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A packet for students to fill in to help with examining a movie. While I have used this for film study classes, it's more useful for when the students are first learning how to examine film as a text.
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A packet for a mini-unit on logical fallacies, in which the students present a logical fallacy to their classmates. The packet includes: an example slide, a directions and rubric sheet, a critique form, and a document full of different logical
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Incorporating Quotes worksheet. This activity helps students learn how to properly incorporate quotations into their essays, by making them do examples using the different methods of quotation insertion.
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This checklist can be used by students to break down a print ad. It's aimed at college-level students, so it is much more involved than any other ones I have found around. This helps greatly when the students need to write an ad analysis essay as
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Handout for students to describe the major literary archetypes.
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This is the directions sheet I use for my English Composition II (Comp 2) Topic Proposal for their main argumentative research essay. Students should already have a pretty solidified thesis statement, and started on their research, when they turn
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For use with the Embedded Assessments in the Springboard Curriculum.
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Are you teaching Composition II (Comp 2) and need some help? This is my Lesson Plan Book that I use for my classes. I have over a decade of experience, and have honed this Lesson Plan Book through many semesters. It is set up to be used with any
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Students use this to dissect a print advertisement, write a short essay on their ad, and then present their ad to the class. Document includes: - Individual Ad Analysis Presentation Assignment directions sheet and rubric - Ad Analysis Checklist
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This is the packet I use for my English Composition II (Comp 2) students doing a large, research based, argumentative essay. The Prospectus is the step right before they actually start putting together their actual essay (so, it comes a few weeks
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This is a PowerPoint explaining how to craft a good conclusion paragraph for an argumentative essay. While it was written for college composition, it applies just as well to lower grades.
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This document lays out the steps a student needs to go through in order to complete the Individual Ad Analysis. The checklist is available here on TeachersPayTeachers. The sample essay is available online (I tweaked it so it was actually in proper
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These are the assignments and research reports I assign in my English Composition II classes. The integrate into the class as broken down in the Lesson Plan Book (also available here on TpT).
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Two graphic organizers per page. For use in learning vocabulary. Recommended in the Springboard curriculum.
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This is a family tree activity for use with the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.
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While this form was designed for English Composition II (Comp 2), it can be easily adapted for any essay.
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This is a PowerPoint to explain the importance of the 4 major aspects of all writing (Role, Audience, Focus, Task).
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This activity acts as both a good ice-breaker and a good intro into how to conduct interviews.
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This packet is designed to help a student revise his/her essay. It's aimed at English Composition II (Comp 2) students, but can be used for other levels. Packet includes: - Self Critique Form - Self Editing Form - Troubleshooting Your Draft - Plan
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I use these forms for my English Composition II (Comp 2) classes, but they can be used for any argumentative essay.
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Community College of Denver July 2011-Present  Adjunct Instructor of English 121 and 122 Metro State University of Denver July 2011-Present  Affiliate Instructor of English 1010 and 1020 Hillsborough Community College – Southshore Campus May 2010-June 2011  Adjunct Instructor of College Prep. Writing I & II Lennard High School July 2007- June 2011  Teaching AP-Literature, English I, II, and III, Creative Writing I and II, and Semantics & Logic  Designing and implementing the entire creative writing and AP-Literature curricula  Applying multiple intelligences instruction  Active in professional development classes, seminars and book-studies  Working with Professional Learning Community to coordinate instruction with grade-level team-members East Bay High School July 2006- June 2007  Taught Reading II, Reading III, Creative Writing I, and Creative Writing II  Designed and implemented the entire creative writing curriculum  Acted as advisor to the creative writing club (East Bay Scribes)  Applied multiple intelligences instruction  Active in adoption of Professional Learning Communities Concord Academy - Antrim Jan. 2005- June 2006  Taught 9th-12th grade English and Honor's English (also Math, Social Studies, and Theatre)  Designed and implemented the entire English curriculum for grades 9-12  English Department Head  Grantwriting Committee Chair  Instrumental in developing the school's behavior plan  Crafted specialized curriculum for I.E.P.'s  Applied multiple intelligences instruction  Integrated fine arts curriculum and cross-curricular theme units  Founded the Concord Academy Literature Magazine Taylor Public Schools Sept. 2002- Dec. 2004 District Guest Teacher  Taught all subjects and areas in middle and high schools.  Taught extended periods of time for teachers on leave/sabbatical (Mostly in Math)  Responsible for duties of absent teachers. Seminars Taught: “Hearing Voices: Finding the Author's Voice” - Univ. of South Florida Oct. 2009 “Living as a Writer” - Seton Hill University Jan. 2005

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Seton Hill University Greensburg, PA Master of Fine Arts – Writing of Popular Fiction Jan. 2012 - June 2013 Seton Hill University Greensburg, PA Master of Arts – Writing Jan. 2003 - Jan. 2005 Thesis: The Wolf Hunter (genre novel) University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Bachelor of Arts in English Sept. 1996 - Aug. 2001 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Provisional Secondary Certificate (English, History) Sept. 2000 - Dec. 2002 Hillsborough County Public Schools Tampa, FL Reading Endorsement Sept. 2006 - July 2007 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Endorsement Sept. 2007 - April 2011 University of South Florida Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Area Writing Project (National Writing Project) June - Oct. 2009

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