Teaching the Apocalypse

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Teaching the Apocalypse
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These activities cover skills related to the novel Divergent by Veronica Roth. The main skills are characterization, theme, and tone. They include a Socratic discussion related to the novel, double entry journals for the chapters, and reading
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English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
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Projects, Unit Plans, Novel Study
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching for eleven years in a variety of settings. I began teaching at a small private school in Spartanburg, South Carolina. I moved to Japan where I taught English as a Foreign Language to Japanese students. When I returned to the states, I taught ESL as part of the Adult Education program at a community college in Kentucky. I worked with the prison population, taught free classes downtown, and coordinated satellite sites offering free classes. I then moved back to high school and worked for the next four years in a public high school, teaching 10th grade English, 11th grade English (general and advanced), AP Literature to 12th graders, and all levels of Creative Writing. I now live and work in Virginia, where I taught English 9 and Creative Writing. I am now teaching English 11, AP Literature, and Creative Writing.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I work to make lessons that focus on student-centered learning and engagement. I use groups on a daily basis, and I design activities that focus on the students discovering their own ideas and creating their own products. I create graphic organizers and other guides to help students as they progress through their learning. In the classroom, I function as a facilitator rather than a direct instructor.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Last year, I received a grant to attend NCTE. I was also nominated for teacher of the year at my school. Before I moved to VA, I was also one of the teachers selected to participate in teaching AP students across the state of Kentucky as part of the AdvanceKY grant, which provided Saturday sessions for students who were within the grant.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

After graduating from high school in Georgia, I attended Furman University in Greenville, SC. I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English and French. I went back to get my Masters in Education in 2008. I received my Masters from Georgetown College in 2009.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love living in the Shenandoah Valley with my husband, my dog, and my newborn daughter. Teaching is my passion, and I'm fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach in so many different environments.

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