Distinguished English

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At the end of every school year, I ask my students what they most enjoyed about learning English in my classroom. Each time, I hear the same response: "Vocab Games!" My students often BEG me to pull out these games, and since we began playing
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Public speaking can seem like an impossible task to many students, but it doesn’t have to feel that way! Students can tolerate – and even enjoy – public speaking when they learn it in a fun and engaging way. These 4 hilarious public speaking games
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With the ease of copy-and-paste functions, teachers must be extra vigilant to teach students the art of effective paraphrasing. This fun activity gives teachers the perfect chance to do so. Students are divided into groups and given quotes from
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Many great literary and poetic works contain enriching symbolism, but these symbols are useless unless students know how to actively search and find connections between the concrete world and abstract ideas. This game gives students the chance to
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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Prologue has so many characters to remember that students can sometimes feel overwhelmed. This activity eliminates the stress and adds an element of fun instead. Students pair up for three-minute dates with another class
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This fun chevron gradebook design is perfect for data entry by hand or by computer, as it comes in a fully edit-ready document and has been created in 8 1/2" X 11" format for quality printing. (Please note that this template has space for 20
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Public speaking can intimidate many students, but teenagers can learn to love this “scary” subject with fun games, relevant assignments, and creative instruction. This money-saving bundle takes the fear out of public speaking with hilarious but
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Students’ descriptive writing comes to life when they learn to use literary devices creatively. This fun game gives students the opportunity to practice both identifying and writing similes and metaphors. Students are split into teams and given
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Make pathos, logos, and ethos memorable with this fun design-a-billboard activity! Students choose any product or brand to advertise, and they brainstorm emotional, logical, and credible methods of promoting the product. They then design a
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Selfies have taken the adolescent world by storm, but with this fun activity, selfies can actually help students prepare for a public speaking presentation in the classroom! In this activity, students are encouraged to use selfies to improve
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Journalism and its unique writing style can seem daunting for students accustomed to academic essays. News articles can prove especially challenging, as reporters must pack many facts into a few short sentences. These fun worksheets give students
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First Day of School Procedures Game for Middle School Rather than read a long list of classroom rules and procedures, I play this fun game with my students on the first day of school. First I pass out cards to my students and tell them that their
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Journalism and its unique writing style can seem daunting for students accustomed to academic essays. News articles can prove especially challenging, as reporters must pack many facts into a few short sentences. This fun and hilarious game gives
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Students’ descriptive writing springs to life when they learn to add creative literary devices to their descriptions. This fun Allusion Fusion activity gives students valuable practice with both mythology-based and pop-culture-oriented allusions as
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This Greek and Latin scrapbook contains 50 pages of root words found in our English language today. Each page features one root word, its origin (Greek or Latin), its definition, and three examples of English words that contain that root, along
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Keeping up with grades doesn’t have to be dull! These attractive gradebook templates feature editable tables and fun polka bokeh styles. If you would like to input grades electronically, simply open the PowerPoint file, click in the box, and begin
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Students love writing narratives more than almost any other genre, but often they have difficulty knowing how to end. These bright, attractive posters show eight different types of narrative conclusions for students to try in their own papers.
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Discussion Stems Posters Most of my students love Socratic seminars, but a few of my introverted kids feel nervous about jumping into a conversation without knowing how to begin. I taped up these posters in my classroom to remind my students of
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Classroom organization can be the most exciting -- and most daunting -- part of the school year, but it should never be boring! These fun and trendy binder covers are perfect for organizing handouts, assignments, reports, and all of the other
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Rhetoric can be fun and relevant with these popular movie quotes from famous films. I let my students discuss these quotes as groups in a cooperative learning environment, as different students often find different rhetorical devices in the quotes.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught Reading, Composition, American Literature, British Literature, Public Speaking, Journalism, and Greek & Latin Etymology to students in grades 7-12.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love bringing learning to life with games!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My first devotional book, That Was Random, was published by Pacific Press in 2015.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor of Arts in English with teaching certification for grades 7-12.

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