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By Charlene Tess
Does grammar make your students anxious? This best-selling middle school grammar workbook can help. Simple Steps to Sentence Sense is an easy way to teach grammar and usage to Middle School Students. This eBook is a complete course in grammar and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$29.00
112
Digital Download PDF (4.03 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Does grammar make your students anxious? These grammar worksheets in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense grammar workbook can help. This program is an easy way to teach grammar and usage to high school students and adults. If you have ever struggled
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$29.00
104
Digital Download PDF (6.19 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This product is a complete course in grammar and a new way to use the materials in Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School by Charlene Tess. All eight steps of Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School are now available in digital
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$39.00
18
Digital Download PDF (4.08 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This edition of Simple Steps to Sentence Sense Grammar Worksheets eBook is written expressly for younger students and for students who are learning English as a second language. This is the easy way to teach and to learn grammar and usage.If you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$17.75
58
Digital Download PDF (8.59 MB)
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, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$47.50
$38.00
7
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
This packet contains 66 pages of new group practice sheets, individual practice sheets, tests, and writing connection pages to use in conjunction with Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School by Charlene Tess. This packet also contains a copy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$18.50
17
Digital Download PDF (4.30 MB)
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
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$75.75
$60.60
7
Bundle
By Charlene Tess
Finding Clauses (Adjective, Adverb, and Noun Clauses) is Step Seven in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense series by Charlene Tess. This 21-page unit on clauses contains the SAM sheet, lesson notes, 20 group practice sentences on each type of clause,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$5.00
7
Digital Download PDF (4.92 MB)
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:
Video Files, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$69.90
$55.90
Digital Download ZIP (622.40 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Learning to analyze an English sentence is easy! It’s all about the sequence you follow.If you follow the eight simple steps in Simple Steps to Sentence Analysis without skipping any of the steps, you will be AMAZED at how easy it is to analyze
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Study Guides
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$6.99
17
Digital Download PDF (4.65 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This product is a complete course in grammar and a new way to use the materials in Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for Middle School by Charlene Tess. All eight steps of Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for Middle School are now available in digital
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Workbooks
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$39.00
6
Digital Download PDF (5.91 MB)
By Charlene Tess
This is the digital edition of Simple Steps to Sentence Sense.  I wrote it expressly for younger students and for students who are learning English as a second language. This is the easy way to teach and to learn grammar and usage. If you have tried
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Adult Education, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$28.00
1
Digital Download PDF (2.41 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Finding Prepositional Phrases is Step One in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense series by Charlene Tess. In my book, Simple Steps to Sentence Sense, I present eight simple steps that make it easy to analyze an English sentence if followed in order.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$5.00
5
Digital Download PDF (5.54 MB)
By Charlene Tess
While using these digital grammar worksheets, students will learn to recognize and correctly use independent, adjective, adverb, and noun clauses in their writing. If students have followed Steps 1-6 in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense program,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$6.00
2
Digital Download PDF (2.91 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Learning to classify sentences as simple, compound, complex, or compound/complex is Step 8 in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense grammar series developed by Charlene Tess.This video is short and easy to understand. You can use this video with
Subjects:
Writing, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Video Files, Handouts, Study Guides
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$6.99
Video & Supporting Information
Duration: 10:23
By Charlene Tess
Finding dependent clauses (adjective, adverb, and noun clauses) is Step 7 in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense grammar series developed by Charlene Tess.This video is short and easy to understand. You can use this video with students who enroll
Subjects:
Writing, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Video Files, Handouts, Study Guides
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$6.99
Video & Supporting Information
Duration: 11:42
By Charlene Tess
Finding phrases (prepositional phrases, participial phrases, gerund phrases, infinitive phrases, and appositive phrases) is Step 6 in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense grammar series developed by Charlene Tess.This video is short and easy to
Subjects:
Writing, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Video Files, Handouts, Study Guides
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$6.99
Video & Supporting Information
Duration: 13:58
By Charlene Tess
Finding adjectives and adverbs is Step 5 in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense grammar series developed by Charlene Tess.This video is short and easy to understand. You can use this video with students who enroll late in the year, with students who
Subjects:
Writing, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Video Files, Handouts, Study Guides
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$6.99
Video & Supporting Information
Duration: 10:05
By Charlene Tess
This activity will give students practice in changing verbs from passive voice to active voice. Verbs in the active voice are stronger and more direct. Verbs in the passive voice make a sentence wordy and less direct. Although it is usually a good
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$4.50
1
Digital Download PDF (2.83 MB)
By Charlene Tess
Finding linking verb complements is Step Four L in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense series. The linking verb complements include the predicate nominative and the predicate adjective.The action verb complements were explained in VIDEO 4AThis video
Subjects:
Writing, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Video Files, Handouts, Study Guides
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$6.99
Video & Supporting Information
Duration: 08:25
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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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