Whitney Dionizio

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"Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull." - George Orwell, 1984
 
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By Whitney Dionizio
A whole, teachable unit emphasizing close reading and short answer response! Great for Texas English STAAR test prep, literary analysis, and AP English test prep. This packet is 22 pages long. It includes close reading of a literary story,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Test Prep, Rubrics
$10.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Whitney Dionizio
Use favorite movie quotes to model integration! Integrating a quote into a sentence of their own is one of the most difficult skills to master for young writers. This resource will help introduce the concept to students and, with continued use,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Fun Stuff
$3.00
5 ratings
3.5
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By Whitney Dionizio
This packet includes teacher notes for each activity as well as a resource section in the back with support materials. Teaching time will vary depending on student skill levels and class period durations. This may be used as a unit as a whole or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Test Prep
$10.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Whitney Dionizio
Easily score those short answer responses! I created this flowchart as a much more user-friendly and convenient way to help teachers and students score short answer responses according to the Texas STAAR short answer rubrics. This is a very clear
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Rubrics
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Whitney Dionizio
I use these two handouts as close reading activities with two contemporary short stories: "Big Boy" by David Sedaris and "Babycakes" by Neil Gaiman. If you don't already teach these stories, I highly recommend them for high school use. The Sedaris
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$3.00
2 ratings
3.8
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By Whitney Dionizio
Printable Handout! This is a great resource for students to use while writing literary analysis essays. I made this for my AP English Literature students, but also used it with my 10th grade pre-AP kiddos when I introduced them to literary
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Whitney Dionizio
This is an effective yet simple how-to for students to utilize as a resource while writing their own short answer responses. The front of the page has the step-by-step in simple terms, and the back includes an example using the movie Shrek.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Scaffolded Notes
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Whitney Dionizio
These are essay prompts I compiled for use with Aldus Huxley's Brave New World in my AP Literature class. The prompts come from the Advanced Placement released open-ended questions for AP Literature (question 3). The first page is formatted with 3
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Novel Study
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Whitney Dionizio
This is a prompt I made for my students while we were reading Macbeth. It is modeled after the AP Literature Question 2 Poetry prompts. This is a challenging essay prompt, but is great for AP students because of the complexity in Hecate's speech
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
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By Whitney Dionizio
This is a printable bookmark to use when teaching the novel Things Fall Apart. It lists the main character names, their pronunciations, and a brief reminder of who they are. I found this extremely helpful for students when reading this wonderful
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Printables
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Whitney Dionizio
This packet contains four ready-to-print activities for skill reinforcement after reading George Orwell's 1984. Included: --Creative project (instruction sheet and rubric) that has students create their own government and present it to the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Test Prep, Novel Study
$10.00
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By Whitney Dionizio
Many students come into the classroom with some sort of immediate issue that will impede their ability to participate in learning at that time. Sometimes just having an outlet available for them to acknowledge it helps to get back to active
Subjects:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Classroom Community
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
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By Whitney Dionizio
This is just a nice little handout of the 10 editing and revising rules I focus on in my classroom. This one-pager is handy for use when students are peer editing, editing their own papers, and preparing for standardized tests. The rules listed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts
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By Whitney Dionizio
This packet details a wonderful strategy for organizing essays called bucketing and gives nice guides for what each paragraph should include. It has a rubric and actual essay from start to finish in order to illustrate the strategy at each step of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans
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By Whitney Dionizio
This is a PowerPoint that goes through the bucketing strategy for organizing and planning an essay. I also have a packet called Essay Writing Guidelines & Organizing Using Bucketing that goes into more explanation and detail about the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
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By Whitney Dionizio
One-page short answer response rubric for Texas STAAR tests! I took all of the state's short answer criteria and put it into one page to make it more convenient for classroom use. One table is for single selection questions and one is for paired
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Rubrics
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By Whitney Dionizio
I just put the state's long expository essay rubric into a one-page table format for more convenient classroom use. Download it for free along with my one-page persuasive essay rubric, and be sure to stop by my store to check out my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Rubrics
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By Whitney Dionizio
I just put the state's long persuasive essay rubric into a one-page table format for more convenient classroom use. Download it for free along with my one-page expository essay rubric, and be sure to stop by my store to check out my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Test Prep, Rubrics
FREE
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By Whitney Dionizio
This product is a 3-page printable that sets up a built-in current events discussion in the classroom each week. Students choose a news story to present once per grading period. Included are the instructions and requirements for Issues, the
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Oral Communication, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
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By Whitney Dionizio
Let me make the custom classroom signs you envision! Think classroom organization, custom quotes that go with your unit of study, word walls, strategies - if you can think of it, I can make it for you! I hand-paint each sign based on your needs.
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I was a classroom teacher for 9 years at Texas public high schools teaching everything from remedial English to AP Literature. I am currently staying at home with my own small children.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I averaged 125 students daily in my classroom, so classroom management has been a huge focus in my style. I create and follow routines and use an array of strategies to run a safe, productive, and interactive classroom. My focus is on building rapport with students while engaging them in the ELA content, from testing to the real-world importance of close reading and skilled writing.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.Ed. in Secondary Education, Texas 8-12 certification in English Language Arts and Journalism, Texas Principal certification

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