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By Class Act Press
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
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
25 ratings
3.9
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By Class Act Press
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
$5.49
7 ratings
3.9
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By Class Act Press
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Class Act Press
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$6.00
$4.80
8 ratings
3.9
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By Class Act Press
Use this activity to foster writing fun and learning about history. In this 4-page printable resource, students . . . • INTERVIEW someone from an OLDER GENERATION• WRITE about the INTERVIEWEE’S LIFEThe first page introduces students to the AUDIENCE
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Class Act Press
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 “goes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Printables
CCSS:
L.8.4, L.8.4a, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.4a, L.11-12.4, L.11-12.4a, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9...
$15.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By Class Act Press
Students learn real-life expository or informative writing with this 7-page, printable resource that helps them hone their skills by learning how to write a movie review. The printable packet includes • an introductory page with tips for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Class Act Press
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Handouts
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.1b, W.7.2, W.7.7, W.7.10, W.8.1, W.8.1b, W.8.2, W.8.7, W.8.10, W.9-10.1...
$13.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Class Act Press
Fog! Gas lights! Mysteries! SHERLOCK HOLMES must be close at hand. With The Adventure of the Dancing Men—Sherlock Holmes Close Reading Study Guide, students enjoy a trip to Holmes’s flat at 221B Baker Street, London, and to the countryside in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.9, RL.9-10.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3, RL.11-12.9, RL.11-12.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1c...
$8.00
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4.0
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By Class Act Press
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$8.00
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By Class Act Press
To introduce Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, ask students, “Do you believe someone out of the past—someone dead—can suddenly take possession of a living being?" and "At what point does love become obsession?” These are just two of the questions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Printables
$15.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Class Act Press
With this resource, students learn how to correct commonly misused words and phrases.Students sometimes hear others use words or phrases that are unfamiliar to them but are appropriate for the situation, and later they use those same words or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Class Act Press
“A Case of Identity”--Sherlock Holmes Close Reading Study Guide is ready so your students can enjoy a trip to Holmes’s flat at 221B Baker Street, London. Here’s what you’ll find in your 32-page reproducible guide: • introductory information about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.3, RL.8.10, RL.11-12.1, RL.11-12.3...
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By Class Act Press
Have vocabulary fun with spoonerisms! This printable packet includes . . . • a 1-page introduction to SPOONERISMS • a 2-page STORY STARTER with numerous and humorous SPOONERISMS for students to find and correct (don't be surprised if they're
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Class Act Press
In "Dusk," by Saki, students explore appearance vs. reality as they journey to Edwardian England. Your 16-page, reproducible study guide includes . . . • biographical information about H. H. Munro (Saki) • research questions for a deeper look into
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Class Act Press
Incorporate both critical thinking and critical writing into your classroom. This 23-page reproducible activity offers over 220 quotations your students consider and then respond to. You might ask students to frame their response in any number of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$6.00
1 rating
3.5
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By Class Act Press
In Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, master sleuth HERCULE POIROT must determine “whodunit” while on a 1930s journey aboard the world’s most opulent train. Parallels to the Lindbergh baby kidnapping case abound. They offer you a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Printables
$14.00
1 rating
3.6
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By Class Act Press
Treat your students to O. Henry's trip to the Wild West with “A Chaparral Christmas Gift,” a nice companion piece to “The Gift of the Magi” or an excellent standalone (complete with O. Henry’s signature surprise ending).Your 13-page printable study
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.6, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.6, RL.7.10, RL.8.1...
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By Class Act Press
“The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor”--Sherlock Holmes Close Reading Study Guide is ready so your students can enjoy a trip to Holmes’s flat at 221B Baker Street, London. Here’s what you’ll find in your 32-page reproducible
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.3, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.3...
$8.00
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By Class Act Press
Let your students enjoy some grammar fun with parts of speech in “The Star-Spangled Banner.” This 2-page printable resource asks students to identify PARTS OF SPEECH in various lines of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Correctly identifying the parts
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Activities, Printables
$2.00
2 ratings
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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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