Cheryl Miller Thurston

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By Cheryl Miller Thurston
Sentences with dangling or misplaced modifiers are often unintentionally funny. Each exercise in this set includes ten sentences, only five of them with dangling or misplaced modifiers. Students select the incorrect sentences and then rewrite them
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
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By Cheryl Miller Thurston
Students CAN learn to vary sentence structure, and this easy-to-use set of lessons shows them how. By modeling different sentence types,students familiarize themselves with sentences that include introductory infinitive phrases, introductory
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$5.00
7 ratings
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By Cheryl Miller Thurston
Includes three humorous exercises, in story form, with answer keys and explanations: Hypochondriac--miscellaneous errors Love Story?--spelling errors Proud Athlete--irregular verbs Tongue-Tied--common errors Nate's Locker--fragments and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$4.00
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By Cheryl Miller Thurston
Includes three exercises, in story form, with answer keys and explanations: "Cat Lady"--Miscellaneous Errors "Bridezilla"--Word Choice Errors "Frustration"--Errors using "two," "to," "two" and "there," "their," "there."
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English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Cheryl Miller Thurston has many years of experience teaching English and language arts, 7th grade through university, as well as writing classes for senior adults.

MY TEACHING STYLE

She believes that you must get (and keep) student's attention in order to help them learn. She is also a great believer in the power of humor in education.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Named a northern Colorado "Woman of Vision," 2012. A past winner of the Pacific Northwest Writer's Conference Children's Playwrighting Award. Finalist for the Colorado Book Award for book of poems about education, "Hide Your Ex-Lax Under the Wheaties."

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Studied at the University of Northern Colorado.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Cheryl Miller Thurston is the founder of the publishing company, Cottonwood Press, which specialized in materials for English/language arts teachers for over 20 years. (She sold the company to Prufrock Press in late 2010.) She is the author of many books about writing, including UNJOURNALING, SURVIVING LAST PERIOD ON FRIDAYS AND OTHER DESPERATE SITUATIONS, and IDEAS THAT REALLY WORK! Her poems, plays, and articles have appeared in many publications, including ENGLISH JOURNAL, LEARNING, READ, and many others. Her musical plays have been produced by community theaters and school drama departments all over the country. She is the creator, writer, director for the musical comedy performing group Moonlighting Teachers, which has performed for local, state, regional, and national educational conferences for over 15 years.

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