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This is a final exam for Charles Dickens's novel "A Tale of Two Cities". This was created for my classroom, which follows a block schedule of 90-minute periods. I guarantee this test requires this much time, but feel free to adapt as you see fit
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*** People wanted some context for these speeches. Speech #2 is Nancy Pelosi's 9/11 speech on the passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. I wrote the other three. Thank you for your purchase and ratings!*** Sometimes you
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This chart sets up the first five paragraphs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail." It asks students to identify where Dr. King is making various rhetorical appeals or making deliberate stylistic choices. Each of the
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The top portion of the "Reading Round Table" activity lists possible roles for students to take in a read-and-discuss group model. The bottom portion has specific questions about the Arthurian quest story "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight."
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This group artistic and analytical project can be completed at the end of reading Charles Dickens's novel "A Tale of Two Cities". Essentially, students will demonstrate their awareness of character types and purposes in the novel by showing the
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This is an 80-page .pdf file of originally composed grammar lessons, practices, and drills. Each unit is composed of five different target lessons, and each lesson builds on the skills of the previous lessons in that unit. There is a "final
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In this activity, students are asked to read Geoffrey Chaucer's descriptions of 16 of the pilgrims going on the pilgrimage. As they read, they need to identify where that character is plugged in on the scavenger handout (they are scrambled, which
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This quiz tests comprehension AND the choices made by George Orwell in his short story, "Shooting an Elephant". This quiz was originally designed for differentiated instruction - I highlighted "mandatory" questions based on what I wanted each of
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This test (or quiz, or review) is based on the first three acts of William Shakespeare's tragedy "Macbeth". It is comprised of 4 parts: 1. Plot-based questions 2. Character analysis questions 3. Major symbols 4. Quotation identification,
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In my Shakespeare course, students are expected to complete a final project for ONE of the five plays we study. This is the option for Twelfth Night. Because that play is Shakespeare's only "musical," and the songs are so significant, the final
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This quiz tests students on the essential literary terms and figurative/stylistic devices employed in famous speeches. Students will be asked to evaluate, compare, identify, define, and imitate. Famous speeches (and one invented by me) are
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This open-book quiz asks students to read the Pardoner's Prologue and then the Pardoner's Tale (this was based on the excerpted version in my Grade 11 textbook). Students need to answer multiple choice questions, and translate/expand on quotations
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Students are asked to comb through the first three chapters of Book Two in Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities. Working alone or with partners/groups, students must answer plot questions about the defendant, the trial, and the outcome. Each
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Are your students reading a nonfiction book for an independent reading selection? Here are many questions from which students may choose. This results in four paragraphs (+) of written response, using textual support and connecting the students'
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This activity requires your use of the following texts (available online at AmericanRhetoric.com): Hillary Rodham Clinton's remarks at the United Nations 4th World Conference Bill Cosby's remarks on the 50th anniversary of Brown vs. the Board of
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This is a fun introduction to Shakespeare, and exposes students to many of the quotations we use most commonly today. There are several different ways to use these pages. Included in this set are the following items: - A list of quotations with
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This map can be taped together to form a whole-desk overview of the important plot aspects and major themes/quotes of William Shakespeare's tragedy "Macbeth"... This product works best when used with the "Macbeth Review Visual Map Manipulatives",
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These little review squares ask students to locate information in the text of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth," and answer the questions given. These squares can then be cut out and pasted in the gray areas on the "Macbeth Review Visual Map"
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Students in my Shakespeare class read a LOT of his sonnets. After we've read and discussed them for a week, we culminate with this partner/group project. Students need to create a narrative with 3 of Shakespeare's sonnets and 1 of their own
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This assignment can be adapated as you see fit! It include one cover sheet from the most recent assignment version I gave, but I offer some other ideas below for how to use this. The next two pages contain 4 passages, each from a different (and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

10 + years teaching in the public school system, in the cities and suburbs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in rigorous work for students that is not rote, and that cannot be completed without thought and struggle. I believe in designing assessments that are different from anything the students have seen previously, that are visually appealing and academically significant. I believe in fun, hands-on, interesting materials. I believe in the teacher's responsibility to create assessments that minimize the likelihood of plagiarism or cheating.

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District recognition in the areas of: - Curriculum writing and implementation - Creating a community within the classroom - Theatre arts and Shakespeare promotion - Anti-plagiarism campaigns - Drama, public speaking, and presentations

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors in English Education and Educational Theatre Masters in Literary and Critical Studies Study Abroad in India, Mexico, Italy, and Scotland Intense Shakespeare study Theater and improv training

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In addition to teaching, I direct school and community theater and design sets. I run a small business that designs custom Shakespearean lesson/unit plans for individual teachers - contact me if you are interested! www.shakespearelessonplans.com

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