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This prompt is intended for students who are beginning to write analytical essays, and who still need a direct prompt. The essay's intended length is 3 pages, and requires that the students have read and discussed John Updike's short story "A&P."
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Homework
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4
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This rubric covers ten basic content areas for a college-level research paper, covering all content, argument, evidence, mechanics, and citation. Each content area is ranked from 1-4, with commentary and description for each rubric level and grade.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, English, Writing-Essays
Grades:
12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Research, Rubrics
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This is a test, appropriate for high school or undergraduate students, covering comprehension and analysis of Shakepeare's Othello. The test has multiple parts: multiple choice character identification, short answer passage identification, short
Subjects:
English, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment
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This Powerpoint will introduce students to the differences between the content, delivery, and formatting of professional memos and emails. Twelve slides: students are expected to take notes.
Subjects:
Writing, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Staff
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Professional Documents
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This is a rubric to assess students' participation in creative writing workshop discussions. There are three content areas: Originality, Affect (Respect/Delivery), Relevance and Insight. Levels ranging 1-4 for each category. Appropriate for use in
Subjects:
Creative Writing, English, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment, Rubrics
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This handout wil help guide students through the process of analyzing poetry. It is a very basic guide, intended for students who are new to the study of poetry, or who are perhaps writing their first literary analyses of poetry.
Subjects:
Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts
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Questions: Contains 20 multiple choice questions, 6 short answer questions pertaining to a specific poem, and one short essay question. 5 challenging Extra Credit questions. Topics: rhyme, meter, scansion, Romantic themes, poetic structure, poetic
Subjects:
English, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment
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Two essay prompts for Shakespeare's Othello, appropriate for high school or undergraduates who have read the play. One topic asks students to explore Iago as a hero, the other revolves aorund the topic of loyalty. Inlcudes a grading guide and
Subjects:
English, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
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A vocabulary list of 40 words and accompanying vocabulary quiz. The quiz contains multiple sections, including simple meaning matching, fill-in-the-blank, and original sentence creation.
Subjects:
Vocabulary
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment
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This is a prompt for a literary analysis of Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. There are three options, which focus on the characters of Pilate, Magdelene, and Guitar.
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
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Four complete essay questions for Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, ranging from prompts on humor, moral code, beauty, and victimhood in the novel.
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
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Three different essay prompts for full-length analytical essays. Prompts include themes of weather, violence, and music. Useful for high school or undergraduate English students who have completed their study of The Great Gatsby.
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Homework
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This test covers Acts 1-2 of Othello, and includes a study guide for students. Test consists of Character IDs – Matching (5 questions, 2 points each) Short Answers (5 questions, 5 points each)/Passage Discussion (2 questions, 20 points
Subjects:
English, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment
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This document contains two essay prompts pertaining to the literature and films about the Vietnam War. Though the prompts identify a few different specific texts (Platoon, Apocalypse Now, The Sorrow of War, etc.) these prompts work for and with ANY
Subjects:
World History, Film, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment, Homework
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This worksheet helps students understand how to question a text in order to perform a literary analysis. It includes excerpts from Shelley's Frankenstein, and a series of questions intended to help students close-read passages and interpret words,
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Novel Study
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Two essay prompts for Othello. These prompts have more information for students, including quotes that the students should discuss in their essays. Topics discuss the role of Desdemona's handkerchief as well as Shakespeare'se use of pregnancy
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment, Homework
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Three analytical essay prompts, intended for high school students. Topics include father figures, prison imagery, and violence in the novel.
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
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These tests, together, cover all of Homer's Odyssey. Intended for high school students, these tests include many different types of questions, all available for preview.
Subjects:
Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Assessment
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This handout walks students through a formal argumentative paragraph, based on literary analysis and close-reading. The parts of the paragraph are clearly distinguished, explained, and the students are walked through a progressive construction of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
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I have five years' experience teaching in private secondary schools in D.C. and California, and I have taught English (Creative Writing, Composition, Research, Rhetoric, and more) to university undergraduates for seven years.

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