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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$3.00
Digital Download DOCX (0.03 MB)
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
$3.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This 4-week unit on The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald includes whole-novel activities for the following topics: Narrative mode (12 passages), ego (12 passages), class and wealth (23 passages), romance (17 passages), time (7 passages), the past
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$20.00
$14.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This 3-week unit on The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri includes activities for six different topics:appearancedeathdoorsfaithloveplaceracerefugeestechnologywarEach topic comes with questions, an activity, and a list of passages (anywhere from 7 to 17) to
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
$20.00
$14.00
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This 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:- day by day
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Novel Study
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 2-week unit on Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin includes activities for six different topics:self (8 passages)family (8 passages)alcohol (8 passages)money (11 passages)sexuality (32 passages)gender (6 passages)culture (6 passages)place (18
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$17.00
$11.90
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This 4-week unit on Beloved by Toni Morrison includes activities for six different topics:house (17 passages)ghosts and the dead (16 passages)memory (12 passages)motherhood (32 passages))intimacy (13 passages)race (13 passages)slavery (38
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
$16.00
$12.60
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This bundle includes a 4-week unit on Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. It comes with a Word (.docx) file of the entire unit plus a breakdown of the unit file into separate digital handouts. The 4-week unit consists of activities on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.2a
$18.00
$12.60
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This 3-week unit on The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri includes activities for six different topics: nameimmigrationfamilylife and deathmarriage and lovetimeEach topic comes with questions, an activity, and a list of passages (anywhere from 10 to 30) to
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
$12.00
$10.80
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By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This 4-week unit on The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini contains: a unit plan with questions and activities for 7 topics,a study guide with 135 questions, 11 possible activities for each topic including directions for a one-pager, 12 reading quiz
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
$15.00
$10.50
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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
$15.00
$12.00
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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,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.1a, SL.11-12.1b, SL.11-12.1c, SL.11-12.1d
$3.00
Digital Download DOCX (0.03 MB)
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Handouts
$10.00
Digital Download DOCX (3.75 MB)
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
$5.00
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 42:38
By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This handout on the topics of resignation and courage in The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini contains: a brief description of 11 possible activities including a one pagera list of 23 passages with a page a number and a quote that indicates the
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$2.00
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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
Digital Download DOCX (0.02 MB)
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$3.00
Digital Download DOCX (0.04 MB)
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
$5.00
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 48:30
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$4.00
Digital Download ZIP (0.04 MB)
By The Joys of Teaching Literature
This handout on the topic of time (the past, memory, the war, hope) in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald contains: a guiding question to help with locating and interpreting quotations from each passagea list of 28 passages with a page a number
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3
$3.00
Digital Download JPG (0.67 MB)
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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

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

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GRADES

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

SUBJECTS

English Language Arts

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