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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
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In this webquest, students use research skills to uncover interesting facts about the life and works of Agatha Christie, the queen of mystery literature. This 4-page, printable activity presents a brief introduction about Agatha Christie's
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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
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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
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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,
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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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This study material accompanies the information on the A&E Channel’s website “Charles Dickens Biography,” which you can preview at tinyurl.com/o5p53qy. This 8-page printable packet includes . . . • a Note to Teachers with ideas about how
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Fog! Gas lights! Mysteries! SHERLOCK HOLMES must be close at hand. “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
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Use this activity to foster critical thinking and creative thinking in your students...and help them get to know Mark Twain better. This 5-page printable activity . . . • First, students read of the fame that MARK TWAIN has achieved not only from
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Fog! Gas lights! Mysteries! SHERLOCK HOLMES must be close at hand. “The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor”--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
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Fog! Gas lights! Mysteries! Who’s the first person you think of? Why, that’s elementary! It‘s the master sleuth himself—SHERLOCK HOLMES, of course. “The Boscombe Valley Mystery"--Sherlock Holmes Close Reading Study Guide is ready so your students
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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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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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Students learn of the fascinating life of Alfred Nobel and the famous American Nobel Prize winners in Literature. This 12-page activity . . . • introduces students to Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize, and provides a comprehension sheet with
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Students combine literature fun with history fun and research skills when they use this webquest to study the fascinating life of O. Henry. Included in this 7-page printable are . . . • a 2-page introduction with ideas for teachers and additional
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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
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Let your students have literature fun when you introduce them to literary pseudonyms. This 5-page printable activity presents . . . • an introduction to pseudonyms • explanations about why people in various professions use pseudonyms • an
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Introduce your students to use their research skills to delve into the fascinating life and works of Nobel-winning author Toni Morrison. Included in this 4-page printable are • a 1-page biography • 2 pages of questions (25 items) that ask
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Students use supplement their appreciation and understanding of Shakespeare’s life and works using either Internet (webquest) or print sources. Note: This is the same set of questions used in Beloved Bard: More on Shakespeare’s Life and Works, but
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Students will enjoy some literature fun when you use this webquest to introduce them to the fascinating life and works of Jack London. Included in this 8-page printable are • introductory teacher’s notes • additional information about London’s
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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

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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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