Charlene Tess

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By Charlene Tess
This digital resource is great for standardized test prep or as extra practice in proofreading. Students love to practice their proofreading skills this way. These 30 No-Prep BOOM Cards™ are perfect for distance learning and will help your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.40
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Digital Download PDF (3.98 MB)
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
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:
Google Apps, Activities, Internet Activities
$14.98
$11.98
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
This digital resource is great for standardized test prep or as extra practice in proofreading. Students love to practice their proofreading skills this way. These 30 No-Prep BOOM Cards™ are perfect for distance learning and will help your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.40
1
Digital Download PDF (3.96 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, Task Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.50
2
Digital Download PDF (3.46 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:
Task Cards, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1
$3.00
3
Digital Download PDF (2.50 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 run-on.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Internet Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.00
2
Digital Download PDF (1.87 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 form
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.50
Digital Download PDF (3.37 MB)
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
Digital Download PDF (7.74 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Learning to use apostrophes is an important writing skill. This resource offers a digital way to practice using BOOM Cards™ and a printable mini-lesson and exercise with answers.Use these 30 No-Prep BOOM Cards™ to help your students practice using
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards, Handouts, Minilessons
$3.40
Digital Download PDF (2.89 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 out.BOOM Cards are self-grading digital task cards. Students receive immediate feedback. If they get the answer wrong,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Minilessons, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.40
2
Digital Download PDF (3.85 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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.00
4
Digital Download PDF (2.49 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This grammar exercise will help your students identify adjectives and adverbs and decide which words they modify. This resource is both digital and printable. You can print and assign this exercise to your students or you can have your students work
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
Digital Download PDF (7.72 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, Literature, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.5
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (2.49 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Finding the subject is Step Three in Charlene Tess’s Simple Steps to Sentence Sense grammar program. Use these 30 No-Prep BOOM Cards™ to give students practice in finding the simple subject of a sentence. You can also use the cards as a quiz. BOOM
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (2.69 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 out. BOOM
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (3.20 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
Digital Download PDF (9.58 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Finding the verb and deciding if it is ACTION or LINKING is Step Two in my Simple Steps to Sentence Sense Grammar Program. Use these 30 No-Prep BOOM Cards to help your students decide whether a verb is an ACTION VERB or a LINKING VERB. Click on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (3.01 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. If
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards, Minilessons, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1
$3.00
1
Digital Download PDF (2.44 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Use these 30 No-Prep BOOM Cards to help your students identify four common complements in sentences. They will choose between:· Direct object· Indirect object· Predicate nominative· Predicate adjective It will help if you review complements with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Internet Activities
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.85 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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