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Have you ever considered teaching Slam or spoken word poetry but have no time or energy to plan something new? Maybe you are unsure how to incorporate performance poetry in your classroom? Then this unit is for you! *Everything* you need is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Unit Plans
CCSS:
RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10, W.9-10.3d, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.L.5
$22.00
$16.00
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By Relentless Innovation
Do you need a detailed, well-organized newspaper writing unit that your students will enjoy AND that won't leave you with any prep or guesswork? Here is a complete News Unit that is classroom-ready and no prep for you. Students learn news report
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$12.00
$9.00
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By Relentless Innovation
Engage your senior students studying Hamlet with a paired film study on The Lion King - a feature film loosely based on the Shakespearean classic! This is an easily-edited group or individual student project comparing and contrasting the film and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Drama
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
$2.50
54
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By Relentless Innovation
⭐Do you want an easy-to-use peer-assessment tool for your students to assess another's oral or visual presentations? This rating scale can be used to help students give their peers compliments, feedback for improvement, and suggestions.Peers are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Oral Communication
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Rubrics, Assessment
CCSS:
SL.6.4, SL.6.5, SL.8.4, SL.8.5, SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.5, SL.11-12.4, SL.11-12.5, CCRA.SL.4
$1.00
51
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By Relentless Innovation
Grade 5-12: Students make a board game, museum, study guide, graphic novel, or a movie proposal based on their independent novel study. This 14-page document contains everything you'll need to assign an independent novel study and final project for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Creative Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Novel Study
$8.00
$6.00
47
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By Relentless Innovation
Do you need a TED Talks 21st century skills mini-unit that can easily be assigned as independent or small-group study in any in-person or digital classroom? Would your students benefit from learning more about how humans interact and communicate
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Business, Career and Technical Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Staff, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Webquests, Activities
$3.00
20
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By Relentless Innovation
Do you need a truly classroom-ready, complete independent novel study unit that is ready with step-by-step instructions and guidelines for students in any in-person, digital or Google Classroom space? This literary novel study unit comes complete
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Novel Study
$10.00
$7.00
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Grade 9-12: Digital thesis statement instructions and exemplars representing a variety of diverse authors to help your students write their own insightful literary arguments. Traditional digital format (PDF, PPT, Word) and Google Slides link
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$3.00
33
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Relentless Innovation
Grade 4-9: Examples of shape and concrete poems for students to create their own. Discuss the examples together with a class, and then students can be assigned their own shape or concrete poem.If you like this resource, you may also be interested
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.00
33
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By Relentless Innovation
Do your students need a refresher to help them communicate effectively when learning online? Then this resource is for you! Student online correspondence and discussion norms, etiquette, and do's and don'ts of communicating in virtual academic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, 6th, ...
Types:
Webquests, Activities, Research
$1.75
43
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By Relentless Innovation
Grade 9-12: Three easy-to-use checklists to help students check their own and their peers' work for a successful literary essay. Self and peer-evaluation with clear, detailed criteria.These three checklists allows students to edit their own essays
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$1.25
23
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By Relentless Innovation
Gr. 6-12: Students create their own primary source record of living through the novel coronavirus COVID-19; digital or print time-capsule project, perfect for remote, virtual or distance learning.Formats provided: PDF, Editable Word doc, link to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects
$1.50
24
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Relentless Innovation
Do you need highly detailed, editable literary essay rubrics that will save your time and planning? These three rubrics and marking schemes are classroom-tested and ready-to-go! ⏰ SAVE YOUR PRECIOUS TIME. DO NOT RE-CREATE THE WHEEL. ⏰These
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Rubrics, Assessment
$2.00
10
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By Relentless Innovation
Grade 9-12: Students explore a theme in their novel, create meaningful connections with art, film, real-world, and prepare a visual essay.This is an assignment for students to take the big ideas from the novel they are reading and present them
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Rubrics, Assessment
$5.00
12
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By Relentless Innovation
Grade 9-12: Detailed guide for analyzing character, conflict, setting, plot, conflict, theme, and many other important literary short story elements and devices.This condensed handout fully defines and explains each short story element in great
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Handouts
$3.00
37
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By Relentless Innovation
Grade 9-12: Students champion a grammar topic and teach it to their peers using personalized references to classmates and class content.Grammar is often the bane of an English teacher's day - students may not be interested, and the lessons may not
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
30
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Grade 11-12: Challenge your advanced, senior-level students with this rigorous critical lens activity that is 100% classroom-ready for you! In this assignment, students learn seven different critical approaches to literature: feminism, gender,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$4.00
11
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By Relentless Innovation
Grade 4-9: This is a student verb activity that outlines the difference between action verbs and state-of-being verbs and gives examples, and a one-page practice worksheet that allows students to try distinguishing between the verbs themselves.If
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Transparencies, Handouts
$1.00
12
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By Relentless Innovation
Grade 4-9: Students apply their understanding of personification by writing in the voice of an object that they bring to life.In this simple, but creative assignment - set up on a one page handout - students select an object to become and then they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$1.50
15
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By Relentless Innovation
Grade 7-12: Mark Haddon, author of Curious Incident, has stated on his blog that he would "much rather spend [his] time …standing up for difference and trying to understand outsiders who see the world in surprising and revealing ways.”This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Research
$2.00
17
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

In my sixteen years as an educator, I have worked in various roles including classroom teacher, instructional coach, and teacher-consultant for program and curriculum leadership. I have also taught a communications course at our local college and was a lead curriculum-writer for a private school and helped them to gain accreditation through our Ministry of Education. I have been very fortunate to engage in a great deal of professional learning around effective classroom instruction, assessment and evaluation, student voice, and creating communities of learners in the classroom.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe the days of "teacher-as-expert" are no longer appropriate for the 21st century world in which we live. Instead, I consider myself a facilitator of learning, orchestrating rich learning opportunities and tasks, and providing personalized feedback and support to help each student become more skilled. I value letting students take the lead in their own learning - once they feel supported in doing so; as such, I distribute leadership to my students quite frequently, allowing them to be the lead-researchers and thinkers, sharing their ideas and insights with their classmates, while I help them navigate their ideas through conscientious questioning and redirecting. I believe in teaching students using a diverse collection of authentic voices!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Marketing and Advertising Diploma; Bachelor of Arts Honours, English Literature and Creative Writing; Minor in Philosophy; Bachelor of Education; Junior-Intermediate and Intermediate-Senior Qualifications; Specialist Qualifications in Librarianship

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Over twenty years ago, reading the back cover of a John Irving novel, I read a literary review that celebrated Irving's "relentlessly innovative" writing style. That phrase spoke to me - I liked the way it sounded, I liked the way the letters looked in the words they had formed on the page - and I knew that I had found a part of myself in that moment. From there on, I have tried to live a life of relentless innovation, inside the classroom and out.

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