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An activity using three short poems to help students identify theme in poetry.
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This activity has students decide whether or not the Big, Bad, Wolf is guilty. They evaluate the use of ethos, pathos, and logos in the wolf's ar...
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This can be used as an end of unit project for students reading Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
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Teach your students what it means to be media literate. Includes questions to discuss in class, and a few short activities.
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Comprehension questions and vocabulary for the novel Tuesdays with Morrie.
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A multiple choice test with 50 questions and an answer key. This is to accompany Ernest Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying.
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Comprehension questions and vocabulary for the novel Tuesdays with Morrie.
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This worksheet helps you teach Point of View in Short Stories
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This PowerPoint is to be used to introduce the history of the Great Depression as a starting point for Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men.
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Vocabulary and Chapter Comprehension Questions (multiple choice and matching) for Chapters 1-6 of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
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The directions and prompts for a Lord of the Flies pre-reading activity. This activity is a kinesthetic, and fun, approach to getting the student...
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Comprehension questions and vocabulary for the novel Tuesdays with Morrie.
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This package includes a series of questions on the story's theme, a reading comprehension quiz. This is a GREAT story. I usually pair the study o...
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Teaching students how to use Modern Language Association guidelines for citing sources? Give this as practice homework. Pair this with the MLA po...
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Three poems about the Holocaust (poems included) and a worksheet to accompany them. The skills are sensory imagery, tone, and theme.
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I use the song The Way I Are to teach students Subject Verb Agreement. I have had great success with this! My other grammar lessons based on song...
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I just purchased the Heart of Darkness, Hollow Men, Apocalypse Now lesson. Would it be possible to get a list of which clips you show your class from the movie Apocalypse Now? Thank you.
October 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
Sure! Send me your email and I'll forward it to you. You can reach me at wenturner@gmail.com. Thanks!!
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Alexis Wright  (TpT Seller)
I just purchased your "Analyzing Visual Arguments" Power Point, to use and I think it will great in my class, however at the end of the presentation you ask students to work in groups to analyze ads together using a worksheet. I have plenty of ads, but do you have the worksheet you reference?
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
Sure! Send me your email and I'll forward it to you. You can reach me at wenturner@gmail.com. Thanks!!
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Buyer re: Lord of the Flies Abandoned Game_Unit Intro Activity
This sounds like the kind of activity my 8th graders would enjoy. Have you updated your online activity to include the instructions you mention below so I better understand how to employ this idea?
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English Teacher 101  (TpT Seller) re: The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas Lesson Package
Does it include the answers?
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
I can provide what isn't there if you email me off board. Thanks!
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Rosalinda D. re: Rhetorical Terms Test_AP English Language
is there an answer key?
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
Yes!
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Buyer re: Poetry Island
The thumbnails pics are too small to read so I can't determine if this lesson will be helpful for my poetry unit. Is it possible to get more information about this lesson or a bigger copy of the material in this lesson?
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M. Myers
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
Yes! It's an instructional powerpoint on how to play the game. You can modify the directions, but basically the kids learn how to identify different poetic devices in their chosen poems. We do one device per class period and the poems that have that device are "immune" and cannot be voted off. They then analyze what they like and don't like, and then they vote one off. At the end there is a group winner. Then the groups compete against eachother. It's a lot of fun.
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Hi! I am really interested in all of your "Songs to Teach Grammar" lessons. Do you sell them together in a bundle for a discounted price?
Thanks!
October 9, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
Yes, I can! I'll update the file.
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Sarah Mueller  (TpT Seller) re: Lord of the Flies Abandoned Game_Unit Intro Activity
I, too, was just as confused as Clukich. Your response helped a lot, but I still have a few questions:

-When you say you "give certain students directions," do you mean that only SOME students get directions and others don't?
-Do you consider what you already know about your students when deciding which directions to give them (I already can predict who my leaders are)?
-Are there any other post-activity questions that you find valuable to discuss with the students?

Thank you!
October 5, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
I'm sorry I just saw this message!! To answer your questions, yes. I will take some students aside and give them directions. I try to be as cryptic as possible with the others so that they react naturally to the confusing situation. I want them to actually feel how it might have felt for the boys after they crashed on the island. I absolutely use what I already know! I will sometimes, though, give a big job to someone quiet so that they can be leaders. it just depends. Afterward, we certainly discuss personality types. Some people are just more "type A" than others. We talk about leadership qualities and how people deal with stress. Some just shut down. It's a great discussion.
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Carol L. re: Lord of the Flies Abandoned Game_Unit Intro Activity
I love the idea of this lesson, but I am confused as to the directions. The pages I downloaded refer to "once the class is outside" but there are no directions for the activity relating to that. I checked your unit plan and in the thumbnails I can "sort of" see that there are detailed directions for this activity on that plan, but I really would like detailed instructions for this lesson. I thought that when I ordered the activity the instructions would be included. Would it be possible to get just the instructions for this activity? The activity seems great, but very difficult to implement without instructions. Thanks!
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
Sure! The basic idea is to start the "game" when the students enter the room. I don't speak (which is crazy for me!) and I have signs that I made indicating the story of the "crash" they were involved in. I lead them outside, and then give certain students directions. Then I let what happens happen. After about 10 minutes, I become me again, and I gather them around me so we can discuss what happened. Which students stood out as leaders? Which students just sat around? Which students grouped with others? We talk about it, and then we start the novel soon after. It helps them understand the psychology of "belonging." They love it.
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
You're welcome!!
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Buyer re: Rhetorical Terms Test_AP English Language
Do you offer the answer key to this test?
March 15, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
Yes. I can email it to you. I thought I meant to include the key. What's your email address?
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Wendy,
The reading schedule for The Chosen references worksheets for after the chapters have been completed. They weren't included. I was really disappointed because they sounded like they would reinforce the literary concepts. I like the plan other than that. Is there any way you could send me the worksheets?
November 15, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
Sure. I'll send those your way. I thought I had included them! What's your email address?
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Buyer re: Brave New World Community Puzzle Game
Re BNW Community Puzzle, please tell me where I might find the task.
Thanks.
October 15, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
This game puts the students in one of the communities in Brave New World, and asks them to work together to complete a task. I usually do this game after reading through chapter 2. it's a good way to start conversations! You will need to MAKE YOUR OWN SETS OF PUZZLES for the groups to complete using this guide. You will need to sketch a triangle on a piece of construction paper, and then cut it out. Then cut the triangle into several odd shaped pieces and put those into a baggie. Give each group a baggie so they can try to reconstruct the triangle.
October 16, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

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Mrs. Kav  (TpT Seller)
Do you have quizes and answers for New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer?
December 23, 2009 Report inappropriate comment
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
I don't...yet. I'm working on those, and I will post them ASAP.
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Linda K. re: Theme in Poetry
I did not get Holocaust poetry. I got three poems: "Taxi", Heart I'll Not Forget Thee" and "Simile". What happened?
November 30, 2009 Report inappropriate comment
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
I'll check into it. Could be an error on my part! Can I email you the correct file?
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Mrs. Kav
Mrs. Kav  (TpT Seller)
Do you only have quizes for Twilight? Do you have anything for the other books - study guides and tests/keys? Do you take school purchase orders?
November 29, 2009 Report inappropriate comment
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
I have a few novels like Tuesdays with Morrie, Of Mice and Men. I'm a full time teacher, and I do
freelance work creating lessons, units, and materials. Unfortunately, I can't take POs, but I try to be reasonably priced. Let me know what you need, and I can make it for you if I don't already have it.
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Mrs. Kav  (TpT Seller) re: Twilight Chapter Tests
How many pages is this? Is it a page for each chapter?
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Wendy Turner  (TpT Seller)
Yes. This cumulative test consists of five comprehension questions per chapter. The worksheets I created (sold separately) include vocabulary study as well. The answer key is included. You can either give the test chapter by chapter, or you can give it as a cumulative exam. If you buy this in conjunction with the individual chapter work, you'll also get the vocabulary. I taught this as "outside reading," and gave the kids a chapter per night with the worksheet. At the end of the book I gave the test. I let them use their chapter by chapter worksheets as a study guide. I hope this helps!!! Thanks for inquiring.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching secondary English and Journalism classes for 11 years. I teach a variety of subjects and grade levels, and have worked to create lessons to not only engage my students, but to stay with them once they leave my classroom.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to lead the horse to the water, so to speak. I try to entice my students to get into a topic, and then before they know it, they're learning something! I am not a worksheet kind of teacher (in the sense that I give them one and then sit at my desk). I love hands-on, and I love finding new things to enhance the lessons I already have.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am a fellow of the Bluegrass Writing Project, and served as technology liason for two years. I am also a teacher consultant, and lead PD sessions on a variety of topics. I have been nominated as Kentucky Teacher of the Year four times, and the school newspaper I advise is one of the best in our state!! I love my job!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Masters in Secondary English Education in 2001. I have accumulated 24 hours since then, and I'm trying to decide what to do with them!! :) I am an adjunct professor at our local community college, and this year I teach dual credit English to seniors at my high school.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am the proud mother of twins, and when I'm not teaching, I play roller derby with an amazing league.