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As a teacher of 5 ELA preps, my focus is on creating standards-based resources that are user-friendly for teachers and students. Plain & Simple! Follow me on Instagram @mrs.lee.teaches :)
 
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These Macbeth Project Options & Rubric are a great way to offer student choice, differentiation and appeal to multiple intelligences. After reading the play, students are offered 10 different project options ranging from writing, music, acting,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Rubrics
CCSS:
RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.9
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This Theme Analysis Assignment aligns with The Giver and is a structured way to get younger students to analyze theme and cite textual evidence.I successfully use this assignment in a 7th grade Gen-Ed class.Prior to this assignment, students need to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2
$3.00
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These Guided Notes on the Five Elements of a Short Story are an engaging way for students to establish a foundation at the beginning of a short story unit. Blank student versionKEY teacher version
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes
$2.00
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This Worksheet guides students in practicing how to identify and correct fragments and run-on sentences. I use this successfully in a Gen Ed English 9 class.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Homework
CCSS:
L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
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This Poetry Devices Scavenger Hunt is an engaging activity to get students thinking critically while having fun! Students get a list of poetic devices with their definitions. It is up to their group to hunt around the hallway (or wherever you'd like
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.11-12.10, L.11-12.5
$5.00
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This Create Your Own Mad Libs activity is a fun and engaging culminating project at the end of a parts of speech unit!I successfully use this in a Gen Ed English 9 class. After teaching my parts of speech unit:Students practice with a few pre-made
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
CCSS:
L.9-10.1
$3.00
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This Poetry Speed Dating Activity is an engaging way to start off any poetry unit! The activity handout is designed to enhance engagement and interest for poetry while scaffolding them into being able to read, understand, discuss, and write about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.10, SL.9-10.1, SL.11-12.1
$3.00
2
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This Ethos, Pathos, Logos Activity is an engaging way to teach, practice, or assess your students' ability to identify each rhetorical appeal and explain how it is being used to persuade. This resource includes:Links to multiple commercials that are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Video Files
CCSS:
RI.11-12.6, RI.11-12.9
$5.00
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This Parts of Speech Test covers:NounsPronounsVerbsAdjectivesAdverbsStudents should be able to:Match the correct definition of each part of speechIdentify each part of speech in sentencesIdentify and Label specific types of nouns, pronouns, verbs,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Other, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.6.1a
$3.00
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This Basic Sentences Quiz assesses students' mastery of:Subjects (simple and complete)Predicates (simple and complete)FragmentsRun-onsWhy not have a little fun? The sentences used in this quiz create a fun-filled story of a boy, a secret portal, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Other, Assessment
$2.00
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This Short Story Assignment is a standards-based culminating project for a short story unit. I successfully use this assignment in a Gen-Ed English 9 class.Includes:Guided requirements page (with key)Scaffolded brainstorming & planning
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.9-10.3, W.9-10.3a, W.9-10.3b, W.9-10.3c, W.9-10.3d, W.9-10.3e
$6.00
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This Fahrenheit 451 Research Essay assignment is the perfect standards-based culminating project for your unit!Essay Prompt: Choose an opinionated topic that relates to one of the themes raised in Fahrenheit 451. Write a persuasive essay using
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Outlines, Novel Study, Rubrics
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.9
$6.00
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These Reading Genre Posters are great for content-rich, functional decor in any ELA classroom or Library!This resource includes:Posters with student-friendly definitions & book suggestions for popular Fiction genres:Realistic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Posters, Google Apps
$4.00
Online Resource
Google Slides™
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This Verbals Study Guide & Quiz covers grammar instruction over:Infinitives, Gerunds, and ParticiplesIncludes BOTH the study guide & the quiz!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Study Guides, Assessment
CCSS:
L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1b
$3.00
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This Underground Railroad Project is a standards-based collaborative activity that will keep your students engaged & focused while giving them ownership for their learning.This resource includes:The project description and requirements6 detailed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Black History Month
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.11-12.7, W.11-12.7, SL.11-12.5
$5.00
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This Create Your Own Utopia Project is a fun, engaging way to get students working collaboratively & thinking imaginatively as a kickoff to reading The Giver.This resource includes:Student-friendly project description and requirementsI used this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
SL.7.1
$3.00
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These Macbeth Response Questions are a great way to get students responding to literature, thinking critically about the text and organizing their thoughts into well-developed paragraphs. It's also a handy way to authentically hold students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Homework
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, W.11-12.10
$6.00
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These Reading & Writing Quote Posters are an inspiring addition to any ELA classroom! Print them out on your choice of colored paper that matches the theme of your room.This resource includes:6 Reading Posters with quotes from famous authors6
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
$4.00
Online Resource
Google Slides™
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This End of Class Reflection rubric guides students to reflect and self-assess their behavior during class that day. This is especially useful in middle grades (I had success using it in a particularly rowdy 7th grade class). How it works:Students
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Assessment, Rubrics
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This Short Story Analysis Guide is a standards-based, easy-to-use, and engaging way to guide students in deeper critical thinking skills when reading short stories.Includes:Teacher Model: ANSWER KEY to go with "The Scarlet Ibis"Student Copy: Blank
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4
$4.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have a wide range of resources from my experience teaching 7th grade, as well as all upper grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and AP English Literature and Composition.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student-focused; Engaging; Project-based; Mini-lessons; Collaborative learning

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lourdes University. I also received the AYA (Adolescent to Young Adult) Education Academic Excellence Award upon graduation from my teaching program.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Lourdes University: B.S. AYA Education in Integrated Language Arts, B.A. English

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Follow me on Instagram @mrs.lee.teaches for lesson ideas, resources, tips, inspiration, and just some good 'ole #relatable stuff that comes along with teaching! Sharing teaching resources is such an important way to make the best possible learning environment for our students! Engaging students in the learning process isn't an extra, it's KEY!

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