Charlene Tess

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Charlene Tess
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By Charlene Tess
Use these 30 No-Prep BOOM Cards to help your students proofread sentences while looking for errors in spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Each card features a short passage and asks students identify the error they find. It is possible that
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
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By Charlene Tess
Use these 32 No-Prep BOOM Cards to help your students conquer confusing words including: fewer/less, bad/badly, and who/whom. BOOM Cards are no-prep digital task cards. They are similar to task cards, but there is no cutting, laminating, and
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Task Cards
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By Charlene Tess
Use these 30 No-Prep BOOM Cards to help your students use homophones correctly. Homophones are words that are pronounced the same but are different in meaning or spelling. Click on the PREVIEW provided and try it out. BOOM cards are self-grading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4
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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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Task Cards
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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
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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 will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1
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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. Charlene now devotes her time to writing fiction and teaching fiction writing to adults. She is the author of twelve 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 twelve novels, 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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