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By Ryan Love
I teach an enriched sophomore class, and these questions and discussion prompts led to a discussion that easily filled the 76 minute class and could have lasted longer. The 18 study guide questions help students to understand the mariner's tale and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Homework
$1.50
13 ratings
4.0
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By Ryan Love
Before teaching The Old Man and the Sea, I teach a few Hemingway short stories to give my students a feel for his writing, and these questions about "Hills Like White Elephants" always lead to one our the best discussions of the year. The students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Homework
$1.25
10 ratings
3.8
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By Ryan Love
This brief exercise gives students two example paragraphs with the same information--one using short, stilted sentences, the other using a variety of sentence structures. The students are then asked to rewrite a third paragraph to use greater
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
$1.00
6 ratings
3.6
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By Ryan Love
When some of my students doubted that adults would act the same way as the children did, I used this activity. We spent a class period examining an online slideshow detailing the Stanford Prison Experiment (www.prisonexp.org). I had the students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Psychology
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Internet Activities
$1.50
8 ratings
3.9
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By Ryan Love
Students almost always have something to say about the novel's major theme--the potential for evil that exists inside all people. This survey can jump-start the discussion. It poses several questions about the evilness of people, obedience to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Ryan Love
This handout describes a conclusion has having three parts: a restatement of the thesis, a recap of major supporting points, and a "final thought." The sheet also includes types and examples of final thoughts and conclusion "dos" and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts
$1.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By Ryan Love
I have used this mini-glossary with Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, and Macbeth, but it could work for any play. I got tired of students not knowing words such as "thy" and "hither," so I created this simple list of words common to Shakespeare's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Handouts
$1.65
3 ratings
4.0
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By Ryan Love
Teaching Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet or A Midsummer Night's Dream? Show students what Shakespeare's Globe Theater looks like. This slideshow contains nine photographs I took when I visited the reconstructed Globe Theatre in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia
$2.50
3 ratings
2.2
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By Ryan Love
This packet breaks the novel into three parts with a sheet of questions for each segment. The questions with the first segment (up to page 25) aim to help students to grasp necessary points of the exposition; later questions try to push students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study, Homework
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Ryan Love
After Romeo has been banished, I split my class into three groups to debate what the lovers should do: tell their parents everything, run away together, or forget about one another? These instructions prescribe roles for five members within each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.55
2 ratings
4.0
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By Ryan Love
Some of the novel's dated slang confuses students, so I made this quick reference sheet of 14 terms. I always discuss it with students in advance, particulary to explain what "weed" means in the novel.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study
$1.00
8 ratings
3.9
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By Ryan Love
This is a VERY simple fill-in-the-blank quiz with 12 questions. Some ask for the name of the Greek god; others ask for the god's or goddess's domain.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$0.45
7 ratings
3.9
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By Ryan Love
Students work best when they have clear examples, so this series of handouts (or transparencies) shows successively improving conclusions. The first sheet explains what a conclusion should do; the next gives a sample introduction comparing the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Transparencies, Handouts
$1.75
7 ratings
4.0
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By Ryan Love
This is a test designed to be given after students have finished reading the novel. It usually takes students about 40 minutes. The test deals with plot points, themes, characterization, and other literary devices. The short answer section
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
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By Ryan Love
Students use the word "you" far too much in their writing, most often in inappropriate ways. This simple handout provides instructions for what to do instead of using the word "you" in essays.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts
$1.00
8 ratings
3.9
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By Ryan Love
Students have a hard time keeping the major characters apart, but this simple chart should help them. Use it after Act I and the students should be able to differentiate between the jealousy of Cassius, the nobility of Brutus, and the loyalty of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$1.25
2 ratings
4.0
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By Ryan Love
To whomever rated this product a 1 out of 4: can you please leave some feedback explaining your dissatisfaction? The description below explains fairly precisely what buyers receive, and I feel $.75 is a reasonable price. This transparency or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Transparencies, Handouts
$0.75
1 rating
1.0
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By Ryan Love
This graphic organizer helps groups of students to understand how various literary devices create meaning. It's one thing for students to be able to point out dramatic irony or imagery; it's another for them to explain how that irony or imagery
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
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By Ryan Love
This simple visual organizer asks students to record details about Santiago's physical appearance (and page numbers), then explain what those details show about his character. An example is provided for them. Once we are 25 pages into the novel, I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$1.25
1 rating
3.9
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By Ryan Love
A simple chart to aid groups of students in determining who the best leader on the island would be. Groups list pro and con reasons for each character, leading both to deeper understanding of characterization and to interesting debate (there is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$1.25
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The 2008-2009 school year is my fourth year at the Bath Central School District and the third year in which I've had the honor of preparing my district's juniors for the NYS Regents Exam.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I try to push my students forward, whether they are academically talented or struggling, in a classroom environment that remains relaxed so long as the students maintain focus.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Tenure. Woohoo!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in English with Certificate in Secondary Education at Alfred University (NY) Currently a graduate student (degree expected in Autumn 2009) M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications University of Nebraska at Lincoln

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in Bath with my wife and our Jack Russell/beagle mix. I love classic films and wine, which makes New York's Finger Lakes Region a great place to be. Have questions about my products? E-mail me at rlove@bathcsd.org.

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