Charlene Tess

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By Charlene Tess
This is the easy way to teach grammar and usage to High School Students. This book is a complete course in grammar and usage.. Thousands of students and their teachers use this grammar workbook. They say: "It works! It's fun!"This powerful book
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Whole Courses, Original Textbooks, EBooks
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$26.00
79 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.12 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This is the easy way to teach grammar and usage to Middle School Students. This book is a complete course in grammar and usage.. Thousands of students and their teachers use this grammar workbook. They say: "It works! It's fun!"Here's what teachers
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Whole Courses, EBooks
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$26.00
85 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.87 MB)
By Charlene Tess
A unique and highly effective way to analyze poetry and prepare for the AP Literature Exam or advanced English courses in both high school and college. I devised this method to help students who have trouble remembering all the elements of poetry. I
Subjects:
Critical Thinking
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Test Prep, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4
$3.50
48 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.72 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This edition of Simple Steps to Sentence Sense is written expressly for younger students and for students who are learning English as a second language. If you have tried to use a grammar text lately, you know it can be overwhelming. Even if you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Original Textbooks, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$15.00
49 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (7.27 MB)
By Charlene Tess
A grading scale chart to help teachers put a numerical grade on students' papers without doing any math. If there were 83 items on a test and the student got 22 of the items wrong, what would his/her grade be? Sure you could figure it out, but why
Subjects:
Specialty, Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment, Computation, Printables
$3.50
36 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (9.20 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Learning to SHOW action rather than TELL the reader about it is one of the most important techniques a writer can master. Although many writers are aware of the importance of the technique, they are not sure how to accomplish it. In this lesson,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3
$5.00
27 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.36 MB)
By Charlene Tess
One of the most difficult things about writing essays about literature is getting started. So often, students will just sit and stare at their blank sheets of paper because they do not know how to begin. This Google Drive Digital Resource will
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4
$4.00
22 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (2.39 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This resource includes an accurate and easy way to teach students to write a character analysis paper, and a simple way to evaluate those papers and assign a fair grade. This lesson includes instructions for the teacher, instructions for the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Rubrics
CCSS:
RL.9-10.3
$3.50
18 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (2.53 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This 8-page unit is a lesson on how to compare and contrast two short stories and write a comparison/contrast composition.Included in the packet are: a note to the teacher with instructions on how to present the lesson; 2 sample rubrics; a graphic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.9
$3.50
26 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (1.93 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Challenge your students with this four-page, twenty-question practice exercise to help them learn to write sentences correctly. Students will read a sentence and then decide which of the five choices following it best replaces the underlined
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.00
20 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.42 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This back-to-school unit will get your new semester or school year off to a good start. Everything you need is included in this unit. Five pages of instruction for the teacher and a four-page handout packet for the students. When completed,
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Oral Communication, For All Subjects
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.4
$3.50
18 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.20 MB)
By Charlene Tess
How many times have your students wished they could do something different and fun in your room? Probably more often than you know. Here's a chance for them to do something they will really enjoy while practicing several valuable skills such as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6
$3.50
19 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.98 MB)
By Charlene Tess
A perfect review or tutorial of proofreading skills requiring minimal teacher involvement. Be sure to download the preview file that contains a worksheet with answers. This is an interactive pdf file that will allow your students to click their way
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, ExamView Question Banks
CCSS:
CCRA.L.2
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.15 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This packet contains 66 pages of new group practice sheets, individual practice sheets, tests, and writing connection pages to use in conjunction with Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School by Charlene Tess. This packet also contains a copy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$15.00
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.61 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Avoiding run-on sentences is not rocket science, but sometimes students get overwhelmed with all the red marks on their papers indicating comma splices and run-on sentences. What the heck are they? How does one avoid them? This is the information
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.12 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This 21 page handbook is the answer for teachers and students who want a blueprint to analyze English sentences and learn to write them correctly. Anyone who has been confused by all the terms and rules associated with English grammar will love
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, EBooks, Mini-Course
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$6.00
13 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (2.58 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This product is a complete course in grammar and a new way to use the materials in Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School by Charlene Tess. All eight steps of Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School are now available in digital
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Whole Courses, Original Textbooks, Interactive Notebooks
$36.00
9 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (3.00 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This interactive digital resource for Google Drive will help students learn to identify archetypes in literature. This is a skill all AP students must learn. An archetype, also known as universal symbol, may be imagery, a character, a theme, a plot,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Rubrics, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.11-12.9, RL.11-12.10
$3.00
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.57 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Finding Clauses (Adjective, Adverb, and Noun Clauses) is Step Seven in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense series by Charlene Tess. In my book, Simple Steps to Sentence Sense, I present eight simple steps, which if followed in order, make it easy to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$5.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.19 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This resource shows students how to keep a journal that will help them remember and analyze what they have read. Teachers can use the journal to evaluate whether or not students are doing a close reading of assigned literary works. Keeping track of
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3
$4.00
9 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (2.57 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Charlene Tess taught English and creative writing to high school students and adults for over thirty-four years. She was the Secondary Teacher of the Year for Ysleta Independent School District in 1998, and one of the five finalists for Region XIX Teacher of the Year. She is listed in Who's Who in America. Since 1996, she has worked as an educational consultant helping other teachers use her grammar workbook, Simple Steps to Sentence Sense. Mrs. Tess now devotes her time to writing fiction and teaching fiction writing to adults. She is the author of five novels, and the highly acclaimed Simple Steps to Sentence Sense Series, and has published short fiction and numerous articles in magazines and in short story collections. Visit my blog to learn more about me and my writing. www.booksbycharlenetess.com. You can find my novels in the Kindle Store at Amazon.com. Charlene and her husband Jerry spend their free time traveling to promote her books and visiting their two daughters and their three grandsons.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that the key to learning grammar and language skills is the sequence in which each concept is presented to the students. The grammar books our school used were hard to use and confusing, so I wrote my own lessons. My students worked in groups and used teacher and peer prepared study sheets. I combined those sheets into a grammar workbook that is being used all over the country.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

The National Council of Teachers of English named the creative writing magazine my classes produced as one of the top 25 in the United States. The Ysleta District in El Paso, Texas, named me Teacher of the Year in 1998, and I was one of the five finalists for Region XIX teacher of the year. I am the author of eight novels, three grammar workbooks, and numerous short stories, articles, and educational resources. Visit my blog to learn more about my writing, www.booksbycharlenetess.com.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended elementary school, high school, and college in El Paso, Texas. I have a Bachelor of Science in English and history. I worked as a consultant for a publishing company and traveled throughout Texas and surrounding states doing workshops and showing teachers how to use my grammar book: Simple Steps to Sentence Sense. I also worked for one year after my retirement as an educational consultant for the Ysleta Independent School District.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am married to the love of my life and have two amazing daughters and three wonderful grandsons.

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