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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Assessment
$1.50
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By Spark Creativity
Want to ignite quality discussion with hexagonal thinking as you read your next class novel, but unsure how to get started? This strategy can yield inspiring results, so let me help you launch it with this easy-to-use, resource-packed toolkit.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$3.00
39
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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, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps
$7.99
195
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By Spark Creativity
Want your students to enjoy Halloween-themed creative writing while still practicing their narrative skills? Let them try out this hilarious partner activity, sensory details mad-libs! From the reviews: “This was a fun warm-up activity for narrative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Halloween
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
80
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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:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4
$2.00
103
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By Spark Creativity
Want to get started with genius hour? In this extensive hyperdoc unit, you'll find everything you need beautifully laid out. Students will choose a passion to pursue, then use one of four platforms to DOCUMENT their journey, TEACH others how to
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$9.99
20
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By Spark Creativity
Hexagonal thinking is a rich way to inspire discussion at any point in a novel. With these templates, student groups first create the elements they will connect in six categories (characters, themes, style, symbols, connections to other works,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
28
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By Spark Creativity
Wondering how you're going to learn students' names and build relationships with them at the start of the year this fall? This opening unit is designed to build ELA skills using creativity at the same time that it connects you to your new students
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$9.99
42
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By Spark Creativity
The Outsiders is such a powerful book for teenagers. Let them share their understanding of it with each other in a fresh, creative way through this guided one pager activity. They will use their critical thinking as well as their artistry to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
51
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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:
Google Apps, Handouts, Novel Study
$3.00
108
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Minilessons
$3.00
77
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By Spark Creativity
Let's face it, MLA format can feel like the ogre under the academic bed. Intimidating. Complicated. Not to mention annoying. But with the resources now available to our kids online (like the Purdue writing lab's guide to citation), it doesn't have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.00
36
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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
67
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By Spark Creativity
At a time of distance learning, podcasts are an amazing resource for our students. Use this fun one-pager activity to find out what your students are learning as they listen from their homes. Just have them listen in, draw and write as they listen,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
$2.00
61
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By Spark Creativity
Writing a quality argument is a creative process, but it can be hard when kids are spread across different levels. Some of your students leave their quotations hanging with no analysis, while others are ready for counterargument and bringing more of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
$6.00
16
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By Spark Creativity
This film one-pager activity can help you turn disengaged viewers into focused critical thinkers. From the Reviews: "Love, love, love this! I've taught film analysis for a few years, and this is a useful handout for some of my students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$1.50
41
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By Spark Creativity
Need an engaging activity before winter break? Try this fun magnetic poetry lesson. Students have a chance to unwind a little while thinking about the beautiful parts of winter. With four lovely backgrounds to choose from and a large set of winter
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Google Apps, Fun Stuff
$1.00
36
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By Spark Creativity
Short story writing doesn't have to be so intimidating for students. If you want to see them busily engaged with their creative writing and even enjoying the process, try incorporating maker elements to sweep their writer's block right out of your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$3.00
44
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By Spark Creativity
When it comes to argument writing, there are a lot of bases to cover. Chances are, many of your students are making the same mistakes over and over and over. And you are trying to put out alllll the fires with your comments, conferences, and review
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Handouts
$3.50
71
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By Spark Creativity
Want to explore characterization in a unique way your students will enjoy? This guided one-pager activity will bring out your students' creativity and help them to dig deep into the characters you are studying. Go beyond the run-of-the mill trait
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$1.50
53
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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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