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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 lesson. This lesson
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
631
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Literary Maven
“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 pieces of evidence as primary or secondary source evidence. Then students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.4
$7.00
793
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By The Literary Maven
In this lesson, students will analyze propaganda posters used by Nazi Germany during World War II and the Holocaust to spread and preserve the basic ideas of Nazism and to dehumanize “inferior" groups. This lesson can be printed, used digitally, or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.8
$4.00
226
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Literary Maven
This Google Slides presentation introducing the Holocaust is accompanied by a set of fill-in-the-blank notes for students and a review activity. Topics covered: pre-war, anti-Semitism, the Weimar Republic, Germany’s totalitarian state, persecution,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3
$3.50
258
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Literary Maven
This bundle of short stories includes ALL of my short story lessons. You can find all of the lessons including public domain texts here and all of the lessons including adapted texts here.The resources included can be printed, used digitally, or a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
$54.50
$35.00
203
Bundle
By The Literary Maven
Using stations on the first day of school sets the tone for the year. Show students that they will be engaged in hands-on learning and collaborating with classmates in your classroom. These stations, some group tasks and some independent tasks, can
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Oral Communication, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1
$6.00
2,499
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Literary Maven
This complete 7 week unit for the drama Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare can be printed, used digitally, or a combination of the two. The resource includes a print ready PDF as well as Google Drive versions (Docs, Slides, Forms, etc.) of all
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.9...
$44.00
$30.80
89
Bundle
By The Literary Maven
This bundle includes a total of 75+ different reading passages at varied levels, totaling 90+ different assessments. The variety of passages and text complexity levels allows you to retest students as needed and make accommodations for struggling
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1...
$47.50
$33.25
170
Bundle
By The Literary Maven
This bundle includes my best-selling Holocaust resources, all of which are perfect additions to your unit on the Holocaust in either an English Language Arts or history classroom. All of the resources included can be printed, used digitally, or a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.7, RI.9-10.8, RI.9-10.10, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, SL.9-10.1
$31.00
$21.70
162
Bundle
By The Literary Maven
This lesson on the short story “The Lady or The Tiger” by Frank Stockton 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Simulations, Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.1
$6.00
191
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Literary Maven
This week long lesson on the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell 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.R.7, CCRA.R.10
$5.00
170
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Literary Maven
Included are six station activities with four stations focused on building students' knowledge about the Holocaust and the related text you will be reading. The final two stations are focused on specifically introducing the characters in and author
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1
$5.00
211
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Literary Maven
This week long lesson on the short story "Thank You M'am" by Langston Hughes 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10
$4.00
338
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
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
75
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By The Literary Maven
These resources for the short story “The Gift of the Magi” by O Henry 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
100
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
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
217
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By The Literary Maven
This digital breakout is intended for reinforcing types of conflict: internal and external, person versus self, person, society, nature, fate/God, the supernatural, and technology.In this Escape Room-like game, students will interact with a variety
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2
$6.00
104
Digital Download PDF (1.65 MB)
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, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2
$6.00
573
Digital Download PDF (1.65 MB)
By The Literary Maven
Stations are great hands-on activities that can be incorporated into existing centers in your classroom. Digital stations can be used in variety of ways to encourage collaboration between students. This bundle includes stations focused on plot and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.L.5
$24.00
$19.20
224
Bundle
By The Literary Maven
This digital breakout is intended for reinforcing types of characters and characterization: protagonist, antagonist, round characters, flat characters, dynamic characters, static characters, stock characters, direct and indirect
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2
$6.00
139
Digital Download PDF (1.67 MB)
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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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