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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
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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
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Holocaust Victims Identity Card Activities for ELA, History - CCSS Aligned 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
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This digital breakout is intended for reinforcing plot and setting terms including plot, chronological order, flashbacks, flashforwards, foreshadowing, setting, mood, conflict, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. In
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Thank You M'am Lesson Focused on Conflict, Characterization & Inferences This 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
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Holocaust Themed Nonfiction Readings & Responses for ELA, History - CCSS Aligned These ten nonfiction articles and structured writing responses can be used as in class or homework assignments. Each assignment includes two different levels of
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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;
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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,
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The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty: Focus on Theme, Irony, Plot 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
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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
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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,
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Short Story Unit Bundle: Teaching Literary Elements 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
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The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell with Adapted Text: Focus on Plot & Setting This 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
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Nazi Propaganda Analysis from the Holocaust & WWII for ELA, History - CCSS Aligned 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
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The Lady or The Tiger by Frank Stockton with Adapted Text & Simulation This 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
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Stations for Previewing Holocaust Texts & Night Included 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
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This is a set of 9 text-based assessments that I use to prepare my students for standardized testing. There are four fiction passages, four nonfiction passages, and one poetry passage. Each assessment includes a reading passage with five multiple
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Love centers and hands-on activities for your students? Save 20% with this bundle of all five of my skill based stations: Figurative Language Stations Conflict and Characterization Stations Plot and Setting Stations Point of View
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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 point of view. The terms covered are narrator, voice, tone, unreliable narrator, first person
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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,
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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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