Sarah Thursby
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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,
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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,
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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
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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
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This crossword puzzle contains 11 vocabulary terms that are used when writing 5 paragraph essays. It can be used for a quiz, a review, or an in-class activity for students to understand topics such as thesis, topic sentence, transition sentence,
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This in-class or take home assignment allows students to visualize the Martians in H.G. Wells' classic novel, The War of the Worlds. Included are 5 excerpts plucked straight from the novel for students to use in drawing their alien. Included is a
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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.