Monthly Archives: August 2013

Pop Lit Unit: The Pact, Preface

If you follow me on The Whyte Star Project, you’ll be familiar with my love of introducing content and offering context for reading it.  If you haven’t checked out my creative writing, why not?  Ha ha, kidding.  In all seriousness, … Continue reading

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Poetry Lesson 2

This was another poetry exercise from Pop Lit.  My host teacher and I put pictures all along the wall and allowed the students to look them over and take one that evoked the greatest response.  Admittedly, I have no idea … Continue reading

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Poetry Lesson 1

While student teaching, we decided to stop and do something different.  The class was given samples of poetry from students long graduated, and then given time to write their own poems.  This was an example I wrote in preparation for … Continue reading

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Student Teaching Popular Literature

Where I student taught, the school offered seniors their choice of courses.  I was teaching the second session of Popular Literature, which was described to me as being the default English elective for grade 12.  I had 38 students in … Continue reading

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Popular Literature Lesson Plan: The Flowers

This was my first live lesson during my student teaching. As I recall, the class session was approximately 30 minutes due to scheduling. The class had been discussing archetypes and diction, creating charts in their notebooks about key archetypal concepts … Continue reading

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WebQuest

During graduate school, one of my projects was to build a WebQuest.  In the spirit of my Master’s Thesis, I built mine on the foundations of Greek tragedy and its influence on classical literature and even modern popular culture. The … Continue reading

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Perceptions of High School English Teachers Regarding the Use of Computer-Generated Visual Media in Class to Address Literacy Standards, Appendix

If necessary, please use the back of this survey and/or attach additional pagesto amplify your responses which will be held in the strictest confidence.   Gender:  Male   Female (Please circle)   How many years have you been a teacher?   What subject and … Continue reading

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