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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This is a pack of five multiple-choice, reading comprehension quizzes for Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. The quizzes cover the following reading assignments: Chapters 1-4; Chapters 5-7; Chapters 8-11; Chapters 14-16; and Chapters 22-25. Also see
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This packet of materials contains evaluative, feedback, and revision forms necessary to supplement instruction of the 5-paragraph essay, including a 1-page teacher evaluation form for a basic 5-paragraph essay; a 2-page student evaluation form for
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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
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This writing unit contains a 1-page overview of an expository essay prompt about cause and effect, including explanation of the prompt, tips for organizing and crafting an effective cause and effect essay, and requirements for the assignment; a
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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
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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.