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I've been trying to get my students to "think about the work as a whole," which is a buzz phrase in AP Literature. The dialectical journals force them to think about a literary technique and how the device could advance the theme of the novel.
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I love doing these with my students. Once they are comfortable with the format (and classroom discipline), I sit outside the circle so they are truly talking to each other, not to me. Because they must use textual evidence, this forces students
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Because my students read this novel almost completely out of class, my quizzes are simple reading check quizzes. My objective is to make sure they are keeping up, and if they're not, to get them back on track. I teach 3 sections, so most of the
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This bundle contains reading check quizzes, a handout for dialectical journals, a handout for a Socratic Seminar, a project, and non-fiction articles and a poem that relate to themes of the novel.
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I love teaching this lesson! I taught most of it on a block day, but it could be stretched to 2-3 days. This lesson focuses on a passage from The Kite Runner that begins on page 240. I incorporated a poem and a painting to get kids thinking
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Because my students read this novel almost completely outside of class, my quizzes are simple reading check quizzes. My objective is to make sure they are keeping up, and if they're not, to get them back on track. I teach 3 sections, so most of the
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Because my students read this novel almost completely out of class, my quizzes are simple reading check quizzes. My objective is to make sure they are keeping up, and if they're not, to get them back on track. I teach 3 sections, so most of the
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Because my students read this novel almost completely out of class, my quizzes are simple reading check quizzes. My objective is to make sure they are keeping up, and if they're not, to get them back on track. I teach 3 sections, so most of the
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Over the years, I've found that Socratic Seminars can spin off on tangents if you don't ask the students to back up their points of view with textual evidence. This handout forces them to think deeply about these discussion questions AND defend
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Because poetry is so tough for my students and because it always ends up on the end-of-course exam, I try to weave in poetry lessons throughout the year. I've found it works best if the poems share themes with our anchor texts. This can be split
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In this one-hour lesson, students are asked to look critically at a poem that explores the complex relationship between fathers and sons. Ultimately, I tie this in with The Kite Runner and the relationship between Amir and Baba. This lesson can be
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Because my students read this novel almost completely out of class, my quizzes are simple reading check quizzes. My objective is to make sure they are keeping up, and if they're not, to get them back on track. I teach 3 sections, so most of the
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Because poetry is so tough for my students and because it always ends up on the end-of-course exam, I try to weave in poetry lessons throughout the year. I've found it works best if the poems share themes with our anchor texts. This can be split
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My students always struggle with theme. I made this graphic organizer so that they can track different motifs as we read The Tragedy of Macbeth. After we finish, I ask them to review the motifs and textual evidence and write a theme for the play. I
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Because my students read this novel almost completely out of class, my quizzes are simple reading check quizzes. My objective is to make sure they are keeping up, and if they're not, to get them back on track. I teach 3 sections, so most of the
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This is a great activity to do after Act II when the students are familiar with most of the characters. It's fun to hypothesize what Lady Macbeth would do at a concert, for example, but it also leads students to think deeply about the traits of the
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These lessons have revolutionized how I teach grammar and writing! They come from a workshop I attended at NCTE, led by Dr. Lisa Waner. I have created 6 assignments in this file, all with questions that relate back to Macbeth. Essentially, students
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This bundle includes six Perfect Paragraphs, a Socratic Seminar handout, a character questionnaire, three poetry pairing handouts, and a tracking motif handout. Enjoy!
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To get kids to think about the relevance of poetry, I use the TPCASTT method for bellringer activities and tie the poems into the literature we study. "Roll Away Your Stone," by Mumford and Sons, is a great example of how pop culture relates to
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This bundle includes lessons, poetry, artwork, reading check quizzes, a Socratic Seminar handout, a dialectical journal handout, and a project (PBL). A note on the reading check quizzes: The highlighted questions are questions that are answered by
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught English for 13 years, and in the last six years, I have developed and taught a Creative Writing course at a high school in Louisiana. I love my job!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I integrate activities that get kids to move, think, and make connections to their own lives.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

DTHS Teacher of the Year 2015-2016

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Miami University, B.S. 2002 Louisiana State University, M.A. 2006

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