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Graphic organizer is suitable to contrast any movie varying noticeably from a book, such as Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Space for brief analysis of changes below in reference to changes. I think this graphic organizer is great, because it is
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Movie Guides
$4.00
$3.75
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This is one of the very best short stories, both empathetic, shocking, and a social critique relevant today. This short story is also one of the best for assigning a model five-paragraph essay and receiving successful, full responses (due to story's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Study Guides, Other
$5.00
$4.50
1 rating
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24 vocabulary words in context of sentences, with 3- or 4-part assignment. Steps A-C involve context analysis and rewriting the given sentence in simpler English. Step D, optional, involves presenting work on any one of the vocabulary words, and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Thoughtful and Useful
Oral literature or folklore is often beautiful, and here I've listed two excerpts: one a traditional poem and another a poem based on the oral tradition. This PowerPoint (2007) was created to share with other teachers in order to promote African
Subjects:
African Studies, Education, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Other, Professional Documents
$6.00
$5.00
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3.5
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By Thoughtful and Useful
Visual information on school wireless or electromagnetic risks, cited, for person of regular/average education and basic understanding of genetic damage terms and terms related to the electromagnetic spectrum. Special slides reference increasing
Subjects:
Professional Development, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Other, Professional Development
$100.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Thoughtful and Useful
This poem graphic organizer is unique, as it fits just about everything I deem important for comprehension on one page including student questions (keys) and an ending interpretation question which can be answered on another sheet or the back. While
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Mnemonics, Graphic Organizers
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Questions are written in simple language about cloning, DNA identification, genetic inheritance, etc. and are meant for students that have not studied the topic in detail--i.e. a prequiz. The general concept should be understood afterwards well
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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Created on behalf of students unfamiliar with Christian and / or archaic terms after speaking with a student who could not identify Satan as a term for devil--surprisingly a large number of my former urban 10th and 11th grade students. 49 Biblical
Subjects:
Vocabulary, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Word Walls
$2.00
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By Thoughtful and Useful
Reviews impairment of fertility from wireless and electricity with charts and tables of relevant studies. Studies chosen are simple to understand, emphasizing wireless risks but also including 4 brief slides on electrical design, fields, and safety.
Subjects:
Biology, Health, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$15.00
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This is a different spin on Of Mice and Men, focusing on nature motifs/imagery for thematic development. Materials follow the nature motif theme. These include relevant motif vocabulary (nearly 50 from the book, then nearly 50 more); two projects
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Novel Study
$5.50
$4.50
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1 double-sided sheet with boxes for students to draw important scenes and add relevant quotes from each scene. Includes a miniature, simple 3-point rubric for scene selection (key scene), quote relevant to scene, and neatness. Illustrating is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Fun Stuff
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Example is a short outlined response to a query on Beowulf's honor in his final battle and includes quotations with simple interpretations, serving primarily to clarify the purpose and organization of details in an outline. Example can be understood
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Outlines
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By Thoughtful and Useful
A cumulative verb form chart helps students visualize the connection and differences between verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs. Two examples are given, and then approximately 18 rows are provided for students to fill with examples. Additionally
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Handouts
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This is a health risks warning brochure, a tri-fold, which has columns on the following: criticisms of the FCC, which sets guidelines on allowable wireless exposures;sample wireless and electronic research showing health risks; actions of
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Instructional Technology, Child Care
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
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By Thoughtful and Useful
A presentation of school wireless and other electromagnetic risks from a health perspective, including citations, graphs, charts, and images. This is formatted for presentation with focus on risks with scientific support and with an overview of
Subjects:
Science, Health, Public Health
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
CCSS:
RI.9-10.8, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.5, RST.9-10.1, RST.9-10.8, RST.9-10.9, RST.11-12.1, RST.11-12.2
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Taught variety of high school English literature, SAT, and basic skills/reading courses, as well as middle school English language arts, resource skills lab, and creative writing. Former homeschooling parent and former overseas ESL teacher. Reading skills taught included phonics and basic reading skills in classes or as tutor.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Focused upon providing thought-provoking, in-depth, practical content, integrated with useful skills. Enjoy interdisciplinary lessons or units, and sharing knowledge. Enjoyed debates and investigations.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Some writing awards. Often complimented for lesson plans, research, creativity, and writing skills. Shining teacher moment? My students were shining teacher moments, except when they were crazy students. Yes, there are some crazy students.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm just uploading, when time, favorites of what seems useful, solid, and possibly great as I run through past lessons and materials. This site, https://www.patreon.com/heal, is one where I ask for patronage to allow continued development of resources addressing environmental health.

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