David Rickert

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By David Rickert
Are you tired of your students not knowing the parts of speech? Do they look puzzled when you ask them to find the adjective in a sentence? Do they think a car is a verb? Then your students need a review! And what better way to do it through comics?
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
$16.00
$11.20
965
Bundle
By David Rickert
Grammar Comics: Sentence Problems (Common Writing Mistakes) addresses some of the most common errors students face with sentences including: vague pronounsrun-on sentencessentence fragmentsmisplaced modifierssubject verb agreementparallel structure.
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$11.50
336
Digital Download PDF (9.39 MB)
By David Rickert
A Visual Guide to Commas presents basic comma usage through visuals. Comma punctuation rules taught in a fun way! Students will learn when and when NOT to use a comma. Studies have show that learning through the use of visuals is much more effective
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Minilessons
$3.99
229
Digital Download ZIP (11.12 MB)
By David Rickert
Do you want to add some mirth and high spirits to your “Romeo and Juliet” unit?  Your students will interact with the tale of the star cross'd lovers through fun and engaging comics that use Shakespeare's language to present the tale. To add to the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.10
$11.00
219
Digital Download PDF (12.62 MB)
By David Rickert
Many students find poetry challenging. Help students learn to love poetry as much as you do with this collection of poems and activities. Each comic introduces a literary device as a famous poet explains one of their classic poems. The format is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$8.00
228
Digital Download PDF (7.55 MB)
By David Rickert
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff
$4.99
191
Digital Download PDF (9.17 MB)
By David Rickert
There will be no toil and trouble with teaching Macbeth with this set of comics and activities that are prophesied to make your study of the play great!These comics and activities are the perfect way to get your students into Macbeth. Each act has a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Handouts
$10.00
117
Digital Download PDF (32.39 MB)
By David Rickert
One of the best ways to introduce students to Shakespeare is to begin with Sonnet 18. This comic teaches students Sonnet 18 (or "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day") one of the most famous poems in the English language. Included in this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, English (UK)
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.4, RL.7.10, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.4, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4...
$3.00
77
Digital Download PDF (2.19 MB)
By David Rickert
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Comics and Activities is the perfect way to get students into Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy. Each act is introduced with a comic that gives a summary of what happens (without giving too much away) as well as a warm up
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Handouts
$9.00
83
Digital Download ZIP (15.86 MB)
By David Rickert
Poetry Comics are designed to provide teachers with fun and useful ways to teach students about poetry. The format is simple: each section features a classic poem and focuses on a specific skill - all in a fun and lively comic form.This bundle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, Printables
$19.00
$13.30
107
Bundle
By David Rickert
Many students find poetry challenging. With this second volume of poetry comics, you'll help students learn to love poetry as much as you do with this collection of classic poems and activities. Each comic introduces a literary device as a famous
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$8.00
140
Digital Download PDF (27.39 MB)
By David Rickert
This set of comics and activities covers all of the basics of middle school language arts in a fun and engaging way that will inspire reluctant learners and gifted children alike. Each language arts concept is presented in a comic lesson followed by
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons, Printables
$39.49
$27.64
87
Bundle
By David Rickert
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: Sentence Problems." Look for it in my store! If you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.7.1, L.8.1, L.9-10.1
$3.00
75
Digital Download PDF (1.21 MB)
By David Rickert
Theme might be the most difficult concept for ELA students of all ages to understand. This visual guide to theme presents the concept of theme for students in a way that they can easily comprehend and remember. You can print it off for their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts
$2.00
36
Digital Download PDF (1.03 MB)
By David Rickert
Shakespeare Comics Activity Bundle This bundle collects all four Shakespeare Comics resources: an activity on Sonnet 18, a biography on William Shakespeare, a set on iambic pentameter, and a set of Shakespeare skill builders. Each has a comic that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$11.99
$10.79
65
Bundle
By David Rickert
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts
$3.00
94
Digital Download PDF (1.24 MB)
By David Rickert
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 Comics: Sentence Problems." Look for it in my store! If
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
L.6.1, L.7.1, L.8.1, L.9-10.1
$3.00
63
Digital Download PDF (1.68 MB)
By David Rickert
Grammar and Usage: Grammar ComicsAs 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 been
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Minilessons
$5.99
92
Digital Download PDF (13.00 MB)
By David Rickert
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff
$3.99
$3.50
102
Digital Download PDF (4.99 MB)
By David Rickert
Make the greatest love story of all time approachable for your students, who might be reading Shakespeare for the first time. This Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare Bundle combines my Romeo and Juliet Comic Summaries and Activities and the Intro to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Handouts
$23.00
$18.39
62
Bundle
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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.

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