high school

  • Grace Lutheran Church and School in Jacksonville, Florida

    Are you looking for a school in Jacksonville, FL? If you have kids, you've probably thought about  whether or not to send them to a private or religious school. Maybe you've seen some of the negative reports from some public schools. Maybe you want a religious/moral education to be part of the equation. Jacksonville's public schools may be just fine for most people. For some, a private, religious school is the place they want to send their kids.

    Grace Lutheran is located in the East Arlington part of Jacksonville, near enough to the Beaches and Mayport, but not far from the bridges that lead to downtown and the airport. The convenient location on McCormick between Kernan and Monument might be important to you, depending on your commute.

    Students at Grace receive academic instruction from trained and certified teachers who care about each and every child. The athletics program at Grace is also top-notch, and all kids have the opportunity to participate in organized sports. This is an excellent school with a reputation for preparing students for high school and college.

  • Grammar - One Word or Two - Song Lyrics and Quizzes

    Separate Words (Words Apart)

    This is a parody of "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" by Journey. I wrote it as an educational song, and I've used it as a learning tool to teach the content used in the lyrics. However, I've also used it in a creative writing course as an example for students to follow in order to create their own educational song parodies. Also, it's worth your time to find the official music video for the original song, as well as some of the silly remakes.

    The list is of commonly confused one-word-or-two combinations, in alphabetical order. I was surprised that it wasn't more difficult to create matching lyrics that make almost as much sense as the original while maintaining such a strict rule in writing.

    I have also added some quizzes that I used with the words in the song. Good practice, even if you just show the song and quizzes to students.

    Here's the TpT link. 

  • Lit - To Kill a Mockingbird - Southerntown

    I found this article and activity online a number of years ago. I did not create it, though I may have tweaked it a little. It is an excellent text to use at the beginning of the story, and the article could be adapted easily for skills-based questioning.

    Read the following article and then complete the assignment that follows.

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