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Invite students to have some critical thinking fun as they put on their thinking caps. Included are 50 riddles and brain teasers. You can use one of them as an end-of-class way to have students thinking overnight, or you can present several in
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Fog! Gas lights! Mysteries! SHERLOCK HOLMES must be close at hand. “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”--A Study Guide for the Sherlock Holmes Story is ready so your students can enjoy a trip to Holmes’s flat at 221B Baker Street, London. Here’s
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Teach students real-life Informational writing skills and save 33% with this bundle. How To Write a Movie Review is a 6-page printable writing activity. The resource includes • an introductory page with tips for teachers • 4 pages of information
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Help your students learn informative writing in a real-world setting. This 9-page writing activity helps students hone their expository writing skills by learning how to write a restaurant review. The reproducible packet includes • a 2-page
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Let students enjoy and learn from informative writing with this bundle (and save 33%). WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE: INTERVIEWING AND WRITING ABOUT SOMEONE FROM AN OLDER GENERATION Use this informative writing activity to foster writing and history. In
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The film THE MIRACLE WORKER tells the real life of blind and deaf Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, her extraordinary teacher. The strength of the two women — and their subsequent test of wills—makes for compelling viewing and gives students an
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Incorrigible Henry Higgins meets irrepressible Liza Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY, an all-time favorite musical and Oscar winner based on George Bernard Shaw’s PYGMALION. Students will be captivated with Professor Higgins’ attempts to turn flower
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Introduce your students to the Victorian world of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE and SHERLOCK HOLMES. This 10-page reproducible activity includes • a 5-page biography of Conan Doyle, including a number of facts readers should know about Sherlock
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Enforce the test-taking skill of following directions with this resource. This printable 1-page activity uses a humorous approach to teach students the value of READING and FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS. In the directions, students are told to read the
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Let your student enjoy one of O. Henry’s surprise endings as they explore the meaning of friendship in “The Last Leaf,” one of the author’s most famous short stories. Your 16-page, reproducible study guide includes . . . • introduction, background
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This convenient bundle introduces students to the world of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE and SHERLOCK HOLMES with the famous story "The Adventure of the Speckled Band." Included in the Conan Doyle biography are • a 5-page biography of Conan Doyle,
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Students have vocabulary fun as they learn phobias by studying context clues and prefixes. This 5-page printable activity • introduces students to the suffix -PHOBIA, with a definition and examples • tells students about the importance of using
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What could be better than an ALFRED HITCHCOCK movie? “Rear Window” stars Jimmy Stewart as a globetrotting photographer confined to his New York City home due to a broken leg. As he recuperates, he passes the time by watching his neighbors.
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Show your students that informational writing and research can be fun with this resource. In this educational and entertaining writing assignment, students create a travel brochure based on the attractions of their hometown. This 3-page
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In this printable, 8-page activity, students learn how to be concise in writing by eliminating redundant words and phrases. They first examine examples of redundancy and see how the examples should be written to avoid repetition. Example: The
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This bundle introduces students to the world of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE and SHERLOCK HOLMES with the famous Holmes story "The Red-Headed League." Included in the Conan Doyle biography are • a 5-page biography of Conan Doyle, including a number of
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Let students have some writing fun as they learn how to be concise in their writing. This 4-page printable activity includes • an introductory page with explanations and examples of problems with wordiness in writing • 40 examples of inflated
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In this webquest, students use research skills to uncover interesting facts about the life and works of Agatha Christie, the queen of mystery literature. This 4-page, printable activity first presents a brief introduction about Agatha Christie's
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Starring Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, and John Gielgud, this version of Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR remains almost completely true to the original script. Viewing the movie allows students to see and hear—rather than just to read—many elements
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Told from the point of view of young Scout Finch, the film TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD centers on many themes, including . . . • racism and injustice • mysteries of childhood • family life • dealing with the handicapped • developing more mature
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Over thirty years' experience in middle school, junior high, high school, college, and GED.

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

President's Award from Henderson Community College; Initial Recipient: Thurman-Askew Award for Adjunct Faculty

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Henderson Community College Indiana University University of Evansville Murray State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

• Ticket to Write: Writing Skills for Success (Pearson, 2012) (co-author) • The Only Grammar and Style Workbook You'll Ever Need: A One-Stop Practice and Exercise Book for Perfect Writing (Adams Media Corporation, 2012) • Henderson (Arcadia Publishers, 2008) • The Everything Grammar and Style Book: All the Rules You Need to Know to Master Great Writing (2nd ed.) (Adams Media Corporation, 2008) • Expanding Horizons: Short Readings and Images from Unusual Topics (Penguin Academic Series, Pearson Longman, 2006) • The Only Grammar Book You’ll Ever Need (Adams Media Corporation, 2003) • 10 study guides for Masterpiece Theatre and other PBS productions • 19 study guides for various films

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