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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.

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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 Sonnet
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The Sonnet

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The following presentation was designed for 12th grade students. It defines and gives different examples of sonnets. It also includes a flow chart to help students decide whether or not a poem is a sonnet.
Folktale and Urban Legend
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Folktale and Urban Legend

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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)
Resource Pack for "The Gift of the Magi"
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Resource Pack for "The Gift of the Magi"

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This resource pack for "The Gift of the Magi" is common core aligned. It includes a unit overview, a PowerPoint introduction to the story, a PowerPoint lesson over the parts of a story (with a writing prompt for a short story assignment), and a characterization identification activity. It also includes a copy of the short story with side notes and reading guide questions. This copy of the story has hyperlinks with pictures and background information that might be useful to some students (such as ESL students).
Voyage to Mars:  An Interdisiplinary Unit
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Voyage to Mars: An Interdisiplinary Unit

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This interdisciplinary unit provides an overview of a unit about voyage to Mars. It is aligned with the Common Core and integrates science, math, and reading objectives into one unit. This bundle also provides a Power Point Presentation over the unit, a Web Quest, and a suggested calendar for the unit.
Literary Criticism and the Archetype
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Literary Criticism and the Archetype

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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.
Covid-19 WebQuest
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Covid-19 WebQuest

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Whether ready or not, schools have turned to virtual education to facilitate continued instruction during school closures. This Covid-19 WebQuest provides students an opportunity to explore the facts about Covid-19 and design a final product that demonstrates what they learned. During this time of school closure, this WebQuest allows students, with the help of online, credible sources, to engage in self-directed learning.
Persuasive Writing Unit
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Persuasive Writing Unit

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The Persuasive Writing unit includes: a unit overview (aligned to Common Core Standards), four PowerPoint presentations (Rhetorical Devices, Logical Fallacies, the Writing Process, and the Mini-Research paper), note-taking guides for students who need this accommodation, and a collaborative assignment and an individual assignment over logical fallacies.
Poetry Explication
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Poetry Explication

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This resource is intended to be used with students who are learning how to explicate a poem. It includes a PowerPoint presentation, a note-taking guide for students who might need this accommodation, and a Poetry Explication Activity (with an answer key).
Literacy Narrative
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Literacy Narrative

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This essay assignment is intended for high school students and to be taught at the beginning of the school year. It is a great way to get to know your students' background and their writing abilities. This resource includes a PowerPoint Presentation, an Overview of the lesson (with Common Core Standards), and a modified essay activity (step-by-step writing guide and an essay template).
Literary Analysis and "A Rose for Emily"
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Literary Analysis and "A Rose for Emily"

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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.
Let's Play a Game!
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Let's Play a Game!

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This resource pack includes five games: Jeopardy template, Baseball, Race Car Game, Hangman and Snowman (a version of Hangman for younger ages). All games are in a PowerPoint format and include rules for the students as well as directions for the teacher. These templates can be easily modified to suit any given assignment or review.
Literary Analysis and "A Rose for Emily"
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Literary Analysis and "A Rose for Emily"

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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.
Halloween Game Bundle
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Halloween Game Bundle

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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.
A Web Quest for Tackling the Bullying Issue Project
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A Web Quest for Tackling the Bullying Issue Project

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This Web Quest is designed as the first step in the creation of a project dealing with the topic of bullying. It is intended for high school students, and it provides information about bullying, examples of effective strategies for dealing with bullying in schools, and a short story about bullying. This resource also contains a rubric for assessing the final product.
Order of Operations
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Order of Operations

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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.
Novel Unit for Go Set a Watchman
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Novel Unit for Go Set a Watchman

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This resource is aligned with the Common Core and is intended to be taught with students who are in High School. It includes a PowerPoint Presentation introduction to the novel, a Unit Overview, a Research project, a Literary Analysis project, a Web Quest, vocabulary and a reader's log to help guide students' reading.
Reusable Rubric Template
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Reusable Rubric Template

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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.
Rounding, Circles, Circumference, and Area
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Rounding, Circles, Circumference, and Area

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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.