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Handling Papers in a High School English Class

I would never claim to be an expert at keeping up with the grading that I am faced with weekly. I teach AP Language, AP Literature, and 10th grade English. 282 more words

My High School English Classroom

I am a Pinterest-a-holic. I think I need meetings. What I also needed over the summer were some fresh ways to organize my classroom. I found that at the end of last school year I was feeling overly-anxious, and I think that my classroom was to blame. 355 more words

On Teaching in Taiwan

We’re about to start week three at our school in Zhubei City, Taiwan. Setting out on this journey, I knew that teaching in Taiwan would be very different from anything I had experienced in schools in the states. 862 more words

Slow Writing

Slow Writing – Step by Step

“Miss, I don’t know what to write!”

“Sir, how do you start?”

These are questions asked by students who find it difficult to get into descriptive writing. 510 more words

English III (H&R) Homework Due 4/30/2015

Thursday, April 30th is POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY!

Here is your homework due tomorrow. :)

  • Homework Assignment:
    • Find a poem that you find moving/interesting/funny/insightful to keep in your pocket on this day.
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Lesson Overview: Extended Metaphors & Close Reading (ENG III R&H)

Here is what we went over in class today (just in case you missed it!). Key is below!

Orange = Extended Metaphor

Green = Close Reading for Speaker/Audience… 7 more words


Using Skwirk in Years 7-10 English

From Movies to Shakespeare

No need to spend hours making PPPT’s or searching for info on film techniques or background to Elizabethan Theatre…How you ask? SKWIRK! 354 more words

Australian Curriculum