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This unit was the final project for my Master’s Degree (I did receive an A+ on the unit), However, it is not just theory, I have taught the unit more than once. The goal of this unit above all other is to present students with high-interest reading
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English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
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Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
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RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.3e, W.9-10.4...
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I really can’t understand why this book isn’t more widely taught, It is wonderful.Check out the preview!The Thief of Always is a novel by Clive Barker that was published in 1992. The book is a fable written for children but intended to be read by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
$16.00
$12.80
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I work exclusively with at-risk students, this means they are usually working well below grade level. I created this “outline” to help students who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with the writing process, however, works well as a starter or first
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Outlines
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$6.00
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Scary Stories to Tell in the DarkThe iconic anthology series of horror tales that's soon to be a highly anticipated feature film! Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends, in which folklorist
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Halloween
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
$16.00
$12.80
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Trigger Warning:A collection of short stories from New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. Global phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
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In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki―son of a giant―blood
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Ancient History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
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$12.80
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“We Ate the Children Last" is a short story (2 pages) by Yann Martel, it was published in the Guardian in 2004.The piece tells the tale of the procedure, a Full Organ Xenofgraft that allows pig organs to be transplanted into humans. People are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
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In 2000, the American Library Association listed The Long Walk as one of the 100 best books for teenage readers published between 1966 and 2000.The Long Walk is a dystopian novel by Stephen King published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in 1979
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English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
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$12.80
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Button Button by Richard Matheson Assessment "Button, Button", which inspired a memorable Twilight Zone episode, is just one of a dozen unforgettable tales in this new collection by Richard Matheson, the New York Times bestselling author of I Am
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
$2.40
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"Strawberry Spring" is a horror short story by Stephen King. It was collected in King's Night Shift in 1978. It employs a twist ending. An unnamed narrator sees the words "Springheel Jack" in a newspaper. It rekindles memories of a time about eight
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Assessment
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Night Shift is the first collection of short stories by Stephen King, first published in 1978. In 1980, Night Shift received the Balrog Award for Best Collection, and in 1979 it was nominated as best collection for the Locus Award and the World
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
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$16.00
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“The Mist” by Stephen King Chapter Worksheets, Art Projects, Review, and Assessment The Mist is a horror novella by the American author Stephen King, in which the small town of Bridgton, Maine is suddenly enveloped in an unnatural mist that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
$16.00
$12.80
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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War This is not just another novel about zombies and all the clichés attached to it, for it focuses on the political, economic, cultural, historical, religious and geophysical factors that led to the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Vocabulary
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Assessment, Novel Study
$16.00
$12.80
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5 Paragraph Movie Review (Opinion) Essay/Outline w/Movie Notes/Worksheet I work exclusively with at-risk students, this means they are usually working well below grade level. I created this “outline” to help students who are unfamiliar or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Projects, Outlines, Homework
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“Survivor Type" is a short story by Stephen King originally published in the 1985 short story collection Skeleton Crew. "Survivor Type" is written as the diary of a disgraced surgeon, Richard Pine (real name Richard Pinzetti), who, while
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
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$2.40
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Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions is a collection of short stories and poems by Neil Gaiman. It was first published in the United States in 1998, and in the United Kingdom in 1999. Chivalry by Neil Gaiman from his anthology Smoke
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
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$2.40
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"The Boogeyman" is a short story by Stephen King, published in King's 1978 collection Night Shift. “The Boogeyman” by Stephen King tells the story of Lester Billings, who is at his first therapy session with Dr. Harper, in which he accounts the way
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
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$2.40
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"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It has been recognized as the first modern detective story. The story opens with a lengthy explanation of ratiocination (the activity or process of reasoning). Dupin demonstrates
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English Language Arts, Short Stories, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
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$2.40
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“I Am Legend” by Richard Matheson Chapter Worksheets, Art Projects, Review, and AssessmentI Am Legend is a 1954 science fiction horror novel by American writer Richard Matheson. It was influential in the development of the zombie-vampire genre of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Novel Study
$16.00
$12.80
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By Needful Things
Scary Stories to Tell in the DarkThe iconic anthology series of horror tales that's soon to be a highly anticipated feature film! Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends, in which folklorist
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
$2.40
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching at a school for at-risk youth since 2011. This school has students that range from 6th to 12th grade. During my time teaching, I have taught English for 6th thru 10th grades, and literature, journalism, poetry classes.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I try to merge out of the box material with technology and both practical and nontraditional assessment. I try to find the edgy (out of the box) stuff that many teachers don't touch. We wonder why our kids (or maybe even YOU) don’t read, well first off it is the hardest way to be entertained. Reading is not passive! Second, every time a teacher made you read something it wasn’t something you would pick (and if it was, count your lucky stars), it was safe, antiseptic, boring. In third grade, probably too young my father let me read his copy of “Night Shift” it scared the crap out of me. But that visceral reaction went along way towards me being a lifelong reader. I wanted to read more. Compare that to this story, as I first started teaching, the common core had just come to town and one of the books that seem to come with it was "Touching Spirit Bear" and it has stuck. I have never taught it, indeed I have never read it (so sorry if it’s your favorite and take this for what it’s worth), but I got in the habit of asking 6th, 7th, and 8th graders that were reading it or had what they thought of it. To date, my little non-scientific study has never yielded any rating better than “It's Okay”. How can we expect our students to fall in love with reading if we only show them Okay? Don’t get me wrong I love a lot of the classics, but not as many of the “standards”. That doesn’t mean there isn’t any gold on the mountain, but why ignore the rest of the range? We have to give kids things that excite them. Good writers are good readers. We learn to talk by listening, we learn to write by reading. However, after we have given our students that awesome story we have to have them do something. Hopefully, that is where Needful Things come in. I know that once I found things I wanted to teach, I couldn’t find materials, so I started down the road to making my own. NOTE: Any story or teaching material must be read and reviewed for appropriateness for your students, classroom, school, district, community, state, and country. Some stories are heavily edited and censored before I teach them, others not at all. I implore you to practice due diligence before using any material for anywhere. Thank you check out my store.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Associate of Arts in General Studies from Grand Rapids Community College. Bachelor of Arts in Education from Grand Valley State University. Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from Cornerstone University.

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