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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
FREE
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By Spark Creativity
Help your students connect with you and each other as a community by turning a boring old "here" into a chance to get to know each other better. This product contains a printable poster with forty entertaining questions for your students to respond
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Spark Creativity
Want to experiment with hexagonal thinking? Not interested in manufacturing dozens of cards for every discussion?I hear you. With these five pages of beautiful rainbow hexagons, you can prepare for any hexagonal thinking discussion. Simply print,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
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By Spark Creativity
Blackout poetry is such an easy way to take the fear factor out of writing poetry. Instead of staring at a blank page, students get to choose the words they want from a page that is already full. Less pressure = more creativity! You've probably seen
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
FREE
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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
19
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By Spark Creativity
Ever feel like your discussions have fallen into a rut? Want to see your students learn how to participate in new ways and improve their understanding of group dynamics?From the Reviews:"OMG! I'm so excited to put these cards to good use. I always
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
FREE
73
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By Spark Creativity
HOLIDAY FREEBIE! I hope this helps take some stress out of your holiday season. Holiday creative writing projects help keep students (and teachers) going during the busy month of December. If you want happy, engaged students in the build up to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Google Apps, Handouts
FREE
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By Spark Creativity
Vision boards can help students think about the future in a positive way, reflecting and setting goals as they consider who they want to be and how to get there. In this reflective project, students consider the possibility of this pandemic as a
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
FREE
27
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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
This final project for The Outsiders invites students to create an app to help Ponyboy in his mission to foster more understanding and less judgment in the world. Watch as your students bring the positive messages of The Outsiders into a creative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
FREE
6
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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
Enjoy students' renewed attraction in your beloved reading library when you pop these bright posters onto the wall. The three recommendation posters will inform students about popular choices in their favorite genres, and the others tout the power
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
8
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By Spark Creativity
These fun posters will help get students thinking about creativity every time they look around the room. Let your wall decor match all the great creative activities you bring to class every day! You might also enjoy: 15 Discussion
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
9
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By Spark Creativity
This freebie contains the material and activities for chapter one from my complete curriculum for The Outsiders. Download, enjoy, and consider picking up the full packet if you like this type of creative curriculum. The complete curriculum for The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
FREE
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By Spark Creativity
Help your students connect to their creativity, get off their screens, and process how they're doing with this blackout poetry activity. Simply post the directions and let students create poetry about what they're experiencing right now, using
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities
FREE
9
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By Spark Creativity
Genius hour is a beautiful way to get kids to dive into the projects and passions they think they don’t have time for.Maybe one of your Indigenous Nations students has always wanted to learn to speak the language of her ancestors. Maybe one of your
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities
FREE
5
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By Spark Creativity
Give students an authentic audience for a piece of reflective writing on modern news. This free handout will guide students through the requirements The New York Times gives for a letter to the editor. I bet you're always looking for creative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
FREE
5
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By Spark Creativity
Ready to join the maker movement and incorporate some design thinking into your classroom at the same time?I was inspired by the amazing book Make Writing, by Angela Stockman, to create this ELA maker space project. First, students create something
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Graphic Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Handouts
FREE
10
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By Spark Creativity
In this packet you’ll find three guided reflection prompts for The Outsiders. This novel provides a great opportunity to get students thinking about compassion, empathy and understanding without judgment. These reflective writing prompts are meant
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
FREE
2
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By Spark Creativity
Creating a classroom Hall of Fame allows you to honor the most incredible work of your students, and inspire those to come. Each year as you add projects, papers, problem sets, art, programs, etc. that go above and beyond the expectations set forth,
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
4
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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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