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This is a 30-question quiz designed to assess student comprehension of the main ideas of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. It includes multiple choice, true/false, and matching questions. A key is included with the quiz. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2
$2.00
32 ratings
3.9
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By UnCommon Core
A new test to address a new era in education! We created this 100-question final assessment on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to align with Common Core State Standards. The majority of the test is based on five close reading passages from the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$5.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By UnCommon Core
You are a world-famous statistician. Today you have received an urgent order from the federal government asking you to create a detailed profile of what kind of person is most electable as president. Your profile must be based on data from all 44
Subjects:
Math, U.S. History, Presidents' Day
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$3.50
33 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.95 MB)
By UnCommon Core
Two Thumbs Up--Five enjoyable activities that finally legitimize showing movies in the classroom—Vine Ripened Tomatoes The best sub lesson plans ever. Stand in line if you have to. These critical and engaging activities are worth the wait—Educators
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Movie Guides
CCSS:
W.9-10.10, SL.9-10.2
$10.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By UnCommon Core
71 page unit plan — We are proud to release our unit on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” to recognize the fifty year anniversary of his struggles for basic human rights in Birmingham, Alabama. His movement’s peaceful
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2...
$14.99
21 ratings
4.0
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By UnCommon Core
A new test to address a new era in education! We created this 100-question final assessment on The Hobbit to align with Common Core State Standards (which are assessed not only on the SBAC and PARCC tests but also on the new SAT). The test contains
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$6.50
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (8.47 MB)
By UnCommon Core
A new test to address a new era in education! We created this 100-question final assessment on Macbeth to align with Common Core State Standards (which are assessed not only on the SBAC and PARCC tests but also on the new SAT). The test contains
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$6.50
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (15.07 MB)
By UnCommon Core
Two thumbs up for this fun, educational lesson! For English and history teachers who want to use visual media to enhance their students’ understanding of Lincoln’s major speeches (ie The Gettysburg Address), the Civil War, or the passing of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Presidents' Day
Grades:
9th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Movie Guides
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$2.00
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.19 MB)
By UnCommon Core
In 1943, Norman Rockwell painted each of the four freedoms that Franklin Delano Roosevelt named in his famous speech. Rockwell’s goal was to make the four freedoms meaningful and understandable for all Americans. In this motivational activity,
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7, CCRA.W.10
$2.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By UnCommon Core
An estimated 300,000 marchers listened to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963. But just how densely packed was the National Mall that day? In this assignment, students use a scaled drawing of the National Mall to
Subjects:
Math, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cultural Activities
$3.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By UnCommon Core
Poetry is the language of love, so what better way for English teachers to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with poetry? We have designed our “How Do I Love Thee?” Valentine’s Day activity not only to help students analyze poetry but also as a way to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Valentine's Day
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10
$2.00
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.19 MB)
By UnCommon Core
A new test to address a new era in education! We created this 100-question final assessment on Romeo and Juliet to align with Common Core State Standards (which are assessed not only on the SBAC and PARCC tests but also on the new SAT). The test
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$6.50
8 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (6.90 MB)
By UnCommon Core
Whether the movie is an integral part of your curriculum or a lesson plan for your sub (so you can attend that important Common Core Seminar), our activity has you covered. It will push your students to think, and if they are like our students, they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Movie Guides
$2.50
14 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.24 MB)
By UnCommon Core
In this focusing activity for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, students will experiment with a fun and effective technological tool for conveying complex information: the infographic. Because of the infographic’s visual appeal,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.3
$3.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By UnCommon Core
What better way to really understand Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision than for students to “walk in his shoes” and create their own protest demonstration on an issue they feel passionate about. After studying Martin Luther King, Jr.’s views about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6
$2.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By UnCommon Core
79 page unit plan — Roosevelt’s address to Congress, otherwise known as the “Four Freedoms Speech,” is one of the defining speeches of our nation. In it he realized that America’s geographical isolationism was no longer possible. Nor was it smart.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2...
$14.99
6 ratings
4.0
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By UnCommon Core
42 page unit plan — “As our case is new, we must think and act anew.” These famous words from Abraham Lincoln are guideposts for teachers who are seeking ways to adopt Common Core State Standards in their classrooms. Common Core is going to redefine
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
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.9-10.9, RI.9-10.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2...
$12.99
16 ratings
4.0
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By UnCommon Core
Did Washington really have wooden teeth? Just how great of a general was he during the Revolutionary War? This motivational activity is designed to provide background facts to foster student interest before they read “Washington’s Farewell
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Presidents' Day
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1
$1.50
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.07 MB)
By UnCommon Core
This is a 25-question quiz designed to assess student comprehension of the main ideas of George Washington’s Farewell Address. It includes multiple-choice, true/false, and matching type questions. A key is included with the quiz. This quiz is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.38 MB)
By UnCommon Core
This is a 25-question quiz designed to assess student comprehension of the main ideas of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Speech. It includes multiple-choice and true/false questions. A key is included with the quiz.

 This quiz is a
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.42 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Janet has taught all levels of high school English, a seminar class for college-level English, creative writing, journalism, AP English, and AVID.


MY TEACHING STYLE

We prefer the role of teacher-coaches—creating activities that are student-centered. We like group settings where students use their unique talents and perspectives to interact with the material.


HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

  • Nevada County Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Masons Teaching Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Teachers

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Janet graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor's Degree in English and French. She earned her Teaching Credential and Masters from Cal State Sacramento.

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