Rebecca McDermott

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Rebecca McDermott
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Mini-unit addressing identifying and analyzing a poem's theme and its development. Compressed zip file includes the following *mini-unit plan outlining standards, objectives, assessment, and activities *graphic organizer for analyzing theme
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Instructional guide and ready to use presentation for a close reading and analysis of William Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud." This activity is designed to prepare students to dive deeply into a text, and questions are directly aligned
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This project can be used as an assessment of students' ability to identify a poem's theme and analyze its development. Included in this file: *project assignment sheet & rubric *graphic organizer to guide analysis *example project See my
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Start your week off right-- ask students to analyze a motivational quote every Monday. These journals are designed to get students' wheels turning and motivate them for the week ahead! Compressed zip file includes: *a full year's worth of
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This is a great culminating project to use with students to analyze characters and plot events either in a silent reading book and/ or a novel being read in class. Students choose a character from their novel and create an Instagram for them; their
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Use this choice menu project as a synthesis of a poetry unit and/ or as an alternative assessment. The choice menu includes 5 choices for appetizers (poetry writing), 4 choices for the main course (analysis activities), and 4 choices for the
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Instructional guide and ready to use presentation for a close reading and analysis of Langston Hughes's poem "Mother to Son." This activity is designed to prepare students to dive deeply into a text, and questions are directly aligned to
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This project measures students' mastery of simple, compound, and complex sentences by creating their own set of notes and practice. The best way to demonstrate understanding is to teach it to someone else, so the students become the teacher
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An easy reference for students to include subordinating conjunctions in their writing. Aligns with CCSS L.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
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I use this project with my students after we have discussed & learned about theme in literature. Students complete a project that exemplifies the theme of the novel they are reading (in my class it is for an outside novel, but it could also be a
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I give this handout to my students at the beginning of the year. I explain each annotation mark, as well as the purpose of annotating text. Students use the annotations to keep track of their thinking throughout a selection. It's best if students
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This graphic organizer can be used to scaffold analysis of a poem's (or any piece of literature's) theme and its development. Included is a graphic organizer and writing task, and a modified writing task with sentence stems.
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This engaging project can be used as an assessment of students' understanding of figurative devices. The assignment can be modified to meet your students' specific needs. In this assignment, students analyze a song or artist's lyrics for 5
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This short project asks students to brainstorm things (people, places, animals, songs, books--anything!) that make them happy, write poetry about them, and create a visual display of their poetry to share with the class. This project can be used as
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I attended DePaul University in Chicago for my Bachelors in elementary education. I completed my Masters in Curriculum & Instruction with ESL approval at American College of Education.

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