Spark Creativity

 (7,908)
United States - Ohio - Marietta
Spark Creativity
4.9
8,436 votes
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
clear search
Leader Board Superb
My Products
sort by:
Best Sellers
view:
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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
389
Digital Download ZIP (17.72 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Hexagonal thinking is a creative way to get students making connections. But it's a lot of work for you, as the teacher, to create and cut out dozens of hexagons for your students to connect, arrange, and discuss. Why not get the students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Handouts, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
58
Digital Download PDF (33.85 MB)
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
Digital Download PDF (4.54 MB)
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
Digital Download ZIP (4.49 MB)
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
Digital Download PPTX (0.57 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Short stories are a great way to bring many voices and themes into your English class. They're nice and snackable - easy to fit in between other units or right before holidays, and easily combined into a quality unit with something for everyone. But
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Handouts
$3.50
36
Digital Download PDF (19.30 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Want to ignite quality discussion with hexagonal thinking as you read Shakespeare, but unsure how to get started? This strategy can yield inspiring results, so let me help you launch it with this resource-packed toolkit, adaptable to any Shakespeare
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Google Apps, Activities
$3.00
13
Digital Download PPTX (0.56 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Teaching students how to annotate text is tricky. How can you help them develop their own style without taking the joy out of reading with long checklists of requirements? Annotation helps students remember what they read, and draw on it effectively
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$2.00
2
Digital Download ZIP (3.27 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Want to ignite quality discussion with hexagonal thinking as you read Macbeth, but unsure how to get started? This strategy can yield inspiring results, so let me help you launch it with this resource-packed toolkit. Inside this editable toolkit on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Google Apps, Activities
$3.00
7
Digital Download PPTX (0.56 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Wish your students could show you they've read the text without answering tedious plot questions? Tired of checking online summaries to come up with questions that will fool students who turned to the internet to read for them? In this packet you’ll
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
35
Digital Download PDF (5.26 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Try this creative unit activity for Orwell's 1984, and get your students connecting their lives with their text. 1984 has hit the top of the bestseller lists recently for a reason. Understanding what is truth and what is not is an important skill in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Posters, Novel Study
$1.00
9
Digital Download PDF (3.08 MB)
By Spark Creativity
When students struggle to voice their opinion during discussion, sometimes all they need is a little warm-up. From the Reviews:"Such a great resource! It is really helpful to have all these types of prompts in one place. I printed stacks of several
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
26
Digital Download ZIP (10.28 MB)
By Spark Creativity
This creative poetry activity helps ease students into any poetry unit. They will get to explore modern poems they can connect to, choose their favorite lines to combine into a new poem, and then illustrate it with images they love. My students have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
$1.00
25
Digital Download ZIP (14.41 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Want to coach your students on improving their annotation of text? Try this fun collaborative activity with giant Shakespeare sonnet posters on your wall, then use the model you've introduced students to over and over with any text.This activity
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$3.00
1
Digital Download ZIP (14.74 MB)
By Spark Creativity
These fun activities for The Scarlet Letter can fit in whenever and wherever you choose in your unit. Assign them as class activities alone, in partners, or in groups. Or send them out as homework to check for students’ understanding of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$2.00
16
Digital Download PDF (6.35 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Stir things up in your next 1984 discussion with this surprising twist on a run-of-the-mill discussion. Print and cut out the role cards, then pass them out as secret missions and watch an ordinary discussion take on a life of its own as each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study
$1.00
13
Digital Download PDF (2.15 MB)
By Spark Creativity
This media-based 1984 activity will get students connecting our world today with Orwell's world. It will also help them critically examine two famous commercials representing companies they probably interact with frequently: Motorola and Apple.
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study
$1.00
18
Digital Download PDF (1.81 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Want students who ENJOY character analysis and ENGAGE with characters? Print these six templates and let your students create introductory posters for the characters in any text. This activity will get them thinking deeply about the characters in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
11
Digital Download PDF (4.54 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Wish your students would get passionate about Victor Frankenstein's choices in Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein? Get ready to rumba when you put this debate in front of them! Should Frankenstein create a mate for his monster? Let your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study
$2.00
10
Digital Download PDF (3.20 MB)
By Spark Creativity
Teaching annotation has been boring for too long! The results of quality annotation are so wonderful for kids - it helps them remember what they read, discuss it more effectively, and write about it more easily. But how to get them there?These
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$2.00
Digital Download ZIP (4.81 MB)
showing 1-20 of 41
Ask Spark Creativity a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
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

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up