Zachary Hamby

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"If you are a teacher, teach well." (Romans 12:7)
 
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By Zachary Hamby
Want a surefire way to interest your students in the Salem Witch Trials and The Crucible? Use this social-deduction game to immerse your students in the hysteria that shook Salem Village, Massachusetts in 1692. Soon they will be wondering, "Who is a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games
$4.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Zachary Hamby
This 3-page black-and-white handout, featuring original artwork, provides details about the major Norse god and goddesses. Also included is a map of Yggdrasil, the World Tree, from Norse Mythology in a cartoony style. This also makes a nice coloring
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts
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By Zachary Hamby
This collection provides you with a fun, cartoony visual to teach the Five Elements of Plot. This printable worksheet features a mountain climber experiencing Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution in a humorous way.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters, Clip Art
$1.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Zachary Hamby
Ever have troubles teaching The Canterbury Tales? Use this script-story adaptation of "The Wife of Bath's Tale" to generate student interest in Geoffrey Chaucer's classic. Allow your students to inhabit the characters as they learn why these tales
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Scripts
$4.99
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By Zachary Hamby
This 11-page script-story adapts a favorite myth from Norse mythology. Odin, the All-Father of the Gods, goes on a quest to discover how the day of Ragnarok can be prevented. This hilarious script-story has twelve speaking parts appropriate for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Scripts
$4.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Zachary Hamby
Ever have troubles teaching The Canterbury Tales? Use this script-story adaptation of "The Pardoner's Tale" to generate student interest in Geoffrey Chaucer's classic. Allow your students to inhabit the characters as they learn why these tales have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Scripts
$4.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Zachary Hamby
This classroom game, based on concepts from the Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell as presented in his groundbreaking book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, asks students to create their own hero quest. In groups of two, students will create an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games
$4.99
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By Zachary Hamby
Have you ever wanted to teach The Scarlet Letter but couldn't find the time? While preserving the author's literary style, this 52-page text adapts Hawthorne's classic novel into four 45-minute Reader's Theater script-stories. Allowing the students
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Scripts
CCSS:
RL.11-12.2
$14.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Zachary Hamby
This 10-page script-story adapts three Native American legends from the American Northeast. Joseph, a young Indian warrior, wants to be the better of his two, older brothers. When a mysterious wise woman appears from the forest, she offers him her
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$4.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Zachary Hamby
Ever have troubles teaching The Canterbury Tales? Use this script-story adaptation of "The Knight's Tale" to generate student interest in Geoffrey Chaucer's classic. Allow your students to inhabit the characters as they learn why these tales have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Scripts
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By Zachary Hamby
Ever have troubles teaching The Canterbury Tales? Use this script-story adaptation of "The General Prologue" to generate student interest in Geoffrey Chaucer's classic. Allow your students to inhabit the characters as they learn why these tales have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Scripts
$4.99
1 rating
3.7
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By Zachary Hamby
Ever have troubles teaching The Canterbury Tales? Use this script-story adaptation of "The Nun's Priest's Tale" to generate student interest in Geoffrey Chaucer's classic. Allow your students to inhabit the characters as they learn why these tales
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Scripts
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By Zachary Hamby
This strategy game gives your students a chance to build their own colony in the new world of America! Players start out with a certain amount of gold in their treasury and build strategically to increase their number of colonists and the overall
Subjects:
Math, U.S. History, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Games
$4.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Zachary Hamby
This 11-page script-story adapts a favorite myth from Norse mythology. In this tale Thor, the thunder god, and Loki, the mischievous half-god trickster, travel into Jotunheim, the land of the giants. This hilarious script-story has nine speaking
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Scripts
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By Zachary Hamby
This 10-page script-story, which has 13 reading parts, adapts a series of Native American myths about the hero Gluscabi. In his many adventures, which take him to visit a giant wind eagle and do battle with a viscous water monster, Gluscabi learns
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Native Americans, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Scripts
$4.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Zachary Hamby
Want your students to experience everyone's favorite Anglo-Saxon epic in a brand-new way? This 34-page adaptation of Beowulf is made up of three 35-minute Reader's Theater script-stories designed for grades 7-12.Each script-story has its own teacher
Subjects:
English Language Arts, European History, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts
$14.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Zachary Hamby
Introduce your students to the granddaddy of all epic heroes, Gilgamesh the warrior-king of Uruk. Bring The Epic of Gilgamesh, the world’s oldest known epic poem, to life with three student-friendly Reader’s Theater script-stories. Follow Gilgamesh
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Ancient History, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$14.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Zachary Hamby
Enhance the study of myth, legend, and literature by teaching common character archetypes to your students. This 20-page presentation gives background on Carl Jung, the originator of the archetype, as well as the attributes of 18 different
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Psychology, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.7.5, RL.9-10.6
$4.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Zachary Hamby
Want to add a little fun to your study of the 14th century poem SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT? This Reader's Theater script-story adaptation designed for 10-12th graders serves as a perfect complement to the study of the original poem. Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Middle Ages, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.11-12.2, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.5, RL.11-12.10
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By Zachary Hamby
Ever have troubles teaching The Canterbury Tales? Use this script-story adaptation of "The Miller's Tale" to generate student interest in Geoffrey Chaucer's classic. Allow your students to inhabit the characters as they learn why these tales have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Scripts
$4.99
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an English teacher for over a decade. I am the author of the Mythology for Teens and Reaching Olympus textbook series. I am also an illustrator. I have spoken at various English/Language Arts conferences about different ways to engage students in literature. I also maintain two websites: www.mythologyteacher.com and creativeenglishteacher.com During that time I have had many successes and failures in the classroom. My successes encouraged me, and my failures challenged me to become more creative. My ultimate goal has always been to increase student engagement by bringing literature to life. In this store you will find a variety of lesson ideas that worked for me. What I share here is what I use in my own classroom on a daily basis. I hope these ideas will find success in your classroom as well!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Creativity is not some secret skill that some have and others don’t. Creativity is simply a sustained effort toward an ideal. First, creative teachers imagine their ideal classroom. Then through trial and error, they discover ways to turn that ideal into a reality. Whatever doesn’t work gets thrown out. What does work gets duplicated and perfected. Keeping this process in mind, you can see that creativity is not some magical, lightning-strike moment with immediate results. It’s hard work! Yet, through this ongoing creative effort, teachers become active agents of change—creator-teachers who shape every facet of the learning experience.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree in English Education from Southwest Missouri State Master's Degree in English Education from Missouri State Specialist's Degree in Administration from University of Missouri

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