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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This easy to follow 4-week unit on The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini will keep your students focused and excited to discover the novel on their own or in groups. The unit contains whole-novel activities that will help you organize your unit by
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.2a
$21.00
$14.70
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This easy to follow 4-week unit on Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison will keep your students focused and excited to discover the novel on their own or in groups. The unit contains whole-novel activities that will help you organize your unit by
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$24.00
$16.80
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This easy to follow 2-week unit on Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston will keep your students focused and excited to discover the novel on their own or in groups. The unit contains whole-novel activities that will help you organize
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$15.00
$10.50
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This easy to follow 4-week unit on Great Expectations by Charles Dickens will keep your students focused and excited to discover the novel on their own or in groups. The unit contains whole-novel activities that will help you organize your unit by
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$15.00
$12.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This easy to follow 4-week unit on Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison will keep your students focused and excited to discover the novel on their own or in groups. The unit contains whole-novel activities that will help you organize your unit by
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$19.50
$13.65
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This easy to follow 2-week unit on Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng will keep your students focused and excited to discover the novel on their own or in groups. The unit contains whole-novel activities that will help you organize your unit
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$14.00
$9.80
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This easy to follow 3-week unit on The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison will keep your students focused and excited to discover the novel on their own or in groups. The unit contains whole-novel activities that will help you organize your unit by
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$13.00
$10.40
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This easy to follow 4-week unit on The Color Purple by Alice Walker will keep your students focused and excited to discover the novel on their own or in groups. The unit contains whole-novel activities that will help you organize your unit by
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$18.00
$12.60
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This easy to follow 2-week unit on Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson will keep your students focused and excited to discover the novel on their own or in groups. The unit contains whole-novel activities that will help you organize
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$14.00
$9.80
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This file contains questions with answers for 341 very short stories, prose poems and essays in the anthology, Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose Forms
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Study Guides
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5
$15.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This easy to follow 3-week unit on The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri will keep your students focused and excited to discover the novel on their own or in groups. The unit contains whole-novel activities that will help you organize your unit by
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.2a
$18.00
$14.40
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This contains the links to 18 poems from Tracy K. Smith, Nikki Giovanni, Aja Monet, Dudley Randall, Margaret Walker, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Natasha Trethewey, Jay Wright, Maya Angelou, Etheridge Knight, Audre Lorde, June Jordan,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$4.80
2
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This easy to follow 4-week unit on Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie will keep your students focused and excited to discover the novel on their own or in groups. The unit contains whole-novel activities that will help you organize your unit by
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$24.00
$16.80
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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$2.00
1
Digital Download DOCX (0.03 MB)
By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This is a study guide for NPR's podcast Serial, Season 1, by Sarah Koenig. It contains a few questions for each episode, and 18 questions for selected excerpts (with the playing time) that contain the crucial moments of the podcast. Designed so
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides
$4.80
Digital Download DOCX (0.02 MB)
By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This simple and easy to follow handout on the topic of racism in Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng will keep your students focused and contains: a brief description of 11 possible activities including a one pager,a list of 21 passages with a
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (7.65 MB)
By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This simple and easy to follow handout on the topic of grief in Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng will keep your students focused and contains: a brief description of 11 possible activities including a one pager,a list of 14 passages with a
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (7.65 MB)
By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This simple and easy to follow handout on the topic of friendship in Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng will keep your students focused and contains:a brief description of 11 possible activities including a one pager,a list of 13 passages
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (7.65 MB)
By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This simple and easy to follow handout on the topic of family in Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng will keep your students focused and contains: a brief description of 11 possible activities including a one pager,a list of 23 passages with a
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (7.65 MB)
By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This simple and easy to follow handout on the topic of education in Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng will keep your students focused and contains: a brief description of 11 possible activities including a one pager,a list of 22 passages
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (7.65 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

English teacher, Princeton High School, NJ; 17 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, Racial Literacy

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

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Visit www.theteachersworkshop.com to read my blog, listen to my podcast, The Joys of Teaching Literature, or enroll in my self-paced online courses designed for high school ELA (English language arts) teachers.

GRADES

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

SUBJECTS

English Language Arts

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