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Middle and High School teaching resources for the English Language classroom.

Middle and High School teaching resources for the English Language classroom.
Finding Nemo and the Hero's Journey
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Finding Nemo and the Hero's Journey

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Fiinding Nemo is the perfect example of the Hero's Journey, a narrative pattern that is a constant in drama, storytelling, and myth. The archetype, AKA The Hero, is central to all stories. Finding Nemo incorporates The Ordinary World, The Call to Adventure, Refusal of the Call, Meeting the Mentor, Crossing the Threshold, Tests, Allies and Enemies, The Ordeal, The Reward, The Road Back, and The Resurrection. Use this PDF as a way to introduce these important story elements to your students in an engaging and accessible way. It is also here as a PPT with notes and can be edited for your use.
Customizable Open House PPT
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Customizable Open House PPT

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Creating Power Point presentations is time-consuming. Use your time for lesson planning and your personal life! Instead of recreating the wheel, use this completely customizable PPT for Open House or Back to School Night. It’s a great way to introduce your parent and student population to you, your teaching philosophy, content to be covered, and more.
Higher Level Thinking with Question Stems
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Higher Level Thinking with Question Stems

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High content with 43 pages of materials for a complete lesson. Higher-level thinking is the key to rigor in the classroom. This curriculum document can be used and adapted in many ways, but detailed instructions are included for using the activity in cooperative groups and targeting each level of questioning. Included Value $15.00: • 6 Levels of questioning: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis and Evaluation. Each level includes 6 question stems and are printable in color or on a white background. • Student Response Sheet. Based on the curriculum document, students work together and use higher level thinking to craft text dependent questions based on the provided question stems and texts. • Two sets of texts including Poetry, Infographics, Fiction, Persuasive, Biography, and Nonfiction. All text are open source/public domain.