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Parts of Speech Bundle: Grammar Comics If you are like me, grammar is a tough sell for kids. It's boring, tedious, and hard for them to understand. Most teachers would probably prefer not to monkey with it, or hope that kids come to their classes
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Sentence Problems (Common Writing Errors): Grammar Comics Grammar has always been a tough sell for students. Grammar Comics helps to alleviate the boredom many students feel when learning grammar by adding an element of fun. Grammar Comics:
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Grammar Comics! Comma Lessons is a series of cartoons designed to teach the rules of comma usage in a fun and interesting way. This is perfect for visual learners who have a hard time grasping the rules of comma usage or just for any teacher that
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Poetry Comics Vol.1: Metaphor, Tone, and Personification: Activities Included Many students find poetry tough to handle. Poetry Comics is an ongoing series designed to provide teachers with fun and useful ways to teach students about poetry. The
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Vocabulary Cartoons: Roots and Affixes Understanding roots and affixes is essential to understanding vocabulary. Award winning cartoonist David Rickert (who is also an English teacher) presents these cartoons, featuring Norm the dragon and Chuck
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Poetry Comics Vol.2: Imagery, Form, and Irony: Activities Included This is volume 2 of a series of comic lessons on poetry. Many students find poetry tough to handle. Poetry Comics is an ongoing series designed to provide teachers with fun and
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Parts Of Speech Election Project This group project allows students to create a campaign for a part of speech. They must create a mascot, a slogan, a poster, and a campaign speech. I use it to review the parts of speech in high school before
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Grammar and Usage: Grammar Comics As an English teacher, I always found grammar to be a tough sell for kids. They weren't really all that interested in it for one thing. Identifying the parts of speech and fixing run-ons and fragments has never
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Vocabulary Cartoons: Roots and Affixes Volume 2 Understanding roots and affixes is essential to understanding vocabulary. Award winning cartoonist David Rickert (who is also an English teacher) presents these cartoons, featuring Norm the dragon and
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Descriptive Writing Exercise-Three Sentences Activity This activity is designed to get students thinking about including more description in writing, from personal narratives to short stories. The activity forces students to include a description
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The Persuader! A Comic Adventure in Persuasive Writing. Activities Included! A comic book about a serious subject like persuasive writing? And one that’s actually amusing? It can be done! Award-winning cartoonist David Rickert and award-winning
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It's, Its, Their, There, and They're: A Comic Lesson with Activities This comic will help students distinguish between the all important its and it's, and there, their, and they're. This is a preview file of a forthcoming book on common grammatical
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Verbs: A Comic Lesson With Activities A Comic Lesson on Verbs presents the concept of verbs in a fun and entertaining way as a supplement to grammar instruction. The two page comic can used to introduce the concept or as a simple review before more
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Parallel Structure: A Comic Lesson with Activities This comic provides teachers with a fun and entertaining way to teach or review parallel structure. A worksheet with answer key follows. This comic is part of a larger set entitled Grammar Comics:
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Romeo and Juliet: Comic Summaries and Activities Help kids learn to love Shakespeare with these introductions to each act in comic form. Instead of giving them a summary or bullet points of each act, give students this handy visual reference
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Subject Verb Agreement: A Comic Lesson with Activities This comic provides teachers with a fun and entertaining way to teach or review subject verb agreement. A worksheet with answer key follows. This comic is part of a larger set entitled Grammar
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Run-On Sentences: A Comic Lesson with Activities This comic provides teachers with a fun and entertaining way to teach or review run-on sentences. A worksheet with answer key follows. This comic is part of a larger set entitled Grammar Comics:
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Comma Splices: A Comic Lesson With Activities This comic will help students identify and fix comma splices. It includes a comic and a series of exercises with an answer key and suggestions for teaching. For more fun comics and resources on grammar,
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Vague Pronouns: A Comic Lesson with Activities This comic provides teachers with a fun and entertaining way to teach or review vague pronouns. A worksheet with answer key follows. This comic is part of a larger set entitled Grammar Comics: Sentence
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Parts of Speech Posters: Grammar Comics This is a set of posters - one for each part of speech. Each poster lists the part of speech, a definition, and a sentence with examples of the parts of speech highlighted. They are formatted at 11 X 17, but
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I spent the first three years of my career teaching language arts to seventh graders. Since then (for the past eight years) I have mainly been teaching Freshman English and AP English.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My students tell me that I keep the class light and fun. I'm an energetic lecturer and discussion leader, and the students appreciate that.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Keynote Speaker for the NHS induction in 2005 Kenyon adjunct faculty 3rd place in Lakeland Community College Cartoon Contest.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS, MA in Education from the Ohio State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

As a high school English teacher, I'm on a constant search for ways to bring language arts concepts, classic literature and grammar lessons to life for students. One day, stuck on a particularly tough lesson about Shakespeare and looking for a way to communicate the concepts succinctly AND keep my class engaged, I decided to try combining my work as a comic artist with my teaching. What resulted was my first classroom comic -- a fun, engaging, clear and fast lesson told panel-by-panel as a comic. And it worked! Students loved it, understood the ideas, and retained it for the long term. Now many teachers are using my comics in the classroom to engage learners in new ways with grammar, poetry, and literature.