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Students retain vocabulary words much better when the words are grouped thematically instead of being taken from random, alphabetized lists. This thematically organized vocabulary lesson, "Word Up!" contains 10 vocabulary words associated with words
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
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This thematically organized vocabulary lesson is chock full of laughs. "It's All Greek to Me" contains ten words from the Greek language, but the exercises are full of puns and verbal humor. Your students will love this classroom-tested vocabulary
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
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Combat boredom with this themed vocabulary lesson! "Greeks Bearing Gifts" focuses on ten words that come from Greek legends and mythology: atlas, chimerical, herculean, narcissist, odyssey, oedipal, platonic, sardonic, spartan, and titanic. Perfect
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
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Teenagers are obsessed with relationships. "The Love Connection" thematic vocabulary lesson capitalizes on this, utilizing ten words that connect to love, but with a twist. Students can really relate to this lesson, and they will carry the words
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
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This graphic organizer helps students see the subtle differences between formal and informal language. It also encourages them to think about audience awareness, levels of familiarity, and choosing the right words in speaking and writing. In
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.6
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This graphic organizer helps students see the subtle differences between formal and informal language. It also encourages them to think about audience awareness, levels of familiarity, and choosing the right words in speaking and writing. In
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.6
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Perfect for the end-of-the-year blahs! Suffering with a bad case of ennui? This thematic vocabulary lesson is the cure. Careful -- it pokes a little fun at all the tedious classes and lectures endured so far! Make use of the interminable school
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
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Enthrall your students with hebetudinous ways to spend their summer break, before atrophy sets in, and everyone has become cataleptic! This thematic vocabulary lesson, "Couch Potato" offers a final, parting word (or ten) to end the school year on an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Los Angeles Mission College: English 101 and 102; City of Palmdale, Department of Recreation and Culture: Poetry, Creative Writing, SAT Prep, Winning Arguments, College Essay; Discovery Communications: English/Language Arts Curriculum Development Contract Writer; AVUHSD: District Senior Project Coordinator; Quartz Hill High School: Senior Project, and English 9, 10, and 12; Highland High School: Law and Government Academy Coordinator; Highland High School: English 9, 10, 11, 12, Senior Project, and Introduction to Law & Government

MY TEACHING STYLE

Interactive. I like to plan activities that engage students and get them involved in critical discourse. People leave my class arguing artfully about the issues of the day.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

AVUHSD Board of Trustees Recognition: Senior Project Leadership; Who's Who Among Americas Teachers, 2003, 2001, 1996; Special Service Award, AVUHSD; L.A. County Board of Supervisors' Commendation; L.A. County Board of Supervisors, recognition of excellence in teaching.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.A. in English, with Distinction from California State University, Northridge; B.A. equivalent in English from California State University, Northridge; B.S., Music Education, Vocal Emphasis, Grand Canyon University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am also a published poet, and I edit a poetry series called the Native Blossoms Chapbook Series.

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