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Introduction to the RST This is an 18 page resource that introduces the PARCC research simulation task through a higher interest topic - a zombie apocalypse! The resource is broken down as follows: * 1 page introduction to the test task and
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AP English Language synthesis essay introduction This six page resource breaks down the synthesis essay (FRQ 1) for the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition exam. These notes address: * Approach to tackling the task * Source use *
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Introduction to the AP Language Open Argument This eight page resource breaks down the open argument essay (FRQ 3) for the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition exam. These notes address: * Approach to tackling the task * Evidence
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Rhetorical Analysis Guide Grade Levels: 9 - 12 Course Specific: AP Language and Composition This is a six page set of notes to guide beginning writers on rhetorical analysis - or nonfiction close reading - that addresses content, writing format,
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A Tale of Two Cities Book Two Reading Quiz This is a reading check quiz with 30 objective multiple choice questions ranging from comprehension, inferences, analysis, and quote identification followed by a writing task. This assessment's writing
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AP Language & Composition Synthesis Prompts This product is comprised of two original synthesis essay prompts with accompanying sources. Formatting mimics the style of prompts from the more recent AP exams (2013 and on) and uses a variety of
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A Tale of Two Cities Book One Reading Quiz Reading quiz for book one, chapters 1-6 of Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities is comprised of 20 objective multiple choice questions and one short essay topic that requires the student demonstrate an
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AP Language & Composition Open Argument Prompts This product contains four original open argument prompts that mimic the styles/formats of the 2013, 2014, and 2015 AP English Language College Board exams. The prompt topics include: * The value
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A Tale of Two Cities Book Three Reading Quiz This reading comprehension assessment consists of 30 objective multiple choice, ranging from plot to inferences to quote identification, and two writing task prompts. The writing tasks address the tragic
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Thesis Writing Notes: This two page instructional handout outlines the expectations of a central claim, or thesis statement, using contemporary examples for history, social studies, and English language arts instruction. It addresses the qualities
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Three Comprehension Quizzes for 'A Tale of Two Cities' This file contains three reading quizzes for Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities that include objective multiple choice ranging from comprehension to inferences to quote identification and writing
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PARCC PBA Formatting Presentation This is a 25 slide power point introducing the PARCC assessment to students. It includes an outline of the testing format, testing times, multiple choice, literary analysis, narrative writing, and research-based
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Objective Reading Assessment Suggested Grades: 7 - 12 This objective assessment evaluates students' ability to read passages closely using an excerpt from book one of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. The excerpt is followed by 15 multiple
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AP Language & Composition scaffolded writing activitye This is a 1 - 2 class period activity that requires students to apply the three fundamental AP Language and Composition writing skills, beginning with open argument, moving into rhetorical
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Social & Moral Responsibility RST/Synthesis Prompt This is a synthesis essay/research simulation task (RST) addressing moral and social responsibility. The prompt includes excerpts from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Mark Twain's On
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BUNDLE: AP English Language Free Response Questions This is a bundle of comprehensive notes that are also sold separately for the free response questions (FRQ) on the AP English Language and Composition exam. Using the links below you can review
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Literary Terms Quiz This is a two page quiz using the literary term notes found at my store as well as through the link below. Quiz includes plot outlining, character definitions, style matching, and evaluative questions pertaining to point of
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Objective Assessment: "On the Atrocities in the Sudan" by Elie Wiesel This objective, 10 question, close reading assessment, uses Elie Wiesel's speech "On the Atrocities in the Sudan". Questions range from comprehension, literary devices, purpose,
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AP Language Unit Plan This is a twenty-five day unit plan designed for Advanced Placement English Language and Composition courses, but is also easily applied to other high school nonfiction-based courses. This unit's theme is loosely based on our
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Literary Term Notes Four pages of literary analysis terms, definitions, and examples organized by: plot, characters, point of view/narration, style, and analysis. ***************************************************************************** Quiz
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a high school English/Language Arts teacher in North Jersey (Essex County) for the past 10 years teaching the following classes (and grade levels): - Ninth grade honors English - Ninth grade college prep English - Creative Writing and the Study of Literature (11th & 12th grade) - Poetry (12th grade) - AP English Language and Composition (11th grade) - PARCC preparatory course (9th-11th grade)

MY TEACHING STYLE

Though organized in nature, I often encourage a class of organic discussions and discoveries. Most units are created using the backwards by design model and almost everything includes some level of nonfiction synthesis.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have an undergraduate degree in English and secondary education with a concentration in creative writing from Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey.

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