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Learning students’ names has always been hard for me. I used to get so nervous during the first two weeks, afraid I was going to offend the kids I was working so hard to engage by making simple mistakes with their names.Then I started printing name
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Google Apps
$1.00
739
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By Spark Creativity
One-pagers are a creative tool you can use for almost everything. One-pagers simply invite students to gather together what's most important on a single page, using words, doodles, pictures, and symbols. All the one-pagers in this bundle have
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$11.00
$8.00
365
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By Spark Creativity
One-pagers combine drawings with text to make ideas come alive in students’ minds and memories. They are a perfect option for a quick and creative assessment with whole class novels, literature circles, or choice reading. But what about your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Google Apps
$3.00
280
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By Spark Creativity
The six word memoir is a quick and creative way to get students thinking and writing about their own lives. Whether you use it for an icebreaker (which makes a great display!) at the start of school or as part of an identity or personal narrative
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Google Apps
$2.00
145
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By Spark Creativity
Argument writing can get old fast when the format is always the same. But repetition helps so much in getting students to understand how to write literary analysis. So what to do?You want your students to know how to make points, give evidence, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Google Apps
$4.00
146
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By Spark Creativity
The one word project can help you set a positive, creative tone for your classroom. It can also help you form stronger connections with your students as you learn more about their hopes and dreams. Perfect for the opening of term or of a new year,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
122
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By Spark Creativity
Independent Reading, when done right, will bring you and your students so many happy days together. This independent reading program will make it easy for you. Imagine yourself on your way to class. You walk by one of your students laying in a sunny
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps
$7.99
150
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By Spark Creativity
Literature circles are so promising. Giving students choice really helps inspire them to read. At the same time, traditional literature circles are prone to draaaaag. Students aren't always prepared to dive in and lead their own discussion, even
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$4.99
125
Digital Download ZIP (10.20 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Do you have your teaching ideas scattered across notes on your desk, folders on your desktop, and social media platforms? You're not alone! But the Ed Deck makes it easy to find creative inspiration, quickly, when you're lesson planning for your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
57
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By Spark Creativity
Need a creative first day of school activity? Love one-pagers? This fun icebreaker activity will introduce your students to the one-pager method and guide them to easily share a lot about themselves with you and their classmates on the first day.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
136
Digital Download PDF (4.06 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Student blogging is an easy option for letting students pursue passions during this time of distance learning. If your students have internet, they can pursue an interest and blog about it, sharing their posts with you and each other each week.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Internet Activities
$3.50
119
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By Spark Creativity
First Chapter Friday is a popular program that helps your students get excited about independent reading books. Each Friday, you choose a book and read the first chapter, then make that book available for students to check out.There are a lot of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Google Apps
$2.50
66
Digital Download ZIP (41.81 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Try this nonfiction one-pager activity as a creative final assessment for any nonfiction text. Take a little break from papers and let your students stretch their capabilities in an engaging new way. One-pagers are a great way to inspire critical
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$1.50
76
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By Spark Creativity
Good first day icebreaker activities can really help start the term off right. Want engaged, happy students instead of glazed expressions as you read the syllabus out loud? (We've all been there!) This fun first-week-of school activity is sure to be
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
123
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By Spark Creativity
Try this creative one-pager vocabulary activity to help your students memorize any set of words in a fun and creative way. From the Reviews: "I bought the vocabulary one-pager and I really like it. It is a way to learn vocabulary words in a fun
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Visual Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.50
91
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By Spark Creativity
Looking for an engaging way to practice argument? Love one-pagers? Try argument one-pagers! This creative twist on a traditional argument paper makes a great finale for any literature unit, OR you can use it as a helpful pre-writing activity to get
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4
$2.00
84
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By Spark Creativity
Ted Talks are an amazing resource for the classroom, but it can be tricky to keep students focused throughout a talk. Having a creative activity to complete as they watch can help so much. This guided Ted Talk one-pager asks students to pull key
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Google Apps
$1.50
53
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By Spark Creativity
Great for literature circles, choice reading assessment, and class novels, the literary food truck festival brings literary analysis in culinary form. Get ready for a mouth-watering and colorful day of critical thinking when the food truck festival
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$2.00
86
Digital Download PDF (4.67 MB)
By Spark Creativity
These creative unit activities for Orwell's 1984 will get your students to sit up and pay attention. This novel is just as relevant, engaging, and mind-stirring today as it was when Orwell wrote it.But I think we can all agree it sometimes drags a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$3.99
43
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By Spark Creativity
Embedding quotations correctly is SUCH a difficult concept for students to grasp. But it doesn't have to be. If you're tired of writing the same old comments into the margins of student papers dozens of times, get ready for a pleasant change. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Minilessons
$1.00
66
Digital Download PDF (4.54 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Faculty, The Webb Schools Faculty, The American College of Sofia Writer: Independent School Magazine, readwritethink.org, English Journal, Independent Teacher Online, NCTE Classroom Notes Plus, NAIS Cool Books Project, We Are Teachers, Follett Contributor: Cult of Pedagogy Podcast Guest: Cult of Pedagogy, The Cornerstone for Teachers

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to use creative, artistic, differentiated pedagogies. I constantly promote free-choice reading, use interdisciplinary journal prompts and help students explore different forms of creative writing. I like a variety of discussion forms like literature circles and fishbowl discussions, but particularly focus on developing the group dynamics required for round-table discussions.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Arthur Ashe Award for Community Involvement, Leadership, and Sportsmanship The Webb Schools New Teacher Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A., Pomona College M.A., Middlebury College

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

The Spark Creativity Teacher Podcast The Creative High School English Facebook Group @nowsparkcreativity www.nowsparkcreativity.com

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