Ms Williams

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Ms Williams
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By Ms Williams
This is a GREAT introductory lesson on oxymorons, paradoxes, and idioms! This slide show has lots of examples, and it includes a fun group activity at the end! The PowerPoint also has a video clip. :-) The lesson also begins with a "warm-up"/"bell
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Williams
INCLUDES VIDEO CLIPS! :-) This is an introductory unit to the basics of drama! The PowerPoint includes notes on plot elements, monologue, soliloquy and aside. It also includes clips from various movies and t.v. shows that the students are familiar
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff
$5.25
14 ratings
3.9
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By Ms Williams
This is a fun activity that allows high school students to get creative. The PowerPoint includes brief background information on Plato, and also provides information on The Allegory of the Cave. (This is a great introduction to The Allegory of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Film
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Williams
This is an EXTREMELY detailed look at everything that goes into rhetorical analysis! I have inserted "blank" slides where I generally end a lesson for the day. There is a plethora of information-everything from what is rhetoric?, to ethos, pathos,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA)
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Williams
This is a step by step project for vignettes. It uses Sandra Cisneros "House on Mango Street," as a blueprint, and then students create their own vignettes modeled after her writing style. ALL requirements of the vignettes are CLEARLY outlined and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Nonfiction Book Study
$2.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Williams
This is a really fun, simple activity to reinforce the concept of inferencing. The students are given a set of simple instructions and then shown a set of pictures, one at a time. The objective is for the students to INFER how each character got to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.75
9 ratings
3.9
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By Ms Williams
This is a great introductory activity for The Great Gatsby, Modernism, The Roaring Twenties, etc. The students will watch the film "Midnight in Paris" and answer a series of questions that directly relate to the film and all the allusions Gil
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cultural Activities
$3.50
3 ratings
2.5
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By Ms Williams
This is VERY basic. It includes an example of a two-voice poem from the point of view of a student and a parent. It also includes a blank template for students to practice their own two-voice poems. Two-voice poems should come from the stand
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Ms Williams
This PowerPoint is a great tool to introduce the Romantic Period, discuss Dark Romanticism, Transcendentalism and The Scarlet Letter!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Williams
This is a GREAT peer editing tool that you can use in ANY AP class or any English Language Arts class. Each student has a specific, designated task they are responsible for while editing their peers' paper. Also, the students will work in GROUPS!
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Grammar, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Williams
This is a great project for AP Language. Students are able to choose their own nonfiction novel of choice, from an approved list which I have included in the plan, and create a synthesis prompt. The prompt the students create will look EXACTLY like
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Nonfiction Book Study
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Williams
Great mini lesson on the over-arching fundamentals of informational text. The PowerPoint also includes a review of inductive and deductive reasoning, with an in class small group activity!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Williams
This is a short story in class writing assignment. It has been modified for English I and Pre-AP English I. It can also be used for 8th graders. The activity includes creating a short story incorporating all of the plot elements and various REQUIRED
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$1.75
6 ratings
3.6
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By Ms Williams
This is a fun activity that allows freshmen to create anchor charts and compete with each other WHILE reviewing all the necessary components of the English I EOC! The students are divided into teams (no more than 4 people on a team), and then they
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Grammar, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.75
7 ratings
3.8
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By Ms Williams
Students will review author's purpose, and then learn about controlling ideas. After going through the lesson and several slides of practice, there is a scavenger hunt on the last slide. Students will use newspapers (they don't have to be current)
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$2.50
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By Ms Williams
This is a quick, fun, follow-up activity to Hamlet's famous soliloquy. Students will briefly review what the speech is about as a class. In small groups, students will create a satirical or serious piece following the premise of the original
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Williams
It is very difficult to get my students interested in Shakespeare, but this activity made them really excited to read Othello! Instead of providing the usual background knowlege, I had the students work in groups that focused on specific THEMES
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
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By Ms Williams
This is a great lesson to end your unit on The Great Gatsby, The Harlem Renaissance, The Roaring Twenties, etc and get your students REALLY involved. This immersion lesson outlines 8 VERY specific project topics that students can choose from that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classics, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
$5.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Ms Williams
This is a FUN way to get students excited and prepared to write the EOC/STAAR Literary Essay required of them. (English I/9th grade) Students are divided in groups of 3 and are required to create a jumble story once they are assigned a random
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
1 rating
3.8
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By Ms Williams
This is a great activity to assign over Winter/Spring Break or as "backgroud music" to other things your class is studying. Included are 10 poems from the Romantic Literary Era as well as EXPLICIT instructions on what to do with each of the
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught several subjects at the high school level. These levels include On-Level English I, Pre-AP English I, On-Level English III, On-Level English IV Advanced Placement Language and Composition, Advanced Placement Literature, and Theory of Knowledge Seniors. I currently work at a Title 1 school where I work with all levels of students and love it! I am also certified in teaching Speech 8-12. I have written the English IV Curriculum for our district, and I am also the AP English Lead for our campus.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I truly believe in hands on, engaging lessons. I like to get the students out of their seats and involve them in critical thinking challenges, activities and immersion lessons!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Avid Write Path, Avid National Conference, IB CAS Level 2 Workshop, TIBS Category 2 MYP Training Workshop-Language A, Region 12-Reading Comprehension Seminar, Rice Summer Institute AP Language and Composition, NMSI Grant Participant, Theory of Knowledge Certified, STAARS CSCOPE alignment with lessons

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I currently hold a Master's Degree from Concordia University in Austin, Texas and a B.A. in Communication Studies from Texas State University.

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I enjoy spending time with family, cooking, reading, and running.

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