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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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This handout and two quizzes focus on punctuation with quotation marks in essays, particularly with in-text citations. It is meant for students w...
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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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This power point is a great tool to help you teach figurative language. Metaphor, simile, hyperbole, alliteration, metonymy, onomatopoeia, euphem...
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This editable 15-slide power point presentation explains the following types of clauses: Independent clauses, dependent clauses, relative clauses...
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This subject-verb agreement Powerpoint will engage middle and high school students with its interesting fact-based sample sentences and photo ill...
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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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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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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

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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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