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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.7, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.10, SL.9-10.1, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.5a
$9.25
230
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.6, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.2, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, SL.11-12.3, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.5
$8.75
139
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.5, RI.11-12.6, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.7, L.11-12.1
$5.00
267
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$25.75
$20.60
175
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Lesson, Activities
$3.75
76
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Spend a few days with what’s been called Poe’s “perfect” short story: “The Cask of Amontillado” from my American Romantic and Transcendental Writers Unit and my American Literature Bundle (please do not purchase both). Students develop their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.9-10.7, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.6, W.9-10.3, L.9-10.4d
$4.25
48
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.7, RL.11-12.5, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.10
$3.75
83
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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: *
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Lesson
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.7, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.7
$3.25
65
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.2a, W.11-12.2b, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.6, W.11-12.8, W.11-12.10, SL.11-12.1a, SL.11-12.1b...
$5.00
83
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers, Assessment
$4.00
88
Digital Download PDF (1.05 MB)
By Open Classroom
Wrap up a study of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with this student-directed activity that integrates close reading, writing, speaking and civics. Students form groups in a civil trial that puts Victor Frankenstein on the defense. While the plaintiff
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.10, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.4, L.9-10.1
$1.50
43
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This CCSS aligned set provides a literary and historical overview of Frederick Douglass and his “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” speech. ** This set is from my Literature of Slaves Unit and my American Literature Bundle, so please do not
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Handouts, Research
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.9, RI.11-12.4, W.9-10.7, L.9-10.4
$3.50
33
Digital Download PDF (2.14 MB)
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Rubrics, Assessment
$4.25
98
Digital Download PDF (2.45 MB)
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This zipped bundle includes both Literary Terms Task Cards and Literary Terms Quizzes to review 44 notable literary terms for an AP Language and Composition course. Both of these products are also included in my AP Language and Composition Bundle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Vocabulary
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Assessment
$5.75
$4.60
40
Digital Download ZIP (5.16 MB)
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.7, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.10
$1.75
57
Digital Download PDF (0.15 MB)
By Open Classroom
This unit test includes 70 multiple choice questions and extended response questions to conclude a classroom’s reading of "Romeo and Juliet". Questions address direct references to the text, author’s biography, and literary techniques. Answer key
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment
$2.00
26
Digital Download PDF (0.30 MB)
By Open Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
For Parents, Syllabi, Classroom Forms
$1.00
86
Digital Download DOC (0.35 MB)
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$2.25
65
Digital Download PDF (0.57 MB)
By Open Classroom
This CCSS aligned set provides a short literary and historical overview of American poet, Phillis Wheatley, through her poems “On Being Brought from Africa to America” and “On Imagination”. ** This set is from my Literature of Slaves Unit and my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Webquests, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.4, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.10
$3.25
20
Digital Download PDF (1.84 MB)
By Open Classroom
Introduce your class to America’s literary renaissance with this extensive unit featuring Dickinson, Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau, Jacobs, Poe and Hawthorne. This zipped unit includes a group research project, a variety of learning activities, quizzes,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.7, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.3, RI.11-12.6, RI.11-12.7, W.11-12.1...
$10.25
34
Digital Download ZIP (5.76 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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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My central goal is to get my students ready for college.

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Unilever Performance Plus Award // Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Educator of Distinction // Golden Apple Nominee

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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

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