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Preparing to read handout includes information about the novel for students to read over BEFORE starting to read. Handout includes map of Mississippi, context, genre (episodic, picaresque), terms to know (bildungsroman, antebellum), character, and
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This lesson asks students to close read select passages to analyze the symbolism of both the eyes of T.J. Eckleburg and the colors gold/yellow. It is divided into two parts, one for each major symbol. Students should have read most of the book,
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This is a guided reading analysis that asked students to analyze the literary devices and style of Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men." This activity is best suited to students that have an understanding of rhetorical devices and modern poetry. I used
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This close reading analysis is about Mary Wollstonecraft's "Vindication of the Rights of Women." Worksheet is ONLY about select chapters. CHAPTERS 1, 2, 13 & INTRODUCTION. Selections were chosen for 10th grade.
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Instruction for close reading. Simple steps geared towards secondary education. This handout is excellent for students to keep as a resource in their binders. These steps can be referred to and used for any fictional text. Great for poems, short
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This lesson is great for any high school students, but especially 11th and 12th graders struggling to differentiate summary and analysis. This lesson asks students to define analysis, reviews Bloom's taxonomy, and judge the quality of sample
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This lesson asks students to look at word choice and purpose in Ezra Pound's "In a Station of the Metro." Students will understand how the words create an image in the readers mind. They will then write their own Imagist Poems in the same style.
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Preparing to read handout front loads students with important information before starting the novel. Handout includes information about genre (novel of manners), context, characters, and plot. Handout also includes graphic of character relationships
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This tool is great for teachers who need a comprehensive resource or for students who need a quick reference for essay writing. This guide goes through everything from thesis development to textual evidence formatting. My students find it very
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I made this resource for AP Literature students this year and they LOVED IT! I call this a "Flashcard Book" because it has terms on one page and definitions on the other. It is also full of helpful academic vocab, info, and tips on the AP exam.
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This graphic organizer is excellent for the very start of the novel. You should have students read the first couple pages of the text, focusing on not just what Nick says, but why he says it. This note-taking sheet asks students to paraphrase,
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This activity is excellent for studying characterization in The Scarlet Letter. It's accessible for students because they are writing in first person, but have to employ their knowledge of Hester's thoughts and feelings. This could be used at any
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This activity is meant for small groups. Activity contains various passages from the novel and asks students annotate and discuss why Huck could be reliable. Activity ask students to cite specific works and reasoning in their justification. I
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These slides include similar and complimentary information to the "Preparing to Read Frankenstein" handout. These slides are meant to introduce the novel and provide the students with interesting and relevant information. I ended up making these
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This assignment asks students to consider how Puritan morality influence the three main characters: Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Roger Chillingworth. This assignment works best if the students have some working knowledge of Puritan life and
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This versatile activity asks students to consider Austen's novel as a piece of social commentary. You can adapt this project for: *Group Activity *Individual Assignment *Unit Project After completing a SOAPS analysis, students must create a
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Do you LOVE Transcendentalism? Are you a sucker for nature writing? Do you want your students to analyze interesting nonfiction? Then this is the resource for you! This purchase includes Chapter 1 of Emerson's famous essay, "Nature," along with
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This lesson asks students to look at word choice in Ezra Pound's "In a Station of the Metro." Students will understand how the words create an image in the readers mind. They will then write their own Imagist Poems in the same style. Teaching for
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Handout to give students before starting A Tale of Two Cities. Handout has genre, character information, timeline, and plot info. Helpful for front loading information, especially for SPED or ESL students. I have this for other novels as well!
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Timeline for fictional events and historical events of A Tale of Two Cities. This gets students connecting the plot with history. Activity is useful in small groups or individually for homework. I recommend this when you are at least 3/4 through
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Have taught 8th -12th grade ELA in public schools. Specialty is 18th-20th century world literature. Emphasis on the classics. I work with many ESL and ELL students, but my handout are accessible for students at all levels of reading. Currently, I teach grade level English for juniors and seniors, and I also teach AP English Literature. My focus this year has been on streamlining instruction and assessments to be based in rigorous content, but also strongly rooted in CCSS skills.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I approach teaching with a love of novel study and focus on the whole student. I aim to front-load my students with every reading task and assign a variety of formal and informal assessments. I believe that giving resources and differentiated learning tasks gives students the most opportunity for success.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my BA in English literature in 2012 and went on to purse my teaching certification in secondary English. I have been teaching high school English for two years.

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