Ryan Jockers

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Have your students read "Freak the Mighty" and you want them to compare the book with the movie version? Here's a graphic organizer to help them record differences while watching the movie and then three questions asking them to analyze the
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Looking for a way for students to self-assess their effort, participation and collaboration on a weekly basis and hold them accountable? Try this rubric, which was designed for a class which was designed to be collaborative by nature.
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This handout is designed to help students practice summarizing nonfiction text.
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This handout explains 15 different techniques writers use to infuse their writing (and/or characters) with voice. Each author's craft technique is defined and is shown in an example from either Kathryn Erskine's "Mockingbird" or Rodman Philbrick's
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The Letter-Essay, an assignment advocated by Donalyn Miller in her book, The Book Whisperer, has become a hallmark of my Reader's Workshop. It is many things: a formative assessment, a tool for helping students hone their summarizing skills, a
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This handout is designed to help students categorize their note-taking as they research the Inca.
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This instructional handout is a warm-up exercise for identifying tone and mood in writing. Students look at five sentences and look for tone words that create the mood of the sentence.
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This is a mini-unit in which students research slave narratives and, first, compare and contrast the lives of two former slaves, and, second, compose an original piece of historical fiction using details from the era of Segregation. This mini-unit
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This worksheet guides students in analyzing differences between the novel The Giver and the movie.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my ninth year teaching. I wrote for newspapers for seven years before becoming a teacher. I've taught seventh- and eighth-grades, reading, language arts, social studies and several enrichment classes. I'm also a certified reading specialist.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Professional, fun, creative, engaging.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I'm honored to teach. I won some state journalism awards back in the day.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and my master's degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm married, have two kids, a dog, and I play and watch a lot of soccer.

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