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By The Literary Maven
These resources for the short story “The Sniper” by Liam O'Flaherty can be printed, used digitally, or a combination of the two. All resources are Google Drive resources (primarily Google Docs unless otherwise noted as Google Slides, Google Forms,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.9
$1.50
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Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
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, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2
$6.00
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By The Literary Maven
This resource is designed to guide students step by step through the process of writing a theme analysis essay and can be used with any text: a novel, short story, play, nonfiction piece, etc. Students will brainstorm themes and practice writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
$6.00
68
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By The Literary Maven
This is a set of text-based assessments that I use to assess my students’ knowledge of theme. The variety of passages and text complexity levels allows you to retest students as needed and make accommodations for struggling readers. Each assessment
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Examinations - Quizzes, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
$4.50
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By The Literary Maven
This weeklong lesson on the coming of age short story "Through the Tunnel" by Doris Lessing can be printed, used digitally, or a combination of the two. All resources are Google Drive resources (primarily Google Docs unless otherwise noted as Google
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
$3.50
48
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Literary Maven
This menu focuses on theme. Students choose which activities to complete to score their desired grade. The activities cover all six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. To preview
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$3.00
79
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By The Literary Maven
Name Readings by Sandra Cisneros, Immaculeta Uzoma Achilike: Focus on ThemeThis is a weeklong lesson focused on comparing theme in two readings: “My Name” by Sandra Cisneros, an excerpt from The House on Mango Street (short story/fiction), and “Why
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Homework, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
$5.00
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By The Literary Maven
Cut Nonfiction Readings by Bob Greene: Focus on ThemeThis is a weeklong lesson on “Cut,” a set of five nonfiction readings (interviews) by Bob Greene, focused on comparing themes. Each interview focuses on the experience of being cut from a sports
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Homework, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
$5.00
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By The Literary Maven
Literary Theme Park: Review of Literary Elements Activity for Any Text Use this activity to review plot, setting. theme, conflict, characters, and symbolism in connection with any story, novel, or play. This fun activity makes for a great end of a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5
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By The Literary Maven
Help your students to determine the theme of any fiction or nonfiction text with this graphic organizer. The guiding questions will help your students to identify universal themes and craft a thematic statement. Reinforce the idea of theme by having
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.7
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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

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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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