Dustin the Writing Tutor

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By Dustin the Writing Tutor
This PPT breaks down the anatomy of a strong thesis statement, including the following:TopicsPositionsReasonsConcessionsQualificationsMy YouTube video acts as a guide for using the PowerPoint: https://youtu.be/sKZ_WvDcze4
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
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By Dustin the Writing Tutor
In this PPT, academic hedging is taught with two practice activities and answer keys. Academic hedging is a method to create a professional tone, establish yourself as a credible source, and ensure your claims are accurate. Each slide is shown
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
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By Dustin the Writing Tutor
This PPT simplifies the writing process for students by providing them with four easy steps to create outstanding thesis statements.It includes the following:A clear step-by-step process for students to followExplanation of the types of thesis
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5
$5.00
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By Dustin the Writing Tutor
Give your students a clear understanding of essay introduction structure with examples and practice.
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1c, W.5.2a, W.5.2b, W.5.2c, W.5.2d, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.5.9, W.6.1...
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By Dustin the Writing Tutor
In this PowerPoint presentation, I provide 4 techniques to improve creative writing. View the following YouTube video to see the PPT being presented: YouTube Preview
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
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By Dustin the Writing Tutor
In this handout, students practice spelling words from a vocabulary list by trying to fit as many words in a matrix as possible. This is done by strategically organizing the words according to the rules given on the document. No preparation is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Handouts
$1.00
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By Dustin the Writing Tutor
This is my most popular vocabulary exercise. It works well for any age of grade school and for adults not afraid to have a little fun. There is no prep required for this vocabulary activity!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$1.50
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By Dustin the Writing Tutor
Do your students need help writing organized paragraph responses? Download this PPT to provide your students with a clear breakdown of each component of a paragraph response. The PowerPoint includes review activities at the end of lesson to help
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
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By Dustin the Writing Tutor
This exercise involves researching and identifying several aspects of a single word from a student's vocabulary list, including spelling, etymology, two different dictionary definitions, and more. No prep is required for the vocabulary exercise.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Test Prep, Handouts, Workbooks
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
By Dustin the Writing Tutor
This exercise involves finding information about five words on the internet. Among others, tasks include finding definitions from two online dictionaries and pasting an image from a search engine for each word.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
By Dustin the Writing Tutor
This activity is designed to make students more aware of words that are used together. It involves pairing ten words from a vocabulary list with counterparts from review lists, and then a page to use five of the word pairs in sentences. No prep is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Handouts
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
By Dustin the Writing Tutor
This vocabulary activity contains a table where students spell, define, identify a words part of speech, and identify other forms related to the word. The table is set up for ten words. This exercise requires no preparation!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Workbooks
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.11 MB)
By Dustin the Writing Tutor
This vocabulary exercise was inspired by a popular game children play in elementary school. It involves a table where students spell a word from a word list, draw a picture, write a sentence, and define one verb, noun, adjective, and adverb from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$1.00
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By Dustin the Writing Tutor
I use this exercise to create awareness of root words, suffixes, and prefixes. It works well for students in grade school ELA, IELTS and TOEFL classes, as well as other subjects (like history), and can be applied to any set of vocabulary.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By Dustin the Writing Tutor
This is a simple vocabulary exercise designed to increase awareness of contextual appropriateness. There is no prep required for this activity!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Webquests, Test Prep, Handouts
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By Dustin the Writing Tutor
A simple yet effective tool for vocabulary review and practice. No preparation is needed for exercise.
Subjects:
Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$1.00
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By Dustin the Writing Tutor
In this PowerPoint I teach the ACORN method for evaluating sources.What is the ACORN Method?Each letter in ACORN represents a different aspect of source evaluation.Evaluating a Source's Accuracy"A" stands for "Accuracy." When reviewing a source, it
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
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By Dustin the Writing Tutor
This PPT guides students through understanding subject-verb. 12 rules for subject-verb agreement are given followed by a composition and analysis activity. This resource is suitable for mid to upper-level intermediate students (B2+).
Subjects:
Writing, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
1
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By Dustin the Writing Tutor
This PPT explains three different reference types for APA and leads you in a step-by-step process to create your own, correctly-formatted references. The slide contains practice exercises with answers on following slides. This is a great starting
Subjects:
ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
1
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By Dustin the Writing Tutor
These humorously cat-themed subject-verb agreement activities lead through a step-by-step process to improve their writing.
Subjects:
Writing, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities
FREE
2
Digital Download PDF (0.75 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught since 2011 in Korean public schools, Canadian prep schools, Canadian colleges, and homestay programs. I now teach online at stevenseducation.com

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in emphasizing the process of learning rather than any individual achievement. This means that the writer is more important than the writing and accomplishment or failure is less important than the learning trajectory. It is my goal as a teacher to remind students that “failures” are more accurately understood as goals that have not yet been accomplished. ​When I worked overseas in Korea, this philosophy affected the way I interacted with a reticent student. The student was happy to write in English but became embarrassed any time she was expected to speak during class. Because I viewed her language development as a process, my goal in each class was to encourage her to speak a little more than she had previously spoken. Through persisting with this approach she began to speak more frequently and confidently. Other students stopped thinking of her as the “shy student” that could not speak English and started to see the value in my persistence. The key to this approach was a passionate belief that every student can improve their ability, no matter their starting point.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate Master of Arts in TESL Professional development coursework

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