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J Mason Emerson
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This has a Reading section (English, Spanish), pictures, then: A Matching Test For “Call Of The Wild” with Answers Key; “How To Practice ...
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Here’s Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar quickly re-told, easy to understand with fun Common Core aligned activities: Julius Caesar reading sectio...
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This has Poe's Life Story then also: Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart Retold (brief version; full version farther below); 2 Tests (Fill-in, True-False,...
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This has The Black Cat Briefly Retold, full version too; Poe's Life Story; Handy Tests; 10 Wordfinds; 6 Number & Letters Cryptograms; The Fu...
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This begins with the reader Mardis Gras which is in English and Spanish then has: Handy Links (Articles, Books, Videos); #1. Mardi Gras Word Se...
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MEXICO (ESL, SPANISH) is a fun-filled packet of printables and activities for students learning ESL, Spanish, geography, etc and all who plan on ...
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This has a summary of Harper Lee’s famous novel To Kill A Mockingbird; A section called The Author of To Kill A Mockingbird, A section calle...
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DESCRIPTION: This has The History Of Earth Day reader; School Activities For Earth Day; Earth Day’s Anthem; Handy Links About Earth Day An...
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This begins with a reading passage about the Ozarks classic novel Where The Red Fern Grows with reading notes, plot summary guide, other notes; ...
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This begins with a plot outline and supportive notes regarding John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men, then has: The Author John Steinbeck; Versi...
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This resource pack begins has a study notes reader regarding Freak The Mighty along with a Critique Regarding Freak The Mighty; About The Auth...
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This has the Christmas masterpiece The Gift Of The Magi (1905) by O’Henry (William Sydney Porter) in its entirety, also: The Author O’Henry ...
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This begins with the reading component South African Facts And History then has a Word Search based on it; then also: Questions About “South ...
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See if this resources packet doesn’t have more than enough activities to keep your students learning for weeks! It has: A PHOTOS SHOW about G...
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This resource packet begins with the reader Johnny Tremain! which is a study guide with a plot outline and supplementary notes about reading leve...
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* This fun resource has 5 Cinco De Mayo word searches with their answer keys, a test with the answers, Cinco de Mayo clip art, and Handy Links Re...
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This starts with a reading section on Bacteria which is in English and also Spanish, then also has: A Guided Composition regarding bacteria (Eng...
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Your students will love this activities-packed unit focused on Argentina including: Bilingual (English and Spanish) Reading Booklet with handy: ...
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This has for the Reader “Dracula, Retold!!!!” in English and Spanish based off of the Bram Stoker novel Dracula; also Twelve Questions About...
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1. This begins with the history reading section called “Japan” and then 2. Twenty Questions About Japan’s History test/discussion prompt...
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Laurie Sherwood
Laurie S.
Hi Mason,

Thanks so much for your quick response. I love your Alaskan clip art and look forward to using the images. I wish you the very best with your battle with cancer. I am sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. Thanks again!
Laurie
July 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
You're welcome, Laurie, and thanks for the well wishes :-)
July 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Laurie Sherwood
Laurie S.
I am interested in purchasing your Alaska clip art, but I'm wondering if I can use it for commercial use. I have made some vocabulary cards and would like to add a few of your Alaska clip art images to my cards. Please let me know your rules for the use of your clip art.
Thanks!
Laurie Abel
June 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Laurie.

They are public domain so insofar as I'm concerned use them any way you want including commercially if you like.

I have many other products and in them use only public domain including some photos I myself have taken over the years -- scenery, wildflowers etc. So I encourage you to look at the other products too.

I am thinking about bundling and selling photos that currently are in various products but due to health concerns (battling cancer) am not sure exactly when I can do it. Encouraged by your query, I may go ahead and try that next, so be coming back and checking.

All the best,

Mason
June 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Growing in 5th Grade
Growing in 5th Grade  (TpT Seller)
I am praying for your health and recovery. You'll do beautifully!
June 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
Thanks, Growing in 5th Grade. A petscan indicates no cancer currently and I'm now under long term treatment. Working when and to the extent that I can on TpT has been helpful as a booster keeping my mind positively directed. Though no longer in the classroom I am there with you guys in spirit, and happy to help by uploading new products. :-)
June 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Growing Smart Readers
Growing Smart Readers  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
I just read your recent newsletter. I wanted to write and wish you the very best. Be well. Keep creating!
:) Karen
May 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
Thanks, Karen, and I will do my best. I love to help others. That's why I went into teaching and now in a new way am continuing to do so. To write and upload to TpT is another way to help; to help is to teach.
June 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

The Teacher Team
The Teacher Team  (TpT Seller)
We just saw you featured on the TPT home page and became your 56th Follower :) John and I are a husband and wife teacher team from Southern California (I am an elementary teacher and my husband is a high school science teacher) and we just wanted to send you a quick "welcome" to help you develop your follower base. Best of luck and let us know if we can help in any way :)
Best of luck!
March 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
Thanks, and I'm as of now your 279th :-)
March 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Laila Camacho
Laila Camacho  (TpT Seller)
I love your items, and I just became a follower. I would appreciate a follow back at Laila Camacho. Thanks for sharing! Laila
October 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
Thanks, best wishes, and glad to have you as a new friend here on TpT, Joe in Overland Park, Kansas
October 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Marianne Kershaw
Marianne K.
Thanks. Before I played with margins, I found and deleted several lines of white space at the top of one of the early pages. That seemed to do the trick. Looking forward to using this with my newcomers. Do you have something similar for European History?

Thanks, Marianne
September 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
HI, AGAIN, MARIANNE. I got to start on it earlier than thought; here it is: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ESL-EUROPEAN-HISTORY-883199 Title is ESL European History! Today is Sept 21, 2013
Previous note:

Hi, Marianne.

Glad that worked for you.

I don't have an equivalent yet for European History but will be working on one in the future. As you know Europe has many nations but I can cover its history in a broad way for example dealing with some pre-history including what DNA says, then Greco-Roman history etc. It will be a challenge to do so without being too general, but it can be done.

Right now, as time allows, I'm in the midst of finishing a series of resources already scheduled but will try to go from those right to the European history resource. So please check back again later and see. Hopefully over this weekend I can at least get started.

Thanks for communicating.
jmasonemerson@yahoo.com

J. Mason Emerson
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September 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Marianne Kershaw
Marianne K.
Hi! I bought two bilingual US history packets from your store this morning. The text is not aligned properly, and thus the cryptograms and word searches are split across two separate pages. That won't work. Before I spend time going through and realigning pages, is there an easy fix?

Thanks, Marianne
September 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Marianne,

It sounds like you may have your top-bottom margins set differently, so try this: at the top of MicroSoft Word, go into Page Layout, click Margins, select one of the options or use the customizing feature.

Also, feel free to call me anytime at 913 492-1564; just ask for Mason. My direct email is jmasonemerson@yahoo.com.
September 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

eduPIN
Nicole S.
No worries! I just "cleaned up" the boards. Remember that you can always click on "pins" on the top left side on Pinterest to see your pins. If you see duplicates, or that some are pinned to the wrong board you can click "edit" and either change the board or delete the pin. Hope that helps. :) Don't worry. I too was once a newbie.
August 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
Thanks. I'll pin some more and in the process learn better.
August 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Fun Times in First
Fun Times in First  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for inviting me to join your FB group. I have joined and I am following your store.
Nancy
August 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
Great, Nancy
August 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Lovin Lit
Lovin Lit  (TpT Seller)
Just returned the favor. #28 and good luck. :) Erin
July 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
Thanks, Erin.
July 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Growing Smart Readers
Growing Smart Readers  (TpT Seller) re: HALLOWEEN! (FUN PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES, READING, WRITING, 64 PAGES)
Hi,
I have been checking out your products, which are really terrific. I checked out this Halloween preview--and I just wanted to let you know that you have it in Word and it is editable. Did you intend that? Or was it an oversight? Just checking, because this would enable someone to print without buying your product. I learned the hard way that I had to secure my documents...for example, turn a word doc into a pdf, and then secure it so that images and content could not be stolen. I was just curious--and I don't claim to be an expert.

Being at Tpt has been a big learning curve for me!
Best wishes, Karen
July 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for the compliments, Growing Smart Readers. You're talking about the Preview which is free but incomplete. To get the real entire package it's still necessary to pay first. All rights are retained for both the preview and the for-pay resources. I'm at 913 492-1564 and welcome calls, Mason
July 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

ncv4e
Buyer re: GERMAN FUN! (COMMON CORE, 112 PAGES)
I have the opportunity to teach a short 2-3 week unit on introductory German. Do you think this would be a good choice? I took four years in highschool/college, but I am not fluent.
July 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
I can only speak for myself on that, ncv4e, namely, I had four years of college-level German before beginning to teach; a second major in Spanish and a then minor in English which later became an M.A. with strong emphasis on linguistics (theoretical and applied) and composition. I don't know your own background or educational objectives etc but wish you the best of success.

P.S. For a once-a-month Follow Me message click http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/J-Mason-Emerson/Order:Best-Sellers/ then once there click Follow Me which is near the top and has a star beside it.

Also, you did not ask directly, but if you may be wondering if the resource would help someone to teach another person/s (i.e. as with one-to-one informal tutoring) even though you say you are not fluent, I would think that Yes it would be helpful. I hope you go ahead and get it. Again, all best wishes for you.
July 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Kinesthetic Classroom
Kinesthetic Classroom  (TpT Seller) re: FUN EMERGENT READERS PACK! (COMMON CORE, 288 PP)
This looks pretty cool, but there is no preview - 10.00 is a lot to spend on something when you have no idea what it is outside of your description. Just a thought :)
May 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
2nd Update this one in June: The price is $7.99 for 288 pages and there's a preview.
May 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Joyce Robles
Joyce R. re: ESL U.S. HISTORY (ENGLISH-SPANISH)
I teach in Spanish Immersion. Would your Spanish language pieces be instructional and appropriate for 5th grade Spanish Immersion?
Thank youi.
April 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
You would have to look at each on an item by item basis; some would and some would not
April 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Magischool Magiland
Magischool Magiland  (TpT Seller) re: ARGENTINA - LA ARGENTINA
I'm proud you published a sheet about my lovely country. are you argentinian? I'm from buenos Aires capital (San Telmo)
October 20, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
J Mason Emerson
J Mason Emerson  (TpT Seller)
I'm from the US but very interested in all lands including Argentina. I will also be writing about many other topics.

Soy en los Estados Unidos pero me interesa en todas paises incluso la Argentina. Escribire de muchas otras temas.
October 20, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Just now retired and battling cancer, I began as a high school teacher of German, Spanish and some regular English; later taught mostly middle school foreign languages; then taught Pre-K through 8th grade ESL. Along the way I also was first a college TA and later a part-time college instructor. I had much masters level training and practice in ESL; attained a Masters in English with a concentration in composition, linguistics and ESL. While teaching ESL, I also incorporated much in the content areas of science and math; tapping into various modalities of learning including the visual arts.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Eclectic--that is, I believe in doing what works. By becoming aware of student group and individual needs, you can address those even better. Overall the kids, or really any students regardless of age, enjoy learning the most when it includes fun, excitement and joy. The busier they stay at learning happily, the more they learn; and being successful at learning builds their confidence and desire to learn even more as they discover: "Yes! I can do it!" -- That's a fact.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been praised for having raised the state test scores by administration but for me the greatest praise has been from the students themselves including those whom I had in class long ago who have come running up to me and congratulated me on having been such a teacher who helped them move up in life. I'm now putting a lot of what I learned along the way into the learning packets or units that I try to jam-pack with activities, handouts, etc for yourselves and the kids.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

In brief I've had been educated at C of O, SIU-C, SEMO, U of MO at Warrensburg; mostly taught in southeastern and northwestern Missouri; now reside just over the border in Kansas. For me the greatest source of education, though, was in class where the kids taught me in the sense that some would say or indicate "Mr. Emerson, I don't really want to learn or even be here. I can't, learn and you know, you really can't make me." I rose to the occasion by getting them so busy and happily engaged that their attention was diverted and channeled into learning not just from myself but the high interest materials and successful strategies that I developed and used. To say more would be soon be to have writen still another book.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I enjoy teaching languages, photography, writing; and when I get the chance also love to travel. I like it whenever I can drive into the Ozarks and have greatly enjoyed it when able to visit the beautiful hills and lakes of northern Minnesota around Grand Marais and into southern Ontario. I have been through most of the states of the U.S. except in the Northeast, also to Canada and southern Mexico at Cancun, Valladolid and Chichen Itza which has Mayan ruins. My formal foreign language training is for German and Spanish but informally I have learned a lot in many other languages including Indonesian, Chinese, Russian etc; plus enjoy writing computer programs. In short I enjoy life, like to learn and even more so, I love to impart what I know to others and to help colleagues via what's practical, interesting and really works.