Not Your Mother's English Teacher

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By Not Your Mother's English Teacher
Have your students write their own moral dilemma short stories. Here are 25 prompts set to cut into strips so every student can have his/her own topic and you don't have to read the same story over and over.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
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By Not Your Mother's English Teacher
Use this handy template and creative model to encourage your students to write their own satirical essay after reading Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal." A 5E lesson plan is included along with a planning template and a creative model essay.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
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Research papers can be quite stressful for high school students. Allow your kids to let off a little creative steam by creating a Christmas parody. Choose a parody song "Twelve Days of Research Papers" or a parody poem "'Twas the Night Before
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
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This is a 50-question knowledge-level test that checks for comprehension for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. File includes a test review, an A and B version, a 10-item pictorial vocabulary list (best for ESL), keys for both tests, and a handy bubble
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment
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Students evaluate their ability to learn something new two different ways. First they will try to learn using written instructions. Then they will learn using a how-to video. Finally, they will evaluate their own learning by comparing and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
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Take just a few moments to review theme and tone by having kids read 4 different fun pieces of poetry, circle or highlight high connotation words, and then choose the best theme and tone from a multiple choice list. Use individually or in pairs or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Fun Stuff
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Bundle of 3 5E Lesson Plans: Day 1: Group Activity - Discovering the Characteristics of a Sonnet 5E Lesson plan includes step-by-step instructions for this student-centered collaborative activity in which students discover the characteristics of a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
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Allow your students to try your hand on 6 poems from the Big 6 poets using the S.M.I.L.E. method. This handout is challenging. I put my kids in groups of four and allowed them to choose 4 of 5 questions to answer about each one for a 50 minute
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Rubrics
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Student-centered and engaging, this lesson is an administrator's dream! Easy to follow 5E Lesson Plan spells out step-by-step how to begin by piquing student's' interest and end with evaluating their learning. The objective is for kids to discover
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
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Use as an individual project while reading or as a group project for student-centered collaborative learning, this is a terrific way to get students to dig into the play Macbeth. There are five questions per act (for a total of 25) in which students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
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Personalize your students' restroom passes with your name and hallway. Pass includes appropriate times to ask to use the restroom.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Classroom Forms
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After reading Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Prologue, have your students try their hands at their OWN character. Using the example included, guide your students to creating a 14 line poem in iambic pentameter that introduces a stereotype of the modern
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
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Product includes 6 poems by Big 6 Poets, project specifications and rubrics. Use this to allow students to connect with the poetry and express their creativity. Check out my store for day one of this lesson in which students analyze these poems
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
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Quick activity in which kids use their favorite music lyrics to express themselves. Use this as an ice-breaker at the beginning of the year in which kids can complete and then share with the group or any time as an extra credit assignment.
Subjects:
Music, Other (ELA), Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Songs
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 13th year teaching high school English Language Arts. I taught tenth grade English II, World Literature, for eight years, ninth and eleventh for one semester each (long story!), and now this is my fifth year teaching twelfth grade English IV, British Literature. I also have my ESL certification and teach sheltered English IV.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am very laid back. I am convinced that kids WANT to do well. If I give the kids thorough, step-by-step instructions and an engaging lesson, they will want to participate and do their best. I never use a stodgy old thing when a jazzy new thing can achieve the same purpose. I'm the queen of the YouTube clips and try to keep things fresh and interesting for everyone involved.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My honors come out of the mouths of happy, graduating kiddos at the end of each year.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a BBA in Marketing from Texas Wesleyan University and a minor in English Language Arts. I'm certified in English Language Arts 8-12 and English as a Second Language 8-12.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I was in 12th grade, I remember thinking about my horribly boring Honors English teacher: "English is the best, most interesting subject in the whole world, and this woman is killing it. I should be an English teacher when I grow up. I KNOW I could make this subject fun and interesting for my students!" It took me several years to get back to that idea, but I'm here now, and that's one of my biggest goals as a teacher.

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