I'm Ms. Orr! I've been a 10th grade English and 11th grade IB World Literature teacher in Metro Nashville Public Schools for over 3 years!
"It's not about what we taught; it's about what they learned" My lessons are designed to make students critically analyze a text. While basic recall of facts is a worthy skill, I'm always telling students "if you can't show me where you got it, I won't buy it." Students must utilize the text to support their answers. Never stop asking WHY or HOW DO YOU KNOW. Never let them think they're done learning. I firmly believe one of the best ways to improve yourself as an educator is to learn form those around you. Share what you do. Share your success. It's not a competition.
Honored to work with amazing teachers!
Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education, English Language Arts
My lesson plans are designed to be adapted to meet the needs of your classroom. Please download and change at your own will. These lessons are not about the "frills." They are meaningful lessons and activities that will promote higher level thinking processes. They are challenging and engaging and will allow you to assess your students to help you better meet their needs.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Critical Thinking, Literature, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Informational Text, Close Reading