Arik Durfee
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Arik Durfee
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"Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't. - Mark Twain".
 
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A two-week writing unit perfect for after you finish reading THE HUNGER GAMES (or the sequels, CATCHING FIRE and MOCKINGJAY) as a class. Literary analysis is an important type of writing because it requires students to engage in the highest levels
$6.00
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A one-week to two-week unit on the most common capitalization errors complete with daily bell ringers, worksheets, quiz, a teacher's guide, and more! This is unit #4 of Ten-Minute Grammar: Trimester One. Also available are the other eight units
$4.50
18 ratings
3.8
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A one- to two-week unit on colons and semicolons complete with daily bell ringers, worksheets, quiz, a teacher's guide, and more! This is unit #26 of Ten-Minute Grammar: Trimester Three. Also available are the other eight units in Trimester
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3.9
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A fun, standards-based, holiday-themed activity in which students manipulate parts of an essay to learn how they fit together. This is a great way to spend the day before Christmas break because it gets students engaged in Common-Core curriculum at
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4.0
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A fun way to review editing and revision for test prep and review, holidays, the last day or week of school, or other filler days. I usually hate "test prep." But let's be honest: we all want to review a bit before sending our students into spring
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Wordplay! The Game Show is a fun PowerPoint game show based on vocabulary-building word games. In my Ten-Minute Grammar daily language units, I include a series of word games that I tag onto the end of every day's grammar bell-ringer. My students
$5.00
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4.0
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A set of six informative writing posters that could be hung up in every classroom in your school, regardless of the subject. Our school and district have adopted an initiative this year focused on improving writing in all subject areas. So as a
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4.0
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This BUNDLED product contains EIGHT short story units: "The Landlady," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Monkey's Paw," "Harrison Bergeron," "The Lottery," "The Most Dangerous Game," "The Black Cat," and "The Judge's House." FOR FULL PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
$25.00
16 ratings
4.0
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A two-week unit on punctuation and capitalization rules for incorporating quotes into your writing, complete with daily bell ringers, worksheets, quiz, a teacher's guide, and more! This is unit #19 of Ten-Minute Grammar: Trimester Three. Also
$5.00
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4.0
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A one-week to two-week unit on commonly misspelled homophones complete with daily bell ringers, worksheets, quiz, a teacher's guide, and more! This is unit #2 of Ten-Minute Grammar: Trimester One. Also available are the other eight units in
$4.50
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3.8
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TWO two-week units on identifying and correcting comma errors complete with daily bell ringers, worksheets, quiz, a teacher's guide, and more! This BUNDLE DOWNLOAD includes units #16 and #17 of Ten-Minute Grammar: Trimester Two. Also available
$6.50
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4.0
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A one-week to two-week unit on using perfect and progressive verb phrases complete with daily bell ringers, worksheets, quiz, a teacher's guide, and more! This is unit #9 of Ten-Minute Grammar: Trimester One. Also available are the other eight
$5.00
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A one- to two-week unit on prepositions and prepositional phrases complete with daily bell ringers, worksheets, quiz, a teacher's guide, and more! This is unit #23 of Ten-Minute Grammar: Trimester Three. Also available are the other eight units
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Chapter summary assignments, reading quizzes, vocabulary, and tests for ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell. Included in this download: * Vocabulary worksheets for each chapter, and an extra blank sheet for student-chosen vocab words * Chapter summary
$5.00
11 ratings
3.9
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A fun PowerPoint Game Show for reviewing vocabulary before winter-holiday break. This download includes: * A 70-slide Worplay Game Show - plays with vocabulary and quotes related to Christmas, Hanukkah, and other winter holidays in the form of ten
$5.00
21 ratings
4.0
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A one to two week unit on Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game" that primarily focuses on irony. Irony is a very misunderstood concept. What most people think is ironic is simply coincidence. Irony is used widely in a lot of wonderful
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A two-week unit on participial phrases and other modifiers, including misplaced and dangling modifiers, complete with daily bell ringers, worksheets, quiz, a teacher's guide, and more! This is unit #21 of Ten-Minute Grammar: Trimester Three. Also
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A one-week to two-week unit on identifying and correcting problems with tense shifts and subject-verb agreement complete with daily bell ringers, worksheets, quiz, a teacher's guide, and more! This is unit #15 of Ten-Minute Grammar: Trimester Two.
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Twelve decorative posters based on ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell--perfect for thematic decorations during a unit studying the novel. This download includes: * 6 WordFoto posters (pictures created out of a variety of words) with pig and horse
$3.00
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4.0
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This HUGE BUNDLE review unit provides a full trimester of revision and language curriculum with 196 PowerPoint slides and over 120 printable pages. It includes seven of my Revision Module products as well as a load of additional review materials you
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught English at the junior high level for five years. I now teach 9th grade English in an English/physical science combo class at an innovative new school that focuses on cross-curricular classes and project-based learning. I'm also an aspiring novelist.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is very high energy and goofy, and my lessons are fun and engaging while still being real-world applicable and tied to the Common Core Standards.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am a Certified Teacher and a Certified Trainer with the New Tech Network, a nationwide network of mostly public schools that focuses on cross-curricular project-based learning.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Brigham Young University - Idaho in 2006 with a major in English Ed and a minor in Spanish.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a father of four: six-year-old and four-year-old daughters and two-year-old twin boys. I love rock climbing, playing guitar, writing and reading books, and going to movies. Oh, and teaching! When I grow up, I want to be a published author of young-adult fiction.