As a full-time high school teacher and a doctoral student, I find myself in a unique position—with one foot firmly planted in the classroom and the other in the world of research. One of the things I'm most passionate about is making all of the incredible theories and scholarship out there more accessible and actionable for practitioners. This section features all of the open-access resources and materials I've designed for my own students, previous clients, and fellow collaborators. I hope they're helpful!
This one-pager provides an explanation of literary literacies, key questions taken from relevant research, and curated Padlets with tutorials and mentor texts for literary analysis and interpretation.
These student-facing one-pagers provide an accessible explanation of each literary/critical lens, key questions, and a hyperlinked glossary of foundational concepts and terminology.
Each of these one-pagers provides students and teachers with a shared metalanguage for multimodal design. They're a great way to introduce students to key concepts of multimodal design.
Learning that Transfers: Designing Curriculum for a Changing World was my first co-authored publication and it's chock-full of incredible protocols and strategies. Even without the book, these resources are fantastic.
This template helps students consider and record the relevant content, structure, craft, context, purpose, and audiences of curated mentor texts. By using mentor texts to inspire and inform students, we can foster deeper understanding and better production of different genres.
This folder contains a variety of projects, mentor texts, and step-by-step instructions to create a variety of different multimodal projects. Each example follows a consistent structure you can use or adapt to fit your context and preferences.
These slides are a one-stop shop for resources, mentor texts, examples, and anchor charts supporting students writing of literary essays. The slides can be used either as a drag-and-drop lesson or as a resource your students can access as needed.
These slides are a one-stop shop for resources, mentor texts, examples, and anchor charts supporting students writing of persuasive position papers. The slides can be used either as a drag-and-drop lesson or as a resource your students can access as needed.