL.9-10.9
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
Read and analyze Everyday Use by Alice Walking with this easy to implement guide! 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
Have fun with Character Analysis by creating Paper Dolls! This project assignment allows students to be creative in their character analysis as we read any book or text with characters! They are directed to create paper dolls for the various
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.3, RL.5.3, RL.6.3, RL.7.3, RL.8.3, RL.9-10.3, RL.11-12.3
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
Big Mouth and Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates is one of my favorite books to teach! Assessing your student's knowledge after completing the book can be easy with this Big Mouth & Ugly Girl Unit Test. This is a unit test for the assessment of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.7.2, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.2
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
Read Charlotte's Web (My favorite book!) and use these Character Cue Cards to play a matching game or to review for character analysis. This is a set of 10 cue cards with "I am" character descriptions with matching identification cards. The cards
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
RL.3.3
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.3, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.9
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Homework, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
Are you looking for a quick and easy assessment tool after reading Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen with your class? Want to practice short answer and open response with your students? This is a 15 question short answer and open response test to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Assessment
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$3.29
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Homework, Graphic Organizers
$3.29
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
This handout provides two sites on Oscar Wilde and asks students to investigate his life and two of his short stories. We read The Happy Prince as a class, and students are given the choice of the other story they can read online. Biographical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Homework
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
Studying Frederick Douglass? Looking for an easy-prep mini unit on Frederick Douglass and his position on slavery in America? This is a 3 day mini-unit on the writer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. It was designed for use in a Language
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$5.49
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By Michele Luck's Social Studies
Are you reading Boys and Girls by Alice Munro in your classes? This is the perfect guide to lead your reading! This is a 2 day reading guide for students to use with Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls." The graphic organizer requires students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$3.49
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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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