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By Teachaid English Literature
5 lessons including: - Inside the Mind of Chris McCandless A ranking and justification task that uses Blooms to develop an understanding between the reader and Chris McCandless. - McCandless' Journey Across America Dominoes Game A fun and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Games
$5.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Teachaid English Literature
A study pack of bright and colorful resources in PDF form. Lessons include: 1. Dystopia and Feed A series of guided tasks to develop students' understanding of how this concept applies to the novel. Includes scrambled sentences, brainstorming and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$5.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Teachaid English Literature
A study pack comprising of five lessons' worth of work. Resources include: 1. A Mile in her Shoes Re-write Star Girl's first day at school, this time through her eyes. A scaffold-based creative writing task. 2. Conformity How does Star Girl
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$4.50
8 ratings
4.0
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By Teachaid English Literature
A complete set (21 chapters) of close reading questions with accompanying tasks to help unpack the text. Great to use for homework assignments, chapter summaries or revision. Separate teacher answer sheets. 42 pages in total.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$10.00
7 ratings
3.9
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By Teachaid English Literature
7 lessons Including: 1. Alice and Sukey An in-depth 8 task worksheet which explores each of these two characters thoroughly. 2. Avalon - What She Thinks, What She Feels A worksheet which tracks Avalon's moments of both emotion and logic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$5.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Teachaid English Literature
12 resources (including 2 power points) which relate to the following poems: - 'Shearing at Castlereagh' - 'A Bush Christening' - 'Mulga Bill's Bicycle' - 'Clancy of the Overflow' - 'Saltbush Bill J.P.' - 'In Defence of the Bush' - 'Old Pardon,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$9.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Teachaid English Literature
A zip file of five resources to accompany the novel study. They include: 1. God, Freewill and American Apathy A series of guided notes to use for a class discussion in preparation for an extended written response. 2. Key Passages - Metafiction
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$4.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Teachaid English Literature
A whole unit's worth of resources in PDF form (as well as one PowerPoint) for the novel study. The resources include: 1. Characterisation Diagrams 2. Year Jump Plot Task Jump through the years in the text with this handy box by box worksheet.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study, Printables
$9.00
4 ratings
3.6
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By Teachaid English Literature
17 separate PDF resources and 1 PowerPoint. Allows students to build up an excellent body of notes for assessment preparation. The zip file includes: 1. Characterisation - Understanding Caitlin A series of starting points which students can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$9.00
4 ratings
3.8
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By Teachaid English Literature
An entire unit of work that allows for differentiation and inquiry. All cards should be laminated so that they can be used over and over. Classy, ready to go worksheets - no need to filter through all the teacher jargon. Just print and teach!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Printables
$15.95
1 rating
4.0
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By Teachaid English Literature
12 worksheets (with an additional two teacher answer sheets) to study 'As You Like It' act by act. Worksheets vary in difficulty: - Who's Who in Act 1? Create a characters' web to see just how tangled all the characters can get! - Act 2 - What's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$9.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Teachaid English Literature
4 resources includes: 1. Interpreter of Maladies - The Interpretation Funnel! With so many missed and mixed messages in this story, it can be complicated to see what meanings come out of the lost in translation funnel! Explore this analysis
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$4.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Teachaid English Literature
4 bright and colorful worksheets in a zip file. They include: 1. Chinese Customs A two part task sheet which explores Chinese customs in the novel and what they involve. 2. Fables and Li Students explore symbolically the underlying messages in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$2.50
1 rating
3.0
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By Teachaid English Literature
5 resources for this novel study including: 1. Characterisation - The Writing's On The Wall A character exploration task which helps students gain a better understanding of the suffering of some characters at the hands of others. 2. Style -
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$5.00
8 ratings
3.9
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By Teachaid English Literature
Four worksheets including: 1. Characterisation - Well Known You may know Vithy, but how well do you know the other characters in the text? Now's your chance to choose one and get to know them better! A creative writing task which guides students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$4.00
1 rating
3.5
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By Teachaid English Literature
A zip file which includes 2 resources: 1. Death Be Not Proud Close Reading In what ways does Donne personify death in this poem? Students explore the paradox of death, and how Donne appears to have no fear in the face of it. 2. Death Be Not
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Teachaid English Literature
Lesson bundle ahead! There are 5 separate lessons and 1 PowerPoint in this zip file. Please Note: It is the Orion Publishing Company 2009 edition of the book (ISBN 13: 9780752837505 ISBN 10: 0752837508) which has been used for the page references
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
$4.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Teachaid English Literature
A zip file of PDF resources for the novel study which will take students through at least 5 - 6 lessons. The zip file includes: 1. Characterisation - Understanding Tom Leyton An extensive writing task which allows students to explore and portray
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Printables
$4.00
3 ratings
3.6
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By Teachaid English Literature
An entire unit's worth of work complete with: - Blooms structured chapter questions for each chapter (Complete with teacher answers where necessary) -4 De Bono styled PowerPoint activities with accompanied instruction sheets - A range of post
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study, Printables
$15.00
5 ratings
3.8
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By Teachaid English Literature
This study pack would be worth around 4 lessons. The 6 worksheets include the following: - Characterisation - Characters in the Play (Students explore each character's background and the personal issues they bring to the case.) - Innocent or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching since 2004, both in New Zealand (Christchurch) and Australia (Sydney). In the past I have also run my own English website called 'Teachaidworksheets.com' for NZ and Australian English teachers. I love writing quality resources with an emphasis on Southern Hemisphere authors and content.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love inquiry-based learning and any sort of experiential teaching that allows students to become attached and invested in what they do!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

By teaching drama as an extra-curricular activity I was able to both direct and produce many large scale dramatic and musical productions with casts over 150 pupils. I have also been part of many successful Sheila Winn Shakespeare competitions.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I studied English and Classics at Canterbury University and achieved a Bachelor of Arts before moving onto Teachers College and achieving a Post Graduate Dip in Secondary Teaching (majoring in English and Classics).

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

As a born and bred Cantabrian, I have grown up with a love for the stunning NZ landscape. But with having two British parents, a lot of my childhood was spent in the U.K as well. Both countries hold a special place in my heart and my love for literature came early on through childhood favourites such as 'The Borrowers', 'Ballet Shoes' and 'The Famous Five'. Teaching runs in the blood. I am a fourth generation teacher and the moment I started teaching, I knew it was the profession for me! My role model is my grandmother, Renee Joy who was a headmistress at a very successful girls' school in Liverpool, England. Even though Renee is no longer with us, her grace, dignity and warm heart lives on through my own desire to teach to the best of my abilities. I try and create worksheets with love and care and I hope you enjoy using them in your classroom as much as I have enjoyed creating them!

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