SmolskisEnglish

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Although we do not read the book in my English class, my students love watching this movie at the end of the Transcendentalism unit of English 11. There are a few scenes to skip if this is being shown to a younger audience, but it is well worth the
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
11th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Movie Guides
$1.00
11 ratings
3.8
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Students struggling with letter writing? Snail mail is less prevalent in today's society, but emails should be written in a very similar way. I give this sheet to my high school students who have proven through assessments to not know how to format
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Life Skills, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By SmolskisEnglish
This document includes EVERYTHING. This is best used for a classroom that can be broken up into groups based on reading level. The higher the reading level (and for inclusive purposes, you can pair lower readers into these groups as well), the more
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
11th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Assessment
$10.00
2 ratings
3.7
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By SmolskisEnglish
Since I came across this idea for differentiation, I have fallen in love! I have made so many choice board activities for so many different classes and it works great! The one you are about to purchase is a choice board activity for The Great
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By SmolskisEnglish
A project prompt for students to consider the values and beliefs of transcendentalism and apply it to their own lives.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
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By SmolskisEnglish
For readers with disabilities or IEP accommodations that require copy of notes, this resource will help! I give it to struggling readers for The Great Gatsby. I took my own notes on the book while reading and put the main ideas/plot points in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
11th
Types:
Novel Study, Scaffolded Notes
$0.95
2 ratings
3.9
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By SmolskisEnglish
Students will analyze the novel through plot-based questions, vocabulary, literary devices, and character analyses. There is an attached character map, which the students fill out as they are reading the novel. This packet takes them chapter by
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
11th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Scaffolded Notes
$5.00
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By SmolskisEnglish
In my English 11 course, I teach a Native American Literature unit. This is the anticipation guide for the unit, to give the students the background knowledge of Native American tribes and how it influenced each tribe's literature through the study
Subjects:
Native Americans, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Rubrics
$1.00
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By SmolskisEnglish
I've included LOADS of resources I've developed for my Public Speaking course. Note: This does not include everything for an entire course. It is meant to be used as a starting point to develop your own unit plans and lesson plans. I have included a
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Whole Courses, Activities, Assessment
$6.50
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I typically give this to students at the beginning of our Edgar Allan Poe unit (before we read The Raven and one of his hoax stories). Students guess based on their prior knowledge about Poe (not graded). Or you can give a lecture/webquest about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Webquests
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By SmolskisEnglish
This can be used as a review game for the Great Gatsby test or a Vocabulary test. For my own English 11 class, I use it for a review that is in stations (one station does the Taboo game, another does quote analysis, the other does a review Prezi).
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
11th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By SmolskisEnglish
This includes explanation of the Live Tweets activity and templates for students to fill in live tweets. This should be used as a reading activity, to be completed while students are reading as a way to respond to the text.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.50
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By SmolskisEnglish
Perfect for transition programs or life skill classes. I made this compiling information from all aspects of sleep, including a sleep schedule and nutrition information. Only one page, so very cheap!
Subjects:
Life Skills
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$0.95
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By SmolskisEnglish
Takes students through the process of writing a thesis-driven paper. This is just part of a series of checklists the students would be given. This has helped all of my students dramatically!
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Outlines
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Many students (and teachers alike!) do not know Edgar Allan Poe was well-known for his hoax stories (he was quite the prankster and loved to watch people believe the stories). This activity is designed to open students to a whole genre that they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
11th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$2.00
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By SmolskisEnglish
Included are Lessons 1 and 2 from the Glencoe 11th Grade Vocabulary workbook. These are meant to be a visual aid for vocabulary--NOT a substitute for vocabulary. I find it helpful to use these as a supplement, especially for students with
Subjects:
Vocabulary
Grades:
11th
Types:
Word Walls, Posters
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Easton Middle School 7/8, 8th Grade, Language Arts Liberty High School, 11th Grade, American Literature Grove School, all grades, American Literature, Creative Writing, AP Literature

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student-oriented and individual learning

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society) Alpha Psi Omega (Theater Honor Society)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Moravian College, Class of 2013

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Strong theater background, love for vocabulary and literary devices.

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