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One-pagers are becoming increasingly popular as a way to help students process what they have read in one powerful activity. Like sketch notes, they combine visuals with text to make ideas come alive in students’ minds and memories. Check out the
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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
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In this bestselling packet, you'll find nine creative Harry Potter activities ready to print and bring to class. With no prep besides a visit to the photocopier, you'll find your unit plan filled in easily with these fun and engaging printable
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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
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Teaching Orwell's 1984 will be a breeze with this bundle full of creative, engaging activities. Inspire students to connect 1984 with the world they live in now as they discuss the text deeply, explore its relationship to current events and modern
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Unlock your students' creativity with this literary analysis-driven ELA maker project. This packet contains everything you need to inspire students with a creative and unusual final project. Using these handouts, students will brainstorm a
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Poetry Slam Guide: Are you ready to see your students fall in love with poetry? Spoken word is your ticket in. This packet contains everything you need to put together a successful poetry slam, including an educator's breakdown for the five day
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Ready to engage, inspire, and then empower your students to pursue their passions through writing blogs? Stand back and enjoy watching them discover the world is their audience when they write about what they truly love. With these print and go
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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.
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In this packet, you’ll find everything you need to introduce students to the concept of storyboarding and help them to storyboard an important scene from your current text. I've used the storyboarding project with 1984 and The Great Gatsby with
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This packet endeavors to give you everything you need to teach that oh-so-desirable and oh-so-elusive concept, the embedded quotation. After many years of teaching, I still think this is the one simple trick that helps improve students’ writing the
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Want students to have an engaged discussion of The Hate U Give without falling into their usual discussion ruts? Use this discussion activity to help them experiment with new dynamics. Simply cut out copies of the 18 different role cards and
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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
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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 watch an ordinary discussion take on a life of its own as each student is tasked with a new way to
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If group work is a challenge for your students, these guiding handouts will help them explore and discover what it means to be successful in working together. Instead of dealing with complaints and disengaged group members, you can enjoy working
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Try this creative one-pager vocabulary activity to help your students memorize any set of words in a fun and creative way. From the Reviews: "I bought the vocabulary one-pager and I really like it. It is a way to learn vocabulary words in a fun
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Need a creative final project for your next novel? Want to see your students so deeply engaged they hardly realize how much critical thinking they're doing? Get students excited about... ⇒ Creating an App for a Literary Character (STEM
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Need a creative first day of school activity? Love one-pagers? This fun icebreaker activity will introduce your students to the one-pager method and guide them to easily share a lot about themselves with you and their classmates on the first day.
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Here you’ll find a creative, engaging activity to use after students read chapter five of The Great Gatsby. From the Reviews: "Great, engaging project! Thank you!" "Great activity." "Thanks for this resource." As students create their comics,
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A great final project for any novel, this STEM-inspired ELA activity is sure to get students thinking across the disciplines. As they come up with an App concept for a literary character, storyboard it and analyze the connections between their
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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

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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