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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
Make the plot, language, and themes of this Ancient Greek tragedy accessible and relevant to your students. Over 230 PPT slides, 200 printable pages, and 55 different engaging common core activities bring this great play to life in the classroom.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lectures, PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts
$32.50
$19.00
85 ratings
3.9
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
This Night Unit and Activities Bundle includes 150+ slides and over 175 pages of comprehensive literary analysis reading and writing activities. Teach students close reading skills and a deep understanding of symbolism, characterization, setting
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Handouts
$50.00
$19.00
86 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
Make compare and contrast tasks easy and practical for your students with this comprehensive writing packet. Step by step practices to make this genre of writing simple and accessible. PPT lecture coincides with student notes to provide direct
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.1e, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2c, W.9-10.2d, W.9-10.2e...
$6.00
55 ratings
3.9
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
TEACH STUDENTS TO THINK AND WRITE LIKE COLLEGE STUDENTS. PPT lecture, notes and interactive reading and writing exercises teach students to analyze rhetorical appeals and integrate ethos, pathos, and logos into their own essays. Students will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts
$4.00
28 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
18 High resolution JPEG posters to display in the classroom. Each poster addresses a different element of expository and persuasive essay writing. 3 Bonus posters give direction and guidelines on how to annotate informational and literary texts.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$10.50
$3.00
45 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
TEACH YOUR STUDENTS TO READ AND THINK LIKE COLLEGE STUDENTS. This bundle of close reading activities combines ppt lectures and guided exercises to enhance skills of analyzing the rhetorical situation, mood and tone, author's purpose, bias, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Homework
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.7, RI.9-10.8, RI.9-10.9
$17.00
$10.00
39 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
YOU CAN TEACH YOUR STUDENTS TO READ AND THINK LIKE COLLEGE STUDENTS. These resources teach students to analyze rhetorical appeals (ethos, pathos, and logos) within argument and persuasion. This bundle is designed with PPT lectures, student notes,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$26.00
$15.00
37 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
This Literary Elements and Devices Bundle has over 150 slides and 120 pages of analysis and writing activities that you can apply to any novel or short story. Characterization, symbolism, setting, internal and external conflict, theme, mood,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Handouts
$36.50
$19.00
36 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
The new Common Core State Standards place a greater emphasis on critical thinking and implementing nonfiction into the English Language Arts curriculum. Understanding the basics of an author's use of internal text structures, loaded words/language,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Homework
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.6
$4.00
30 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
Help students understand an author's use of diction (denotation vs connotation), imagery, figurative language, and syntax; to analyze the tone and mood of a text. Students will to determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Homework
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.6
$4.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
Getting students to read informational text can be trying, but analyzing the cultural phenomenon of urban legends. The new Common Core State Standards place a greater emphasis on critical thinking and implementing expository and nonfiction texts
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
$5.00
31 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
Common Core Aligned. Great culminating or chapter by chapter progressive activity for the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel. This adaptable activity can be done individually or in groups. Students will evaluate diction and figurative language in a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.4
$3.00
28 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
What's Christmas with out Dicken's classic "A Christmas Carol"? These close reads will examine two different perspectives on the character of Scrooge, and whether he was truly a villian or a practical genius. The new Common Core State Standards
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
$4.50
33 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
Common Core Aligned. Great activity for section 2 of Elie Wiesel's memoir Night. Students will complete close reads of victim farewell notes and compare the notes' purposes and use of language. Upon completion, students will write their own
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.4, W.9-10.3a, W.9-10.3d
$1.50
40 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
Getting students to read informational text can be trying, but the engaging topics (Zombies, Vampires & Urban Legends) will spark a student's interest. The new Common Core State Standards place a greater emphasis on critical thinking and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
$6.00
41 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
COMMON CORE ALIGNED: This bundle includes 6 complete progressive lessons that explore some of the great rhetoric of MLK and Malcolm X. Each lesson touches all learning modalities through PPT lecture, engaging videos, music, individual and group
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts
$26.00
$13.00
37 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
TEACH YOUR HIGH SCHOOLERS TO WRITE AND THINK LIKE COLLEGE STUDENTS. Students need so much more than basic graphic organizers and sample paragraphs to become good writers. These ppt lectures, student exercises, and unique instructional strategies
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$30.00
$13.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
Must have MLK "I Have A Dream" digital resource for rhetorical analysis and Black History Month. Guided close reading worksheets help students analyze the rhetorical situation, diction, syntax, figurative language, connotation / denotation, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.9, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.2b, W.9-10.2d
$8.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
TEACH YOUR STUDENTS TO WRITE LIKE COLLEGE STUDENTS. This writing bundle focuses on developing student skills in explanatory or informational essay writing. Each lesson provides guided writing exercises that address each element of essay writing:
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$25.50
$13.00
23 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (17.32 MB)
By TOP Writing and Reading Academy
Veterans Day is close to the heart of so many families in America. This exercise challenges students to incorporate strategic diction and figurative language to develop tone and mood within a letter of gratitude. Each student will complete
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Handouts
$2.00
23 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (1.27 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

13 Years Classroom Teaching High School 1 Year Classroom Teaching Middle School 1 Year Director School Newspaper 6 Years Student Development Higher Education

MY TEACHING STYLE

Typical lesson follows this basic format using a variety of formats to touch numerous learning modalities. 1. Facilitated Socratic session and/or group activity to stimulate prior knowledge. 2. Interactive Media Presentation presenting subject area and skills with facilitated exercises to check for understanding. 3. Guided practice using concept or skill. 4. Individual exercises to practice skill. 5. Formative assessment to measure mastery of concept or skill.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. English Literature M.A. Education Teaching Credential Language Arts

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I consider the early high school years as a time of transition. Prior to high school the focus in Language Arts classes has been understanding language. The exciting thing about high school instruction is that the focus should shift from understanding language to using language effectively. From its origins, language can be considered the most powerful force available to man. Everything starts and moves forward with effective communication and understanding. Your students' future success will very much involve their ability to use language effectively. I attempt to design each lesson plan and unit with this in mind.

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