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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
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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
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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.
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Our Critical Discussion Activity teaches students the important rules and etiquette necessary for any group-based discussion. Aligned with Common Core Listening and Speaking Standards, students will learn how to conduct polite, critical,
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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
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This lesson includes a variety of fun, effective activities developed to help students learn and retain the meanings of difficult vocabulary words in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” The lesson includes a dictionary of the
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In Ken Burns’ famous documentary on the Civil War, Former Congressman James Symington states, “If I had my choice of all the moments to be present at in that war period, it would be at Gettysburg during Lincoln’s delivery of his speech . . . those
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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
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In this creative activity, students depict the message and tone of famous Martin Luther King Jr. quotes in visual format. The lesson provides a great way for both English and history teachers to inspire their students with some of MLK’s greatest
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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
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Before Daniel Day Lewis took on the role of one of our nation’s greatest presidents in the movie "Lincoln", he spent months researching Lincoln’s physical appearance, mannerisms, and personality characteristics, so he could “become” Lincoln. During
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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

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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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