Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources

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By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
This unit uses a very familiar story - Cinderella - to teach students the basics of literary theory and criticism. It begins with the original Grimm's fairy tale, then looks at how the story has evolved into the Disney animated film and other
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Movie Guides
$10.00
3
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By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
This creative project provides a great introduction to Death of a Salesman. Students channel the spirit of Willy Loman and create a commercial for a completely useless product. This is a fun way to help students understand the difficulties of the
Subjects:
Drama, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
4
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By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
This review guide describes three different types of thesis statements - hard, soft, complex split - and gives examples of how to use each one in the three different AP Language Exam essays.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
3
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By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
Thomas C Foster's book is like a paperback bachelor's degree in literature and is a must read for all students. This PowerPoint slideshow provides a summary of the book to help students better understand its content.
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$10.00
2
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By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
These questions will guide students through their reading of Voltaire's novel, Candide. They can be answered by students as they read, or can be used as a reading comprehension quiz.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$5.00
2
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By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
This set of questions, based on Mark Twain's "Advice to Youth" and Baz Lurman's "Wear Sunscreen," uses these two commencement speeches to help students better understand the use of satire. Speeches are not included.
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Informational Text
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons
$2.00
2
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By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
This is a fun way to trick students into writing a research paper. By giving them a topic that they can get excited about, this project makes the research paper a little more bearable for both students and teachers. It teaches students research
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Research, Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$5.00
3
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By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
This handbook gives students step-by-step instructions for writing each of the essays on the AP English Literature Exam. This guidebook comes out of nearly ten years experience teaching AP English Literature and four years as an AP exam reader.
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Test Preparation
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Original Textbooks, Test Prep
$10.00
5
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By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
This PowerPoint slideshow provides a brief introduction to the important writers and ideas of British Romanticism.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
Digital Download PPT (0.26 MB)
By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
Coming up with a topic can be the most difficult part of writing the college application essay or personal statement. This set of questions help students dig into their memories to find good stories that they can turn into great essays.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.00
3
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By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
Watch television for homework? Yes, please. This assignment asks students to take a critical look at the commercials that take up almost 25% of their favorite show's broadcast time. Using Maslow's Hierarchy, this activity gives students a new
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Psychology, Informational Text
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Homework
$1.00
1
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By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
Till We Have Faces, by CS Lewis, is a wonderful retelling of the Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche. It is a difficult read, but definitely worth the effort. These reading quizzes hold students accountable as they read the book. Answer key available.
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$5.00
2
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By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
Inspired by Robert Cormier's novel, Heroes, this research project has students research the life and accomplishments of their personal heroes. Students will write a biographical essay, create a poster, and present the project to the class.
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Internet Activities
$2.00
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By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
This research paper asks students to go deeper in their understanding of an important author being studied in class. Students will research the life, career, and worldview of the author they choose.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research
$3.00
1
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By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
This checklist gives students important advice on how to write their best essays on the AP English Literature Exam.
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts
$2.00
2
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By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
This multiple choice test assesses students' knowledge of the basic literary archetypes. This test pairs with the Archetypes in Literature PowerPoint.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment
$2.00
Digital Download DOCX (0.01 MB)
By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
A partner activity for students as they wrestle with some important existentialist themes.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Philosophy, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literature Circles
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.03 MB)
By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
These questions will help guide students through a meaningful and thoughtful discussion of the themes and characters in Orson Welles' masterpiece.
Subjects:
Film, Other (ELA)
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.10 MB)
By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
This handout provides thought-provoking questions to allow students to wrestle with the existential themes of Albert Camus' novel, The Plague.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (0.06 MB)
By Ryan's Righteous Reading and Writing Resources
This exam asks students to think critically and creatively about Jean-Paul Sartre's play about three individuals trapped in hell. A creative alternative to your typical analysis essay.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Printables
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (0.04 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

16 years teaching all levels (remedial, college prep, advanced placement) of English Language Arts. 9 years teaching AP English Language and AP English Literature (79% pass rate in each subject). Published author. Presentations made at regional, national, and international literature and educational conferences. 3 years teaching online creative writing classes 4 years service as an AP exam reader.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Project-based learning. Socratic discussion. Lecture.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Featured panelist at the David Foster Wallace Conference at Illinois State University (2014).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA English - CSU San Bernardino (00) CA Teaching Credential (03) MA English - National University (07)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a third-generation teacher with creative ideas and a passion for excellence.

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