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By Charlene Tess
This bundle includes the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense Grammar eBooks for all three levels: High School, Middle School, and Elementary and ESL Students. It includes 342 pages of instruction and practice exercises. These editions include pages you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$76.00 $60.80
$48.64
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By Charlene Tess
Just in time for the new spring semester, this bundle includes: Simple Steps to Sentence for High School and a 100-page Packet of New Exercises, Tests, and Writing Connection Pages so that you can use the High School book with more than one level.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$47.00 $37.60
$30.08
7
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By Charlene Tess
This video series which explains the Simple Steps to Sentence program by Charlene Tess is for public and private school teachers, homeschool teachers, and students of any age who want to learn to analyze and write English sentences. Learning grammar
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Video Files
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$49.90 $39.92
$31.94
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By Charlene Tess
Do your students panic when you assign a creative writing project? This Creative Writing Bundle includes EIGHT no-fear Creative Writing Lessons. You will save 20% by purchasing this bundle rather than buying each resource separately.Four of the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$29.65 $23.72
$18.98
2
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
Are your students ready for the final and most important step of the writing process? Learning to properly edit and revise papers and manuscripts is what separates an ordinary writer from a writer who has style.I have always believed that rewriting
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$41.43 $33.14
$26.51
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
The analysis of literature is a higher-order thinking skill that all students will be called upon to master from middle school through college in language arts classes. After reading a short story, novel, poem, or play, students will benefit from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$43.71 $34.97
$27.98
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
Resources that celebrate holidays are always so much fun for your students. It’s the perfect time for your students to practice skills and learn new ones while they are in a holiday mood. The resources in this bundle will help them do both. You will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$40.65 $32.52
$26.02
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
Learning to punctuate sentences is a life-long skill that all students should learn. The activities and worksheets in this bundle will help students understand the rules and practice implementing them in the sentences they write.You are saving 20%
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$25.29 $20.23
$16.18
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
Of all the sentence elements, the verb is the most important. If a sentence has only one word, that word will be a verb. Run. Help. Wait.This bundle includes resources that will help students learn:the principal parts of verbs (both regular and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Video Files
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$25.49 $20.39
$16.31
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
This bundle includes the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense Grammar Digital Workbooks to use in Google Drive ™ for all three levels: High School, Middle School, and Elementary and ESL Students. These three resources are a new way to use the Simple Steps
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$106.00 $84.80
$67.84
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
In this sentence-combining creative writing activity bundle, students will read examples of how to combine a cluster of sentences, practice combining sentences, and then write a descriptive paragraph or two as a creative writing exercise.You will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$15.00 $12.00
$9.60
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
Students will enjoy this WebQuest Search Engine Research Activity Bundle. These resources help students learn to practice research skills while using a search engine.You are saving 20% off individual resources by purchasing this bundle.It will be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$15.00 $12.00
$9.60
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) questions or resources require a response from students that they cannot discern by a simple recollection or by reading and reciting information exactly as it appears in the text. These resources require original
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Phonics
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.1
$6.65 $5.32
$4.26
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
The eight digital grammar activities in this bundle will help students review all 8 steps in Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School by Charlene Tess. You will save 20% of the price of each individual BOOM™ Card Deck.After studying all the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Flash Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$25.78 $20.62
$16.50
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
Learning to recognize and create figurative language helps students appreciate reading selections and write more colorful and descriptive papers of their own.The resources in this bundle require no advance preparation and are ready to use after
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Google Apps
$14.98 $11.98
$9.58
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
Good writers vary their sentence patterns by sometimes placing phrases or clauses at the beginning of their sentences. Learning to vary sentence patterns will teach your students to rewrite sentences without changing their meaning. This bundle has
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$28.00 $22.40
$17.92
2
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
This bundle of writing resources will help secondary ELA students write essays and other nonfiction writing assignments. It includes writing techniques and punctuation and usage exercises that will help students write and edit their papers.My
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing-Essays
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$41.46 $33.17
$26.54
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
TASK CARDS can be more fun than worksheets, and they are a perfect way to reinforce lessons and improve proofreading skills.After downloading your purchase, print the pages on card stock paper, laminate, cut cards apart on dotted lines. You will be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Lesson
$16.25 $13.00
$10.40
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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. I am a charter member of TpT and opened my store in 2006. Charlene now devotes her time to writing fiction and teaching fiction writing to adults. She is the author of romantic suspense 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 grammar workbooks that are used in school districts 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 romantic suspense novels (that can be found on Amazon), five 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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