Ms Maestra

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Ms Maestra
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By Ms Maestra
"For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs." We've all seen them: misplaced modifiers that can lead to awkwardness or hilarity. This powerpoint humorously goes over the differences between misplaced,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
$4.00
$3.00
37 ratings
3.9
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By Ms Maestra
Prezi presentations are a fantastic replacement for or addition to Powerpoints and other more standard presentation material in the classroom. The fluidity or "zooming" nature of these presentations appeal to students sense of novelty, and I have
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons, Internet Activities
$7.00
$6.00
44 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Maestra
As an AP Literature teacher, I know that my students can never seem to get enough practice with the formatting, vocabulary, and style of the College Board AP Literature exam, specifically the multiple choice. Although there are some prep books
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
$2.00
21 ratings
3.9
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By Ms Maestra
This is a standard multiple choice exam for Ernest Hemingway's book A Farewell to Arms. It consists of 30 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions that engage with multiple levels of understanding the text. Questions range from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$5.00
$4.00
11 ratings
3.9
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By Ms Maestra
This is a standard multiple choice exam for Zora Neale Hurston's book Their Eyes Were Watching God. It consists of 43 multiple choice questions and 11 short answer/quote identification questions that engage with multiple levels of understanding the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$5.00
$4.00
15 ratings
3.9
Digital Download DOCX (0.04 MB)
By Ms Maestra
As an AP Literature teacher, I know that my students can never seem to get enough practice with the formatting, vocabulary, and style of the College Board AP Literature exam, specifically the multiple choice. Although there are some prep books
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes
$2.00
11 ratings
3.9
Digital Download DOCX (0.04 MB)
By Ms Maestra
For English teachers who teach The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, this is a 43 question multiple choice exam that tests a variety of plot and character details including sequence and quote identification. Also included are two optional short
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Study Guides, Assessment, Interactive Whiteboard
$6.00
$5.00
8 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (6.35 MB)
By Ms Maestra
Prezi presentations are a fantastic replacement for or addition to Powerpoints and other more standard presentation material in the classroom. The fluidity or "zooming" nature of these presentations appeal to students' senses of novelty, and I have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Graphic Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Minilessons
CCSS:
RI.6.7, RI.11-12.7, SL.6.2, SL.7.2, SL.8.2, SL.8.5, SL.9-10.5, SL.11-12.5
$5.00
$4.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Maestra
This individual template can be used on a close reading of a variety of non-fiction pieces: news articles, biography, persuasive essays, journals, etc. The template is useful for: - Jump starting essay drafting - Quick discussions of non-fiction
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
$2.00
7 ratings
3.9
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By Ms Maestra
This is a package of 4 templates that can be used on a close reading of any piece of poetry, short story, non-fiction article, or specific chapter of a larger work. They are useful for: - Jump starting essay drafting - Quick discussions of
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Maestra
Research has shown that student choice is essential in developing a lifelong love for reading. I have found this to be tricky in my AP Literature course where there is such a focus on collegiate-level literature and classical literature. I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Rubrics
$5.00
$4.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Maestra
Tired of your students running to Sparknotes the moment you say "Shakespeare?" Looking for a way to check their understanding of what happened in Othello AND if they understand Shakespeare's language? I developed these quizzes to use in order to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Homework
$4.00
7 ratings
3.7
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By Ms Maestra
Prezi presentations are a fantastic replacement for or addition to Powerpoints and other more standard presentation material in the classroom. The fluidity or "zooming" nature of these presentations appeal to students' senses of novelty, and I have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Minilessons
$5.00
$3.50
8 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Maestra
This is a collection of guided reading questions and close reading passages for chapters 1-14 of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. They assess and reflect on deeper issues within the book than a reading quiz would. I often use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Homework
$5.00
$4.00
4 ratings
3.7
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By Ms Maestra
Prezi presentations are a fantastic replacement for or addition to Powerpoints and other more standard presentation material in the classroom. The fluidity or "zooming" nature of these presentations appeal to students sense of novelty, and I have
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lectures, Minilessons, Interactive Whiteboard
$5.00
$3.50
8 ratings
3.9
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By Ms Maestra
This individual template can be used on a close reading of a variety of short fiction pieces: short stories, novellas, one act plays, etc. The template is useful for: - Jump starting essay drafting - Quick discussions of short fiction literature -
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Maestra
This individual template can be used on a close reading of a variety of small selections of larger fiction pieces: chapters, introductions, epilogues, news articles, biography, persuasive essays, journals, etc. The template is useful for: - Jump
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (0.03 MB)
By Ms Maestra
Prezi presentations are a fantastic replacement for or addition to Powerpoints and other more standard presentation material in the classroom. The fluidity or "zooming" nature of these presentations appeal to students sense of novelty, and I have
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Minilessons, Interactive Whiteboard, Activboard Activities
$5.00
$3.00
2 ratings
3.5
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By Ms Maestra
This is a short reading assessment that I give to my junior students to show their understanding of a 19th century level American Literature text. Each question is aligned with the Common Core State Standards which allows students to see the
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.9, RL.11-12.10
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Ms Maestra
Prezi presentations are a fantastic replacement for or addition to Powerpoints and other more standard presentation material in the classroom. The fluidity or "zooming" nature of these presentations appeal to students sense of novelty, and I have
Subjects:
Government, European History, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Multimedia, Minilessons
$4.00
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently in my 10th year teaching high school English. So far I've taught freshmen all the way through seniors, core courses, electives, advanced courses and remedial courses. Currently I teach American Literature, AP Literature, and Latin American Literature.

MY TEACHING STYLE

While I think teaching can be just as great with chalk and a blackboard, I like to incorporate technology into my classroom wherever it seems appropriate. SMARTBoard presentations, Prezis, YouTube videos, texting applications, if I can find an educational use for it, I'm there. Beyond that, I'm interested in creating the thinkers of tomorrow, not just the readers and the writers. I lean heavily towards teaching the skills of argumentation and support as well as the ability to entertain an idea honestly without necessarily accepting it.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Washington University in St. Louis B.A. English Literature M.A.T. in English Northern Illinois University M.S. Instructional Technology

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