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Integrate grammar and literature with this fun game to review verbals. Throughout this power point presentation, teams of students review verbal phrases including gerunds, participles, and infinitives and compete to shoot baskets into a trash can.
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Review appositive phrases with this fun grammar game. Throughout this power point presentation, teams of students review appositives and compete to shoot baskets into a trash can. For the first two rounds, students simply identify the appositive
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Give students practice writing arguments with these bell ringer handouts that require them to consider evidence for claims, brainstorm counterarguments, and provide possible refutation. Each handout starts with an engaging topic for adolescents
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Make reading and writing poetry fun with this lesson for Shape (Concrete) Poems. After reading poems, students use mentor texts as models for their own writing. The lessons starts with a “puzzling” warm up (using online links to Rebus puzzles);
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Prepare students to write a literary analysis prose constructed response with this lesson. Students first complete close readings of the poem, "Naming Myself," and text excerpt, "My Name" from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Activity
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This lesson provides your students with practice writing a literary analysis prose constructed response. First, engage students with a Cherokee myth and a Greek myth: “How the World Was Made” and “Demeter and Persephone.” Then help students
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Make teaching Shakespeare relevant with connections to nonfiction texts! Students complete close readings of two texts: an excerpt from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The New York Times online article (link provided), “Modern
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With this writing lesson for Dialogue Poems, students use mentor texts as models for their own writing. These lessons capitalize on the intimate relationship between the processes of reading and writing. In this lesson, students first read
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In this lesson, students read aphorisms from Poor Richard’s Almanack by Benjamin Franklin and use these as mentor texts for their own writing. In pre-reading activities students paraphrase a quote, brainstorm favorite sayings, and define the
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Use active learning to assess your students’ knowledge of To Kill a Mockingbird characters while hosting a tea party. In this lesson, students write a character analysis essay and participate in a drama activity. With the help of costumes and
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Help your students review active and passive voice in this engaging trashketball game! All that you will need is the ability to project a power point presentation, a ball (soft texture), some dark tape, and a trash can. Although it’s optional, you
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Help students use precise word choice and eliminate redundancy in their writing with this memoir lesson. Originally inspired by The Washington Post feature “Life is Short: Autobiography as Haiku,” students write 100 word memoirs. It teaches
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Help your students make relevant connections to classic texts! Students complete close readings of two nonfiction texts: excerpts from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden and an online Associated Press article, “Tiny House Movement Thrives Amid Real
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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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Challenge your students with two poems and help them meet the expectations of Common Core Standards by guiding them through close readings of rigorous texts: “My Dear and Loving Husband,” by Anne Bradstreet and “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning.
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Teaching MLA format (7th Edition) and how to write citations for Works Cited pages can be tedious, but students need to know this information for when they write research papers. And while some people are tempted to use online citation machines,
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Here is a fun activity to introduce prepositional phrases. This printable hand-out provides a “Simon Says” game to help your students understand prepositional phrases. After they play the game and receive more practice with prepositions, there is
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Make reading classics relevant to secondary students with these real world nonfiction connections. With these three lessons, help your students meet the expectations of Common Core Standards by guiding them through close readings of texts that vary
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With Common Core’s emphasis on argumentative essay writing, it’s more important than ever for teachers to provide students with writing tools. Use this model outline to show an argument supporting smoking restrictions in vehicles. By reading the
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This thematic bundle for African American History Month includes nine secondary ELA lessons and activities that teach a variety of ELA reading, writing, and grammar skills. Specifically, the bundle includes five paired passages, two nonfiction
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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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