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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
840 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
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
138 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (32.15 MB)
By David Rickert
If you'd like this product bundled with a bunch of other Shakespeare materials, check out my Macbeth Bundle. These comics and activities are the perfect way to get your students into Macbeth. Each act has a comic that gives an introduction to the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Handouts
$10.00
89 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (32.39 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
61 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
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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
85 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.24 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
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
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,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
L.5.1, L.6.1, L.7.1, L.8.1, L.9-10.1
$3.00
41 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (1.45 MB)
By David Rickert
This Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare Bundle combines my Romeo and Juliet Comic Summaries and Activities and the Intro to Shakespeare Activity Bundle. The Romeo and Juliet set includes summaries of each act. When I teach Romeo and Juliet, I don't
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Handouts
$22.99
$18.39
38 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By David Rickert
Common Writing Mistakes Bundle: Grammar Comics "Grammar Comics: Common Writing Mistakes" and “Grammar Comics: Even More Common Writing Mistakes” address some of the most common errors students face with sentences with entertaining comics followed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Fun Stuff, Printables
$19.50
$17.55
46 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By David Rickert
This comic about similes and metaphors presents these important literary devices in a fun and entertaining way. In addition to the comic, there are activities that reinforce the concept of similes and metaphors in a variety of ways: - an activity
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Handouts
CCSS:
RL.7.4, RL.7.5, RL.8.4, RL.8.5, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.11-12.4, RL.11-12.5
$3.00
30 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.21 MB)
By David Rickert
Make teaching Hamlet fun and engaging with this set of lessons and activities to help you lead students on a journey through one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. The most important thing you’ll find here are comic summaries of each act. You
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Novel Study, Printables
$11.00
22 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (17.67 MB)
By David Rickert
Possessives and Apostrophes: A Comic Lesson with Activities This comic provides teachers with a fun and entertaining way to teach or review apostrophes and possessives. A worksheet with answer key follows. This comic is part of a larger set
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.6.1d, W.6.2e, W.7.1d, W.7.2e, W.8.1d, W.8.2e, W.9-10.1d, W.9-10.2e
$3.00
18 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.54 MB)
By David Rickert
Passive Voice: A Comic Lesson With Activities This comic provides teachers with a fun and entertaining way to teach or review passive voice. Also check out Grammar Comics: Sentence Problems." Look for it in my store! If you like this resource,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Minilessons
CCSS:
W.6.2e, W.7.2, W.8.2, W.9-10.2
$3.00
21 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.72 MB)
By David Rickert
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 notebooks or learning stations, post it in the room, or place it on your classroom page.In
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.50
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.03 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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