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By OCBeachTeacher
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” to make relevant connections. Students begin by completing an anticipation guide with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.10, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3...
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By OCBeachTeacher
This grammar game helps your students review pronouns and antecedents; students will also identify correct pronoun agreement. To start, the PowerPoint presentation briefly reviews indefinite pronouns, subject and object pronouns, and pronoun
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.6.1a, L.6.1c, L.6.1d, L.6.3, L.6.6, L.7.1, L.7.3, L.7.6, L.8.1, L.8.3...
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$3.20
125
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By OCBeachTeacher
Review prepositions with this engaging activity! Throughout this PowerPoint presentation, teams of students review prepositional phrases, including prepositions and their objects; then they compete to shoot baskets into a trash can. Teachers and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.5.1a, L.5.3, L.6.2a, L.6.5b, L.7.1a, L.7.1c, L.7.3, L.8.1, L.8.2a, L.8.3, L.8.5b...
$4.00
$3.20
108
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By OCBeachTeacher
Give students practice with argumentative writing 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.1b, W.11-12.1e...
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123
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By OCBeachTeacher
Review appositive phrases with this fun grammar game. During this PowerPoint 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 phrases
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
CCSS:
SL.9-10.1, L.7.1, L.7.1a, L.7.1c, L.7.2, L.7.3, L.7.3a, L.7.6, L.8.1, L.8.2, L.8.2a...
$3.75
$3.00
120
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By OCBeachTeacher
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 as they take their creative ideas through the writing process with a focus on the six
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2...
$3.00
$2.40
70
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By OCBeachTeacher
Review language skills and grammar with this bundle that includes all of my language PowerPoint Trashketball games (updated with new games regularly). Students meet the expectations of Common Core Language Standards while studying the conventions of
Subjects:
Grammar, ELA Test Prep, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.7.1a, L.7.1b, L.7.1c, L.7.2, L.7.3, L.7.4a, L.7.5, L.7.6, L.8.1, L.8.1a, L.8.1b...
$130.50 $65.50
$52.40
46
Bundle
By OCBeachTeacher
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 memoirs in 100 words or fewer. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.8.3, W.8.3a, W.8.3b, W.8.3c, W.8.3d, W.8.3e, W.8.4, W.8.5, W.8.6, W.8.10, W.9-10.3...
$4.49
$3.59
57
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By OCBeachTeacher
Throughout this PowerPoint presentation, teams of students review verbal phrases including gerunds, participles, and infinitives and compete to shoot baskets into a trash can. Research shows that physical movement can lead to increased learning,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
CCSS:
SL.9-10.1, L.8.1, L.8.1a, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.6
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115
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By OCBeachTeacher
Prepare students for standardized assessments with this fun review of subject and verb agreement. In this PowerPoint game, there are three rounds. In each round, students identify the correct verb forms. In rounds two and three, they must also
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.6.3, L.6.3b, L.7.1, L.7.1a, L.7.2, L.7.3, L.8.1, L.8.1d, L.8.3, L.8.5b...
$3.75
$3.00
63
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By OCBeachTeacher
Guide students through their reading of rigorous texts and help them complete close readings of two poems: "We Wear the Mask" by pre- Harlem Renaissance poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and "I'm Nobody! Who are you?" by Emily Dickinson. Then facilitate
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.4, RL.8.5, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1...
$4.00
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By OCBeachTeacher
Teach grammar concepts and skills with these 15 +1 Grammar Review Trashketball Games (one free game included). These language games use active learning to help you meet Common Core Standards. This bundle includes the following games: Subject &
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.6.3, L.7.1, L.7.3, L.8.1, L.8.3, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.3, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.3
$61.00 $35.00
$28.00
37
Bundle
By OCBeachTeacher
Guide students through close readings of two poems: "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost and "Harlem (Dream Deferred)" by Langston Hughes. Then, facilitate their understanding of the central themes and speakers’ attitudes as they construct
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.7.9, RL.7.10...
$4.00
$3.20
90
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By OCBeachTeacher
This game reviews the four sentence structures: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex. Throughout the PowerPoint presentation, teams of students compete to shoot baskets into a trash can, which makes learning grammar engaging and fun!Are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.7.1, L.7.1a, L.7.1b, L.8.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2a, CCRA.L.1
$3.75
$3.00
96
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By OCBeachTeacher
These 18 lessons (using 36 texts) require students to use close reading, critical thinking, and analytical writing to help them prepare for standardized assessments. In each lesson, students synthesize their reading, identifying central ideas and
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Test Prep, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.5, RL.8.9, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4...
$68.00 $45.00
$36.00
30
Bundle
By OCBeachTeacher
Help your students review run-ons, comma splices, and fragments with this fun Trashketball game. This PowerPoint presentation will reinforce their learning of correct sentence structures and help them edit their own writing for sentence errors.Are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.4.1f, L.6.1, L.6.2, L.6.3, L.6.3a, L.6.6, L.7.1, L.7.1a, L.7.2, L.7.3, L.7.6...
$4.00
$3.20
59
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By OCBeachTeacher
In this lesson, students complete close readings of a speech by Sojourner Truth and poem by Maya Angelou. Then, they synthesize their understanding of the texts and write a short analytical essay requiring them to consider and compare central ideas
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.10, W.8.2, W.8.2a, W.8.2b, W.8.2c, W.8.2d...
$4.00
$3.20
44
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By OCBeachTeacher
This lesson connects three texts: Robert Hayden’s poem “Frederick Douglass,” an excerpt from Frederick Douglass’s My Bondage and My Freedom, and the New York Times article “Malala Yousafzai, Girl Shot by Taliban, Makes Appeal at U.N.” This lesson
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.3, RI.8.4, RI.8.6, RI.8.8, RI.8.10, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5...
$4.00
$3.20
48
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By OCBeachTeacher
Use this fun Trashketball game to review grammar while students celebrate Women's History Month and read about inspiring women from around the world. Parts of speech included are nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions. Women referenced
Subjects:
Grammar, ELA Test Prep, Women's History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
CCSS:
SL.8.1, SL.8.1b, SL.8.6, L.5.1a, L.5.1c, L.5.3, L.5.5, L.5.6, L.6.3, L.6.5, L.6.6...
$4.00
$3.20
47
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By OCBeachTeacher
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
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Test Prep
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.10, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2...
$3.75
$3.00
40
Digital Download PDF (2.40 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

National Board Certified in English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood, I have been teaching for 22+ 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

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Questions? Email me at ocbeachteacher@gmail.com. Thanks to Laine Sutherland for custom store banners and updated logo.code: Laine Sutherland To Danielle Knight for my store logo: Danielle Knight and KimberlyGeswein for the font

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