Sarah Thursby

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Sarah Thursby
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By Sarah Thursby
Ben Mikaelsen's Touching Spirit Bear is a novel that many young kids today can relate to. This prezi presentation is a unique way of introducing the unit to a full class or even small groups. The presentation includes background information about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Multimedia, Novel Study, Interactive Whiteboard
$1.50
56 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Thursby
This worksheet allows students to practice the differences among simile, metaphor and personification. It also gives them a chance to create each of these devices! This is a good supplement to an existing poetry, reading, or writing unit.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$0.50
19 ratings
3.9
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By Sarah Thursby
This Holocaust introduction is very unique, filled with pictures and information about the basics of the Holocaust including Adolf Hitler, the concentration camps, and location. This presentation was created using Prezi.com and the photographs were
Subjects:
English Language Arts, World History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lectures, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
34 ratings
3.9
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By Sarah Thursby
The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley needs some introduction. In this activity, there are a few vocabulary words, plenty of opportunity for discussion, and interesting background information about Mary Shelley and Victor Frankenstein. There is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Internet Activities
$1.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Thursby
This graphic organizer allows students the perfect pre-writing activity. It visually gives them a place to organize their thoughts before they begin drafting out their narrative poetry. This is a 2 page worksheet.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
11 ratings
3.8
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By Sarah Thursby
Included: Prezi presentation & Cloze worksheet The 44 different screens used in this presentation give students a solid background on William Shakespeare, as well as Romeo and Juliet. There is a summary of the plot, which allows students an
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
13 ratings
3.9
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By Sarah Thursby
Included is a Prezi presentation containing 22 slides for discussion and resume writing headings. I have also included 6 sample resumes that can be reviewed, displayed, or printed for students to base their personal resumes off. Finally, I have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
11 ratings
3.9
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By Sarah Thursby
Cinquain, Haiku, Concrete, Ode, & Quiz Review This Poetry Presentation is great for middle school, high school, and homeschool students. It tackles some vocabulary terminology such as line, form, stanza, and theme. It also covers a few
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Multimedia, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Thursby
This final exam for Arthur Miller's The Crucible is 2 pages, front and back. It contains matching, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blanks, true or false, vocabulary, identifying speaker passages, and short essay answers. It is out of 55 points, with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Homework
$3.00
$2.00
8 ratings
3.9
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By Sarah Thursby
Project includes several worksheets, guidelines, and a presentation on digital book trailers. It is very concise and detailed in both expectations and creativity. Everything in the package is included in both PDF and Word format, and the power
Subjects:
Reading, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Video Files
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.5.7, W.5.3, SL.5.1, SL.5.5
$2.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Thursby
This 4 page examination of The Diary of Anne Frank covers character traits in the form of matching, true/false questions, fill-in-the-blank comprehension questions, and a full paragraph question. The test covers a thorough summary of the material
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$1.00
7 ratings
3.9
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By Sarah Thursby
This Prezi presentation revolves around scary and eerie poetry by some of the greatest poets in history. The poems are broken down by stanza and displayed in creative and engaging ways. Students love reading and analyzing with this presentation.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, Fun Stuff, Interactive Whiteboard
$1.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Thursby
This study guide allows students the opportunity to show their comprehension, as well as to reflect on key themes and ideas throughout the novel. There are 28 chapters of questions provided, totaling 21 pages. The questions in this guide range
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
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By Sarah Thursby
This PowerPoint presents 20 people that have impacted African and Negro history. Including 2 Caucasian people who helped run the Underground Railroad, students get a glimpse of famous scholars, athletes, activists, and abolitionists. Each slide
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Oral Communication
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Projects
$3.00
$2.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Thursby
A very thorough look at the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird. This packet helps any teacher go through each chapter with the students to allow deep understanding, critical thinking, and comprehension. Study Guide: 135 questions (11
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$2.00
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By Sarah Thursby
An interactive, SmartBoard activity to review the book Night by Elie Wiesel. The review activity is made with Microsoft PowerPoint. It reviews parts 5-6 of the novel, as the novel is not labeled in chapters. It contains 3 sets of vocabulary, plot,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
$1.75
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By Sarah Thursby
An interactive, SmartBoard activity to review the book Night by Elie Wiesel. The review activity is made with Microsoft PowerPoint. It reviews parts 1-3 of the novel, as the novel is not labeled in chapters. It contains 3 sets of vocabulary, plot,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, World History, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia, Novel Study
FREE
6 ratings
3.8
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By Sarah Thursby
8 classes of reading - 8 5-point comprehension bell ringer quizzes with answers, and 1 30-point comprehension test with answers for Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak. This unit is designed to allow students to read organically in that students will be
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Unit Plans, Guided Reading Books
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Thursby
This 2 page worksheet is designed to help students understand the important aspects of a GRAD writing essay. It works as a template to brainstorm and form 5-6 paragraph essays. The writing prompt included allows each student to choose a topic that
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
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By Sarah Thursby
This study guide helps students take the online Virtual Tour of Auschwitz Death Camp. It has 18 questions that students will use to follow the stories and panorama photographs taken from the camp. It is great to be taught in conjunction with any
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Internet Activities, Homework
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Grand Rapids High School English - Long term sub Mesabi Juvenile Academy - English Department Head

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a very proactive and excited young teacher. I constantly strive to create energetic, engaging lessons for my students to connect with. Technology is a must almost every day (if not every day) of the week in my classroom because I value the visual and audio aspects it supplements my lessons with.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Educational Computing and Technology Certification & Outstanding Creator

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of Minnesota Duluth Undergraduate Degree: Teaching Communication Art and Literature Grades 5-12 Capella University Master's Degree Reading and Literacy

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a new teacher and really enjoy all of the possibilities when creating curriculum and activities for my students! I work at an all male juvenile lock-down facility and have full creativity in my curricular planning. I incorporate the MN Language Arts standards in everything I create and love TpT, as it offers great strategies, activities and assessments that can be adapted to my classroom needs.

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