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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
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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
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This convenient bundle introduces students to the world of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE and SHERLOCK HOLMES with the famous story "The Adventure of the Speckled Band." Included in the Conan Doyle biography are . . . • a 5-page biography of Conan Doyle,
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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
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Introduce students to the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and one of his famous Sherlock Holmes stories, ""Scandal in Bohemia." Save $6 with this bundle! Included in the Conan Doyle biography are • a 5-page biography of Conan Doyle, including a
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Let students have literature fun enjoying three of O. Henry’s delightful short stories with their unusual surprise endings! This bundle includes close reading study guides for ”After Twenty Years,” “A Retrieved Reformation,” and ”The Count and the
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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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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
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Let your students have writing fun as they revise to avoid clichés, cut unnecessary words, correct commonly misused words, and eliminate redundancy. Been There, Done That: Avoiding Clichés This 6-page reproducible activity • introduces students
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Your students can enjoy three of O. Henry’s delightful short stories and be delighted with his surprise endings! This bundle includes close reading study guides for ”Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen,” “A Chaparral Christmas Gift,” and ”The Last
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Let students have some vocabulary fun with these six resources (and save 20%!). Out with the Old, In with the New is a printable, 4-page bell-ringer activity. Students use context clues to determine words or phrases that contain either “old” or
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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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