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Students make relevant connections to classic texts with this lesson. Students complete close readings of two texts: Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” and The Washington Post article, “Study Suggests You Can Die of a Broken Heart.” Besides
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Review language skills and grammar with this bundle that includes all of my Power Point Trashketball games. Students meet the expectations of Common Core Language Standards while studying the conventions of standard English grammar and usage in
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Do you need an activity to keep your students engaged on Halloween? Make learning fun with this Halloween inspired game of Parts of Speech (Nouns, Verbs & Adjectives) Trashketball. This power point presentation will reinforce their learning of
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Make your study of Martin Luther King, Jr., a literacy lesson with a primary source. Students complete a close reading of his prophetic speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountain Top,” and use their reading as inspiration for their own writing. With
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Here is a fun lesson to integrate literacy and science, and also get students moving (excellent for the end of the year, outdoor education, Earth Day, or summer camp)! Students start by reading and discussing a fairy tale, “Cat and Mouse in
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This lesson with paired passages has students explore themes of love through the close readings of the O.Henry story, “The Gift of the Magi,” and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem, “How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways.” Students complete
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Need a lesson for Veterans Day or Memorial Day? Let students honor veterans and other heroes with this lesson and speech writing activity after a close reading of the speech, “The Gettysburg Address" (or other selected speech). With Inspired
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While reading about Thanksgiving traditions, students review parts of speech including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions in this fun, active game. All that you will need to play is the ability to project a Power Point presentation,
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Have fun reviewing parts of speech while playing Trashketball with your students this winter! While reading about holidays and festivals including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, and the Sapporo Snow Festival, this game helps
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Use these end of the school year task cards to help students review memories, goals, and learning in the secondary ELA classroom. Great for the last weeks of school, this activity engages students and encourages them to reflect on their experiences
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Use these writing prompts to give students practice reading and analyzing poems quickly. Each handout requires students to provide theme topics, theme statements, and text support for their responses. There are four poems and poetry analysis
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In this holiday activity, students design stockings and choose gifts for characters, authors, historical figures, scientists, artists, or others being studied in secondary classes. This gets students thinking, reading, and researching about their
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This poetry bundle includes a variety of reading, writing, and review activities for you next poetry unit. These lessons inspire students with various poetry forms, authors, and creative activities and can be used to incorporate lessons for National
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Use these backs to school activities to review classroom management, reading, writing, and grammar. Designed for the first weeks of school, this bundle includes an icebreaker activity, a combining sentences game, task cards, memoir writing lesson,
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While reading information about African Americans and their history, this game helps students review sentence structures including the following: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex. The text focuses on the lives and achievements of Rosa
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Do you want an end of the year activity that requires your students to use their argumentative writing skills? This persuasive letter will certainly meet your needs. This lesson requires students to use rhetorical appeals and strategies to make a
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These prompts give students practice reading and analyzing poems quickly. Each handout requires students to provide theme topics, theme statements, and text support for their responses. There are five poems and bell ringers that are perfect for the
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Use these poetry analysis prompts to give students practice reading and interpreting poems quickly. Each handout requires students to provide theme topics, theme statements, and text support for their responses. There are five classic poems and
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Use these digital task cards on Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive to review memories, goals, and lessons with your students during the last weeks of school or any time that you want students to reflect on their learning. There are forty-six
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Create a positive classroom community with these English Language Arts team-builder and icebreaker activities. In a game much like the classic “21 Questions,” students use critical thinking as they walk around the classroom asking one another
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

National Board Certified in English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood, I have been teaching for 20 years. I've taught diverse English classes in grades 6 -12 and English electives including Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, Creative Writing, and Journalism. In addition to teaching full-time at a public high school, I have also taught English 101 at the local community college.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I want my students to be critical thinkers, readers, and writers so they can confidently face the many challenges in our complex society. To help students achieve this goal, I try to make learning relevant and fun, taking into consideration each student's strengths and needs. Many of my lessons feature cooperative learning, differentiation, and address the demands of the Common Core State Standards. Please visit my Facebook page if you would like to get tips for your classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding Professional Development School Mentor Award, Teacher Consultant for Eastern Shore Writing Project

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Education in Secondary English, Bachelor of Science in Journalism

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Questions? Email me at ocbeachteacher@gmail.com. Thanks to Teachers Resource Force for custom banner templates & clip art: Teachers Resource Force To Danielle Knight for my store logo: Danielle Knight and KimberlyGeswein for the font

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