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By The Literary Maven
Using stations on the first day of school sets the tone for the year. Show students that they will be out of their seats, engaged in learning, and collaborating with classmates in your classroom. These six stations, some group tasks and some
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Oral Communication, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1
$3.00
2,399
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By The Literary Maven
Crime Scene Activity: Analyzing Primary and Secondary Source Evidence “The Case of the Student Teacher Gone Missing” is an activity that asks students to solve a crime based on their analysis of evidence. First students must classify the twelve
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$7.00
697
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By The Literary Maven
These activities accompany my FREE Holocaust Victims' Identity Cards and are designed to help students make a personal connection with the victims of the Holocaust. These activities could be used before a novel study or a history
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$5.00
515
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By The Literary Maven
This digital breakout is intended for reinforcing plot and setting terms including plot, chronological order, flashback, flashforward, foreshadowing, setting, mood, conflict, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. In
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2
$6.00
535
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By The Literary Maven
Thank You M'am Lesson Focused on Conflict, Characterization & InferencesThis week long lesson on the short story "Thank You M'am" by Langston Hughes is focused on the skills of conflict, characterization and making inferences. Terms covered
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
$4.00
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By The Literary Maven
This is a lesson on the short story “The Sniper” by Liam O'Flaherty.Included:*Reading guide with focus on comprehension and theme*Reading guide with focus on plot and irony*Constructed response prompt and form with grading rubric*CCSS
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
175
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By The Literary Maven
These ten nonfiction articles and structured writing responses can be used as in class or homework assignments. Each assignment includes two different levels of the reading and six choices of paragraph formats for writing a response to the article.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10
$5.00
279
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By The Literary Maven
The Holocaust Introductory PowerPoint & Notes for ELA, History This PowerPoint introducing the Holocaust is accompanied by a set of fill-in-the-blank notes for students. Topics covered: pre-war, anti-Semitism, the Weimar Republic, Germany’s
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$3.00
201
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By The Literary Maven
Stations are great hands-on activities and can be incorporated into existing centers in your classroom. This is a set of five stations that are focused on conflict and characterization. The terms covered are internal conflict, person versus self;
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.SL.1
$4.50
202
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By The Literary Maven
This lesson focuses on propaganda posters used by the Nazi party to spread and preserve the basic ideas of Nazism and to dehumanize “inferior" groups. Students will analyze ten posters to infer meaning, and identify patterns and symbols.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.4, RI.7.6, RI.7.8, RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.4, RI.8.6, RI.8.8, RI.9-10.1...
$4.00
164
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By The Literary Maven
Stations for Previewing Holocaust Texts & NightIncluded are six station activities which can be used in a English Language Arts or history classroom. Four stations are focused on introducing the Holocaust and the related text you will be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.7.3, RL.8.3, RL.9-10.3, RL.11-12.3, RI.7.1, RI.7.3, RI.7.7, RI.8.1, RI.8.3, RI.8.7, RI.9-10.1...
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178
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By The Literary Maven
The Lady or The Tiger by Frank Stockton with Adapted Text & SimulationThis is a lesson on the short story “The Lady or The Tiger” by Frank Stockton. Included:*2 homework sheets based on vocabulary from the text*PowerPoint of vocabulary based
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Simulations
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.1
$6.00
137
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By The Literary Maven
This digital breakout is intended for reinforcing theme. In this Escape Room-like game, students will interact with a variety of text and media, including a Google Slides presentation with definitions and examples of theme as well as helpful tips
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2
$6.00
156
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By The Literary Maven
Stations are great hands-on activities and can be incorporated into existing centers in your classroom. This is a set of six stations that are focused on plot and setting. The terms covered are plot, conflict, setting, mood, chronological order,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.SL.1
$5.00
216
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By The Literary Maven
These resources are perfect for creating a short story unit or adding on to your own. Each text can also be taught as an independent lesson in any order. Students will read a variety of short stories that introduce and reinforce literary
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
$49.50
$32.00
150
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By The Literary Maven
The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell with Adapted Text: Focus on Plot & SettingThis week long lesson on the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell focuses on plot and setting.Included: *6 page adapted version of text
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10
$5.00
118
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By The Literary Maven
This digital breakout is intended for introducing or reviewing the novel, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. In this Escape Room-like game, students will interact with a variety of text and media, including a letter from S. E Hinton to fans, Robert
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2
$6.00
147
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By The Literary Maven
This digital breakout can be used as a first day of school or back to school activity or any time of year to encourage collaboration between students and out of the box thinking. Inspired by the Jules Verne novel, Around the World in 80 Days,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2
$6.00
169
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By The Literary Maven
Character/Point of View Activity for Any Text: Tweet Sheet Engage your students in a novel or literature circle with this activity focused on characterization and point of view. Students will create Twitter handles based on character analysis and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.SL.1
$1.00
93
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By The Literary Maven
Stations are great hands-on activities and can be incorporated into existing centers in your classroom. This is a set of six stations are focused on figurative language and would be a perfect addition to a poetry unit. The terms covered are simile,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.SL.1
$5.00
160
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Six years of teaching English 1, 2, 4 (ninth, tenth, and twelfth grade English), Creative Writing, reading intervention classes, and Senior Seminar. Currently a Middle School Literacy Specialist.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that you must bring the learning to the student rather than expect the student to always come to the learning. In an attempt to bring the learning to my students, my store is full of resources to differentiate instruction: stations, menus, choice boards, etc.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Member of The National Writing Project, Curriculum unit published by the Yale National Initiative

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate: English/American Studies, Temple University; Master's: Education, Temple University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Co-host of #2ndaryELA chats for MS & HS ELA teachers. For special product or bundle requests, contact me at brynnallison@theliterarymaven.com.

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