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I created this activity to structure students' discussion of Chapter 3 of The Great Gatsby. Individual tasks include completing a chart comparing Tom's party and Gatsby's party, questions about Nick and his credibility as our narrator, illustration
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New and improved. Microsoft 7. This is an activity for students to complete while they read or discuss Chapter 6 of The Great Gatsby. There are 5 pages and 29 questions throughout the activity. Included are questions about Gatsby's
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This is a great "day before the holiday" activity. It is a 9 page document, two pages are background provided for the teacher's introduction. Included is the text of the article "Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus." Activities included are: 10
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This Powerpoint (2010) is a dynamic and thorough introduction to the Harlem Renaissance. There are 51 colorful slides portraying the key features of the era. Included is: discussion of the Great Migration including photos and a map; a developed
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This is an activity that I use after completing discussion of The Crucible. This activity requires students to draw parallels between The Crucible and the movie Good Night and Good Luck which is about Edward R Murrow's attack of Joseph McCarthy in
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Teaching Goldstein's book can be very tedious for the teacher and for the students. This assignment helps to better organize the concepts presented in the book. It is 7 pages and includes a chart that compares the Superstates and asks questions
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Using Microsoft Word 2010, I have created a 90 point final exam for Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible. There are 4 multiple choice questions about the history of the witch trials and a question about the metaphor for McCarthyism. There are 45
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Using PowerPoint 2010 I have created a 57-slide presentation of the concepts presented in Huxley’s Brave New World. Each idea is introduced with an excerpt from the text. The following slide reveals a current article relevant to the topic. Next is a
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This activity requires students to research The Second Red Scare and McCarthyism, take notes, outline, cite sources, and prepare and deliver a formal speech. I use this as an introduction to our studying Arthur Miller's The Crucible in Honors
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This is a series of activities requiring students to identify character traits of party-goers, Gatsby and Wolfshsheim, and certain plot elements in Chapter 4 of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. The first activity is a chart on which students must
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Many of Orwell's prophecies have come true. Research and discuss one of the following topics. How is our world becoming as frightening as Oceania in 1984? Students work in groups to determine how Orwell's prophecies have come true. Skills
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Based on an article by Stephen Lucas which is included in this packet, this presentation introduces students to the document as a masterly piece of rhetoric and literature. I have the declaration highlighted in the presentation which can be
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This is a collection of essay prompts and reading quizzess for The Grapes of Wrath. Activities are divided into chunks of chapters, and there are two different activities per chunk. I use these to check independent reading progress for two
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This assignment is intended to have students read Goldstein's Book and devise a unique way to present the information to "the Brotherhood" (their classmates). The directions are to read the assigned pages in the text, discuss the information with
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1984, Chapter 9 These are questions about Goldstein's book. All levels of questions, comprehension to higher-order thinking questions. There are 2 pages and 46 questions.
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This activity was created using Microsoft Word 2007. This activity can be given to students to complete while reading Chapter 7 of The Great Gatsby, to guide discussion, or as an assessment of their understanding. There are five pages with 37
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This activity provides the following poems: Over the River and Through the Wood by Lydia Maria Child, The Pumpkin by John Greenleaf Whittier, Thanksgiving by Kate Seymour Maclean, Thanksgiving by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, A Thanksgiving Poem by Paul
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This handout discusses what plagiarism is, why it is wrong, and provides examples. A great addtion to your research project. Beautifully formatted.
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This is simply 30 sentences in need of commas. The directions instruct students to insert the commas where necessary and write the comma rule below the sentence. Included are items in a series, addressess, dates, clauses with coordinating
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This dynamic powerpoint was created with Microsoft Office 2010. There are 41 slides and over 45 graphics and maps. Included in the presentation is discussion of the following topics: Colonial life, Puritan beliefs, Calvin and Wycliffe, emphasis
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 30 years teaching experience. I have taught 11th grade general, college prep.and honors English, 12th grade general, college prep. and honors English, Speech, and Renaissance. I was long ago a cheerleading coach, and I directed 6 spring musicals.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm old school. I believe in reading and writing. I love a large group discussion.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Just recognition from my students who have been successful at college. Accolades from parents. Support and admiration of colleagues.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education English Masters of Liberal Arts

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Great husband Beautiful daughter attending UPenn majoring in Communications Charming 18-year-old son off to Lycoming College.