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This CCSS aligned unit provides an overview, examination and creation of satire using Swift’s "A Modest Proposal" and other resources. Students read and analyze different satires, build their vocabulary, gain historical knowledge, read and analyze
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This CCSS aligned unit includes a variety of discussion questions, class handouts, quizzes and tests to give students a thorough understanding of Lorraine Hansberry’s award-winning play. Teacher notes and keys for quizzes, discussions questions and
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This zipped resource includes a variety of activities and assessments to ready your students for the AP Language and Composition exam. This resource includes my following products bundled at a 20% discount. Please do not buy any of the items listed
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Provide your students with a more complete understanding of rhetorical analysis with a variety of concept overviews, practice activities, complementary assignments and assessments. This product is included in my AP Language and Composition Bundle
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This editable set of documents for a high school English class is sure to set a positive tone for the first day of school. The detailed course syllabus document is broken into the following sections: teacher information, course description, course
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Newly updated for the 2013-2014 school year, this CCSS aligned bundle has everything a high school English teacher needs to assess most of their students’ work; this bundle includes: * Argument Writing Rubrics (grades 9-10 and 11-12 in two
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This CCSS aligned set includes a student overview covering the AP Language and Composition multiple choice test and two student-generated practice activities with reading passages. The two challenging multiple choice activities require students to
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This syntax bundle not only teaches students about syntax and why it is an important component for writers and readers alike, but also teaches students how to use syntax to strengthen their own writing. This product is included in my AP Language
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This British poetry unit covers the best metaphysical and Romantic poets including Marvell, Herrick, Donne, Shelley, Byron, Keats, Wordsworth and Browning while addressing all strands of the Common Core State Standards. As a group, students conduct
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Provide your students with a more complete understanding of rhetorical analysis with this activity pack that includes concept overviews, practice activities, complimentary assignments and assessments. ** This product is included in my Rhetoric: The
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This CCSS aligned unit provides a literary and historical overview of early American literature from the Native Americans', European explorers' and colonists’ perspective. Students read and analyze literary and informational texts, write a narrative
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Provide your students with a more complete understanding of rhetorical devices, rhetorical appeals and logical fallacies with this mini-unit that includes concept overviews, practice activities, complimentary assignments and an assessment. ** This
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This CCSS aligned set encourages students to analyze James Thurber’s short story through a variety of lenses. After reading the story, students complete a general analysis of the work, play the role of an armchair psychologist and practice their
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This CCSS aligned set from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Activity Pack (please do not purchase both) includes a compare and contrast activity for James Thurber’s short story and the 2013 film and a comparison essay assignment. Also includes
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This set includes all the creative and evaluative tools any high school English teacher needs to end the school year on a high note! Wrap up your courses with some or all of the following: a creative group project tailored to American Literature,
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This set includes graphic organizers and classroom handouts to address all the Common Core Reading Standards for Literature and Informational Texts at the high school level. **This set is from a larger Common Core Literature Resource Bundle.**
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This bundle includes the resources needed to tackle the Common Core Reading Standards for Literature and Informational Texts in an American Literature, British Literature, and/or Survey or World Literature course (grades 9-12). This zipped bundle of
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Crafting meaningful sentences during timed analysis writing can be a challenge for even the most accomplished writers. This mini-lesson provides AP Lang and Comp students with yet another opportunity to practice eliminating empty statements such as,
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This CCSS aligned mini unit from my American Romantic and Transcendental Writers Unit and my American Literature Bundle (please do not purchase both) provides an examination of Hawthorne’s most popular short story. Students begin the unit with a
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This CCSS aligned set provides a literary and historical overview of Olaudah Equiano and his "Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano". ** This set is from my Literature of Slaves Unit, so please do not purchase both. ** Includes: *
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I have over 5 years experience teaching high school English including World Literature, American Literature, British Literature and AP Language and Composition.

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BA in English--University of Illinois at Chicago // MA in Instructional Leadership--University of Illinois at Chicago

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