Rebecca Gettelman
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Rebecca Gettelman
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"In this life, we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love." ~Mother Teresa
 
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Looking for a unit that encourages student excitement as they read, analyze, and compose short stories? Need something to fill 2-3 weeks between other, longer units? This is for you! In this unit, students will determine what makes a story
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Here are six essay prompts for Lois Lowry's novel The Giver. All demand deep and critical thinking of your students. They have been used many times with great resulting essays. See the preview for a prompt sample. Once you have downloaded,
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In The Phantom Tollbooth, Milo is required to think to escape the Doldrums.  Now it is your turn.  Can you escape the Doldrums?! This game is for use with the book The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (though there is no reason that it has to be
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Teaching Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream? Need quizzes to check your students' comprehension of Acts 1-5? Here are five quizzes, one per act, with short answer, true/false, matching, and fill-in-the-blank questions. Key included. All
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Has your class read Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, and now you are showing the film? Here are seven great activities for use before, during, and after viewing this movie. They are designed to encourage active viewing, critical thinking, and
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This fun lesson on Mark Twain's "A Ghost Story" is a great activity for around Halloween or any time. It is flexible, so can fit into your time frame--it can take one or two days or, if you do the suggested writing extension, closer to a week or
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Designed for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, this product has everything you need for a great summer reading project for your middle school students! Covers reading, writing, critical thinking and response, analysis, and more! Included in this
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In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's characters make many small decisions that result in far-reaching and tragic consequences. Print and go writing prompts or great as discussion starters, these questions encourage your students to think critically
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Looking for projects to add to your poetry unit? Look no further! These four diverse projects work great in many different types of poetry units. They can be done completely in the classroom, completely on students' own time, or any combination
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Great for around Thanksgiving or any time, this mini unit goes over the parts and composition of a thank you note or letter and has each student write a letter of gratitude to someone he or she knows. It also requires little to no prep on your
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We all try to create socially responsible and aware students. This activity on resource inequality can help you do that. It is one of the most effective ways of helping students understand the concept, impact, and effects of resource inequality in
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These two crossword puzzles help your students learn about figurative language. One puzzle has the definitions of twelve types of figurative language and the other has examples of each type. Below are the twelve types of figurative language
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This is everything you need to teach O. Henry's "A Retrieved Reformation" to your middle or high school class! It can be done fully in class or with portions assigned as homework and covers reading, writing, discussion, figurative language, and
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Looking for additional resources for teaching the basics of the five major world religions? This product can help! Covers: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, & Buddhism This product includes: -Grid notes with basic information on each
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Are you teaching Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream? If so, then this activity is for you! In it, students are asked to look at fourteen different lines from the play and put them in their own words. This activity lends itself well to
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Here are seven essay prompts for the book Ender's Game. Each question/prompt demands critical and deep thinking. These prompts have been used many times with great resulting essays. Includes PDF and Docx versions for ease of use and
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Great for around Thanksgiving, this lesson and activity pack includes everything you need to teach "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving" to you middle or high school class. It can be done fully in class or with portions assigned as homework and covers
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Alphabetizing is a skill that students should be proficient at, but it often falls by the wayside as students get older. Small amounts of regular practice can help keep this skill fresh for students. This program is designed to be used as
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TEMPORARILY MARKED DOWN! Looking for activities for those students who finish early? Need things to put in a sub folder? Want a couple of activities for a fun day? Here are eighteen activities that fit that bill. These are great for a wide
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Here are three essay prompts for your students after they have finished reading Beauty by Robin McKinley. They ask your student to write a comparison/contrast essay between Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley and either
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Ten plus years in the classroom, plus time as a tutor, mentor, forensics and drama coach, director, and mother!

MY TEACHING STYLE

The best way I can explain my teaching style is with the following three ideas: 1. When people ask me what I teach, what they mean is, "What subject or grade do you teach?" but what I want to tell them is, "I teach basic humanness." 2. If, by the time my students move on, they can take a stance and eloquently and rationally defend it so that others can at least understand why they take the stance they do, and they can listen to another and understand why someone else might take a different stance from themselves even if they don't agree with it, I consider it a success. 3. "Courage is not the absence of fear; it is acting in spite of it." Mark Twain

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