Brandon Juhl
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This lesson is on comparing and contrasting the two poems "I Hear America Singing" by Whitman and "I, Too, Sing America" by Langston Hughes, and how the second is a response to the first. The lesson focuses on theme, tone, imagery, structure, word
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This lesson is about comprehending the types of irony in the short story "Desiree's Baby" by Kate Chopin, as well as the intense race-consciousness of the time period. This does not include the five questions from the worksheet on the short story,
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This lesson plan focuses on helping students analyze and interpret a difficult (classic) poem by T.S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." It deals with figurative language (personification, metaphors, similes) and imagery, as well as the
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A reference sheet for students to help them comprehend what the different characters in Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are saying. It includes words spoken by Jim, Huck, and Pap. It also gives students a reference point to help them
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Five basic questions about Kate Chopin's short story "Desiree's Baby."
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This lesson is on the short story "Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston and the story of "The Flying Africans." It primarily relates to the theme of how it is necessary to flee one's oppressor, but also to the importance of language. This lesson also
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This lesson is about the short story "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway and primarily focuses on understanding the content of the short story by making inferences, which relates to Hemingway's idea of 'the iceberg principle.'
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The lesson is focused on understanding the plot and character developments in Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, as well as to have students use either inductive or deductive reasoning skills. This also serves as an anticipatory set for
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This lesson focuses on getting students familiar with the basic legal knowledge they will need to understand the play 12 Angry Men (the 1997 version), and understanding Act I. It includes a fake newspaper article and letter to the editor about the
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This is a lesson on Bloom's Taxonomy of Thinking to help students think about their thinking. It helps them identify what kinds of levels of thought are required to do certain tasks, and gives a good framework for helping them understand how certain
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This lesson is about charting the relationship of the two main characters Huck and Jim in Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Students have to find evidence across several different chapters to support their assertions. They need to
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This packet addresses how to properly format quotations, how to blend quotations effectively, common misunderstandings of the book's plot or characters, correct word forms of terms like 'prejudice,' 'education,' and 'courage' (in all their various
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These are discussion questions for Tom Godwin's science fiction (sci-fi) short story "The Cold Equations." The questions range from factual recall and comprehension to analysis and evaluation, and also connect with students' own lives and with
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This worksheet is meant to be used in addition to other worksheets to help students generate excellent questions for Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The other components are the Dense Questions worksheet and the Gorin-Smagorinsky method of
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Lesson plan for Hemingway's two short stories "Old Man at the Bridge" and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" includes discussion questions and answers as well as some analysis and relevant background materials.
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These are the Photoshopped pictures of the 'crime scene' of Pap's cabin after Huck has staged his own death there. They go along with my lesson on discussing Chapters 3-6 of Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/CSI lesson, although they are
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This is a simple checklist for students to use to guide their writing a persuasive letter to the editor (as one of the twelve jurors) about why their 'not guilty' verdict was the correct one.
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These are discussion questions for the famous Damon Knight story "To Serve Man" (which became the basis for one of the most famous episodes of The Twilight Zone ever) and "They're Made Out of Meat." Both are science fiction (sci fi) stories. The
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These are discussion questions for the science fiction (sci fi) post-apocalyptic short story "By The Waters of Babylon" by Stephen Vincent Benet. The questions are mostly factual recall and comprehension, but also touch on history, sociology, and
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This lesson focuses on three pieces--two short stories (actually, one is the first chapter of a book) and one poem--that all have similar themes relating to abuse (verbal or physical), poverty, and alcoholism within dysfunctional families. The
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching in the same district since I began teaching in 2000. I have taught Freshman English (for those who had failed it before), Sophomore English, Junior American Literature, Humanities Block (team-taught with a Social Studies teacher), Honors American Literature, and Science Fiction.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in doing what works, using personal experience and research to constantly improve, refine, and fine-tune my teaching to maximize student engagement and learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Tau Delta, Pi Lambda Theta.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended Hamline University in Saint Paul, MN, where I graduated magna cum laude with an English major and Education minor, then got my Master's in Teaching from Seattle University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in Washington state.