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By Scott Johnson
A Crucible Test and Assorted Quizzes This packet includes: • A full unit test on The Crucible, composed of multiple-choice, fill-in, matching, quotation identification, and essay topics • Act One quiz; Act Two quiz; Acts One and Two quiz; Act Three
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
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By Scott Johnson
The Handmaid’s Tale is a powerful story, even if it had been totally invented—but when students learn of the historical background and political forces that influenced Margaret Atwood’s novel, richly illustrated in this Power Point presentation,
Subjects:
U.S. History, English, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RI.11-12.3, RI.11-12.4
$5.99
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By Scott Johnson
This unit test of The Great Gatsby calls for a careful knowledge of the plot, themes, characters, key quotations, and cultural background of the novel through question types such as multiple choice, true/false, “select the FALSE statement,” and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.10
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By Scott Johnson
The leisurely air of the characters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice can be confusing to readers of today, who—you know—expect people to actually have jobs and do things. This Power Point presentation puts the life of the upper class (even that
Subjects:
British History, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.10, W.11-12.7
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By Scott Johnson
These three writing assignments all stem from a study of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, and involve different skills. You may want to offer your students one of the three, and work on the necessary skills and techniques (e.g., memoir-writing for the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Activities, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.9, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.2, W.11-12.3, W.11-12.4...
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By Scott Johnson
This packet of one test and three quizzes (on Acts 1,2, and 3) assesses students’ understanding of Macbeth in many ways, including plot details, characterization, quotations, themes, and Shakespearean language. There are six essay topics on the
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.4
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By Scott Johnson
Macbeth would be a doozy of a story, even if it had been totally invented—but when students learn of the historical background that spawned the play, illustrated richly in this Power Point presentation, they get an even deeper glimpse into the
Subjects:
British History, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.9, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.7, RL.11-12.9
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By Scott Johnson
This packet contains an array of learning experiences for Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, including: • Introductory Character Sheet • Full Unit Multiple-Choice / Fill-in Test • Three Check-up Reading Quizzes • Five
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Novel Study, Interactive Whiteboard
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.6, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.6, RI.9-10.9, RI.11-12.9, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.7, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.7
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By Scott Johnson
These thoughtful topics are suitable for timed in-class writing or take-home essays. They range from questions about the significance of characters to major themes developed in Death of a Salesman to reflections on American society (both in the
Subjects:
Drama, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.10
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By Scott Johnson
This unit test challenges students to demonstrate a command of characters, themes, and plot details. Questions requiring familiarity with quotations and the individual motivations of characters are posed. The essay section offers five choices,
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.7
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By Scott Johnson
"My Reading Life Memoir" is one of my favorite assignments from my 12th grade AP Literature course, but I believe that it can be applied to classes of any level. It asks the kids to write about their experiences with books, with reading, with
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.11-12.3, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5
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By Scott Johnson
The Crucible and Joseph McCarthy Power Point Presentation I’ve always believed that The Crucible is such a powerful and timeless work that it is as relevant today as it was in the time it was first produced, the early 1950s. Yet a
Subjects:
U.S. History, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, PowerPoint Presentations, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.9, RL.11-12.6, RL.11-12.9
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By Scott Johnson
This richly illustrated Power Point Presentation establishes the values and mores of the Puritans in New England in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Essential to an understanding of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet
Subjects:
U.S. History, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.9, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.9, W.9-10.7, W.11-12.7
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By Scott Johnson
The history, culture, and beliefs of the Puritan movement in colonial America are essential to understanding works like The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter. Besides being useful in literature study, they provide a valuable cultural context for
Subjects:
U.S. History, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RL.9-10.9, RL.11-12.9, RI.9-10.9, RI.11-12.9
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By Scott Johnson
These writing, acting, and artistic projects encourage students to take “ownership” of Macbeth—to ask questions about scenes and motivations referred to but not fully explored by Shakespeare in his text. Projects range from writing Fleance’s
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Gifted and Talented, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.4
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By Scott Johnson
These colorful and thought-provoking Creative Writing journal prompts encourage all levels of students to write in ways both playful and serious. Most of the slides feature humorous or inspiring visuals. In my classes I gave the kids ten minutes to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Interactive Whiteboard
CCSS:
W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.3, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.6, W.11-12.10
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By Scott Johnson
This colorful SmartBoard presentation provides an important and engaging review for Sadlier Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 4. Each word in the unit is accompanied by a definition (in miniature, so if you’re conducting a discussion you can “test”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Test Prep, Fun Stuff, Interactive Whiteboard
CCSS:
RI.9-10.4, W.9-10.1c, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.6
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By Scott Johnson
This packet contains: • a Catcher in the Rye unit test • in-class or at home essay topics • colorful classroom SmartBoard discussion notes • a creative writing assignment featuring Holden’s response to being a student in your high school • a
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Novel Study, Interactive Whiteboard
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.3
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By Scott Johnson
This colorful SmartBoard presentation provides an important and engaging review for Sadlier Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 2. Each word in the unit is accompanied by a definition (in miniature, so if you’re conducting a discussion you can “test”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
9th, 10th
Types:
Test Prep, Fun Stuff, Interactive Whiteboard
CCSS:
RI.9-10.4, W.9-10.1c, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.6
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By Scott Johnson
This creative writing assignment combines imaginative storytelling, research, and details from Arthur Miller's The Crucible. The student is transported back to Salem, 1692, and encounters the reactions of townspeople (primarily characters from
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Homework
CCSS:
W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.8, W.11-12.3, W.11-12.4, W.11-12.5, W.11-12.8
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After thirty-seven years as an English teacher at Pleasantville Middle and High School in New York's Westchester County, I retired this past spring. I have always loved the opportunities to combine creativity with learning, and have crafted lessons that inspire and challenge students. Among the courses I have created, implemented, and taught:  English 7,8, 10,11, and 12 (Regents and Honors Levels)  Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition  Creative Writing I and II  Writing Workshop  Science Fiction  Film Study  Mystery and Crime: Fiction and Film. I hope my lesson ideas work for you and your students!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have always tried to vary my approaches to learning about writing, literature and informational texts, speaking, and listening. Depending on the lesson material and the composition of the class, I combine group discussion, group work, modeling for writing assignments, peer review sessions, multimedia/technology resources, activities drawn from current events--anything that engages the kids!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Publications: • Safe at Second (Philomel, 1999) (Listed, American Library Assoc. Best Books for Young Adults 2000, Best Books for Reluctant Readers 2000) • Overnight Sensation (Atheneum, 1994) • One of the Boys (Atheneum, 1992) (Listed, American Library Assoc. Best Books for Young Adults 1993) • “Britain’s Educational Drama.” English Journal, September 1987 • “Teaching the Biography from the Inside Out,” English Journal, October 1989 • “Migration’s End,” Ploughshares, Fall 1980 • “The Heart of His Act,” TriQuarterly, Winter 1980 • “Rapture,” Intro, Spring 1978 Awards, Workshops, Presentations: • Teacher of the Year, Pleasantville Union Free School District, April, 2013 • “Tapestries and Blue Notes” (w/ Dr. Mary Ann Cappiello), National Conference for Teachers of English Annual Conference, New York City, Nov. 2007 • New York State English Council Keynote Speaker, Albany, NY: “Keepers of the Spark,” “Science Fiction in the Classroom,” Oct., 1992  “Jugglers of Change,” Oct., 1994 • Speaker, Folger Shakespeare Library Summer Study Institute, Washington, D.C., July 1993 • Creative and Expository Writing Workshops and Author Talks, Harrison, NY; Rochester, NY; Farmingdale, NY; Pelham Manor, NY; Briarcliff Manor, NY; Mahopac, NY, 1993 – present • New York State English Council Teacher of the Year, 1991 • “Britain’s Educational Drama,” National Conference for Teachers of English Annual Conference, St. Louis, Nov. 1988 • “The Biography: Teach it from the Inside Out,” National Conference for Teachers of English Annual Conference, Los Angeles, Nov. 1987 • “Teaching the Biography,” New York State Reading Association Annual Conference, Kiamesha Lake, NY Nov. 1986 • Keynote Speaker and Workshop Facilitator, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Young Authors Conference, 1986 – present • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Independent Study, “Science Fiction and the Future,” summer, 1985 • Fulbright Teacher Exchange (London, England), September 1983 – July 1984

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

• University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 M.F.A. in English/Creative Writing, May 1978 • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47401 B.A. in English with Honors, May, 1974

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