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Want to help your students see how social media can empower young people and make positive change? Want them to research in a context that really matters to them?Try this unique research project. Students will identify an issue they care about, do
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$5.00
4
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Make vocabulary quizzes in a flash with this helpful, editable template. I find creating templates like this for routine activities saves tons of time. This quiz has six sections to which you can add your own vocabulary words:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
56
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Want a fun critical thinking activity to complement your study of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451? This guided one-pager activity will bring out your students' creativity and help them to dig deep into the characters of Montag, Mildred, Beatty and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Expository
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$1.50
17
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By Spark Creativity
Need an engaging activity for spring? Try this fun magnetic poetry lesson. With three lovely backgrounds to choose from and a large set of spring-themed "magnetic" poetry words, students can use their creativity to make striking poetry posters in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
22
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By Spark Creativity
Studying Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech gives a wonderful opportunity for students to make connections between the civil rights movement and their own lives and the movements happening around them today.For this one-pager activity,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Handouts
$1.00
21
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By Spark Creativity
The Outsiders is an incredible book for engaging students. And this complete novel study will make it easy. This complete curriculum for The Outsiders will keep your stress low and your students happily and creatively engaged. You'll be spoiled for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Handouts, Assessment
$7.99
62
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By Spark Creativity
Short story one-pagers are a great way to get students creatively analyzing and interpreting what they've read. These one-pagers would be a great no-prep final project for any short story unit, or an engaging class activity with any single short
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
29
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By Spark Creativity
When it comes to teaching writing, it isn't always easy to figure out where to start. Should you teach a certain style, focus only on specific genres, attack the errors that you see most pervasively in your students' work? It's confusing. Especially
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Handouts, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$7.99
29
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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
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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
141
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By Spark Creativity
Infographics are a powerful combination of research, writing, and visuals. They represent the kind of multi-medium work that goes on in the real world using ELA skills all the time. Students see infographics everywhere, on social media, in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Visual Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.9
$3.00
44
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By Spark Creativity
It's a Wonderful Life is a classic film that can keep you sane in the last few days before break when your students need a bit of holiday fun. But showing a movie right before break can have its pitfalls. Holiday-crazed students sometimes have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Visual Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
26
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By Spark Creativity
Want a creative tool to help ignite critical thinking during online discussion?Hexagonal thinking is a unique method that gets kids thinking about the connections between big ideas across your unit. It's an easy way to make interdisciplinary
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Google Apps, Activities
$5.00
12
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By Spark Creativity
Want to guide students in developing their personal annotation style? Quality annotation helps kids remember what they read, and discuss and write about it more effectively. But it's tricky to teach, since there isn't really a one-size-fits all
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$2.00
5
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By Spark Creativity
Try this poetry one-pager activity as a creative final assessment or simply a fun daily activity for any poetry unit. Take a little break from papers and let your students stretch their capabilities in an engaging new way. One-pagers are a great way
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$1.50
43
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By Spark Creativity
When it comes to a poetry unit, it’s not easy to hook students with poetic devices and metric forms. Nope, that job is up to the beautiful words of the poets you choose to share. I’d recommend a combination platter of incredible poems from bygone
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$3.00
9
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By Spark Creativity
Final exam time can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be boring! Ditch the multiple choice and give students a chance to reflect on how what they've learned through their reading really matters to them with this creative final exam. You can use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.11-12.1
$2.50
31
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By Spark Creativity
One-pagers give your students the chance to use their creative thinking as they show their understanding of the books they're reading. This fun guided one-pager activity will allow them to show their knowledge of the main character and setting, as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
32
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By Spark Creativity
Need an engaging activity for an in-between day or a poetry unit? Try this fun magnetic poetry lesson. Students have a chance to unwind a little while checking in with you about how they feel about school. With four lovely backgrounds to choose from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
11
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By Spark Creativity
If you're looking to inspire your students to work on one-pagers or sketch notes so they can better process and retain the information they are trying to learn, this packet of templates can help. They give students a little structure to help them
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Assessment
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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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