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It's hard to find the time to incorporate grammar with the more rigorous Common Core Standards taking precedence. Bellwork is an excellent way to tackle this problem without taking too much time out of your already packed class periods. Use this
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Are you reading "Harrison Bergeron" in your class? Looking for text dependent questions? Use this document - it has page numbers (based on the Elements of Literature Textbook) and space to write 2 pieces of textual evidence in a convenient
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The ACT Plus Writing is becoming more and more common for schools to administer. Colleges want to know that the students they are bringing aboard can write an argument. Having taught an ACT enrichment program for several years, one thing is for
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The ACT Reading section has several different question types built into the assessment. It can be extremely beneficial for students to know these question types because you answer recall questions different than you do inference questions. If a
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High School students are just starting to find their way into the "real" world - jobs and college are on their minds. One struggle many students have is creating a resume. What are they supposed to have? Does the activity count? What about bad
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Sentence patterns are a great thing to teach students that are struggling with sentence variety and/or monotonous tone. Not every student feels "creative" enough to write well, and many of those students are more comfortable with formulas. This is
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Short presentation, including pictures, that introduces different themes for the book Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich. This can be used to support textual evidence instruction.
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Utilize In-Class Reading or SSR in your room? If you do, you may be having a hard time balancing the fun aspect and making sure the kids are practicing the skills they need to be successful. Try this reading log - it practices several skills in a
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24 different research topics that can be used as topics for a research project based on To Kill a Mockingbird or another text based on the same civil rights/racist themes. All research topics include 3-4 research questions to guide students in
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Sometimes, rubrics are the worst. You have to read every single box (on top of reading to assignment itself) and make a large judgement call, depending on the wording on the rubric itself. You think it can't get worse. Then you see the ACT Writing
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Do your students need more practice with ACT-Style questioning? Have you exhausted your resources from Test-Prep books and practice quizzes online? Do you want something that might tie into your curriculum a little better? This resource is a short
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Standardized testing rubrics are the worst. This one breaks down the language and categories used by College Board to score the new SAT Essays. It includes the 3 different components - Reading, Analysis, and Writing - and then the sub-categories
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Like with any True-Crime story, there are a lot of details given at any particular time. For students, this can be extremely difficult to keep track of (especially if they're engaged and trying to solve the mystery as they go). Use these
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Looking for a unique way to incorporate art in your classroom? Are you an art teacher looking to incorporate more writing into your curriculum to help with the more rigorous Common Core standards? Maybe you're teaching an elective on alternative
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This presentation uses Harlem Renaissance poetry as the basis for reflection and poetry analysis. Prompts are quick and require textual evidence. I used this as a bellwork activity.
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Maus II is an amazing graphic novel that is ripe with opportunities for discussion and opportunity for critical thinking. This product breaks down questions by different sections of the book (page numbers included). They're easy to display on a
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It's hard to find the time to incorporate grammar with the more rigorous Common Core Standards taking precedence. Bellwork is an excellent way to tackle this problem without taking too much time out of your already packed class periods. Use this
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This is an assessment designed for the book The Innocent Man by John Grisham. It is a formal, MLA style paper that requires students to look for very specific details in the text, as the topic choices argue against the bias of the author. RUBRIC
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Short presentation, including pictures, that introduces different themes for the book The Innocent Man by John Grisham. This can be used to support textual evidence instruction.
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SSR Project that provides options for students to choose. Project covers: - Plot - Characterization - Themes - Creativity Product can also be used in conjunction with the SSR Log I've also posted.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I graduated from Saint Louis University in 2010 and started subbing at a large, public school. After a small hiatus, I am now teaching at a small, urban district right outside St. Louis.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I prefer to be the "Guide on the Side" rather than constantly being at the center of the class. I tend to design activities that the students can muddle through with assistance from peers and myself, rather than lecturing. In fact, last year, I only gave 1 day of notes.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Madison County ELA Shift Kit Presenter Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated Summa Cum Laude in the Honors Program at SLU Graduated in top 5% of class at Edwardsville High School

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I am happily hoping to continue curriculum planning 6-12!

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