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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
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
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
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)
By UnCommon Core
61 page unit plan — Our unit on George Washington’s Farewell Address is designed for both English Language Arts and history teachers. It is a self-contained unit appropriate for comprehensive, charter, and home school instruction. Each lesson
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Cooperative Learning
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
9 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (5.33 MB)
By UnCommon Core
One of the main barriers to a close reading of nonfiction texts is vocabulary. In this motivational lesson, students complete two high-interest activities to familiarize themselves with the more difficult words in Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.86 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.


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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.


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  • 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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