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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.
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.
1984 Jeopardy
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1984 Jeopardy

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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.
The Persuasive Essay
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The Persuasive Essay

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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.
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).
A Novel Unit for Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman
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A Novel Unit for Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman

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This novel unit for Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman is intended for older students (high school) who have read To Kill a Mockingbird. It provides a Unit Overview (that is aligned to the Common Core), a PowerPoint Presentation that introduces the novel, a vocabulary list, a reader's log, the prompt for a literary analysis assignment and a research project. This unit also includes a rubric for each assignment.
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).
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)
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.
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.
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.
WebQuest Pre-Reading Activity for Go Set a Watchman
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WebQuest Pre-Reading Activity for Go Set a Watchman

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This WebQuest is designed for high school students who are about to read Go Set a Watchman. It is intended to provide historical background for the novel to help students better understand the actions of the characters. It includes a lesson overview with a list of the Common Core standards that are addressed during the lesson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.