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Harry Potter: 9 No-Prep ELA Activities Perfect for any Harry Potter Novel In this packet, you'll find nine creative Harry Potter activities ready to print and bring to class. With no prep besides a visit to the photocopier, you'll find your unit
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1984 Discussion Role Cards, High School ELA Liven up a discussion of Orwell's 1984 with these role cards from Spark Creativity. Print and cut out the cards, then watch an ordinary discussion take on a life of its own. While some cards encourage
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Harry Potter: 10 Creative Writing Printables This packet contains ten fun creative writing exercises to complement any Harry Potter unit. Each prompt can stand on its own, or you can link them all to the Sensory Detail handout at the beginning if
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1984 Unit Activity: Apple vs. Motorola Spoof Commercials Amaze students with this thought-provoking activity connecting modern media and Orwell's 1984 from Spark Creativity. Play two famous commercials drawing heavily on 1984 (Apple, Motorola) in
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Storyboard a Scene from Any Novel With this great no-prep printable activity packet, you will have students storyboarding film scenes from their current text in no time. Use as an in-class activity for a couple of days or assign as a more major
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1984 Activity Bundle This is the perfect activity bundle for anyone teaching Orwell's 1984. In it, you'll find the following seven creative 1984 resources from Spark Creativity, discounted for group purchase. 1984 Storyboarding Project 1984
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Make your students laugh as you teach them some of the most important rules of formal writing with this straightforward "Formal Writing Commandments" printable from Spark Creativity. Print this poster for students' binders, your classroom walls,
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Krakauer's Into the Wild: 5 No-Prep Unit Activities This packet includes five complementary activities for any unit on Into the Wild. With no prep on your part, you'll be able to quickly put together a strong and creative syllabus using these
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Teaching the Embedded Quotation, ELA 7-12 This packet endeavors to give you everything you need to teach that oh-so-desirable and oh-so-elusive concept, the embedded quotation. After many years of teaching, I still think this is the one thing that
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Here you’ll find a fun no-prep activity to use after students read chapter five of The Great Gatsby. It asks them to create a comic strip for the chapter, highlighting the important theme of weather, and taking care to show the difference between
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This hugely discounted bundle makes five of my best creative projects available to ELA teachers at more than fifty percent off. These projects are engaging, creative, and adaptable to any novel. Check each project out with the links below, or peruse
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This STEM-inspired ELA activity is sure to get students thinking across the disciplines. As they come up with an App concept for their character, storyboard it and analyze the connections between their character and their concept, they will be
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Halloween Metaphors and Similes, ELA 4-8 Use these fun Halloween worksheets to teach or review the concepts of simile and metaphor with your students this October. Photocopy the handouts, go over the examples at the top, and let students work.
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Welcome newsletter readers, I'm so glad you're here! Don't forget to click the green star above to follow along for a regular stream of freebies and teaching ideas. In this packet you’ll find resources to use in guiding students to consider the
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Print and cut out this assortment of cards from Spark Creativity, then pass them out secretly to some or all of your students before an ELA discussion. Students will take on roles such as "Clarifier," "Textual Guru," and "21st Century
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In this packet you’ll find three fun handouts for practicing sensory details in October. The first introduces (or reviews) the concept of sensory details and gives examples, as well as invites students to practice using a single Halloween
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Help students improve their close reading skills with these two passage analysis exercises on Orwell's 1984 from Spark Creativity. Each page is attractively designed with the focus passage on the left and the analysis questions on the right. And
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In this fun creative writing activity, students choose from a menu of characters, conflicts, and settings, then write a Christmas story on the provided paper. If you wish, extend the writing workshop by having students finish their stories at
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With this propaganda poster activity for Orwell's 1984, get students thinking about the power of images to change the meaning behind words. Check out the preview to see the example graphic combining "Eat Meat" with a variety of images to get
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Finish your study of The Canterbury Tales with this engaging storytelling project from Spark Creativity. Students will write and perform their own tales for each other and vote for their peers in three awards categories. You can have students
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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

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

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