Shaping Lives Through Literature

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This is a passage and an original prose analysis (Q2) prompt for my unit on The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver in my AP English Literature and Composition class. I think it works great for prose analysis essay practice! *Find this resource
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This unit is, I have to say, my absolute pride and joy! I've taught The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver for a few years now in my AP English Literature and Composition class, and it's always a top student favorite. The unit that I've
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This is my full poetry unit that I teach in my AP English Literature and Composition class. While attempting to accomplish the analytical skill building necessary for AP Lit, I also nestle this unit in my "Literature and Philosophy" quarter,
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Straightforward reading comprehension questions for each chapter of C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce. They can be easily used for quizzes, tests, or discussion. The resource also includes brief answers for each question. *Find this resource and many
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This is a worksheet I use in my AP English Literature class' unit on The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. It is a simple exercise that provides good practice using sentence stems and strong verbs (chosen from a list) to make an analytical
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This is a worksheet I use in my AP English Literature class' unit on The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. It is a simple chart that provides good practice for students to make claims about the purposes of unique instances of syntax in the
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This is an activity I use in my AP English Literature class' unit on The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. I use it to provide students (individually or in groups) a way of practicing poetry analysis skills (relevant to the AP poetry essay)
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Straightforward reading comprehension questions for each chapter of George Orwell's Animal Farm. They can be easily used for quizzes, tests, or discussion. The resource also includes brief answers for each question.
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I'm really proud of this resource! This is my poetry unit that I teach for my British Literature class, which I center around a printable 32-page A4 booklet that I created. The booklet takes the students through a ten-day journey into some classic
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This is my test that I use as a summative assessment after we've worked through my British poetry booklet and unit. It includes matching sections on famous poets and terms, multiple choice sections on poetry analysis, and a poetry analysis essay.
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This document contains all my compiled resources and lesson plans for my Latin America unit in my World Literature class. Along with treating the The Motorcycle Diaries as our primary unit text, I also center my unit around some high-level,
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A graphic organizer my students use to build understanding of allegory in Lord of the Flies by William Golding by tracking brainstormed ideas of the meaning or significance of certain characters, symbols, and events in the novel. Pages include
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This document contains all of my compiled resources and lesson plans that I use in my high school British Literature class for my unit on C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce. While it is quite an intellectual text, I do my best to make it accessible to
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I'm really proud of this unit, and it's always a student favorite! This document contains all of my collected original ideas and resources that I've used to teach The Good Earth by Pearl Buck. I've taught it for both an AP English Literature class
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This is a worksheet I use in my AP English Literature class' unit on The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. It is a simple chart that provides good practice for students to make claims about the purposes of different types of humor used in the
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This is a worksheet I use in my AP English Literature class' unit on The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. It is a simple chart that provides good practice for students to make claims about the purposes of unique instances of syntax in the novel.
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This is the cumulative project that I have my seniors do in our unit on Cry, the Beloved Country. It asks them to compose original "TED-style" presentations on a modern-day social problem/injustice, drawing inspiration from the variety of topics
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This is my final essay project I give to my seniors at the end of our unit on Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton. I think so many quotes of the novel are incredible, so I ask them to choose one of three powerful quotes from Book 3, then
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This is a short activity I give my students to help them improve the quality of their analytical commentary when they are analyzing prose. I provide them with two passages from Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve and a few different vague/low quality
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A simple graphic organizer that can be used to brainstorm or analyze the meaning of important symbols and allusions in George MacDonald's The Princess and the Goblin. *See my full unit plan for all my resources and lesson plans!
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

10 years teaching MS and HS English Language Arts - USA and International Schools in Asia

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Innovative, highly relevant, emphasis on depth of thought, analysis, and real-world connections

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Multiple student-elected school's most inspirational teacher and commencement speaker

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B.A. English / Secondary Education M. Ed. Globalization and Educational Change

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