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Alfred Hitchcock's “Rear Window” stars Jimmy Stewart as a globetrotting photographer confined to his New York City home. He passes the time by watching his neighbors and suddenly thinks a murder been committed in a nearby apartment. Stewart’s
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.1b, W.8.2, W.8.7, W.8.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1b, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.1...
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The film THE MIRACLE WORKER tells the real life of blind and deaf Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, her extraordinary teacher. The strength of the two women — and their test of wills—makes for compelling viewing and gives students an opportunity to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Movie Guides
$15.00
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Incorrigible Henry Higgins meets irrepressible Liza Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY, an all-time favorite musical and Oscar winner based on George Bernard Shaw’s PYGMALION. Students will be captivated with Professor Higgins’ attempts to turn flower
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Study Guides, Worksheets, Activities
$18.00
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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
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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
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English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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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...
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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
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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Printables, Movie Guides
$15.00
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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
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English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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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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English Language Arts, Drama
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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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...
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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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English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Drama
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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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Study Guides, Printables
$15.00
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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
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English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Literature
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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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 20-page
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Higher Education
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.1b, W.8.2, W.8.7, W.8.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2d, W.9-10.3, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.2a...
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Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" will have students on the edge of their seats, not realizing they’re learning something while viewing a movie! Cary Grant is a typical Hitchcock hero —an innocent man in turmoil because of circumstances he
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
$12.00
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By Class Act Press
The film DEATH ON THE NILE, an adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel, centers on murders that take place on a pleasure cruise ferrying wealthy passengers up the Nile River. Almost any of the travelers could be the killer (or killers?), and Agatha
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.1b, W.8.2, W.8.7, W.8.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.10, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.2...
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Is your film class studying this famous movie? This 2-page printable test provides 20 multiple-choice questions to test students’ knowledge and comprehension of the famous 1946 movie. An answer key is provided. This classroom-tested activity
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English Language Arts, Visual Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Printables, Movie Guides
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This resource combines two of the most popular resources from Class Act Press: "Rear Window: Study Guide for the Film" and "Vertigo: Study Guide for the Film." These guides provide • background information • casts lists • comprehension
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Arts, Visual Arts, Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Activities
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Treat your students to an extraordinary film about Mahatma Gandhi! His principles of nonviolence have influenced world leaders (including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) for decades. Now your students can explore the remarkable life of this modest
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English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Other (Arts)
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Printables, Movie Guides
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Students can learn history, ethics, and compassion with film JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG, based on the actual post-WWII war crimes trials. The film’s themes cover many questions, such as • What is the worth of one human life? • Is all fair in love and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Drama
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
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Take students on an exotic trip with THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, an Alfred Hitchcock movie that uses a favorite plot: innocent people caught up in circumstances they can’t understand or control. American doctor Jimmy Stewart, his famous wife Doris
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English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
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Students need to learn the importance of using precise detail. This 4-page printable activity presents the steps of an INTERDISCIPLINARY WRITING-AND-ART PROJECT. . . . • Writing students chose prints of paintings and then wrote a detailed
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English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
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Worksheets, Activities, Printables
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In the film SKYLARK, a sequel to SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL, examines themes of married life and environmental and marital obstacles requiring difficult decisions. The family members’ strength of character makes for both compelling viewing and lively
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English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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Study Guides, Worksheets, Printables
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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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