Michelle Spera

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“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
 
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This project can be used for any dystopian novel, but can also be modified to fit any text. This project asks students to create a travel brochure, advertising the setting of the text. Guidelines include an introduction to the project, the mission
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These project guidelines can be used as a pre-reading activity or at any time during reading to help students gain background knowledge. Project guidelines include an introduction the project, presentation guidelines and possible topics to research
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Unit Summary from January to June for ninth grade English. Curriculum Map includes time frame, unit texts, suggested assessments and suggested supplemental materials. Assessments have suggested project based learning assignments and short response
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This graphic organizer is great to use while performing a close reading. It breaks down the steps for a close reading and details specific questions the students must answer about a section of text. Sections include author's point of view and text
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This graphic organizer is a great way to help students focus on supporting claims as well as supporting and disproving counterclaims. This a great resource that can be used before a debate or before writing any argumentative essay.
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This project asks students to think about the topic of feminism and stereotypes in The Secret Life of Bees. Guidelines provide an introduction to the project, the students' mission and possible topics to research. Topics include cultural
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This project asks students to create a Facebook page for a character in The Secret Life of Bees. Guidelines provide an introduction to the project, presentation expectations and requirements to make the page look as real as possible. Some
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This rubric can be used for multiple newspaper projects. It breaks down requirements such as literary analysis/historical context, layout/format and creativity and effort. Each description has a break down of 1-4 and equivalent point values that add
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This contract is broken down into several student expectations. Expectations include class materials, grading policy, homework and communication with parents. Resource is given as a doc file so the policies may be adjusted as needed. Well organized
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This graphic organizer goes along with a lesson that allows students to become a character in a dystopian novel. As students walk around and "meet new people" this organizer will help them keep track of who they meet as well as help them to think
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This graphic organizer is an easy way for students to track their opinions and evidence as well as their opponent's opinions and evidence. This is a great way for students to prepare for a debate on an issue!
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An easy to use graphic organizer that allows students to compare and contrast the lessons Lily learns from those around her. Students can use evidence from the film and the text.
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Grading rubric for short response and written responses. Rubric is out of ten possible points and gives a description for topic sentences, evidence, and discussion/analysis of evidence.
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This graphic organizer compares and contrasts mood in tone in the the text version of The Secret Life of Bees and the film version. This graphic organizer can be used at any part of the film or the text or as a review of the whole book. Students
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This rubric can be used for multiple poetry book projects. It breaks down requirements such as length of poems,use of poetic elements and creativity and effort. Each description has a break down of 1-4 and equivalent point values that add to 100.
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Easy to follow chart helps students to define internal conflict in My Brother Sam is Dead. The graphic organizer is scaffolded to help students think critically about internal conflict, character traits and how conflict can be resolved.
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Easy to follow chart helps students to define internal conflict in The Great Gatsby. The graphic organizer is scaffolded to help students think critically about internal conflict, character traits and how conflict can be resolved. Chart includes the
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Easy to follow chart helps students to define internal conflict in The Crucible. The graphic organizer is scaffolded to help students think critically about internal conflict, character traits and how conflict can be resolved. The chart focuses on
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Easy to use graphic organizer that helps students understand how character traits develop from various influences. This organizer asks students to identify character traits, provide textual evidence and explain what influences these traits. This
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This resource is a great way to students visually organizer information when writing a book report or book review. Requirements are presented in list form as well as a graphic organizer. Planning page moves from the thesis in the introduction, to
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 6th year as an ELA teacher. I have worked in the DOE school system for four years, but recently moved to private school.

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My teaching style allows for student centered work with the focus on discussion/Socratic seminars.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I recently received my Masters in literary studies and literary theory.

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