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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), EBooks, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.2d...
$20.00
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Minilessons
$6.00
116 ratings
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.8, RL.9-10.9, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2...
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.2d...
$6.00
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Graphic Organizers, Cultural Activities
$10.99
79 ratings
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.2d...
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cooperative Learning, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.7, RI.9-10.8, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2...
$7.00
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.8, RL.9-10.9, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1...
$4.00
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.7, RI.9-10.8, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.5...
$1.00
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.9-10.10, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2...
$2.99
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Minilessons
$3.99
24 ratings
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.9, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2...
$3.00
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
22 ratings
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$5.99
24 ratings
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Minilessons
$3.00
22 ratings
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
This bundle is the ULTIMATE Shakespeare Sonnet Bundle by Bespoke ELA. With over 100 pages of resources to help your students analyze Shakespearean sonnets, this bundle is an excellent addition to any unit on Shakespeare. This bundle includes: 1.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.10, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.1b, W.11-12.1c...
$8.00
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
This bundle contains 50 projects and activities for ANY NOVEL STUDY in secondary English Language Arts. Use these projects, activities, handouts, and lessons to enrich your students’ close reading and analysis of any novel unit in your curriculum.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.5, RL.8.6, RL.8.7, RL.8.8, RL.8.9, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1...
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Minilessons
$2.00
11 ratings
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By The Bespoke ELA Classroom
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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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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