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This download includes a guide that teaches students how to complete a parenthetical citation for a variety of circumstances: one author, two authors, more than four authors, no author, two authors with the same last name, and other situations that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
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This file contains quizzes for the book "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley. The quizzes are mostly comprehension questions with a few quote identifications included. Quizzes are divided into two chapter segments, but most have been labeled by chapter
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$2.00
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3.7
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This file contains a worksheet on how to complete a simple outline, with an assignment for students to practice making an outline. It also contains a worksheet for students to complete as they begin writing their paper and citing sources and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$2.00
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This presentation was designed to introduce students to the graphic novel and to comic books. It is meant to be a short introduction to the genres as a pre-reading assignment. It is a wonderful quick intro before reading Maus or Persepolis.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
20 ratings
3.9
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This is packet that can be printed and distributed for students to complete as they read The Inferno. The questions help students grasp the main components of each canto, as well as synthesizing and comprehending the concepts which can be traced
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
8 ratings
3.9
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This document contains quizzes for each act of the play Hamlet. The quizzes are honors level, with questions on content, literary devices used by the author, quote identification, quote explanation, etc. Each quiz contains twenty questions and can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes
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This activity walks students through an episode ("Playthings") of the television show "Supernatural." The episode perfectly follows the conventions of a piece of Gothic literature, and it is a fun way to have your class understand those
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$3.00
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This short PowerPoint presents biographical information about Art Spiegelman, the author of Maus. It also offers a brief look into his choice of using animals to represent specific nationalities in the book. The presentation can be used as a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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Students often struggle with how to correctly format quotations in their writing. This file contains a how-to guide for inserting quotations (both in-text and block for prose and poetry) into a critical paper, essay, or other writing assignment.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
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This power point introduces Gothic literature and the conventions of both Gothic lit. and Gothic Romance. The conventions are given in a clear and easy to understand manner and the power point ends with a brief explanation of how Mary Shelley's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$7.00
10 ratings
3.9
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This powerpoint introduces the basic concepts of mythology, utilizing the concepts set forth by great mythologists such as Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, and the critic Northrop Frye. The presentation teaches about primary and secondary purposes of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
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This document shows various examples of Bib cards and note cards for students to examine and to help them better understand how using notecards can help them collect data for their critical papers.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
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3.7
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This is a how-to guide for students for creating an annotated bibliography. It walks students through the reasons for requiring an AB, why an AB is helpful in preparing to write a major critical paper, as well as discussing the major components of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Bibliographies
CCSS:
W.11-12.2b, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7
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4.0
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This file contains Book 6 of "The Aeneid" to be read alongside Dante's "The Inferno." As a source of inspiration there are many similarities (as well as some differences) between the texts. Included with the text of "The Aeneid" is a worksheet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
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This document (partners well with units on History of the English Language and studies of the "The Exeter Book") contains the text of the Anglo-Saxon Poem and an assessment of student understanding of imagery and how it is utilized by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
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As a wrap up to reading Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, this assessment presents a number of key themes, symbols, and concepts for students to consider. This guide can work in a number of ways: as a group discussion starter, as an oral activity in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.11-12.9, RL.11-12.10, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10
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This powerpoint was created while I studied Dante and his La Divina Commedia in Italy in 2012 as a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar. The powerpoint includes introductory material, and also includes a section of slides for each canto
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study
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6 ratings
3.5
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This presentation gives a comprehensive look at the English language from the Celts through modern times. The power point is much like a time line, with various historical facts combined with the growth of English. Important time periods
Subjects:
English Language Arts, World Language, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$7.00
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By Teach Them to Think
This guide explains how to format a paper using MLA format, paying special attention to the first page. There is an explanation and an example, and there is also an assignment to test your students to see if they can format their paper correctly.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.W.6
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After a short study of Native American myth and a viewing of the film "Avatar," students can use this guide to trace connections between the two. The guide looks at "Avatar" as modern day myth, archetypes that are featured in both, historical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Movie Guides
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I spent seventeen years in the classroom, teaching ELA and humanities from grade level six to college-level composition, literature, and humanities courses. The majority of my career was spent in 11th, 12th, and college-level courses but also included positions in Educational Technology and Professional Development. I am currently a Director of Academics for a school. My passion is bringing creative and critical-thinking activities to classrooms.

MY TEACHING STYLE

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Five-time Who's Who of America's Teachers Disney Teacher of the Year Finalist Local Radio Station's Teacher of the Week- Five-time winner Alcott Excellence in Education Award National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar Three-time FETC selection committee member Speaker at a variety of national education conferences

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor in English from King College Master of Humanities from the Tiffin University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Nikki Morrell Buyna is an educator, professional development speaker, EdTech specialist, and educational cheerleader. She holds a B.A. in English and a Master of Humanities. She is currently the Director of Academics at a small private school in the Orlando area. Over the past eighteen years, she has taught English writing and composition, dance, cheer, humanities, and drama, as well as held the position of EdTech and PD Coordinator. Nikki is passionate about cultivating engaging professional development for teachers, and she writes and presents on topics such as instructional technology, innovative lesson design and instruction, and assessment.

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