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This 12-page download contains reading comprehension quizzes, along with corresponding keys, for the first five parts of The Book Thief by Markus...
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This 10-page download contains reading comprehension quizzes, along with corresponding keys, for the final five parts of The Book Thief by Markus...
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This 16-page download contains four reading comprehension quizzes, along with corresponding keys, for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark ...
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This 16-page download contains four reading comprehension quizzes, along with corresponding keys, for Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Each 2-page ...
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This is a pack of five multiple-choice, reading comprehension quizzes for Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. The quizzes cover the following read...
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This 16-page download contains four reading comprehension quizzes, along with corresponding keys, for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark ...
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This 10-page unit exam assesses student understanding of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, covering characterization, plot, literary and dramatic t...
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This packet of materials contains evaluative, feedback, and revision forms necessary to supplement instruction of the 5-paragraph essay, includin...
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This one-act play assignment fits perfectly into a creative writing unit or as an individual unit and creative outlet for students. Students part...
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Following examination of the persuasive satire Jonathan Swift perfected in "A Modest Proposal," your students will create their own satirical arg...
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This download contains a complete set of five reading comprehension quizzes for use with T.H. White's "The Sword in the Stone" from THE ONCE AND ...
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This writing unit contains a 1-page overview of an expository essay prompt about cause and effect, including explanation of the prompt, tips for ...
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This 16-page download contains four reading comprehension quizzes, along with corresponding keys, for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark ...
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This download contains 15 pages of materials for in-depth instruction of a personal narrative that emphasizes the writing process, multiple revis...
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This is a 30-page PowerPoint presentation about the Hero's Journey Eight-step transformation, illustrated by images and examples from J.K. Rowlin...
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This is a 2-page study guide to focus student note-taking during the film Life is Beautiful, a foreign film about a father's love protecting his ...
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This 6-page unit exam accompanies the Fagles translation of Homer's Odyssey; see my own study guide for ideal materials to correspond with this t...
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This 3-page document contains three rounds of questions/answers for a full-period, 61-question review session about Shakespeare's Romeo and Julie...
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English with Ms W
English with Ms W  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for your response. Your advice is very helpful and encouraging.

Best of luck!
December 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

English with Ms W
English with Ms W  (TpT Seller)
Hello,

I am new to TpT and I'm noticing that there are not a lot of secondary English sellers. I am wondering if you have any advice on how to gain followers, as you have over 100.

This isn't a ploy to get you to follow me if you do not want to (I've already gotten a few messages like that); I am simply asking for advice from someone who seems to be successful on here.

Thank you!
December 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Hi Ms. W,

I think my only advice is practicality and volume.

We all love those intricate analytical or research units that are spread out over six weeks and include a dozen separate elements, but most teachers buying on TpT seem interested in a test, a quiz or a set of quizzes to get them through the next day or week. Most of what I've sold have been quiz units for frequently taught literature or easy-to-use grammar/mechanics materials.

I've also posted about 220 different assignments, units, quizzes, etc. More variety means greater likelihood of having something someone else can use.

The actual followers have just sort of shown up over time; someone buys a product, uses it, likes it, and wants more of the same. I haven't really sought more followers, but in four years of selling on TpT, they've gradually just joined up.

Hope this helps, and good luck!

Writing Guy
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Buyer re: Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale: Reading Comprehension Quiz Pack
I have a quick question. Are these four quizzes on the entire book or are they divided into chapters?
November 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
This is four ten-question multiple choice quizzes for the entire book.
November 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Kristin S. re: Creative Writing Activity: Extended Metaphor Assignment
I plan to use this with my 6th grade GT Lang Arts students. Do you have any student samples you would be willing to share? It would be great to have some student models of extended metaphor.
October 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
This assignment provides two examples on the handout itself.
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Julie H. re: The Elements of Style: Commas in a Series (Usage Rule 2 Quiz)
I am interested in purchasing the 11-rule set/bundle but I can'r find it. Suggestions? Also, do you have a bundled set for Fagle's Odyssey? or mythology?
September 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Here's the link for the 11-rule bundle for The Elements of Style:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Elements-of-Style-Complete-Set-of-11-Quizzes-PunctuationUsage-64533

Here are a variety of study materials, quiz units, testing materials, and writing activities related to the Fagles translation of The Odyssey:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Odyssey-JEOPARDY-Three-rounds-60-questions-final-JEOPARDY-59352

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Odyssey-Test-60-question-Odyssey-Exam-with-Review-57588

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Odyssey-Unit-Quiz-Packet-Six-6-reading-comprehension-quizzes-59350

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Odyssey-Unit-16-page-Study-Guide-55400

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Odyssey-Unit-Writing-activity-regarding-conciseness-59353

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Odyssey-Unit-Essay-prompt-peer-evaluation-formrubric-59356

Here are links for a mythology unit and quiz on Perseus:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Greek-Mythology-Unit-2-page-Study-Guide-for-Perseus-Myth-60599

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Greek-Mythology-Unit-20-question-Quiz-on-Myth-of-Perseus-60603

I hope you find some materials that will work for your students!
September 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Melissa Slicker  (TpT Seller) re: Short Story Response Unit: Poe's "Amontillado" and "Most Dangerous..."
Is the prompt included or just a sample response?
August 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
The prompt is included.
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Buyer re: Cannery Row by John Steinbeck: Multiple-Choice Reading Quiz Set
For Cannery Row. Do you have any fill in the blanks or any other type of materials for each chapter for Learning disabled students to break down each chapter?
May 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Sorry, I don't. Good idea, though.
May 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Lindsay L. re: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: Reading Comprehension Quiz Unit 1
Do you have page number break downs for the different quizzes??
May 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Since the book is broken into parts, each quiz is titled by the part to which it pertains: Prologue/Part I, Part II, Part III, etc.
May 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Patricia Hammond  (TpT Seller) re: Romeo and Juliet Unit: Exam Review/Study Guide for 100-Point Test
Do you include the answer keys with your Romeo and Juliet Unit?
May 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
An answer key comes with the Romeo and Juliet Unit Test, but keys do not accompany the study guide and quiz units because notes and answers may vary.
May 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Michael M. re: All Quiet on the Western Front by Remarque: Reading Quizzes
What is the total number of questions? Is an answer key included?
April 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
There are 25 questions total, but apparently this was one of my earlier postings because the answer keys aren't yet in the download. I'll be back in class Monday and can update the download then.
April 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: The Stranger by Albert Camus: Study Guide Packet for the Novel
Do the study guide questions come with answers? Do the quizzes?
April 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
The quizzes each come with an answer key; however, the study guide questions do not.
April 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Book Presentation Project: Informal Speeches (Instead of book reports)
Hi,
Is this product good with Non Fiction books as well?
March 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Certainly. The assignment and corresponding rubric would work with nonfiction, particularly narrative-based true stories.
March 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Victoria S Marcus  (TpT Seller) re: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: Reading Comprehension Quiz Unit 2
I noticed a few typing errors on this product. Quiz 7, question 2 has an apostrophe in sabotages. Quiz 8, question 5 has Christmas misspelled. On the Epilogue, question 2, fondue is misspelled. You might consider adding a NAME blank at the top of each quiz so the teacher doesn't have to add that. Thanks for making up the questions! I really love this book.
March 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for pointing out the typos, Victoria. I've just re-uploaded the unit with the corrections included.
March 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy: Reading Quiz for Chapter 1
Is this quiz only 5 questions?
January 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Yes. It's just a quick reading comprehension quiz to make sure students have done the night's reading.
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Buyer re: The Epic of Gilgamesh: Reading Comprehension Quiz for High School
Does this come with an answer key?
December 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
I just updated the download to include an answer key. Sorry about the delay!
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Buyer re: The Stranger by Albert Camus: Study Guide Packet for the Novel
Okay Thank you , if you do find an answer key let me know and i will purchase it ASAP thanks
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Buyer re: The Stranger by Albert Camus: Study Guide Packet for the Novel
Thanks
October 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Sorry, but I never had an answer key created for students; I used this more as a way for students to keep on track during their reading and prep for class discussions or quizzes.
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Buyer
Please send me the answer key for the Things Fall Apart reading quizzes. to fatimatah@yahoo.com. I just purchased the package from teacherspayteachers.com. My username if fameschool.
Thanks in advance
October 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Hi there. The answer keys are actually included in the download for this purchase; just look for the last few pages which repeat the quizzes as keys. Thanks!
October 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Turbo Tutor
Turbo Tutor  (TpT Seller) re: Profile of a Person: Complete Unit for Writing, Revision, Assessment
Here you go:
5vines@maine.rr.com
Thanks!
August 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Turbo Tutor
Turbo Tutor  (TpT Seller) re: Profile of a Person: Complete Unit for Writing, Revision, Assessment
Hello Again,
The link you gave me leads to a free lesson plan on The Odyssey, not "Profile of a Person".
Could you provide me with another link.
Thank you,
Joanne
August 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Turbo Tutor
Turbo Tutor  (TpT Seller) re: Profile of a Person: Complete Unit for Writing, Revision, Assessment
Hello Again,
The link you gave me leads to a free lesson plan on The Odyssey, not "Profile of a Person".
Could you provide me with another link.
Thank you,
Joanne
August 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Turbo Tutor
Turbo Tutor  (TpT Seller) re: Profile of a Person: Complete Unit for Writing, Revision, Assessment
Hi,
Just bought Profile of a Person and received a "Bad File" error. Possible to email the file to me?
Thanks,
Joanne
August 7, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
No problem. If you'll post your email here, I'll send you the file this evening. Afterward, I can delete your email again so no one else can access it.
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Lisa J.
Thank you. I appreciate you prompt reply.
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Lisa J. re: Cannery Row by John Steinbeck: Multiple-Choice Reading Quiz Set
Can you supply the answers to the multiple-choice reading quiz set.
January 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Sure thing! I just updated the download to include the answer keys for each quiz. Please let me know if you have any trouble accessing the new download.
January 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Brian P. re: Hotel Rwanda Unit: Study Guide, Background, Permission Slip for Film
Hello. Just wondering whether the summative letter/essay is included in the unit package or not. I wasn't 100% sure from the description. Thanks.
February 28, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Unfortunately, I haven't written up a lesson plan for the summative letter. Typically, I had students write a formal letter addressed to the school administration in which they either argue the film's merits or encourage against its incorporation in class curriculum.
February 28, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
I bought the Odyssey hero quest unit test from you. I did not receive a key. Do you have one you can send me. It will take alot of time to searh or answers and I want to spend that time tutoring my students. maishamay@bellouth.net
January 17, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
I've just added the keys to the download. Sorry about the delay!
January 17, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Siddhartha Vocabulary List: Religious & Spiritual Terminology Terms
Do you have an answer key for your list?
January 5, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Unfortunately, I do not. I've always had students look up each term in the World Literature text we used in years past or search for their meanings online.
January 5, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
I received the highlighted answers for #11 and beyond, but missing # 1-10 answers still.
January 4, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
I updated the document again, but there aren't more than 10 questions in the quiz. The download should include the 10-question quiz, followed by the same 10-question answer key. If you have further difficulties accessing the key, let me know, and I can email it to you.
January 4, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: Multiple Choice Reading Quiz
Is there a key for the test?
January 4, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Sorry about that! I've just added the key to the download. Please let me know if you have any difficulty accessing it.
January 4, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: The Stranger by Albert Camus: Reading Quiz Set for the Novel
Do you have an answer key for this?
November 13, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Okay! It should be available in the new download.
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Buyer re: Bradbury's The Illustrated Man: Three Reading Comprehension Quizzes
Hi Writing Guy !
Which short stories do you assess. Are these just basic Blooms or higher level thinking questions ? I teach gifted and advanced and really hope they can look into the stories :>)
Thank you,
Carrie mrsmirabile@hotmail.com
November 7, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Hi Carrie. The quizzes assess the stories from pages 1-74, 90-127, of the paperback edition. I haven't taught the book in a few years and would recommend these particular quizzes--basic reading comprehension--more for a mainstreamed English I course. They work for assuring that students complete the reading, but they're not really designed for a closer reading.
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Buyer re: The Color Purple by Alice Walker: Multiple-Choice Reading Quiz Unit
PLease include a answer key
August 24, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
I'll work on a key as soon as possible and should have it available for download by this weekend. I apologize for the delay. If you have any trouble re-downloading the unit, please let me know.
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Buyer
I hope you are enjoying your time off with your family. Thanks for your speedy reply. I am impressed that you answered me so quickly AND while on vacation!
June 29, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
The download has now been updated to include answer keys. Hope this helps!
July 3, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons: Complete Reading Comprehension Quiz Unit
Could you provide an answer key for the Ellen Foster test?
June 25, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
I'm on vacation with my family this week, but I'll try to compile an answer key for Ellen Foster when I return. I should have it up by the end of next week. Sorry about the delay.
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Buyer re: The Once and Future King Quiz Unit: The Sword in the Stone
Thanks could you email them to me?
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Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
I'll first try to re-post the download, including the keys. You should be able to download again for free; if you can't, let me know your email address, and I'll get them to you.
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Buyer re: The Once and Future King Quiz Unit: The Sword in the Stone
Is there no score keys for these?
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Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
I'll try to put together quiz keys tomorrow and have them posted by the weekend. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Sarah Ross-Koves  (TpT Seller)
Is there a Mark Twain Huck Finn Unit 3...I couldn't find it...only 1 and 2
April 13, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
I haven't yet posted the third Huck Finn unit. I should have the quizzes completed by the end of the month. Let me know if you'd like them available sooner; I'll do my best.
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Buyer re: Oedipus Rex Unit: 2-page Study Guide for Part I of Sophocles' Tragedy
Do you have study guides available for the other parts of Oedipus? I only saw one available for the first part. Maybe I am missing something. Looks good...that's why I'm interested! Thanks.
March 18, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Unfortunately, I only have a study guide for the first portion of the text. I taught the play years ago, and I believe we read the second half of the play concerning Oedipus' revelations aloud in class. Sorry!
March 18, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

Ruth S.
Ruth S.  (TpT Seller) re: The Elements of Style: Dangling Modifiers (Usage Rule 11 Quiz)
Please have the courtesy not to post large numbers of new items on the home page all at once. It pushes other teachers' new postings off the page very quickly.
Thank you.
January 21, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
Apologies, Ruth! I hadn't realized that my listed items were even shown on the site's homepage. I'll keep this in mind in the future. Thanks!
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Ryan W. re: Odyssey Test: 60-question Odyssey Exam with Review
I got the answer key. Thanks!
January 13, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
You're welcome. Please let me know if there's anything else I can do to help.
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Ryan W.
thanks!
January 11, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
You're quite welcome.
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Ryan W. re: Odyssey Test: 60-question Odyssey Exam with Review
I just purchased the odyssey exam. is there an answer key?
January 11, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
Writing Guy
Writing Guy  (TpT Seller)
I'll post the answer key online by this evening. If you aren't able to download this without purchasing again, please provide your email address, and I'll send you the document.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Twelve years of teaching in California public schools, both at the middle and high school level.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I emphasize the writing process through revisions, writing conferences, and peer review.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been fortunate enough to have been twice recognized as Teacher of the Year at my high school, an honor bestowed by the students.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's degree in Communications with a focus in Journalism. I earned my teaching credential in secondary English education from U.C. Berkeley.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have written some fiction and freelance news, and I have engaged in copy editing and proofreading on other authors' manuscripts.