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By David Rickert
Parts of Speech Bundle: Grammar Comics is a series of comics that teach or review the parts of speech in fun and enlightening ways - through comics! Many teachers find these comics to be a great way to explain these concepts. They are perfect for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
$12.00
$9.60
842 ratings
4.0
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:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Printables
$11.50
316 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (9.39 MB)
By David Rickert
A Visual Guide to Commas presents basic comma usage through visuals. Studies have show that learning through the use of visuals is much more effective in retaining information than text alone. This is perfect for visual learners who have a hard
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Minilessons
$3.99
196 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (11.12 MB)
By David Rickert
Romeo and Juliet: Comics 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 instead! Each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.10
$11.00
172 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (12.62 MB)
By David Rickert
Poetry Comics Vol.1: Metaphor, Tone, and Personification: Activities IncludedMany 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$10.00
213 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.52 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
165 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (9.17 MB)
By David Rickert
Poetry Comics Vol.2: Imagery, Form, and Irony: Activities IncludedThis 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$10.00
139 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (32.15 MB)
By David Rickert
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
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$1.99
89 ratings
3.9
Digital Download DOC (0.04 MB)
By David Rickert
This product is available with a bunch of other Shakespeare activities in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Shakespeare Bundle. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream-Bundle-3757452 A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Comics and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Handouts
$9.00
62 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (15.86 MB)
By David Rickert
Shakespeare Comics: Sonnet 18 Shakespeare Comics are a fun and entertaining approach to the work of William Shakespeare. 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
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...
$4.00
56 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.19 MB)
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
87 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.24 MB)
By David Rickert
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:
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
60 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.21 MB)
By David Rickert
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Minilessons
$6.99
88 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (13.00 MB)
By David Rickert
Poetry Comics Bundle This bundle includes Poetry Comics: Volume One, Poetry Comics: Volume Two, and a bonus comic that isn’t included in either set! All for a discounted price! Poetry Comics are designed to provide teachers with fun and useful
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts, Printables
$23.00
$20.70
75 ratings
4.0
Bundle
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
93 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (4.99 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
56 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By David Rickert
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
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
49 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.65 MB)
By David Rickert
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$9.00
70 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (21.15 MB)
By David Rickert
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
34 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.02 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
$42.99
$34.99
48 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (66.53 MB)
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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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