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Renee Long

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United States - South Dakota - Chamberlain
Renee Long
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“Our job is not to prepare students for something. Our job is to help students prepare themselves for anything.” — A.J. Juliani
 
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By Renee Long
Edgar Allan Poe's short story "Masque of the Red Death" is an allegory, so the focus is on symbolism and setting in this post-reading floor plan activity. To begin, students work in small groups to decode the symbolism of characters, colors, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.10
$4.00
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By Renee Long
"All is fair in love and war" in this activity featuring the classic short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." Your students will delve into the language and style of the author, Ambrose Bierce! To begin, students find time clues in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literature Circles
$3.00
56
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By Renee Long
You need this packet of 4 activities to help your students read like detectives as they tackle Edgar Allan Poe's challenging short story "The Fall of the House of Usher!" For pre-reading, your students will think about or research mental illness
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Internet Activities
$5.00
39
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By Renee Long
Washington Irving's classic short story "The Devil and Tom Walker" is a folk tale, a Faust legend, and an example of Romanticism--Wow! That's a lot of labels! Get your students delving in to the text of this story as they closely examine how the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literature Circles
$3.00
41
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By Renee Long
Get your students prepared to read the novel To Kill a Mockingbird using one of the TWO included pre-reading activities! In the first activity worth around 20 points, students research author Harper Lee in addition to many important elements in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Internet Activities
$3.00
18
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By Renee Long
Washington Irving's classic folk tale "The Devil and Tom Walker" will come to life for your students when they delve into this pre-reading research activity which requires access to technology. First, students investigate Faust legends and folk
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Internet Activities
$2.00
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By Renee Long
Ring. . . Ring. . . Ring. Pick up! Pickup this packet of two activities for Stephen King's classic teleplay "Sorry, Right Number" and save yourself some serious time! First, your students will complete the included pre-reading activity by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Internet Activities
$4.00
23
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By Renee Long
Download chapter quizzes for Art Spiegelman's graphic novel, Maus I, all at once! Set includes a quiz for Maus chapters 1 and 2 (combined) and each of the other chapters individually. Questions include multiple choice and short answers questions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
$8.00
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By Renee Long
Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil" is a complex short story. Help your students to unravel its mysteries with these two activities dealing with theme, tone, mood, and symbolism. To begin with, your students will work individually,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Internet Activities
$4.00
21
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By Renee Long
So you know what suspense IS. . . but how does it WORK? How does the author Jack Finney create suspense in his classic short story “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket”? In this close reading activity, students can work in groups or independently to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literature Circles
$3.00
10
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By Renee Long
In this close reading activity for chapter one of To Kill a Mockingbird, students annotate excerpts of the novel that Harper Lee uses to help build a sense of setting. Students search for powerful imagery, similes, metaphors, and personification.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Novel Study
$3.00
11
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By Renee Long
Let the dinosaurs, time-travel, and murder in Ray Bradbury's short story "A Sound of Thunder" provoke your students to consider why Bradbury's writing has achieved the level of "art." First, students will research the allusion to salamanders in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Internet Activities
$3.00
11
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By Renee Long
Let your students provide the images and information that lead them to better understanding of Ray Bradbury's short story "A Sound of Thunder." In this technology-dependent activity, students research the scientific theory called "The Butterfly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Internet Activities
$3.00
8
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By Renee Long
Help your students to understand the mastery of Harper Lee's writing by completing this annotation activity which focuses on pace of narration. Do your students know that writing, like a car being driven, has a pace? Students explore how Harper
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Novel Study
$3.00
6
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By Renee Long
You've never had your students making connections about literature like this!Help your students grasp the masterful way Tim O'Brien presents images in his chapter "The Man I Killed" from his Vietnam War novel The Things They Carried. In this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Novel Study
$3.00
7
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By Renee Long
Did you know The Hero's Journey is an ancient plot line that has been recycled again and again over the past 3000 years? (Star Wars, Harry Potter, even The Lion King are examples.) Using an abridged version of the Hero's Journey plot structure
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$4.00
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By Renee Long
You'll shout, "Veni, Vidi, Vici!" when you discover how this great resource can prepare your students to read Shakespeare's Tragedy of Julius Caesar. If you are teaching this Shakespearean tragedy, then you know the Roman Republican period is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Internet Activities
$3.00
7
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By Renee Long
Get your students interacting with the text of Arthur Miller's classic play with these quotation activities for all four acts of The Crucible. Quotation activities include significant quotations from each act, and students are asked to label
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$6.00
16
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By Renee Long
Help your students to read like detectives as they complete two annotation close reading activities for chapters 1 and 21 in To Kill a Mockingbird. After reading chapter 1, students complete the activity which focuses on Harper Lee's masterful
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Novel Study
$6.00
5
Digital Download DOC (0.48 MB)
By Renee Long
How does Richard Connell create suspense in his classic short story "The Most Dangerous Game?" Your students will delve into this question using this close reading activity. First, students will work with excerpts of the story to develop analysis
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
11
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an English teacher and track coach for the last seventeen years! During this time, I taught at the eighth grade level for ten years, took some time off to have twins, then got back into the district at the high school level. I have had the opportunity to present at numerous educational and technology-related conferences including our state Middle-Level Conference, and TIE Conferences. I have completed the Laying the Foundation Pre-AP Institute. I also working with the South Dakota Department of Education as an internet consultant to create the SDEDWeb.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I advocate the use of technology and hands-on activities in my teaching. Since I teach in a 1:1 computer school (each student has a laptop) my activities frequently incorporate the use of technology. I also strive to create a close reading activity (an activity that CLOSELY examines the author's style) for each major work of literature I teach. My lessons focus on the Common Core Standards.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

USWEST technology in education grant winner KSFY teachers that matter award 15 year teaching service award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's of Arts from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD Laying the Foundation Pre-AP Institute Technology for Teaching and Learning Institute

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I teach ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade English classes at Chamberlain High School in Chamberlain, SD. I also coach track.

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