The Bits of Brit

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Students will engage in a station rotation activity the first day of school that will take them through your syllabus, a inspirational video, a video response, the video transcript annotation activity, a get-to-know-you activity, and a get to know
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This PowerPoint slide is designed to be frozen each day on the projector screen and students will see the same slide everyday but with different content. Each day, the teacher can copy the slide and re-fill in the boxes for that days lessons,
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This test can be used as an actual final test for the novel or a group review activity. Each student group (groups of four) will be given a large piece of butcher paper and will divide up the questions between them. They will then all work together
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As students of rhetoric, we should analyze and examine what image-macro memes say and how they say it. For this assignment students will look at memes from the perspective of visual and argumentative rhetoric and write an analysis of what the meme
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This goes with the Daily Into Class Slide (in my store). It is like a warm-up sheet that you collect from students; however, I collect these every two weeks (so I copy them double-sided) and then give them "late work" or "use my technology" passes
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In this unit, students will read Homer's The Odyssey to study the epic hero and the hero's journey. They will then contrast Odysseus with Tim Burton's anti-hero characters in a short film study. In the end, students will determine whether or now the
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35 ridiculous or superstitious statements that students will have to defend or challenge with evidence in class. Use them as full speech topics or "pop topics" for impromptu speech practice!
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Teach your students the "What" the "Where" and the "How" of analysis. This paragraph structure will help them to analyze author's strategies and how they create the author's argument or purpose! Use along with the analytic statement PowerPoint in
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This activity is part of an ice-breaker or get-to-know-you for the first week of school. Students are introduced to tone words (that will describe author's tone in future lessons) and apply these words to themselves by creating an origami t-shirt
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Quick and easy, this will help your students be better able to write analytic statements about an author's use of strategies to achieve their purpose or argument. Use along with my Analytic Paragraph Formula handout for even more success!
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Use these cards with your students to create higher-level questions that they can ask each other! Easy formative assessment on any reading piece in class.
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This PowerPoint covers basic cinematic techniques for film analysis either for director's style or overall argument.
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The Book Thief's narrator is Death so for this narrative, I decided to create an assignment where the students had to find a fairly recent or very current event article online and then write a short narrative about the event; however, their narrator
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I use this assignment as an ending essay for a unit on Fate and Destiny that includes Frankenstein, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Dead Poets Society, Allegory of the Cave, and other Plato, Mann, and Bacon pieces. This prompt asks students to
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Students will research a problem with education in America. They will then research all previously tried solutions, ultimately synthesizing these failed attempts into a viable solution. Before doing so however, they will engage in a station
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This project instructs the students to create a 16 page book out of 5 pieces of blank computer paper. They will create one page for each of the books in "Liesel’s Library" and five books from their own “library”. This project will help student
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Using an envelope activity, students will analyze the main theme of the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley while practicing their writing structure and time management. This is a group activity (groups of four work best). It will take a 55 minutes
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This peer review sheet goes with the Journey Google Maps Narrative assignment in my store. Once the students have written their assignment, they can peer review before they submit using this handout.
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This assignment has students track the analysis of characters in the novel The Great Gatsby by creating party invitations to each of Fitzgerald's "parties" (dinner with the Buchanan's, tea with Daisy, Gatsby's large parties, etc.). Students will
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This is an assignment to be done with a partner in class in which students synthesize Arthur Miller's The Crucible and Johnathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" with researched (by the students) modern day "crucibles" and fear tactic
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Seven years teaching high school English in the state of Arizona.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Facilitation

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Month; Best Instructional Technology Integration

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA - Secondary Education English from ASU MA - Educational Technology from NAU

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I am a wife, mother, and teacher. I am hope to provide lessons and activities that you feel enhance your classroom environment and teaching practices. For more information on lessons, activities, and classroom management, visit my blog at www.thebitsofbrit.com. Thank you for visiting my store!

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