Vertical Teams


Argumentation Close Reading Documentation English II – Pre-AP High School English Reference Research Rhetorical Strategies Vocabulary

Reading, Entertainment, History, Universal Truths, Government, and Observation.
This assignment was designed to enable students to gather high-quality information about the world.

REHUGO assignment
nonfiction reading list
Central Texas Museums
REHUGO Book Notes
Rehugo film notes
Documentation Guide Quickview
Rehugo movie list IHSP
Elements to be included in the Electronic Poster REHUGO

REHUGO yes page
REHUGO Red Light Yellow Light
REHUGO Synthesis essay
Rubric for REHUGO Synthesis Essays
Student and parent signature document
REHUGO rubric

APSI Brownsville 2013

AP English Literature Argumentation Banned Books English II – Pre-AP Fiction Frankenstein Graphic Organizers High School English Literary Analysis Macbeth Novels Oedipus Poetry Prose Reading Rhetorical Strategies Shakespeare Short Story Summer APSIs The Tempest

Pre-AP High School English APSI Brownsville 2013

Banned Books 1


Generic Rubric

AP generic rubric

AP Lit Sample Student Agenda

Pre-AP Sample Student Agenda

Sample Vocabulary assignment list


Logos ethos pathos

APSI UT at Austin 2013, 2014

AP English Literature Argumentation English II – Pre-AP Fiction Frankenstein Graphic Organizers High School English Literary Analysis Macbeth Novels Oedipus Poetry Prose Reading Shakespeare Short Story Summer APSIs The Tempest

APSI Pre-AP English (High School) 2013

Pre-AP English APSI UT at Austin 2013

Lighthouse Initiative for English/Language Arts Classrooms

.PDF of all documents for Lighthouse Initiative

Pre-AP: Topics for AP Vertical Teams® in English

Pre-AP for English Teachers’ Corner

History and English:  Natural Partners

APSI Pre-AP English (High School) 2014

Pre-AP English APSI UT at Austin 2014

Ekphrastic Poetry

Graphic Organizers

AP English Language AP English Literature Argumentation Book Markers English II – Pre-AP English IV Fiction Graphic Novels Graphic Organizers High School English links Literary Analysis Point of View Reference Rhetorical Strategies Rubric Summer APSIs

Visible Thinking
Creativity Map – find it- use it
Figuring out Fair Map
Circles of Truth Map
Understanding Map
Options Diamond – Exploring the tension of decision making
Reporters Notebook – Separating fact and feeling

Visible Thinking – Teacher Organization
Me, You, Space, Time:  “MYST”

Visible Thinking – Student Activities
3, 2, 1 Bridge

Circle of Viewpoints
Claim Support Question
Compass Points
Creative Hunt – Looking at parts, purposes, and audiences
Creative Questions
CSI – Color, Symbol, Image
Does it Fit     
Explanation Game


Here/Now There/Then
Options Diamond
Question Sorts
Question Starts
Red Light,Yellow Light for Truth
Reporters Notebook – Separating fact and feeling
See/Think/Wonder – exploring works of art and other interesting things
Step Inside: Perceive,Know about, Care about
Stop Look Listen – clarifying claims and sources
Think Puzzle Explore
Tug of War – the complexity of fairness dilemmas
Used to think – But now, I think
What Makes You Say That?

Word Chart:_Context and Connection
Word_Chart:_Examples and Characteristics
Vocabulary Word Cluster

Note Taking
Two-column notes
Note Chart for novels and plays
Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why
Cornell Notes

Team Work
Think_Now Pair Share

Elements of Fiction with Graphics
Reading Response
Dialectical Journal
Reading  Journals
Story Plot Terms
Analysis Template
Reflecting Mood in Literature – Jane Eyre sample
Literary Elements Mapping (interactive online)*

Analyzing Characters
Character Qualities Study
Character web
Blank Character web
Facebook assignment – Jane Eyre sample

Nine Sentence Patterns thanks to Mrs Cassel
Sentence Types and Patterns thanks to Mrs Cassel
Writing web

How to summarize
Theme evidence
Sentence Outline Literary Analysis thanks to Marcia Hilsabeck

Model Graphic Organizer for Argumentative Essay
Two- column Chart (arguments for/against your position)

Persuasion map 3 reasons 2 facts
Persuasive writing plan
Toulmin Arguments Model
Persuasive Essay Writing Plan  
Persuasion Map (interactive)*

Book Markers


Classroom “Feedback”
Chart-Easy to use Classroom Assessment Techniques

There’s more
Metacognitive journal
Where I’m From Poem
Character Trading_Card
All those Acronyms
Patterns patterns patterns
Graphic Novels for teens*
Graphic Novel web sites*
Graphic Novels (links)

APSI TCU 2013, 2014, 2015

30-15-10 Antigone AP English Literature Art Batter my heart Beowulf Bill Moyers English II – Pre-AP Fiction Film Fooling with Words Frankenstein Gazer's Spirit Graphic Organizers High School English Jane Eyre King Arthur Kurt Vonnegut Literary Analysis Macbeth Mark Twain Metaphysical Monkey House Movies Multiple Choice Novels Old radio programs Orson Wells Poetry Quiet Reading Record Cards Satire Short Story Silent Films Summer APSIs Superhero Symbols The Tempest

Macbeth TCU 2013
The Tempest TCU 2013
The Gazer’s Spirit TCU 2013
Satire TCU 2013
Welcome to the Monkey House TCU 2013
Post apocalyptic TCU 2013
Poetry Pairs Triples Quads TCU 2013
Prose MC Camp TCU 2013
MC for Pre-AP TCU 2013
Jane Eyre and Antigone TCU 2013
Introduction to the essay Pre-AP TCU 2013
Poetry MC Camp TCU 2013
Frankenstein TCU 2013
Batter my heart TCU 2013
If I draw it TCU 2013   Link to Graphic Organizers


Fooling with Words with Bill Moyers
Reading Poetry
The Trouble with Poetry
Poetry Everywhere

AP Literature MC Test
Batter my heart TCU 2014
Fooling with Words
Frankenstein TCU 2014
If I draw it TCU 2014  Link to Graphic Organizers
Poetry Pairs Triples Quads TCU 2014
Quiet TCU 2014
Short Stories Online TCU 2014
The Digital Classroom TCU 2014
The Gazer’s Spirit TCU 2014
The Tempest TCU 2014
Welcome to the Monkey House TCU 2014

Additional “Quiet” Materials
Quiet Quiz to begin workshop
Quotes about introversion
Outrageously Successful Introverts PowerPoint
Educational Psychology 20 Things about how Students Learn
Quotes about Quiet (Link)
Chart-Easy to use Classroom Assessment Techniques
Teacher’s Guide to Quiet  (Questions and Activities for each chapter.  Assumes students are reading the book; however, there are
many classroom activities that can be utilized without students ever reading the book).
Free Test Based on Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myer’s Typology Test

TCU 2015
BRN01 AP Literature MC Test Brown 2105
BRN02 Poe – Brown – TCU APSI 2015
BRN03 Fooling with Words Brown TCU 2015
BRN04 Quiet 2015 TCU – Brown
BRN06 Beowulf to Marvel TCU Brown 2015
BRN07 Batter my heart TCU Brown 2015
BRN08 The Gazers Spirit Visual Art and Poetry – Brown TCU 2015
BRN09 The Crowd TCU 2015 Brown
BRN10 Grapes of Wrath – Brown TCU 2015
BRN11 If I draw it TCU 2015 Brown
BRN12 Tartuffe Earnest Soprano TCU Brown 2015
BRN13 Digital Teacher TCU 2015 Brown
BRN14 Satire TCU Brown 2015
BRN15 Twain and Vonnegut – Brown 2015 TCU


Beowulf to Batman (article)
Adventures of Beowulf
adaptation from Old English by David Breeden
Ann Savage’s Hypertext of Beowulf
Benjamin Slade’s Beowulf site
Signet Classic Guide to Beowulf  (13 pages)
Beowulf (the graphic novel)
Annotated Beowulf (Harvard Classics – Frances B. Grummere)
Electronic Beowulf (digitized original manuscript)
Beowulf Resources (Excellent site)
Beowulf for Beginners (link is also on the Beowulf Resources site)
Tolkien-Beowulf: the-Monsters-and-the-Critics
excerpt from 1936 British Academy lecture
Tolkien – The Monsters and the Critics complete article
Slaying Monsters – The New Yorker
Review from the New Yorker of Tolkien’s Translation of Beowulf
Beowulf:  An Online Introduction  (construction an alphabet from the original manuscript)
Beowulf in 100 Tweets (link) (if this disappears, let me know)
Beowulf (Spark Notes)
26:41 animated version of Beowulf  (let me know if this disappears)
Beowulf:  A Summary in English Prose

King Arthur
The Crystal Cave – Mary Stewart – The Best Notes
The Camulod Chronicles – Jack Whyte
Celtic Twilight – Online Arthurian Sources
Arthurian and Grail Poetry (another link from the site above)
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table – History, Legend and Everything in between
The Camelot Project – University of Rochester
King Arthur and the Matter of Britain

Old Radio Programs
Orson Wells – The Shadow

Comic Books
DC Comics
The Center for Cartoon Studies
Online Comic Creator
Graphic Novel Lesson Plan      
Comics in the Classroom 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers

Superhero Cartoon Database  
Superhero Dictionary
Comics and Superheroes
Article Comic Books Change Students Views
Article A Study of comic book superheros
Article Archie and the Unexpected Virtue of Forgetfulness – Entertainment – The Atlantic
Why Write about Superheros (link to article)

100 Free Silent Films
Free Movies Online
Filmsite  Excellent source Detailed plot synopses, review commentary, film analysis, film scenes, film quotes

Five decades of Met Publications – free
Guggenheim Publications – free
Getty – Virtual Library

Predicting Exam Score
Reading Record Cards
Dictionary of Symbols
Poetry Teaching Resources

Jane Eyre/Antigone

Antigone AP English Literature English II – Pre-AP Fiction High School English Jane Eyre Literary Analysis Novels Oedipus Reference Rhetorical Strategies Summer APSIs Vocabulary

Jane Eyre and Antigone

Jane Eyre and Antigone TCU 2012

“The real innovation of Charlotte Bronte is that she writes fiction from the point of view of an individual and not from the point of view of society in general. She projects herself without reserve into her leading characters and allows her inmost feelings, her secret impulses, to color her narrative…”