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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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, Drama
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$5.95
325
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By Distinguished English
Journalistic writing is wildly different from most academic writing, and students who are used to writing essays can have a difficult time transitioning into journalism. News articles can prove especially challenging, as reporters must pack many
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$2.00
59
Digital Download PDF (3.01 MB)
By Distinguished English
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
263
Digital Download PDF (0.61 MB)
By Distinguished English
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$3.00
224
Digital Download PDF (0.44 MB)
By Distinguished English
Are your students bouncing off the walls or just mine? Don't get me wrong--I love my students' unending reserve of energy, but I prefer for that energy to be directed into fun and engaging learning, rather than, say, seeing how convincingly they can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
586
Digital Download PDF (0.41 MB)
By Distinguished English
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
94
Digital Download PDF (5.68 MB)
By Distinguished English
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
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
$1.00
154
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By Distinguished English
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Games
CCSS:
SL.7.4, SL.7.6, SL.8.4, SL.8.6
$29.95
$23.96
111
Bundle
By Distinguished English
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Printables
$3.00
163
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By Distinguished English
Days between vacations, picture days, half days, ends of the quarter -- they don't have to be a waste of time! I love to use these days to review concepts we've learned throughout the year in a fun and engaging way. This bundle includes 20 files
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
W.6.3, W.6.3b, W.6.3d, W.6.4, W.7.3, W.7.3b, W.7.3d, W.7.4, W.8.3, W.8.3b, W.8.4...
$52.10
$41.68
50
Bundle
By Distinguished English
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 card either has the correct way to address a situation
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
90
Digital Download ZIP (3.27 MB)
By Distinguished English
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$3.00
93
Digital Download PDF (0.97 MB)
By Distinguished English
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 productive, effective ways
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Oral Communication, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
SL.6.1, SL.6.1c, SL.7.1, SL.7.1c, SL.8.1, SL.8.1c
$2.50
66
Digital Download PDF (2.90 MB)
By Distinguished English
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
47
Digital Download PDF (1.46 MB)
By Distinguished English
Literary devices make students’ writing crisp, clear, and captivating – and alliteration is one of the simplest but most often overlooked devices of them all. This fun scavenger-hunt game gives students the opportunity to find examples of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.95
47
Digital Download PDF (1.10 MB)
By Distinguished English
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
41
Digital Download PDF (1.89 MB)
By Distinguished English
Sentence diagramming can intimidate many students, but these fun, western-themed sentences allow students to practice diagramming subjects, verbs, direct objects, prepositions, adjectives, adverbs, and predicate adjectives while dreaming of cowboys
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
$1.50
18
Digital Download PDF (0.92 MB)
By Distinguished English
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Life Skills, Oral Communication
Grades:
8th, 9th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
65
Digital Download PDF (0.99 MB)
By Distinguished English
This unit includes everything you need to execute a successful personal narrative speech in your classroom. After several years of teaching this unit to secondary students, I have found it to be one of my favorites! Students must first stretch
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Oral Communication
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
SL.8.4, SL.9-10.6
$7.50
31
Digital Download ZIP (2.26 MB)
By Distinguished English
Students’ descriptive writing springs to life when they learn to add creative literary devices. This fun showdown gives students the opportunity to practice creating original hyperboles. Students are split into teams and given cards that prompt
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
30
Digital Download PDF (1.13 MB)
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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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