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Writing Guy

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By Writing Guy
This 16-page download contains four reading comprehension quizzes, along with corresponding keys, covering complete novel study of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Each quiz is comprised of 10 multiple-choice questions to assess reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$2.99
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Digital Download DOC (0.14 MB)
By Writing Guy
This series of 46 questions asks students to analyze the rhetorical strategies, themes, and literary techniques used by Margaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale. Questions also include prompts regarding characterization, imagery, themes, mood, and
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Literature, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Study Guides, Novel Study, Homework
$1.99
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Digital Download DOC (0.05 MB)
By Writing Guy
This 12-page download contains reading comprehension quizzes, along with corresponding keys, for the first five parts of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Each quiz is comprised of 5-10 multiple-choice questions to assess reading comprehension and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$2.99
65
Digital Download DOC (0.10 MB)
By Writing Guy
This 16-page download contains four reading comprehension quizzes, along with corresponding keys, for Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Each 2-page quiz is comprised of 10 multiple-choice questions; this packet includes quizzes for the following
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$2.99
69
Digital Download DOC (0.15 MB)
By Writing Guy
This 16-page download contains four reading comprehension quizzes, along with corresponding keys, covering all four parts of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Each quiz is comprised of 10 multiple-choice questions to assess reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$2.99
32
Digital Download DOC (0.12 MB)
By Writing Guy
Following examination of the persuasive satire Jonathan Swift perfected in "A Modest Proposal," your students will create their own satirical arguments to address controversial issues of today, whether at the local or global level. This complete
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Unit Plans
$2.99
34
Digital Download DOCX (0.02 MB)
By Writing Guy
This 10-page download contains reading comprehension quizzes, along with corresponding keys, for the final five parts of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Each quiz is comprised of five multiple-choice questions to assess reading comprehension and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$2.99
54
Digital Download DOC (0.10 MB)
By Writing Guy
This is a thorough, 24-page research unit that requires students to investigate a college major, its differing pathways and coursework expectations at various universities, and the prospective careers available in this field. This open-ended
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
11th, 12th
Types:
Research, Projects, Unit Plans
$2.99
25
Digital Download DOCX (0.06 MB)
By Writing Guy
This 22-page download contains a complete set of quizzes (and keys) for the 11 rules of usage detailed in the opening segment of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, a truly indispensable writer's manual. Each of these brief quizzes assesses
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Test Prep, Assessment
$5.99
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Digital Download DOC (0.10 MB)
By Writing Guy
This download contains a complete set of five reading comprehension quizzes for use with T.H. White's "The Sword in the Stone" from THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING. The following multiple-choice quizzes are included: Chapters 1-5 (10 questions); Chapters
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$2.99
21
Digital Download DOC (0.13 MB)
By Writing Guy
This 6-page unit exam accompanies the Fagles translation of Homer's Odyssey; see my own study guide for ideal materials to correspond with this test. This test and the text excerpt review that accompanies it have been designed with an honors
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Study Guides, Assessment
$2.99
32
Digital Download DOC (0.07 MB)
By Writing Guy
This 1-page review provides practice for student understanding of the following forms of punctuation: commas, colons, semicolons, hyphens, and dashes. Students are required to place proper punctuation throughout the statements provided. Includes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Homework
$1.99
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Digital Download RTF (0.03 MB)
By Writing Guy
This 3-page download includes written response and discussion questions for Gary Soto's short story collection "Baseball in April." With open-ended writing and discussion prompts--18 prompts covering all 11 short stories--this set of questions is
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Study Guides, Unit Plans, Novel Study
$1.99
31
Digital Download DOC (0.04 MB)
By Writing Guy
This 10-page unit exam assesses student understanding of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, covering characterization, plot, literary and dramatic terms, figurative language, and--above all else--recognition of key passages from the play itself. There
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Assessment, Novel Study
$2.99
13
Digital Download DOC (0.09 MB)
By Writing Guy
This 16-page download contains four reading comprehension quizzes, along with corresponding keys, for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Each 2-page quiz is comprised of 10 multiple-choice questions; this packet includes quizzes for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$1.99
27
Digital Download DOC (0.15 MB)
By Writing Guy
This 3-week unit on Homer's epic the Iliad contains 13 pages of materials focused on one primary area for student analysis in writing. Designed for use at the high school level--I've used it with honors freshmen and mainstreamed seniors--materials
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Assessment, Novel Study
$2.99
21
Digital Download DOC (0.10 MB)
By Writing Guy
One of the most student-driven units I've created and taught, this project requires students to read both Beowulf and John Garnder's contemporary novel Grendel to gather evidence for an in-class mock trial: THE WRONGFUL DEATH OF GRENDEL! Honor
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Novel Study
$2.99
20
Digital Download DOC (0.06 MB)
By Writing Guy
This one-act play assignment fits perfectly into a creative writing unit or as an individual unit and creative outlet for students. Students partner up and, using proper style and formatting for writing drama, create a scene in one act. The download
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.99
37
Digital Download DOC (0.02 MB)
By Writing Guy
This download contains 15 pages of materials for in-depth instruction of a personal narrative that emphasizes the writing process, multiple revisions, and appropriate formatting and style in a work of narrative. The unit includes a 1-page overview
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Activities
$2.99
22
Digital Download DOC (0.08 MB)
By Writing Guy
This download contains a pair of college entrance essays or personal statements, each effectively illustrating quality exposition, detailed experiences, and moments of reflection or the applicant's ambition. These are ideal for use as examples when
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Unit Plans, Handouts, Minilessons
$1.49
25
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fifteen years of teaching in California public schools, both at the middle and high school level.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I emphasize the writing process through revisions, writing conferences, and peer review.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been fortunate enough to have been twice recognized as Teacher of the Year, an honor bestowed by the students at my high school.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's degree in Communications with a focus in Journalism. I earned my teaching credential in secondary English education from U.C. Berkeley.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have written some fiction and freelance news, and I have engaged in copy editing and proofreading on other authors' manuscripts.

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