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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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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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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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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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Fog! Gas lights! Mysteries! SHERLOCK HOLMES must be close at hand. “The Red-Headed League”--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 what you’ll
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Show your student some writing fun as they learn to eliminate wordiness and redundancy. This 12-page, printable bundle combines two popular Class Act Press products: “Eliminate Wordiness: Cutting Unnecessary Words and Phrases” and “Don’t Let Me
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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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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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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
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Teach your students real-life expository or informative writing skills! This 6-page, printable writing activity helps students hone their expository or informative writing skills by learning how to write a movie review. The packet includes • an
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Incorporate both critical thinking and critical writing into your classroom. This 23-page reproducible activity offers over 220 quotations for students to consider and then respond to. You may ask students to frame their response in any number of
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When you begin showing Casablanca, students will think you’re just being nice by letting them watch a world-famous film, but you’ll know you’re teaching WWII HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, and CINEMATIC TECHNIQUES at the same time. In this 17-page
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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 phrases in their
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Students have vocabulary fun, spelling fun, and literature fun as they examine differences in American and British English. As they mature, students often read material published in England or other parts of the U.K. This 5-page reproducible
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Let your students enjoy some grammar fun with parts of speech in “The Star-Spangled Banner.” This 2-page printable activity asks students to identify PARTS OF SPEECH in various lines of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Correctly identifying the parts
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Use this historical and educational test as a supplement to your curriculum or as a bell-ringer activity. This 16-page printable packet features an abridged version of the test given to 8th-grade Tennessee students in 1931. Passing the test was
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Let students have some literature fun when they study allusion, irony, and symbolism in this resource. What’s In a Name? introduces students to the way authors use allusion, irony, and symbolism in choosing characters’ names, then presents the
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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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