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Student Blogging: Imagine students writing because they want to. Writing about what they are truly inspired by. When you teach students how to blog and give them the chance to write what they love, they take a giant step towards becoming writers.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Internet Activities
$5.00
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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
199
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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
102
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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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Poetry Slam Guide: Are you ready to see your students actually enjoying poetry? Spoken word is your ticket in. I first discovered it around midnight fifteen years ago when my students were NOT loving poetry, and it's been a total game-changer. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Handouts
$2.50
78
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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
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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
These Harry Potter Creative Writing Printables will slip easily into the open spaces of any Harry Potter novel unit. Simply print and enjoy watching students imagine themselves into the wonderful world of Hogwarts through their writing. From the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.00
63
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By Spark Creativity
This creative final project makes a great wrap-up for a unit on The Great Gatsby. It’s got something for everyone, giving all students a chance to shine. Everyone will need to access both their formal analysis and creative abilities, but they will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$1.00
13
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By Spark Creativity
One-act play projects are a great way to bring creativity and performance into your ELA curriculum. With this one-act mini-unit, invite students to draft, rehearse and perform one-act plays in your own class one-act festival! In this packet, you'll
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
$2.00
26
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By Spark Creativity
Podcasting is as an ideal 21st century medium for students to experiment with. Think of the skills of a podcaster - writing, editing, speaking, recording, interviewing, researching, and designing. With millions of podcast episodes in circulation,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$5.00
10
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By Spark Creativity
Ready for peer editing success? Getting students to provide each other with truly valuable feedback can be tricky. With these four guiding handouts, you can help students help each other in varied formats throughout the year. Whether you're looking
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.00
21
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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
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By Spark Creativity
In this fun Thanksgiving creative writing activity, students choose from a menu of characters, conflicts, and settings, then write a Thanksgiving story on the provided themed paper.You might also be interested in:Thanksgiving Sensory Imagery
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$1.00
20
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By Spark Creativity
Someday, their pandemic journal will allow students to share this moment in time with their children and grandchildren. Today, making it will help them to process their experience and reflect on their days. This one-pager template, available as a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
$2.00
36
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By Spark Creativity
Want your students to engage with Persepolis? Pick up this creative set of activities to keep them interested day after day. Experiment with the discussion role cards to help them break out of their usual roles and get deep into Persepolis. Finish
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
$3.00
13
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By Spark Creativity
Ready for some inspiring sensory detail writing practice? Give students a taste of the world with this fun postcard-writing activity set. From the Reviews: "I love how this evokes international travel, and also allows my students to work on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.50
13
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By Spark Creativity
These fun activities for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 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’
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$2.00
21
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By Spark Creativity
It's soooo much easier to engage students with poetry through performance! Use this no-prep performance poetry kit to hook your students on the power of poetry, then add mini-lessons on poetic devices and discussions of canonical poets along the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities
$3.00
3
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By Spark Creativity
Need a few minutes to switch gears and set up your activities for class? Want to see your students happily engaged in meaningful activities while you do so? This pack of creative bell ringers will help students review the reading from any novel in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$1.00
25
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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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