The Joys of Teaching Literature

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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This is a description of a project I give my seniors that I call "The Creativity Project". It includes the main questions of the project and a description of the four parts of the project ("Stories", "Conversation", "Politics", and "Art"). I
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English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$3.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
#1: How to Write an Essay Video Lecture with 4 Supporting DocumentsI created this video screencast on how to write an essay for my students. I cover the structure of the essay:introductionthesis statementtopic/supporting sentencesinterpretation of
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, Handouts
$21.00
$18.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This 4-week unit on Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid contains questions related to the following topics:appearancerefugeestechnologydoorsplaceracewardeathsexfaithloveEach topic comes with 15 to 30 page numbers that will allow students to work
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$5.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This is a 4-week unit on Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Each topic has the full text of around 10 passages related to the topic, so this unit is best if students read the entire text before starting the unit. Each topic also works as a great
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English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Handouts
$10.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This 45-minute PowerPoint video contains a lecture of me speaking during each slide about how to scan a line of poetry and identify the stressed and unstressed syllables. I also attached a one-page reference sheet with essential terms (class
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Video Files
$7.00
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 42:35
By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This 3-week unit on a collection of short stories titled Dubliners, by James Joyce includes a description of activities and a creative assignment (short story or short film). The stories are usually around 7 pages in length and are online. Each
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English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$3.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
I created this video screencast on how to write an essay for my students. I cover the structure of the essay:introductionthesis statementtopic/supporting sentencesinterpretation of evidenceconclusionI included simple, easy to follow documents (1
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, Handouts
$7.00
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 54:05
By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This zip file contains 4 one-page documents: an overview of the structure of an essay with examples from The Catcher in the Ryehow to interpret quotes and literary techniquesa comment banka writing checklist These documents are simple and easy to
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English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$4.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This is a year-long project to help students discuss the relevance and implications of literature. The different parts of the project focus on creative nonfiction and philosophy. It involves interviews, personal narratives, politics, art/culture,
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English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$3.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
I created this PowerPoint video for my students to explain the 21 most commonly used literary techniques and devices, including: simile, metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, hyperbole, personification, pathetic fallacy, apostrophe, synesthesia, oxymoron,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia
$7.00
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 48:30
By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This 4-week unit on Great Expectations by Charles Dickens covers the following topics:- identity (28 passages)- place (23 passages)- crime (20 passages)- heartbreak (13 passages)- ghosts, fear, and the uncanny (35 passages)The unit includes:-
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English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Handouts
$12.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This is a study guide for NPR's podcast Serial, Season 1, by Sarah Koenig. It contains questions for each episode, and questions for selected excerpts (with the playing time) that contain the crucial moments of the podcast. Designed so that
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides
$3.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
I created this 20-minute asynchronous screencast video lecture for my students who missed the live lecture. I review a graphic organizer (free resource) I created that explains Freud's "The Structure of the Unconscious", which includes terms like
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lectures
$3.00
Video
Duration: 21:13
By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This 4-week poetry unit contains 38 poems from a variety of voices. The file has the full text and marginal notes of some poems in the public domain and links to the others. The marginal notes identify literary techniques and key lines in each
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English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$5.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This 4-week unit on Hamlet by William Shakespeare includes twenty days of activities, the full text of thirty-nine passages, a question for each passage, and two writing prompts. The file also includes a separate section with my marginal notes that
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English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$12.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This Word document contains a list of the most common literary devices. Each device contains a definition and an example from a poem and an analytical sentence that identifies the device, quotes the device, and interprets the purpose of the device.
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English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This includes a PowerPoint on 19 common literary devices and techniques, two poems that contain the devices, a list of 7 possible activities, a handout to take notes, and an image of a word wall from my classroom. Each slide includes a definition
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Handouts
$4.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
Great end of unit activity. This file includes a description of 11 different activities (including a visual one-pager) for 18 passages related to immersion in To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. The file includes the full text of the passages so
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
Great for an end of unit activity. This includes a description of 11 different activities (including a visual one-pager) for 13 passages related to heartbreak in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. The file includes the full text of the passages
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
$3.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This includes a description of 11 different activities (including a visual one-pager) for 16 passages related to contradictions, equivocations, paradoxes, and ironies in Macbeth by William Shakespeare. The file includes quotes from the passages so
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English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

English teacher, Princeton High School, NJ; 15 years teaching experience; taught 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade; currently teach AP Literature and Composition, senior English; Electives: Filmmaking, Creative Writing, Media Studies, Film Appreciation

MY TEACHING STYLE

I focus on creative writing, project-based learning, video essays, close reading, poetry, podcasts, read alouds, short fiction, novels, literary techniques, and writing instruction.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.A., B.A. English, Rutgers University; NJ Standard Teaching Certificate; NJ Standard Supervisor Certificate

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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GRADES

7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

SUBJECTS

English Language Arts

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