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Using writing prompts with photos to teach descriptive writing is an effective exercise. Teach your students to use concrete, or sensory, detail ...
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Punctuation with Quotation Marks. This handout and two quizzes focus on punctuation with quotation marks in essays, particularly with in-text cit...
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This mini unit employs critical thinking skills about print advertising. Students identify persuasive language, images, biases and stereotypes in...
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Semicolons Power Point Presentation. Take the mystery out of this commonly misused punctuation mark. Semicolon usage is clearly explained in this...
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Subject Verb Agreement Rules, Examples, Quiz, and Key. This handout and quiz addresses all the rules of subject verb agreement including compound...
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Clauses Explanations, Examples, Worksheet, Quiz, and Key. This packet explains the following types of clauses: Independent clauses, dependent cla...
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Semicolons Rules, Examples, Worksheet, Quiz, and Keys. Take the mystery out of the commonly misused semicolon. This packet contains the three sem...
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This power point is a great tool to help you teach figurative language. Metaphor, simile, hyperbole, alliteration, metonymy, onomatopoeia, euphem...
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Clauses Power Point. This editable 15-slide power point presentation explains the following types of clauses: Independent clauses, dependent clau...
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Subject-verb agreement Power Point. This subject verb agreement presentation will engage middle and high school students with its interesting fac...
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Sentence fragment Power Point presentation. Explain sentence fragments to your students with this engaging Power Point, featuring fascinating fac...
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Run-on sentences Power Point presentation. Explain run-on sentences to your students with this engaging Power Point, featuring fascinating facts ...
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Passive voice and active voice are demystified in this Power Point presentation. Passive and active voice are clearly explained with examples and...
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Apostrophes Power Point. This Power Point reviews all the apostrophe rules with examples and an exercise at the end of the presentation to check ...
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Quotation marks and the corresponding punctuation can be tricky, especially when citations are involved. This Power Point is meant for older stud...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught: Composition, Humanities, and Creative Writing, Literature and English. I have worked as a developer and writer of K-6 Curriculum.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in English M.A. in English

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Before I became a teacher, I spent twenty years as a freelance writer and editor, primarily for middle-grade readers. I am the author of a few dozen how-to children's books, young adult novels and many magazine articles. I used to write K-6 curriculum-based quizzes for a publishing company. I currently teach first-year college students. visit my blog at: http://compositionclassroom.blogspot.com