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Students have critical thinking fun as they put on their thinking caps. Included are 50 riddles and brain teasers. Example: Would you prefer to have a ten-gallon container full of nickels or a five-gallon container full of dimes? Answer: a 5-gallon
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Alfred Hitchcock's “Rear Window” stars Jimmy Stewart as a globetrotting photographer confined to his New York City home. He passes the time by watching his neighbors and suddenly thinks a murder been committed in a nearby apartment. Stewart’s
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Students 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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Teach students real-life Informational writing skills and save 20% with this bundle. How To Write a Movie Review is a 7-page printable writing activity. The resource includes • an introductory page with tips for teachers • 4 pages of information
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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 test of wills—makes for compelling viewing and gives students an opportunity to
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Enforce the test-taking skill of following directions with this handy resource. This printable 1-page activity uses a humorous approach to teach students the value of CAREFUL READING and FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS. In the directions, students are
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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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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 learn informative writing in a real-world setting. This 10-page writing activity helps students hone expository writing skills by learning how to write a restaurant review. The reproducible packet includes • a 2-page introduction
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Students enjoy and learn from informative writing with this bundle (and you save 20%). 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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Students enjoy one of O. Henry’s surprise endings as they explore the meaning of friendship in “After Twenty Years,” one of the author’s most famous short stories. Your 10-page, reproducible study guide includes . . . • introduction, background
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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 presents a brief introduction about Agatha Christie's
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Students enjoy one of O. Henry’s famous surprise endings as they meet Jimmy Valentine, reformed safecracker (or is he reformed?). Here’s what you’ll find in your 20-page printable guide: • introductory notes to teachers about the story, along with
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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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An Alfred Hitchcock murder mystery to encourage students’ critical thinking skills? DIAL M FOR MURDER is perfect! Your study guide is arranged to introduce students to the dramatic irony in the film, putting them in the right frame of mind to
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Let students have some writing fun as they learn how to be concise in their writing. This 4-page printable resource includes • an introductory page with explanations and examples of problems with wordiness in writing • 40 examples of inflated
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Themes of nostalgia, family love, and following your dreams— the film FIELD OF DREAMS has them all--with a baseball setting. Join Kevin Costner as he listens to his heart (and to unknown voices), builds a baseball field on his Iowa farm, then
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Show students writing fun as they learn to eliminate wordiness and redundancy. This 12-page, printable bundle combines two popular Class Act Press resources: “Eliminate Wordiness: Cutting Unnecessary Words and Phrases” and “Don’t Let Me Repeat
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Let students combine vocabulary fun and history fun as they learn about the interesting etymology of 30 words. This 5-page printable activity first introduces students to etymologies and then provides two worksheets with thirty words with
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Show your students that vocabulary can be fun! This 5-page printable activity • first introduces students to PALINDROMES, with examples of palindromes that are words, phrases, sentences, and numbers • then presents students with 3 pages of
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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

MY TEACHING STYLE

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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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