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Jenna McWilliams
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I studied creative writing and published some poems. Then I decided to  get all up in education's grill. I'm currently a doctoral student in the Learning Sciences program at Indiana  University.
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Language Arts Games

Poverty Simulation Game

This game is used to introduce students to the concepts behind Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal." Students will be randomly assigned to different social classes; then they will learn what it was like for poor Irish tenants who paid much of their wages to absentee landlords.

This resource is part of the Satire Unit collection.

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Grammar Mad Libs

Mr. Shakti Rathod Msc. Final Year student selected from INAT Interview held in the month January, has accepted the offer for Ph.D and has join as research scholar under Prof. __ from ____. It is proposed that Mr. Shakti Rathod may be paid a stipend of Rs. 16000/- per month as per TIFR norms.

Put up for your approval.

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"A Sound of Thunder" Crossword Puzzle

This is a crossword puzzle to help students review the vocabulary words from Ray Bradbury's story "A Sound of Thunder."

This resource is part of the Fiction Unit and the English 10 course.

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20 Questions

A version of the classic game to use in the classroom.

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Where Are These Things? - Prepositions Of Location

This English as a second or foreign language handout and worksheet teaches prepositions of location in the context of furniture placement.

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The Present Progressive Tense, Information Questions, Short Answer Questions, Short Answers

This 10 page English as a second or foreign language handout and worksheet teaches the present progressive tense, information questions and short answer questions in the present progressive, and short answer formation in the context of everyday activities.

Rags to Riches Game -

 

Students play "who wants to be a millionaire" style game to practice grasping the meanings of words by context clues.

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Affirmative And Negative Contractions

This English As A Second Language/English As A Foreign Language handout explains the use of contractions with Be. It is intended for low beginner ESL/EFL adult student, but may work well in elementary school and high school beginner ESL classes. It has many colorful photos. It uses adjectives. The activities are: change sentences from the full form to the contracted form, and uncscable the words and write the sentence.

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Jeopardy for Antigone

To review for the test, here is a Jeopardy game.

This resource is part of the Antigone Unit collection and the English 10 course.

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Rhetoric Terms Jeopardy

This is a great way to review for the unit test. Split kids into small groups to compete in Rhetoric Jeopardy.

This resource is part of the Rhetoric Unit and the English 10 course.

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"A Witness for the Prosecution" Vocabulary Word Find

This is a fun activity to help students prepare for the vocabulary quiz about Agatha Christie's short story "A Witness for the Prosecution."

This resource is part of the Fiction Unit and the English 10 course.

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The Watershed Game

 

Water...we all depend on it for survival. But water is a scarce resource—only one percent of all water on earth is freshwater! How can we keep this water pure and fresh?

Many things happen in a watershed that affect the quality of the water we rely upon. What are they? Would you make the best decisions in managing your watershed? Examine the issues in each area of the watershed, then see the impacts of your choices!

Create a Crossword Puzzle

 

This resource is a link to a website where you can create your own crossword puzzle to use in class.

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Anticipatory Set: "Anna's Dilemma"

Introduce this short reading passage to your students:

http://www.uen.org/annefrank/anna.shtml

Ask them to read it independently.

Divide the class into partners.  Ask one partner to be Anna and one partner to be her husband, Wilhelm.

1.) What does Anna believe that the family should do?

2.) What does Wilhelm believe that the family should do?

If the answers to questions 1 and 2 are different, skip to question 4.

3.) IF YOU AGREE THAT YOU SHOULD HIDE THE JEWS:
How would you accommodate the Jews you have agreed to hide?

IF YOU AGREE THAT YOU SHOULD NOT HIDE THE JEWS:
What would you tell Anna’s friend about why you feel you cannot hide the Jews?

4.) If you do not agree, each person should offer their best reason for hiding or not hiding the Jews.  See if you are able to convince each other to come to an agreement.

ANNA’S REASON:

WILHELM’S REASON:
 

For further reflection for classwork or homework, students can answer the discussion questions provided after the reading passage, or you could create your own.

Julius Caesar Act I Crossword Puzzle

This puzzle is a great way to review for the Act I Quiz.

This resource is part of the Julius Caesar Unit and the English 10 course.

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Tuck Everlasting Jeopardy Category Board

This is the category board to use in playing the Jeopardy game. The categories are as follows: vocabulary, story facts, theme, and symbolism. All of these categories coincide with much of what has been contributed on this site by Holly Mercado. The game is based on Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.

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Grammar

identifying correct verbs

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Kiva High School Sample Curriculum

Sample of activities that can be used for multiple classes, from the Kiva High School website

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Lesson #2: PowerPoint Word Search

This is a word search to go with the lesson plan.

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