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By OstendorfEnglish
This project is a great way to introduce students to the one and only EDGAR ALLAN POE! Students are required to conduct research on Poe's background. Multi-genre techniques are emphasized, as student are required to create a poster detailing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
W.9-10.4, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.7, W.11-12.8
$2.00
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By OstendorfEnglish
This project is a great way to practice close reading and characterization skills with students. You can successfully have students complete this assignment before OR after reading, though I have found it more valuable to do beforehand. Students are
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Activities
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By OstendorfEnglish
This is a great way to introduce a Shakespeare unit! Students are required to learn about Shakespeare and The Globe Theatre by conducting research on their own, with two guided sheets to fill out along the way. Students are also required to use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Activities, Webquests
CCSS:
RI.11-12.1, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8
$1.25
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By OstendorfEnglish
This assignment has students do one of the greatest activities out there: PAY IT FORWARD! Every year, I have my students "Pay it Forward" in their community somehow. In this assignment, they do the following: *Pre-writing about how they want to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Service Learning, Posters
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By OstendorfEnglish
This is a personal multigenre writing project I typically have my Seniors do before they graduate, though it can be adapted for any grade level! There are nine different sections to this project, and all of it has to do with reflecting on the past
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Projects
CCSS:
W.11-12.4, W.11-12.10
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By OstendorfEnglish
Assignment Goal: To teach students how to write a formal letter while also giving them the opportunity to choose a person in their personal lives to thank. Assignment Contents: Scaffolding sheet to get started brainstorming, rubric for grading,
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
W.11-12.4, W.11-12.6, W.11-12.10
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By OstendorfEnglish
In this activity, students are introduced to a new (free!) technology website that is used for making infographics. On this website, students create their own Vietnam War backpack, where they have to describe the tangible and intangible things they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Other (ELA)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.9-10.2a, W.11-12.2a, SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.4, SL.11-12.2, SL.11-12.4
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By OstendorfEnglish
This assignment is made for Tim O'Brien's novel The Things they Carried; however, the overall idea can be applied to ANY novel you read with your students, and adapted to ANY grade level! This is a during or post-reading activity that has students
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, W.11-12.2a, W.11-12.2b, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.9
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By OstendorfEnglish
This unit contains information for engaging students in reading independently both in and out of the classroom. Students get to pick a book of their choice to read mostly outside of school for leisure, though I typically give them some in-class time
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Posters
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, SL.9-10.4
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By OstendorfEnglish
This mini-project has students conduct research on a topic many find interesting--shipwrecks! This is a great assignment to do before or after reading a story, poem, or current event about a disaster (specifically one in the water!). This project
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
W.9-10.4, W.11-12.2a, W.11-12.7
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By OstendorfEnglish
This group activity has small groups of students act out major scenes from Beowulf.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
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By OstendorfEnglish
These sheets are good for students to use when they are beginning a research-based assignment. After finding a reputable source, they enter all of the source information into the top section of the paper; then, they find 4 pieces of information
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Research, Activities
CCSS:
W.11-12.8
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My first full-time teaching year began in 2015. I currently teach Senior English and Public Speaking.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I adapt my style of teaching to fit the needs of my students. I am a big fan of projects and appealing to all types of learners.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am currently working as a member of ACT: Advocacy Community for Teachers--a support group to help new teachers so they don't get overwhelmed and can share their troubles and achievements. I recently co-published an article about teaching Shakespeare in OJELA.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Wright State University: Bachelor's Degree in English; Master's Degree in Education

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