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Quizzes assess students' knowledge of each vocab word's definition, part of speech, and use in context. WORD LIST BELOW: Vocab #1-10 1. Supercilious: (adjective) showing arrogant superiority (synonyms: condescending, contemptuous, cocky, uppity,
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Teaching POETRY and need to foster student engagement? Want a cohesive intro to poetry unit (2 weeks) with a detailed teacher key? The following resource includes four awesomely-amazing poems by Billy Collins, Stephen Dunn, Marianne Moore, and
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Outliers Reading Guide has questions on each chapter. After teaching the book several times, I boiled down the questions to those most essential. Use it as a summer reading assignment or reading guide by assigning students questions on Outliers
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Lesson includes: • an anticipatory set (image of different kinds of body language) • how to ask a good question handout • passage excerpt from Heart of Darkness about the manager • summarizing textual evidence organizer • comprehensive teacher key
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Test on John Kennedy Toole's novel A Confederacy of Dunces with multiple choice questions and two written prompts that challenge students to think. I use this test for my dual credit course (college credit) or AP and I use a slightly easier version
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Visual organizer to understand characterization! Adaptable to any work of fiction. A favorite of mine because it simplifies the process of understanding a character.
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This essay asks students to evaluate and synthesize sources to write a formal research paper on a prompt that asks students whether narcissism is indeed a growing phenomenon in American culture, as has been recently suggested. Associated reading is
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Slides include visual images of most of the words, definitions for each word, a part of speech, and a sentence using the word in context. There are 100 words! Vocabulary is drawn from text Confederacy of Dunces, but many of the words are also top
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My students loved creating their own satires using Confederacy of Dunces as inspiration. First we watched the depiction of Ignatius by Tom Edkins and then several satires including Monty Python clips. We discussed the role of satire by listening to
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This is a several page bundle of my favorite literary devices in A Confederacy of Dunces. Toole is a master at his craft and employs allusion, subtle foreshadowing, juxtaposition, extended metaphor, and more! Included: Carefully chosen close
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Free downloadable handout to introduce Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness to high school or college students. Information Included: The Historical Context A Definition of Imperialism The Justification for Imperialism Joseph Conrad The Novel's
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Short activity in which students replace cliches with creative, specific, and surprising imagery!
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2 methods of peer review: - students ask questions about their classmates work to help the writer envision an audience -students answer questions about each others' work The attached doc includes questions that students should ask (1st page)
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Using 1 piece of printer paper, students can create mini pocket dictionaries. Illustrations aid in memory of vocabulary. Includes rubric & directions to fold the paper. Very easy activity for everyone that inspires creativity!
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Ignatius J. Reilly at a high school near you! What would Ignatius J. Reilly be like as a teenager? How would he present himself as a high school student? In what crowd would he roam? This fun and 1 class activity asks students to connect the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

High School: AP Literature and Composition (12th), AP Language and Composition (11th), Senior English, Bruin Writing Lab (9th), Senior English Electives. College: English 101, Honors English II, Writing for Science, Health and Engineering; First Year Composition, Remedial Writing, ESL Adult Instruction

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Creative lesson plans, writing intensive assignments, hard work = fun!

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Rutgers University - Masters in English Literature with a specialization in 20th century and American literature. Nyack College - Bachelors in Education

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