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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
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 “The Last Leaf,” one of the author’s most famous short stories. Your 16-page, reproducible study guide includes . . . • introduction, background
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.4, RL.6.10, RL.7.1, RL.7.4, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.4, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.4...
$6.00
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4.0
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By Class Act Press
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Test Preparation
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Class Act Press
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
$6.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Class Act Press
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Class Act Press
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 reproducible
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
39 ratings
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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
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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
Treat your students to a trip to New York City with “Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen,” a nice companion piece to “The Gift of the Magi” or an excellent standalone (complete with O. Henry’s signature surprise ending). Your 14-page printable study
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
$6.00
5 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
Show your students that vocabulary can be fun! This 5-page printable activity • introduces students to PALINDROMES, with examples of palindromes that are words, phrases, sentences, and numbers • then presents students with 3 pages of fill-in-the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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
This resource helps students learn correct spelling and using context clues. This 8-page printable packet combines two activities. Students . . • determine the correct spelling of 36 commonly misspelled words • write the definitions of words they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
1 rating
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By Class Act Press
Students have vocabulary fun when you introduce them to commonly-used words and phrases of French origin. This 8-page reproducible resource offers . . . • background information about the French language • eighteen words and phrases of French
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, French
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Class Act Press
Show students they can have fun with vocabulary. In this 1-page activity, students determine words that begin and end with the same letter. Example: A share of profits to a stockholder d __ __ __ __ __ __ d Answer: dividend The activity
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Class Act Press
Students have vocabulary fun as they examine adverbs when they study parts of speech. This 4-page printable resource presents . . . • an introduction to the history of Tom Swifties • examples of Tom Swifties • 2 pages of fill-ins for students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
1 rating
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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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