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The resources that I post are, with a few exceptions, intended to be used in high school classes. My resources are aligned with the Common Core Standards, and I have I included accommodation/modifications with most of my lessons. In addition to being an English Language Arts teacher, I am also an ESL teacher, so many of my lessons include tips/accommodations for English Language Learners. My lessons are grounded in the whole language approach and foster critical thinking in students.

The resources that I post are, with a few exceptions, intended to be used in high school classes. My resources are aligned with the Common Core Standards, and I have I included accommodation/modifications with most of my lessons. In addition to being an English Language Arts teacher, I am also an ESL teacher, so many of my lessons include tips/accommodations for English Language Learners. My lessons are grounded in the whole language approach and foster critical thinking in students.
Literary Criticism and the Archetype

Literary Criticism and the Archetype

This presentation gives a definition and very brief history of Literary Criticism. It is intended as an introduction to a literary analysis using archetypes. The intended audience is high school students grade 9-12.
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1984 Jeopardy

1984 Jeopardy

This game was intended as a review for a unit exam over the novel, 1984. It was designed for students at the high school level.
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The Persuasive Essay

The Persuasive Essay

This Unit includes four PowerPoint Presentations (The Writing Process, Rhetorical Devices, Logical Fallacies, and the Mini-Research Project), note-taking guides, Logical Fallacy Activity, and a Unit Overview. This resource is aligned with the Common Core and is intended for High School Students.
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Introduction to Nectar in a Sieve with a Literary Analysis Assingment

Introduction to Nectar in a Sieve with a Literary Analysis Assingment

This activity is designed for students who are about to read Nectar in a Sieve. It includes a PowerPoint presentation that has plenty of photographs and hyperlinks to help students who might need this support. Also included in this resource is a unit overview, a note-taking guide, reading guide questions, and a key to the reading guide.
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Literary Analysis and "A Rose for Emily"

Literary Analysis and "A Rose for Emily"

This unit is intended for high school students who are leaning about literary analysis. It includes three PowerPoint presentations (Literary Analysis, Introduction to "A Rose for Emily," and a sample thesis paragraph). It also includes a Unit Overview that is aligned with the Common Core standards and provides suggestions for accommodation.
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Rounding, Circles, Circumference, and Area

Rounding, Circles, Circumference, and Area

This resource is a review of rounding and how to find the circumference and the area of a circle. It includes a hyperlink to a YouTube video about the Pythagorean Theorem. It also includes a hyperlink to show the places of Pi and a hyperlink to an example of a proof.
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Halloween Game Bundle

Halloween Game Bundle

The following games have a Halloween theme and were designed for students in a resource room. This bundle includes sight word bingo (First 100 Frey Sight Words), word find, crossword puzzle, and math games.
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The R.I.D.E.R process for Solving Word Problems

The R.I.D.E.R process for Solving Word Problems

This bundle was designed for fifth and sixth grade students who were reading Dan Gutman's book The Get Rich Quick Club. This resource includes a PowerPoint presentation about solving word problems, an assessment, a rubric for grading the assessment, and a game (ticket out of class).
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Order of Operations

Order of Operations

This resource was designed for fifth grade students. It covers the order of operations with a review of multiplying negative numbers. It includes several problems and hyperlinks to the slides that show how to arrive at the correct answer.
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Reusable Rubric Template

Reusable Rubric Template

This rubric has evolved over time and has been used to grade SAT timed writings, general classroom essays (both at the high school and college level), and essay assignments similar to state standardized tests. A hard copy can be printed and/or the electronic version can be sent to students (be sure to restrict the edit option under the Developer tab on the tool bar). This highly versatile rubric can be used to grade only content or the teacher can include a format and Grammar, Usage, Mechanics grade. It also has an Excel worksheet embedded in it to assign a grade.
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Folktale and Urban Legend

Folktale and Urban Legend

This unit was designed for high school students who are studying folktales. It includes a lesson plan (with common core standards), a PowerPoint presentation, a rubric for assessment, and modifications for the assignment (note-taking guide and example of a folktale with hyperlinks to the definition of words that might be difficult for those reading below grade level or for English Language Learners)
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