Renee Long

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Renee Long
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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 activity. To begin, students work in small groups to decode the symbolism of characters, colors, and features of
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"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
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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
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Download chapter quizzes for Art Spiegelman's graphic novel, Maus I, all at once! Set includes a quiz for chapters 1 and 2 (combined) and each of the other chapters individually. Questions include multiple choice and short answers questions
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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So you know what suspense IS. . . but how does it WORK? How does the author Jack Finney create suspense in “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pocket”? In this close reading activity, students can work in groups or independently to find out. They work to
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The hard work is already done for you in this activity on allusions in Act III of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In this activity, students review allusions, and then locate them in the text of Act III. To begin, an allusion from Act II is
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All the hard word is done for you with this close reading activity for Act II of Romeo and Juliet! Students first define "soliloquy" and "aside." Then, they are directed to specific scenes and lines where these devices are used. Students must
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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
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Have your students delving in to Maupassant's "The Necklace" with this close reading activity designed to be used with small groups with access to technology. First, students use their problem-solving skills to figure out how to convert French
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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
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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
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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
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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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