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Alison Smith’s Portfolio

This unit is targeted at 12th Grade students and will focus on written responses to Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis." The students will gain the understanding of how relationship between families can be difficult and aren’t always picture perfect.  This will allow the students to connect the reading to something that they have experienced as well. Portfolio … Continue reading Alison Smith’s Portfolio


Harley Rhoades’ Portfolio

For this persuasive writing unit, I would be teaching a senior English Composition class at a high school in Nebraska (Nebraska State Standards used). This unit would be a final unit done at the end of the year and ideally planned for 18 students within 50 minute class periods.  Portfolio Gallery: Lesson PlanDownload

Alexandria Gragg’s Portfolio

This unit is designed to teach students about different forms of poetry and develop poetry writing skills. Vocabulary and grammar are incorporated in this unit, as well as all others, so that students are constantly growing in their vocabulary and grammar skills throughout the class.  Portfolio Gallery: Lesson PlanDownload Poetry Project Powerpoint (25MB)Download

Calyn Degnan’s Portfolio

The overall topic for this unit is to have students work on their creative writing skills while also observing other pieces to show them examples. This unit was originally directed towards 10th graders, but it can be used for other high school classes and can easily be modified.  Portfolio Gallery: <object class="wp-block-file__embed" data="https://outsideyourself.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/calyn-degnan-final-unit-plan-2.pdf&quot; type="application/pdf" style="width:100%;height:600px" aria-label="Embed … Continue reading Calyn Degnan’s Portfolio

Senior Intern Rachel Mitchell Encourages Students During COVID – 19

Hello Eagles! We know that there has been a lot going on lately with COVID-19. But the English Department is going to be bringing some blog posts from students and professors during this time for you all to read. The first person we have blogging is our senior student intern Rachel Mitchell. She is a … Continue reading Senior Intern Rachel Mitchell Encourages Students During COVID – 19