Renee Hargrove

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Renee Hargrove
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By Renee Hargrove
This is my second attempt at a Beowulf test that is more aligned with the philosophy of the CCS than tests that I have traditionally used. It does still contain a recall portion and the Beowulf translation in the McDougal Littel English IV
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
12th
Types:
Assessment
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One movie that I always make time to show is To Kill a Mockingbird and since I typically make the students write when we watch movies, I use this as an opportunity to tackle analytical writing. Freshmen typically struggle with this and using a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English, Writing
Grades:
9th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment
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At the end of our study of Romeo & Juliet, the students always want to watch a movie and if we have time, I allow it; however, students never just watch a movie in my room. I always make them write about it. This is the writing prompt that I
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English Language Arts, English, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th
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This is my first day of the semester assignment. I walk them through it, discussing all the steps and simplifying the thesis statement portion for my younger students. After the initial whining about writing on the first day, they settle in &
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English, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment
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By Renee Hargrove
I use this essay at the end of our unit on the Age of Romanticism in British Literature as the written assessment that accompanies the multiple choice common assessment.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
12th
Types:
Assessment, Printables
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By Renee Hargrove
This has become my favorite essay. Following a class study of Harry Potter, the students are asked to analyze a character from another previously studied work of literature; the analysis is centered on the character traits assigned to the four
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment
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By Renee Hargrove
This project bookends a study of Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
12th
Types:
Research, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
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This is a brand new assignment but one that I am excited about. For me, it is a different way of approaching the research papers that my students were previously required to complete. This way they get to propose something they value for their
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English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
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By Renee Hargrove
This test contains recall questions that require the students to remember events from our class reading of the play. It also contains passages and passage-based questions.
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
9th
Types:
Assessment
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This is the activity I use at the end of Act II of Romeo & Juliet with my English I students. They are always bummed that the wedding is not featured in the play & so I have them write their own vows. For many of them, I have to explain
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama
Grades:
9th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
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At the end of Act I, I have the students write letters as one of the title characters to show their understanding of the events of the act. We do this in place of a quiz.
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English Language Arts, English, Writing
Grades:
9th
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

16 years

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style varies depending on the grade level with the goal of creating independent learners by the time my students are seniors. However, as a disciplinarian...I'm very much an authoritative teacher with high and very detailed expectations.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have great success reaching students who typically cannot be reached.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science in English with Teaching Emphasis from the University of Southern Indiana. Master's of Science in Education with Specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K-12) from Walden University. Certified to teach grades 7-12.

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Teaching is all that I have ever wanted to do.

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