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Using Childish Gambino's "This is America" to teach Junot Diaz's "The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao".Students will examine Donald Glover's video, "This is America" and close-read its authorial choices looking for examples of subversion and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Literature Circles, Lesson, Activities
$1.00
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This unit includes lessons on conducting contextual research, examining point of view, and analyzing Wright's use of themes and motifs.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson, PowerPoint Presentations
$14.99
$9.99
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
An assignment where students get to reflect on their own personal moments of bildungsroman--where they grew up and couldn't go back. A powerful assignment in appreciating both the necessity and tragedy of growing up.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Homework
$0.99
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This 3 day power point will guide thematic instruction of your entire "The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" teaching unit. It focuses on the structural design of the text, in particular examining the significance of Yunior being used as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Lectures
$3.99
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
A comprehensive power point presentation tracking literary genres aimed at explaining the need to move toward more experimental postmodern fiction.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Lectures
$2.99
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
This unit can be used over the course of 4-6 weeks. Students will close-read, do a ton of writing, and apply nonfiction research to the study of Fitzgerald's masterpiece. This hits all Common Core Anchor Standards, and provides excellent skill
Subjects:
Literature, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4
$9.99
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
Two major assessments: One, a 24 hour project for applying knowledge of major concepts in the book, like diaspora and binary oppositions. The second, a group presentation wherein students create a rigorous lesson to be presented on one of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$2.00
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
A power point presentation/lecture on the significance of performance in the play "Hamlet". The mousetrap is just one example of performance. A close-read of the text allows the reader to see that any number of characters could be acting. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson, Lectures
$2.99
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
An overview of Whitman--an intro for students.
Subjects:
Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures
$2.99
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
This PowerPoint guides students to make textually-supported inferences while reading Chapter 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations
$1.99
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
A full Macbeth unit
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$9.99
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
Rigorous and analytical information about the significance of theme and structure within "1984"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Lectures
$2.99
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
A midterm exam that can be done orally or in written form. Students will need to show a depth of understanding of tricky subjects in order to score well. Teacher can allow them to use their texts during exam in order to supply sufficient textual
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$1.00
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
A simple final exam with short answer questions at the end. These questions can also steer one's teaching of the text.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
A Hemingway overview of The Sun Also Rises
Subjects:
Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$3.99
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
Twenty days of exercises to help students correctly use commonly confused words in sentences of their own. Includes a test at the end of the twenty days.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$1.99
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
This final exam requires students to compose an original, textually supported essay in response to a prompt. Prompts focus on literary elements such as point of view, symbolism, and theme.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment
$1.99
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
Ten lessons to help students identify the subjects and predicates (simple + complete) of sentences.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson, PowerPoint Presentations
$1.99
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
Research, nonfiction overlay, and literary analysis.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson, Activities
$4.99
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By Teaching Lit Dot Org
An examination of Shakespeare's use of character foils in the text
Subjects:
Literature, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson, Lectures
$1.99
1
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hello, I have worked for the past decade at a Title I school with students who are, on average, 3 grade levels behind where they should be. Despite this, I have found the rigorous engagement with literature creates success stories. I have also coordinated and taught in our site's International Baccalaureate program at both the MYP and DP levels.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I think we should teach like the nerds we are. Don't hold back the fascinating parts of literature, put them at the forefront, and the students will be hooked. An urgent classroom is a productive classroom. I believe in making students stretch past their comfort zones, and into new areas of authentic and substantive learning

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am the co-author of 2016's "Method to the Madness: Creating Critical Thinkers Through the Study of Literature" https://www.amazon.com/Method-Madness-Creating-Critical-Literature/dp/1475825374 I am the 2016 recipient of the DKG Women in Education Scholarship

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have presented these strategies to school districts all over California. Additionally, I have conducted workshops for teachers of all ages and all abilities. These workshops are aimed at increasing critical thinking practice in the classroom. I have also been asked to present at the annual CATE (California Association of Teachers of English) conference.

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