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By Mike and Melissa Godsey
Update: Season 2 lesson plans are now available. Featured by Mind/Shift,The Wall Street Journal andSlate.com, nearly 300 pages of teacher guides and printable student worksheets covering season 1, episodes 1-12 of the podcast "Serial." This is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Multimedia
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1...
$37.50
$29.99
235 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (2.68 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
Update: Season 2 lesson plans are now available. If you enjoy season 1, you might also enjoy season 2. All Season 1 Serial units are now available. If you think you might use all 5 units, we recommend purchasing them as a bundle, and saving 20%.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Multimedia
$7.50
132 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.70 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
Update: Season 2 lesson plans are now available. If you enjoy season 1, you might also enjoy season 2. All Season 1 Serial units are now available. If you think you might use all 5 units, we recommend purchasing them as a bundle, and saving 20%.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Multimedia
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1...
$7.50
51 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.66 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
Update: Season 2 lesson plans are now available. If you enjoy season 1, you might also enjoy season 2. All Season 1 Serial units are now available. If you think you might use all 5 units, we recommend purchasing them as a bundle, and saving 20%.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Multimedia
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8...
$7.50
37 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.65 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
Update: Season 2 lesson plans are now available. If you enjoy season 1, you might also enjoy season 2. All Season 1 Serial units are now available. If you think you might use all 5 units, we recommend purchasing them as a bundle, and saving 20%.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Multimedia
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3...
$7.50
25 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.46 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
"Standards-based Grading" is primarily a rubric for all 32 ELA Common Core Anchor Standards, written in a language that students (and parents) can understand, and scaffolded for all levels of proficiency. This unit contains "The Checklist," which
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Tools for Common Core
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Rubrics
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1...
$5.49
43 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.55 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
Update: Season 2 lesson plans are now available. If you enjoy season 1, you might also enjoy season 2. All Season 1 Serial units are now available. If you think you might use all 5 units, we recommend purchasing them as a bundle, and saving 20%.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Multimedia
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2...
$7.50
23 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.80 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
This 1-2 hour lesson uses Richard Brautigan's short story "I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone" to teach extended metaphor and figurative language to high school aged students. The story is available for free on the web, as well as video of a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.10
$3.79
23 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.26 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
These lessons cover the basics of discerning between credible and false journalism (and the gradient between the two), using contemporary (but non-controversial) examples. There is also a slideshow (in PDF format) with links to examples of terms, as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3...
$4.79
25 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (2.41 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
In March of 2017 at SXSWedu, I facilitated a session on using podcasts in the classroom. The workshop attendees were immediately enthusiastic about incorporating podcasts in their classrooms (there are many great reasons to do so), but I was caught
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Multimedia
$14.95
20 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.68 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
Grab episodes 1-11 in this bundle and save 30%! As mentioned by The Wall Street Journal and featured by Slate.com, our lesson plans for Serial continue to be very popular. This particular unit is 416 pages (dozens of full lessons, quizzes, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Multimedia
$32.99
$25.99
10 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (11.09 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
Grab episodes 1-3 in this bundle and save 20%! As mentioned by The Wall Street Journal and featured by Slate.com, our lesson plans for Serial continue to be very popular. This particular unit is 128 pages (dozens of full lessons and quizzes) of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Multimedia
$8.99
$7.49
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (1.63 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
Almost everywhere we look, there are everyday people, businesses, and politicians who are attempting to manipulate others with various arguments and advertisements. The only way to truly defend oneself from these persuasive attempts is to understand
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3...
$11.49
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.62 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
Grab episodes 4-6 in this bundle and save 20%! As mentioned by The Wall Street Journal and featured by Slate.com, our lesson plans for Serial continue to be very popular. This particular unit is 108 pages (dozens of full lessons and quizzes) of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Multimedia
$8.99
$7.49
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (2.24 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
These lessons cover basics of creative writing over two days, using the short stories of Ernest Hemingway for inspiration. While I love teaching this unit, I’ve found it difficult to concisely title these plans—they include different elements of
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5...
$4.49
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.68 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Mr. Darcy’s climactic letter to Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice is one of the greatest epistolary examples in any novel. To a similar degree, it’s agreed that there is too much fighting, “owning,” and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Multimedia
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1...
$7.95
$3.98
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.24 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
Grab episodes 7-9 in this bundle and save 20%! As mentioned by The Wall Street Journal and featured by Slate.com, our lesson plans for Serial continue to be very popular. This particular unit is 100 pages (dozens of full lessons and quizzes) of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Multimedia
$8.99
$7.49
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (4.25 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
Grab episodes 10-11 in this bundle and save 20%! As mentioned by The Wall Street Journal and featured by Slate.com, our lesson plans for Serial continue to be very popular. This particular unit is 86 pages (11 full lessons and 3 quizzes) of teacher
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Multimedia
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1...
$5.99
$5.49
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (2.97 MB)
By Mike and Melissa Godsey
You're invited to evaluate the quality of my lessons with this sampler of the season 1, episode 1 unit of my Serial podcast series. This download includes exercise 1 and 3 in full, including the corresponding printable worksheets for students.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Multimedia
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
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6 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (0.74 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

15 years of teaching high school, mostly AP English. 1 year of teaching composition at the University of Colorado.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student-centered

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Nominated for Teacher of the Year three times. Speaker at graduation ceremony four times

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters Degree in English Literature, Univ. of Colorado

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Every resource on my TPT store is a collaborative effort between me and my wife, whose background is in marketing and digital media. I (Mike) create, write, and test the lessons, and she (Melissa) edits, improves, designs and promotes them. Having worked at our own separate jobs for so many years, being able to partner together with such a striking compliment of skills and abilities has been an absolute blessing for us.

I (Mike) am a high school ELA teacher, as well as a golf coach, and education writer at The Atlantic. (You can read my pieces here at The Atlantic).

She (Melissa) has spent the past 10 years working in marketing and communications, with a specialty in digital media.

My blog is at mrgodsey.com You can follow me on Instagram and Twitter at @TheMrGodsey

Melissa's blog is at melissajenna.com And you can follow her on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter at @melissajenna

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