Murphy Made It

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I teach because I love being around all that potential. In my classroom, empathy is lesson #1.
 
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This is a rhetorical analysis of the song "My Shot" from the Broadway musical Hamilton. It is geared toward advanced and AP students. This is a HIGH INTEREST topic, but be aware that there is some mild profanity in the song. I created this for my AP
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From Saturday Night Live and The Office to Jimmy Fallon and The Simpsons, the possibilities are endless. Teach satire with pop culture using this thorough PowerPoint presentation and activity as a template. Suggested examples and an answer key are
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This quiz, "Academic Honesty WWYD" was designed in the style of a magazine quiz as a conversation-starter about issues of academic integrity.
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Guidelines for teaching and discussing British Romantic Poetry with high school students. Created for a block schedule in which other information (vocabulary, language use, etc.) would also be taught. Includes ideas for teaching commonly-used poems
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Ever get tired of trying to outwit your students who rely entirely on internet study aids for summaries of literature? This test makes it impossible for students to fall back on internet summaries by asking them to complete a performance task in
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Students can answer AP-style questions on a new sonnet reading from Charlotte Turner Smith's Elegiac Sonnets and Other Poems. Completely original multiple choice questions draw on students' knowledge of types of sonnets and sonnet structure.
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A quick introduction to the three main orders of architecture in ancient Greece and Rome.Notes section includes ideas for an interactive activity during the presentation.
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Also available as part of my Jane Eyre Unit Bundle! This PowerPoint introduction to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre provides background information on social class hierarchy, the role of women, and specific diseases which are all important points of
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This quotation identification quiz with a twist covers chapters 1-55 in the novel.
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Complete Jane Eyre Unit, including over 20 files. Features assessments, worksheets, activities, and more. Emphasis on archetypes and fairy tales.
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Just in time for Valentine's Day! Engage your students with poems on the theme of love while teaching them to think analytically about poetry. Students will compare and contrast attitudes toward love in this bundle which includes poems, activities,
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This was originally designed as a summer reading test. It uses multiple choice questions over the novel A Northern Light and includes an open-book section with close reading questions.
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Use a reading which corresponds with what you're already teaching to review for the ACT while front-loading students with content at the same time. This completely original passage is based on College Readiness Standards for the ACT and crafted
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"Something to Believe In" is a performance task for the novel A Northern Light in which students examine their own beliefs and those of the characters in the novel. This is designed to be completed as a group activity.
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An act by act overview of key points in Shakespeare's Hamlet, including notes on character, important terms, themes, soliloquies, and key points from the plot. A helpful reference for literary analysis.
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Students use their first and last initial to create code names using words which appear in Shakespeare's Hamlet! A fun way to make peer reviews anonymous or just get a few laughs. Could be used with other plays.
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Information on Renaissance England used to introduce students to Romeo and Juliet. Includes important information on the clothing and medicine of the time (think apothecaries) which is specifically referenced in the text of the play.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

15+ years of experience teaching English, theatre, and humanities in private schools, grades 7-12, remedial through AP

MY TEACHING STYLE

varied

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

ESU Cambridge Summer School Fellowship, 2007 CEF Teacher of the Year, 2008

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA English Literature Teaching minors in communication and theatre M.Ed.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Previously worked for a test prep company as a writer and editor, working primarily with college entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT.

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