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Check out the updated version of this assignment. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mother-to-Son-and-Dear-Mama-Paired-Reading-3835433 Students will identify the theme and tone using "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes and "Dear Mama" by
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This packet provides reading passages and questions to prepare English 10 students for their end of course assessment. Texts include: "I, Too" and "My People" by Langton Hughes, "Salvador, Late or Early" by Sandra Cisneros, "Mama's Pie" by Pamela
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Students will read the poem "A Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes and answer 4 multiple choice questions. Students will then read "Dreams" by Langston Hughes and write a comparison and contrast essay in which the student discusses the tone of each
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After reading the short story "Thank You, Ma'am" by Langston Hughes, students will identify the theme of the story, complete a graphic organizer, and write a short theme essay.
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Students will read two texts and explain how the poem "O Captain! My Captain!" relates to a historical event.
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Students will read and analyze two poems, "I, Too, Sing America" by Langston Hughes and "I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman. This documents consists of short answer, multiple choice, and essay. This activity would work well with "A Raisin in
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Students will practice paraphrasing "The Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston and "That's What Friends are For" by Dionne Warwick.
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UPDATED: Pre-reading activity for students before they begin reading "A Raisin in the Sun". This webquest will provide them with background information on the author as well as historical events that were taking place during this era.
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Students will analyze images in order to make inferences about what is happening in the picture. This mini-lesson includes a PowerPoint presentation that accompanies the student worksheet. There is both an editable and PDF version of the student
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Poetry reading and assessment. This assesses students' knowledge of rhyme scheme, tone, and theme
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Students will analyze paintings by Norman Rockwell in order to infer what is happening in the paintings, draw conclusions, and identify the main idea. This packet includes: 1. PowerPoint Presentation 2. Teacher Presentation PDF 3. Student Work
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Paraphrasing formative assessment questions and exit slip to assess student understanding of the lesson.
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Students will read and annotate Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven".
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This is a 2nd-3rd grade nonfiction reading passage. Students will answer comprehension questions, complete a true/false activity, and do a written activity based on the reading.
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This lesson plan template is great for new teachers to outline their daily lessons. It includes space to write standards, objectives, lesson, and a reflection.
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This packet contains activities for 5 days in addition to two assessments. Students will focus on identifying conflict, point of view, character, dialogue, citing evidence, theme, inferences and writing.
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This lesson plan book is designed for secondary teachers who teach 45-60 minute classes. The planner includes space for writing and keeping track of standards being taught, undated planner pages and more.
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This lesson plan book is designed for secondary teachers who teach 90 minute classes. The planner includes space for writing and keeping track of standards being taught, undated planner pages and more.
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Students will read 20 short passages and select the main idea. Teachers can use this document to make flashcards and put on binder rings or as a worksheet. Answer key included.
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I have been an English teacher since 2002. I've taught grades 6-10. During my time as a public school teacher, I was an Adjunct Instructor teaching Freshmen English, Business writing, and Writing and Communication Skills for teachers. I am currently a high school English teacher serving adults ages 18+ (no age cap) who have returned to school to earn their high school diploma.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style varies depending on my group of students. I do some lecture, but I've been doing assignments and activities that will allow students to lead class discussions. I am currently working on developing a flipped classroom style of teaching for my classroom using Google Classrooms.

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I have a B.S. in Professional Writing from Purdue University as well as a M.S. in Professional Writing from Towson University. I am certified in English Language Arts 5-12.

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