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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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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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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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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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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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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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Students have vocabulary fun as they examine adverbs when they study parts of speech. This 4-page printable activity presents . . . • an introduction to the history of Tom Swifties • examples of Tom Swifties • 2 pages of fill-ins for students to
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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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Let your students know that learning grammar can be fun! Use this activity with St. Patrick's Day or whenever you want an entertaining way to teach parts of speech. In this printable, 2-page bell-ringer activity, students learn about • Ireland
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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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Use this activity to stimulate students’ research skills. In this 3-page, printable activity, students examine a group of four people, places or things. Three of the four have something in common; however, one “interloper” has wormed into the
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Have some 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
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This activity offers a new twist on learning when to use WHO and when to use WHOM. Students learn a method that most find easier to understand and apply than the traditional textbook approach. The 3-page printable activity includes • a number of
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Let students have some grammar fun and writing fun as they learn to correct their mistakes in commonly misused words. In this 3-page printable activity, students . . . • look at a sentence that includes a commonly misused word • correct the
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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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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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Over thirty years' experience in middle school, junior high, high school, college, and GED.

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

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Henderson Community College Indiana University University of Evansville Murray State University

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• 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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