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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
$4.00
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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
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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
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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
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
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
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By Spark Creativity
MLA citation format can be so tough. Not only is it probably draining your grading flair pens, it's a frustrating distraction sometimes for students who are trying to work on the quality of their writing.By putting these beautiful posters up in your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
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By Spark Creativity
Writing introductions for argumentative essays is so important for students! Once they've nailed a few easy steps, writing argument gets so much easier. If you want students to have a clear roadmap to a great paper, this curriculum set will give it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
$3.00
25
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By Spark Creativity
Make your students laugh as you teach them some of the most important rules of formal writing with this straightforward "Formal Writing Commandments" printable. Print this poster for students' binders, your classroom walls, and maybe even to fold
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
18
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By Spark Creativity
Hexagonal thinking is a creative way to make connections between ideas - perfect for helping kids get their thoughts in order before writing an argument paper. In this curriculum set, you'll find:Clear teacher and students instructions to make
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
$2.50
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By Spark Creativity
Want students to avoid plagiarism when using research in class assignments? The struggle is real, for you and them. But I've made you something to help. Go one up on the traditional notecard by giving students copies of this graphic organizer to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Handouts
FREE
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By Spark Creativity
In this no-prep in-class activity, you'll put students' time watching T.V. to good use as they craft a Netflix Queue for a literary character. Students will have fun considering the many television shows out there as they think deeply about their
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Expository, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons
$1.00
17
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By Spark Creativity
Want to help your students brainstorm ideas for their papers in a way that is downright fun? Wait till you see their eyes light up when you introduce sketchnotes. For visual learners especially, this is a powerful way for them to gather their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
FREE
26
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By Spark Creativity
Voice can be a hard concept for students to grasp. Share this introductory handout with them to help them begin to imagine how they can share their unique voice in their writing. This is especially to help them with their own voice, not so much
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Handouts
FREE
8
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By Spark Creativity
Open your unit on The Great Gatsby with this fun background research project. Students will research 1920s topics relevant to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel and then create magazine pages with a variety of elements to share the information they find.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Expository
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$1.00
4
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By Spark Creativity
Save yourself time and energy with this easy ELA formal writing freebie. After grading thousands of papers across the high school grade levels, I've summed up the vast majority of corrections I've made into this handout. Print it. Have students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.1b
FREE
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By Spark Creativity
Kick off a strong first day with The Great Gatsby using this free printable writing activity. Student who finish early can flip over the page and see vocabulary from chapter one defined and illustrated. If you are teaching The Great Gatsby, The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
FREE
5
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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

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

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