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By Charlene Tess
This digital resource is great for standardized test prep or as extra practice in proofreading for errors in spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Students love to practice their proofreading skills this way. These 30 No-Prep BOOM™ Cards are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Internet Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.50
$2.80
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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
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By Charlene Tess
This grammar activity will help students identify and use subordinate clauses including adjective, adverb, and noun clauses. Knowing how to recognize them and use them correctly will make your students better writers. This grammar exercise can be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.98
$3.18
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Digital Download PDF (7.36 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This set of BOOM™ Cards and a bonus mini-lesson and exercise you can print and distribute to students is perfect for distance learning. Use these 30 No-Prep BOOM Cards to help your students learn to recognize a sentence, a fragment, and a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Printables, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.00
$2.40
2
Digital Download PDF (3.28 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Affect and effect are two of the most difficult English words to distinguish between when writing or speaking. This resource contains a mini-lesson, hints to make it easier to choose the correct word, and three ways to practice using the words
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Internet Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.50
$2.80
2
Digital Download PDF (1.98 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Use these 30 No-Prep BOOM™ Cards to help your students learn to use the past tense verbs lay and laid correctly. Click on the PREVIEW provided and try it out. BOOM Cards are self-grading digital task cards. Students receive immediate feedback. If
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Task Cards
$3.00
$2.40
3
Digital Download PDF (2.49 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This digital resource is great for standardized test prep or as extra practice in proofreading for errors in spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Students love to practice their proofreading skills this way. These 30 No-Prep BOOM™ Cards are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.50
$2.80
1
Digital Download PDF (4.02 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Help your students practice identifying correctly written sentences on digital task cards. Use these 20 No-Prep BOOM™ Cards to help your students recognize correctly written sentences. Students will read a sentence and choose the correct way to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.50
$2.80
2
Digital Download PDF (2.83 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Learning to distinguish between the active and the passive voice of verbs is an important writing skill. Although there is sometimes a reason to use the passive voice such as when emphasis needs to be placed on the receiver of the action, for the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards, Internet Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.00
$2.40
1
Digital Download PDF (7.14 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Phrases and clauses must be placed as near as possible to the words they modify to avoid using misplaced modifiers, dangling modifiers, and squinting modifiers. These BOOM Cards help give students a choice between two sentences to determine which is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1
$3.00
$2.40
Digital Download PDF (2.78 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Use these 30 No-Prep BOOM™ Cards to help your students review the following literary devices:similemetaphorpersonificationhyperbolealliterationonomatopoeia Click on the PREVIEW provided and try it out. BOOM Cards are self-grading digital task cards.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.5
$3.00
$2.40
Digital Download PDF (2.22 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Use these 30 No-Prep BOOM™ Cards to help your students learn to use apostrophes correctly. Click on the PREVIEW provided and try it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Independent Work Packet, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.40
$2.72
3
Digital Download PDF (3.87 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Use these 30 No-Prep BOOM™ Cards to help your students use the principal parts of irregular verbs correctly. The verbs included in Group One are the verbs beat, begin, blow, break, burst, choose, come, and do. Click on the PREVIEW provided and try
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Internet Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.00
$2.40
4
Digital Download PDF (2.16 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Learning to identify and use verbal phrases will make your students better writers. This grammar exercise can be used in two ways. You can print and distribute it, or you can assign it on BOOM™
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.40
$2.72
Digital Download PDF (9.19 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Help your students practice correctly using frequently misused words. There, their, and they're are three words that are frequently used incorrectly.Use these 30 No-Prep BOOM™ Cards to help your students learn to use their, there, and they’re
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1
$3.00
$2.40
3
Digital Download PDF (2.25 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Finding prepositional phrases is Step One in my Simple Steps to Sentence Sense Grammar Program. Use these 30 No-Prep BOOM™ Cards to help your students recognize and identify prepositional phrases. Click on the PREVIEW provided and try it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.00
$2.40
Digital Download PDF (2.44 MB)
By Charlene Tess
These 30 No-Prep BOOM™ Cards will help your students practice classifying sentences. They provide extra practice with Step 8 in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense eBooks.Students will read a sentence and then choose from simple, compound, complex,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Task Cards
$3.00
$2.40
1
Digital Download PDF (2.29 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Use these 30 No-Prep BOOM™ Cards to help your students conquer six confusing words: dying/ dyeing, weather/whether and advice/advise. Click on the PREVIEW provided and try it out. You can use this lesson for practice, or as a quiz. Your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1
$3.00
$2.40
1
Digital Download PDF (2.22 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Use these 30 No-Prep BOOM™ Cards to help your students choose between the confusing words who’s and whose correctly. Click on the PREVIEW provided and try it out. BOOM Cards are self-grading digital task cards. Students receive immediate feedback.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Task Cards, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1
$3.00
$2.40
1
Digital Download PDF (1.66 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Help your students learn to use the words TO, TWO, and TOO correctly. These 30 No-Prep BOOM™ Cards provide practice for one of the most common grammar errors. BOOM Cards are self-grading digital task cards. Students receive immediate feedback. If
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Internet Activities, Task Cards
$3.00
$2.40
1
Digital Download PDF (2.06 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. 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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