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By Charlene Tess
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. This eBook is a complete course in sentence
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Whole Courses, EBooks
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$47.50 $35.60
$28.48
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Bundle
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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Original Textbooks, EBooks
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$75.75 $60.60
$48.48
7
Bundle
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:
Short Stories, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.W.9, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.5
$25.25 $20.20
$16.16
2
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, Original Textbooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$106.00 $84.80
$67.84
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
This bundle of writing resources will help secondary ELA students write essays and other writing assignments. It includes writing techniques and punctuation and usage exercises that will help students write and edit their papers.My students have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5
$38.43 $30.74
$24.59
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, Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$28.00 $22.40
$17.92
2
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:
Google Apps, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$15.00 $12.00
$9.60
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, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Minilessons
$15.00 $12.00
$9.60
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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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