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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 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 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 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 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 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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This mini-unit is a 3 day student-centered activity set for Kate Chopin. Student handouts are provided for each day and all reading materisls are provided with links online. Includes a biography scavenger hunt, a timeline activity, a short essay
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This is a 2 day reading guide for students to use with Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls." The graphic organizer requires students complete the basic short story elements and also provides wrap-up questions and other prompts for discussion. Ready to
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This is a simple student handout providing 5 mini-project choices for students to complete to review a story or set of stories read in class. My students have just finished a short story series, so the prompt instructs them to choose one of the 6
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This is a reading application activity to follow the reading of Oliver Hyde's Dishcloth Concert. This short story is available online or in most short story collections. It deals with the loss of the character's wife and his grief. Students are
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This is a student reading guide and graphic organizer for the short story by Jim Heynen. I use this as my introduction reading to short stories and personal narratives. It is a quick read and can be used to have students write their own personal
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This is a student reading guide for Mr. Parker by Laurie Colwin. Students are asked to organize the basic short story elements and the answer wrap-up questions at the end. Could also be used as a homework assignment or as a group response
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This is an activity my classes love! The set includes 21 role cards on 7 different authors from the Realism generation. They include biographical and works details that the students must use to choose who is telling the truth about their identity.
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This is a test to wrap up my mini-unit on the author Oscar Wilde. It includes matching, multiple choice, short answer, and a short essay prompt. The review covers information gathered in the Oscar Wilde scavenger hunt for biographical information,
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In this 10 page PDF file, students will find the basic information on the Elements of a Short Story. It includes everything to help start a unit on short stories or to review before reading selected short
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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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