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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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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 is the cornerstone of the English Language Arts classroom. As English
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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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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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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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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 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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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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This series of diagnostic assignments assesses a HIGH SCHOOL student’s overall reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills at the beginning of the school in order to create a baseline for assessing student growth over the course of the
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This product by Bespoke ELA contains 20 short poems to analyze for the four, basic rhetorical relationships: juxtaposition, contrast, shift, and repetition. All literary devices can be categorized into these four basic relationships. A simile is
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Lizzie Borden was tried and ultimately acquitted for the MURDER of her PARENTS in the 1890s. The trial was controversial. How could a WOMAN possibly hack her parents to death and why? How could this have happened while she was HOME if she didn't
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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 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 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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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 product contains 26 pages of items to support a unit on nonfiction, or informational texts. You will find graphic organizers to assess the three more common text structures: descriptive, cause/effect, and compare/contrast. These graphic
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THIS PRODUCT IS ON SALE FOR 50% TODAY FOR #GIVEBACKFRIDAY. 100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS SALE WILL GO TO ST. JUDE'S CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. ------------------------------------------------------------------- This product contains two separate
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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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This lesson by Bespoke ELA is a great lesson to use in February to celebrate Valentine's Day in a unique and creative way that is sure to engage students! Task: To analyze how famous love letters use language, literary and rhetorical devices, and
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While my students read a piece of literature, I give them "Reading Checks" to hold them accountable for the reading. These questions are not designed to be "tricky" or difficult. They exist only as a means to check whether or not students read the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

---10+ years of high school teaching on every level, including A.P. Literature and Language/ Composition

---5+ years experience teaching Creative Writing

---Taught in three states in the US: Texas, Illinois, and New York in public, private, and magnet schools

---Bespoke ELA blogs at: bespokeclassroom.com & TeachWriting.org

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

Meredith is the founder and creator of TeachWriting.org and BespokeClassroom.com. She has taught high school English for 12 years in Dallas, Chicago, and New York City and holds a M.A. in Literature from Northwestern University. She has always had a connection to the written word-- through songwriting, screenplay writing, and essay writing-- and she enjoys the process of teaching students how to express their ideas. Meredith enjoys life with her husband, daughter, and sweet pups. Visit the Bespoke ELA blog at: BespokeClassroom.com.

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