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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
$11.99
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
In this download, you'll find three scoring rubrics for the Free Response questions on the AP English Literature and Composition Exam that reflect the new 2019-2020 changes to the course and exam.I've tried my best to retain most of the original
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Handouts, Classroom Forms, Rubrics
$1.50
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
This is my full poetry unit that I teach in my AP English Literature and Composition class (which is up to date with the 2019 changes). While attempting to accomplish the analytical skill building necessary for success in AP Lit, I also nestle this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$11.99
4
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
Looking for some fresh ideas for prose analysis?  Looking for some creative close reading assignments focused on literary devices?  This is the bundle for you! In this resource, I’ve gathered materials across a bunch of my units (primarily for AP
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
$27.99
$14.99
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
I love classic British poetry, but I tend to dislike the stale, formulaic style of most literature textbooks. So, I decided to do my own thing for poetry in my British Literature class! After a lot of planning and work, I ended up creating a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$7.99
7
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
This unit plan contains all of my original ideas and resources I've created for my unit on Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi, which I use as the primary text during my Middle East unit in my World Literature class. I teach the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
$7.99
6
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
This download includes resources related to three powerful passages from Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible that I've used in my AP English Literature and Composition class for Prose Analysis essays and activities. The novel is full of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Assessment
$3.00
3
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
This download includes resources related to a powerful passage from Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried that I've used in my AP English Literature and Composition class for Prose Analysis essays and activities. The novel is rich in beautiful prose
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Assessment
$2.00
3
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
This is a simple graphic organizer designed to be used for analyzing a narrative in terms of Joseph Campbell's classic "Hero's Journey" archetypal structure. The chart lays out and briefly explains the stages (some of which I condense and combine,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
1
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
Straightforward reading comprehension questions for each chapter of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. They can be easily used for quizzes, tests, or discussion. The resource also includes brief answers for each question.*Find this resource INCLUDED in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
1
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
This is my full unit and treasure trove of original ideas and resources I've put together for The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, which I've taught for a number of years to 12th graders. Along with more traditional literature fare (i.e., themes,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
$11.99
$9.99
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
This is a collection of many of my general sheets I've created that relate to the AP English Literature and Composition Exam (especially the essays). Everything is also up to date with the 2019 changes. The resources in this collection include:-
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Handouts, Outlines, Printables
$3.99
1
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
I love Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country, and I've found this unit so impactful that I actually end my Grade 12 World Literature class with it, sending my students out into the world with an inspirational vision for enacting personal development
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
$11.99
6
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
Anyone out there still a believer in sentence diagramming? While there is a variety of grammar teaching approaches at our fingertips, I still see a lot of merit in teaching students to understand the grammatical function of each word in a sentence.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$3.99
4
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
This document contains all of my compiled resources and lesson plans that I've used 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
Subjects:
Reading, Religion, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
$9.99
2
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
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. This novel's portrait of rural pre-Revolutionary
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
$11.99
3
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
It's hard to think of a novel with more nuanced and engaging prose than Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried! This product contains my original full unit on the novel that I use in my AP English Literature and Composition class. I nestle the book
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
$9.99
$7.99
2
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
I've created a unique choice-based novel study unit for my AP English Literature class, asking my students to individually choose a dystopian novel from a list to read and analyze independently or in small groups. The most popular choices have been
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
$5.99
$4.99
2
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
Straightforward reading comprehension questions for chunks of chapters of The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald. They can be easily used for quizzes, tests, or discussion. The resource also includes brief answers for each question.*Find
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
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By Shaping Lives Through Literature
Nectar in a Sieve by Indian novelist Kamala Markandaya is one of my all-time favorite books, and my students are always stretched by this novel study. I teach 12th Grade, and in general, I try to make books challenging and relevant by engaging in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
$9.99
4
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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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