Stephanie Smith

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This activity uses John F. Kennedy's inaugural address to teach students 25 advanced rhetorical/literary terms. This product includes a list of terms, definitions and examples; the "hunt" activity with the speech, and the answer key. This is great
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Homework
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This 3 PAGE activity includes the full text of Patrick Henry's Address to the Virginia Convention. It also includes a Device-to-Meaning chart (graphic organizer) to direct the students' analysis paragraph by paragraph, as well as scaffold their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
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This product includes full text of three famous speeches (Eisenhower's D Day Speech to Allied forces, Catiline's speech before battle, G.W. Bush's 9-11speech) and rhetorical analysis charts for each. The rhetorical analysis charts have some elements
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$3.00
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This activity clearly teaches students a formula for precis writing. The first two handouts offer an explanation of what a precis is and when to use one, as well as a generic (fill in the blank) basic structure for a precis. There is also a short
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
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By Stephanie Smith
This 3 PAGE activity provides a graphic organizer to analyze the poem "Grass" by Carl Sandburg. The organizer follows the TPCASTT format of poetry analysis. But for the Connotations step it has an embedded device-to-meaning analysis chart to direct
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
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1992 AP Language Exam Rhetorical Analysis Question - Queen Elizabeth I Speech to her troops at Tilbury. This activity uses the rhetorical analysis passage from the 1992 released exam. (It includes a copy of the prompt.) Students use the
Subjects:
Reading, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
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2003 AP Language Exam Form B Rhetorical Analysis Question - Downe's Letter to Wife. This activity uses the rhetorical analysis passage from the 2003 released exam. (It includes a PDF of the prompt.) Students use the Device-to-Meaning chart as a way
Subjects:
Reading, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
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This 3 PAGE activity provides a structured close-reading for rhetorical elements in an editorial about hunger by Anna Quindlen. This activity includes the text of the editorial, and a device-to-meaning chart (graphic organizer) that directs the
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$2.00
2 ratings
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This 3 PAGE activity is a structured analysis of the poem "Leaves" by Marsha Hobart (war theme). The activity follows the TPCASTT method of poetry analysis, but the Connotations step uses an embedded Device-to-Meaning chart that helps focus
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
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2008 AP Language Exam Form B Rhetorical Analysis Question - Fridman: "Nerds" This activity uses the rhetorical analysis passage from the 2008 released exam. (It includes a PDF of the prompt.) Students use the Device-to-Meaning chart as a way of
Subjects:
Reading, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
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This sheet can be used as a partner activity or a quiz. For the partner activity: Cut the sheet in half. Students will complete the sentences using the correct form of ser or estar. At the bottom of the sheet each student has the correct answers to
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
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2006 AP Language Exam Form B Rhetorical Analysis Question - Shaw: "St. Joan" This activity uses the rhetorical analysis passage from the 2003 released exam. (It includes a PDF of the prompt.) Students use the Device-to-Meaning chart as a way of
Subjects:
Reading, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a classroom teacher for 15 years (teaching English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Philosophy and Spanish) at all levels: 9-12, remedial, on-level, Pre-AP, AP and IB.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am always looking for creative ways to help students interact with learning and practice skills in an engaging way.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

- Received the Innovation in Teaching Award (2015) - Awarded Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (2012) - Awarded Teacher of the Year for English and for Foreign Language

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