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By Class Act Press
Students combine literature fun, history fun, research fun and critical thinking skills in this resource that accompanies the History Channel's online video.This 20-page printable study packet and webquest accompanies the video and information on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.7, RI.9-10.10, RI.11-12.1, RI.11-12.2, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.7, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.6...
$6.00
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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
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By Class Act Press
A Scandal in Bohemia: Sherlock Holmes Close Reading Study Guide is ready so students can enjoy a trip to Holmes’s flat at 221B Baker Street, London. Here’s what you’ll find in your 35-page reproducible guide: • introductory information about the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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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By Class Act Press
Fog! Gas lights! Mysteries! SHERLOCK HOLMES must be close at hand. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle: Sherlock Holmes Close Reading Study Guide lets your students enjoy a trip to Holmes’s flat at 221B Baker Street, London,where Holmes and his
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, 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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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
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
Starring Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, and John Gielgud, this version of Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR remains almost completely true to the original script. Viewing the movie allows students to see and hear—rather than just to read—many elements of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Printables, Movie Guides
$18.00
11 ratings
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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
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By Class Act Press
Bring Shakespeare’s humor to your classroom with the film adaptation of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Students will enjoy and learn from the 1999 film featuring Kevin Kline as Bottom, Michelle Pfeiffer and Rupert Everett as Titania and Oberon,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Printables, Movie Guides
$15.00
4 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
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By Class Act Press
Told from the point of view of young Scout Finch, the film TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD centers on many themes, including . . . • racism and injustice • mysteries of childhood • family life • dealing with the handicapped • developing more mature
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Printables, Movie Guides
$15.00
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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
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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
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By Class Act Press
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Social Studies - History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
2 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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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
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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
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By Class Act Press
In "The Open Window," by Saki, students explore appearance vs. reality as they journey to Edwardian England. Your 15-page, reproducible study guide includes . . . • biographical information about H. H. Munro (Saki) • research questions for a deeper
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Study Guides, Worksheets
$4.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.87 MB)
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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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