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This Macbeth test contains 50 multiple choice questions that assess interpretation of key quotes from the play, character motivation, vocabulary in context, literary elements, motifs, and rhetorical appeals. As an optional supplement, there is a
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I have spent the past TWO YEARS of my life compiling this bundle. No joke! This bundle contains 20 mini-lessons in 22 files/ 200+ pages to help guide your high school English students to success on the Literary Analysis Essay. Writing workshop
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In this mega Beowulf Bundle, you will find 25 lessons and activities that include very thorough answer keys with textual evidence where applicable to take your Beowulf unit to the next level. This bundle includes the following items: 1. Beowulf
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I have spent the past TWO YEARS of my life compiling this bundle. No joke! This bundle contains 20 mini-lessons in 22 files/ 200+ pages to help guide your high school English students to success on the Literary Analysis Essay. Writing workshop
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Find this mini-lesson as part of our Literary Analysis Mega Bundle, sold separately. Bundle and save! CLICK HERE! Writing commentary is without a doubt the most difficult aspect of the literary analysis essay. It is the ONE part for which
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This sample essay provides students with a model literary analysis essay to use as a means for discussing various skills: introduction, thesis, topic sentences, evidence, blending quotations, commentary, word choice, summary sentences, conclusions,
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This is a rubric for a Literary Analysis that breaks down the points into 10 specific skills, including introduction/ conclusion paragraphs, thesis, topic sentences, textual evidence, analysis, style, organization, grammar, MLA, and following
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This file contains 11 pages of self/peer revision/ editing forms to use with your students for the college essay writing process. It also contains two different rubrics for you to choose from- one that is holistic and one that is itemized by
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This guide instructs students on what to highlight and annotate for active reading. It includes making summary annotations, circling unfamiliar vocabulary terms, highlighting/ underlining key quotations, and making text-to-text/ text-to-word/
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This activity has students making connections between Shakespeare's play Macbeth and the real world through the topic of corruption. In this scavenger hunt activity, students are to locate three Real World Macbeth figures who became corrupt as a
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Find this mini-lesson as part of our Literary Analysis MEGA BUNDLE, sold separately! Bundle and SAVE! CLICK HERE! This mini-lesson introduces students to blending quotations using the TCS method. This method asks students to integrate
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This discussion activity contains level one (plot), level two (interpretation), and level three (universal) questions and also asks students to create their own questions for each level. This is an excellent way to get students involved with the
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This essay brainstorming activity contains 16 debatable thematic statements that relate to the Beowulf story to help students generate ideas for a Beowulf essay. Students are to think about how each statement applies to the Beowulf story (apart
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This PowerPoint activity takes students through a brainstorming exercise in which students are presented with various categories and quickly list memories/ thoughts that come to mind. At the end of the brainstorming exercise, students have a nice
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Jack the Ripper. One of the most notorious serial killers of all time. And he was never caught. There are over 100 theories about his identity. If you're looking for a high-interest nonfiction topic to get your students interested in analyzing
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This file contains two different viewing guides to accompany a unit on Canterbury Tales. The viewing guides are constructed as pre-reading exercises to tap into student's knowledge of the Middle Ages and also introduce them to the character of
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This lesson contains a step-by-step guide for how to write a thesis statement for the literary analysis essay. It is a part of our Mega Lit. Analysis Essay Bundle, sold separately. Bundle and SAVE! CLICK HERE! The most important part of the
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This product is a POWER POINT that contains 30 MENTOR SENTENCES from famous classic writers to model key literary terms, rhetorical devices, and syntactical structures for students. For each sentence, students are to: 1. Copy the sentence. 2.
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As English teachers, we ask our students to edit and revise their peers' essays. However, students do not always know how to give constructive feedback. It's important that students are able to give constructive feedback about targeted writing
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This bundle consists of 15+ multi-lesson activities to get your students involved in analyzing one of the key literary elements: characterization. In fact, all other elements and techniques generally revolve around characterization, so by working
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

11 years of high school teaching on every level, including Advanced Placement Language & Advanced Placement Literature/ Taught in three states in the US: Texas, Illinois, & New York in public, private, and magnet schools

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is all about discovery and finding ways to enable students to uncover knowledge themselves. Therefore, many of my lesson plans are student-centered. I am also known as "the writing teacher" because I believe that writing is the cornerstone of the English class and that every piece of literature should be selected for the sake of teaching skills and not simply because it's a "classic."

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

New Teacher of the Year- 2003

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.A. Literature- Northwestern University/ B.A. Literature- University of North Texas

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I hail from a small Texas town called Rockwall and now call Brooklyn home after making a pit stop in Chi Town. From "Big D" to the "Big Apple," I have always had a connection to the written word-- through my own creative writing endeavors (music and screenwriting), my literary studies, and my career as a teacher. My husband and I are expecting our first baby in the fall and cannot wait to bring her along on our journey through life with our three "pee" pups. Who knows what the future holds?

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