Easel by TpT
DID YOU KNOW:
Seamlessly assign resources as digital activities

Learn how in 5 minutes with a tutorial resource. Try it Now  

Ritasue29

 (326)
United States - New York - Bath
Ritasue29
4.8
2,677 votes
"To be able to be caught up into the world of thought-that is being educated-Edith Hamilton".
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
clear search
My Products
sort by:
Best Sellers
view:
By Ritasue29
Through this riddle filled experience, students will learn about the following topics before diving into Animal Farm by George Orwell. Their are 4 major clues surrounding Allegory, George Orwell's Life, Propaganda, and The Russian Revolution. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, European History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Internet Activities
$6.99
26
Digital Download ZIP (34.29 MB)
By Ritasue29
This is an excellent handout for students reading any literature on their own. It also allows them to choose from a long list of Reflection questions to answer after they are reading. It will work with any piece of literature a student is reading.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Outlines, Novel Study
$2.50
36
Digital Download DOC (0.05 MB)
By Ritasue29
This is a great activity followed by an essay for students reading the vignettes in Sandra Cisnero's beautiful narrative, The House on Mango Street. This will get students to think about their own heritage and their namesakes. It will get them
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Creative Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$1.50
20
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
By Ritasue29
ELA Common Core Unit Topic: Steve Jobs' Commencement Speech (2005) Subject Area: ELA Grade 11-12 Approximate Duration: 7 days UNIT SUMMARY Students will spend several days reading and watching Steve Jobs'
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$8.99
19
Digital Download DOC (0.05 MB)
By Ritasue29
This bundle also includes the word documents of each pdf handout for personal editing. I have also included my graphic organizer template so that you are able to use any other excerpts from the book for closer analysis with students. This bundle of
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$10.00
5
Digital Download ZIP (1.97 MB)
By Ritasue29
This is a handout for a fun activity involving using insults of William Shakespeare. I like to do this activity before reading any of Shakespeare's comedies to discuss his humor and get students familiar with the language again. This is fun and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
$1.00
38
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
By Ritasue29
This escape room introduces students to the novel, 1984. It includes clues that have students interacting with historical book covers, historical contexts, Orwell's life and influences, as well as the idea of Newspeak. All clues are in Word and in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
$6.99
3
Digital Download ZIP (8.42 MB)
By Ritasue29
This is a great 30 page reading check study guide for students reading the book, Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey. There is a teacher guide with answers and a reproducible question guide for students. A great tool for the teacher when reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study, Study Guides, Teacher Manuals
$5.99
26
Digital Download DOC (0.12 MB)
By Ritasue29
This is a great review for students on literary terms and elements. Categories included in the review are Elements of Plot, Characterization, Irony, Figurative Language and More! This would be a great review for the end of the year before juniors
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.99
38
Digital Download PPT (0.23 MB)
By Ritasue29
In this escape room, students are biomedical ethics investigators. It is a pre-reading response of, was Henrietta Lacks and her family wronged? Did the benefits outweigh the risks? After the escape room that introduces students to the morality
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$6.99
4
Digital Download PDF (0.53 MB)
By Ritasue29
Daily Fix-Its for The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class. It gets students editing and proofreading while also staying on topic with the text. The quotes come directly from the text.
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing-Expository, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$2.99
21
Digital Download DOCX (0.01 MB)
By Ritasue29
This is a thorough 24 page student and teacher study guide and journal prompt for the novel, Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. There is a packet of questions with answers for the teacher and following is an empty packet to be reproduced for the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Study Guides
$7.99
14
Digital Download DOC (0.09 MB)
By Ritasue29
Daily Fix-Its These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. It gets students editing and proofreading while also staying on topic with the text. The quotes come directly from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Grammar
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study
$3.99
25
Digital Download DOCX (0.02 MB)
By Ritasue29
Daily Fix-Its These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for The Most Beautiful Roof in the World by Kathryn Lasky. It gets students editing and proofreading while also staying on topic with the text. The quotes come
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$2.99
13
Digital Download DOCX (0.02 MB)
By Ritasue29
This document contains highlighted close reading questions for the Monroe Doctrine. This allows students to read the document closely to get a better understanding of it and use their own interpretations. There are also bigger questions for after
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Study Guides, Teacher Manuals
$2.99
21
Digital Download DOCX (0.02 MB)
By Ritasue29
Daily Fix-Its These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class for The Pearl by John Steinbeck. It gets students editing and proofreading while also staying on topic with the text. The quotes come directly from the text,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$2.99
14
Digital Download DOCX (0.02 MB)
By Ritasue29
This is a 30 page word document that includes a teacher and student copy of questions for studying the novel, My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Teachers receive the same list of questions but answers are given that the students might possibly use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Study Guides, Teacher Manuals
$7.99
15
Digital Download DOC (0.18 MB)
By Ritasue29
This activity is excellent for teaching students about the jury system and reasonable doubt. I use this activity before I teach the play, Twelve Angry Men. This would be an excellent activity for students to work in groups to decide whether or not
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
$2.99
15
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
By Ritasue29
This is an PowerPoint interactive jeopardy game for reviewing the novel with a final jeopardy category.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.99
7
Digital Download PPT (0.69 MB)
By Ritasue29
These are DO NOW activities to use as a bell ringer to the start of class. It gets students editing and proofreading while also staying on topic with the text. The quotes come directly from the text. Students will receive the quote from the text
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Novel Study
$3.99
19
Digital Download DOCX (0.02 MB)
showing 1-20 of 614
Ask Ritasue29 a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Before becoming a teacher, I was a substitute teacher as I attended my undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I have been a high school English teacher in New York State for 10 years. I spent 5 years as an instructional coach. I am now back in the classroom. I have been teaching for a total of 17 years. My undergraduate work consisted of Secondary Education with Concentration in English and History from SUNY Geneseo. My master's degree concentrated on integrating technology into the curriculum from the University of Phoenix Online. Many of my lessons integrate the use of technology in some way. I have been a teacher author for Teachers Pay Teachers since March of 2007.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I rarely lecture. I like to provide opportunities for students to learn and grow with my guidance rather than telling them the answers. I enjoy incorporating History and English together to give students a context in which to learn from and internalize. Inquiry based instruction is at the heart of what I do.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended the State University of Geneseo where I received my Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with English and History Concentration. I received my Master's at The University of Phoenix online in Curriculum Technology.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I also teach courses to my peers for professional development in helping them to integrate technology in the classroom as well as other instructional strategies.

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up