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By J MASON EMERSON
This has reading sections about Christmas for each of 30 nations, plus basic statistics for each nation’s capital and largest city, language(s), currency, and approximate population. The nations are the following: Argentina, Australia, Austria,
Subjects:
Reading, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$7.00
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By J MASON EMERSON
This begins with a reading section in English and also in Spanish to help any ESL Spanish-background students you have or may later have. Next come 1. ESL U.S. History Word Search Activity Answers Key for 1. ESL U.S. History Word Search
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$5.40
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By J MASON EMERSON
This starts with an Easy Reading component which includes brief sections for vocabulary-building with some pictures too. Continuing: A Short Overview Of Science, Classification, Vertebrates, Invertebrates, Our Universe In Outer Space, each
Subjects:
Reading, Science, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$7.00
16
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By J MASON EMERSON
THIS IS IN ENGLISH, HAS MUCH SPANISH, SOME CHINESE AND MANY OTHER LANGUAGES; IT INCLUDES: A READING LIST or long, handy vocabulary of math words such as angle, base, coordinate, diameter, exponent, hypotenuse, length, mode, pi, rhombus, scalene
Subjects:
Reading, Math, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$6.00
16
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By J MASON EMERSON
This is a fun-filled publication. It starts with a 5 pages reading section with illustrations/photos that’s is, as the title says, in both the languages (font 14 for helping the visually impaired). It includes: a fill activity or test over the
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$6.00
10
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By J MASON EMERSON
This starts with and is focused upon a reading passage on the topic in English and Spanish. Next come Flashcards of targeted vocabulary in the reading passage, Bingo16 template (a 4x4 squares version of bingo) in English, Spanish, Chinese tied
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Spanish
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By J MASON EMERSON
This has the plot, insights about it, an excerpt from within the author's great work, information about it, Native Americans’ input regarding it. Next come: Hiawatha Word Search Activities (1 and 2) with Answers Keys a Multiple Choice Test with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$4.75
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By J MASON EMERSON
This is from primary historical material, that is stories given to WPA government workers in the 1930s and, of course, used dialect and so here spelling and usage etc have been edited to make the reading easier, for example as when “masta” has been
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Black History Month
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$5.25
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By J MASON EMERSON
This learning resource has plots, printable activities, tests, etc, about a genuine classic, and it begins with the plot in one page which has four paragraphs in English each of which is followed by Spanish so that any ESL/ELL Spanish-speaking
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$3.25
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By J MASON EMERSON
This starts with a reading section in both English and Spanish. Next come: a beautiful bilingual photos show; Colombia fun word searches; Colombia fun cryptogram game activities (bilingual); Handy links (articles, books, videos); Colombia
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$7.00
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By J MASON EMERSON
THIS RESOURCE, as seen, is very thorough. It has: POE’S THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH RETOLD -- a plot summary with a critique-analysis; TRUE-FALSE TEST with 20 items, Answers Key; MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST with 10 questions and Answers Key;
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Short Stories
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.25
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By J MASON EMERSON
This is a great learning pack. It has basic information about Anglo-Saxon which is also called Old English. There’s a handy page with language background and pronunciation tips; a phrases/dialog section with: Hello, What’s your name?, I don’t
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (World Language), Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.10
10
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By J MASON EMERSON
This begins with the reader Mardis Gras which is in English and Spanish then has: Handy Links (Articles, Books, Videos); #1. Mardi Gras Word Search (words in context not just isolated); #2. Mardi Gras Word Search (words in context not just
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
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By J MASON EMERSON
This has tons of material, enough activities to keep your students learning year-round! To begin, it has: A PHOTOS SHOW about Germany that can used for individual one-to-one instruction or for the whole class , e.g. the 16 states;
Subjects:
German, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$6.00
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By J MASON EMERSON
This includes the famous story briefly re-told and also the full version; Poe's Life Story; Handy Tests; 10 Word Searches; Letters Cryptograms; The Full Original Story; “Annabel Lee—handy for comparison-contrast writing; “The Raven”—handy for
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$5.00
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By J MASON EMERSON
This learning resource has a Reading section in English with the Spanish and some pictures. That makes it also extra great for ESL/ELLs of Spanish background or Spanish students whom you might now have now but may later. Then come: A Matching
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$3.75
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By J MASON EMERSON
This is great for the state day each January 29 or anytime. It begins with Reading About Kansas which is a reader or reading component first in English then in Spanish and which helps teach Kansas’ geography, history and government; then, as seen
Subjects:
Government, U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$4.25
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By J MASON EMERSON
This is a solid learning pack. It has Poe's Life Story and Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart Retold (brief version; full version farther below); 2 Tests (Fill-in, True-False, both with Answer Keys) 7 Word Searches; 3 Numbers Cryptograms; 5 Letters
Subjects:
Literature, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.40
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By J MASON EMERSON
This starts with an information rich text or literacy passage for fascinating facts about the creatures. Next come: Ocean Creatures Word Search Answers Key For Ocean Creatures Word Search Ocean Creatures Fun Numbers Cryptogram (1) Ocean
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Biology
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$5.00
10
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By J MASON EMERSON
This is a resource pack study guide. It comes with: Some Suggestions About How To Teach, Read, Study And Learn About Hawthorne’s Classic The Scarlet Letter Plot Summary Of The Scarlet Letter (This is about 1 ½ pages of text) The Scarlet Letter
Subjects:
Literature, Writing-Essays, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$4.00
5
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

First let me acknowledge pictures and some other help that I also get with some of the publications here from my youngest daughter, now an adult on the east coast. As to experience I have Pre-K through 12 and some college experience too. I began as a high school teacher of German, Spanish and some regular English in 1973; later taught mostly middle school foreign languages; then taught Pre-K through 8th grade ESL. Along the way I also was first a college TA and later a part-time college instructor. I had much masters level training and practice in ESL; attained a Masters in English with a concentration in composition, linguistics and ESL. While teaching ESL, I also incorporated much in the content areas of science and math; tapping into various modalities of learning including the visual arts. I retired in recent years after heart and cancer issues and rejoice that via developing TpT resources I am still able to contribute educationally toward a better world..

MY TEACHING STYLE

As to teaching style, the word is "ecclectic," -- that is, I believe in doing what works and for different students different things work, meaning flexibility is especially good. Becoming aware of student group and individual needs helps with addressing those even better. Overall the kids, or really any students regardless of age, enjoy learning the most when the works includes some fun with excitement and joy. The busier they stay at learning happily, the more they learn; and being successful at learning builds their confidence and desire to learn even more as they discover: "Yes! I can do it!" -- That's a fact.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

As to honors/awards I have been praised for having raised the state test scores by administration but for me the greatest praise has been from the students themselves including those whom I had in class long ago who have come running up to me and congratulated me on having been a teacher who helped them move up in life. I'm now putting a lot of what I learned along the way into the learning packets or units that I try to jam-pack with activities, handouts, etc for yourselves and the kids.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

In brief I've had been educated at C of O (Missouri), SIU-C (Illinois), SEMO (M.A.), U of MO at Warrensburg; mostly taught in southeastern and northwestern Missouri; now reside just over the border in Kansas. For me the greatest source of education, though, was in class where the kids taught me in the sense that some would say or indicate "Mr. Emerson, I don't really want to learn or even be here. I can't, learn and you know, you really can't make me." That helped me grow and rise to the occasion by getting them so busily and happily engaged that their attention was diverted and channeled into learning not just from myself but the high interest materials and successful strategies that I developed and used. To say more on that would be soon to have written a large book.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I enjoy teaching languages, photography, writing; and when I get the chance also love to travel. I like it whenever I can drive into the Ozarks and have greatly enjoyed it when able to visit the beautiful hills and lakes of northern Minnesota around Grand Marais and into southern Ontario. I have been through most of the states of the U.S. except in the Northeast, also to Canada and southern Mexico at Cancun, Valladolid and Chichen Itza which has Mayan ruins. My formal foreign language training is for German and Spanish but informally I have learned a lot in many other languages including Indonesian, Chinese, Russian etc; plus enjoy writing computer programs. In short I enjoy life, like to learn and even more so, I love to impart what I know to others and to help colleagues via what's practical, interesting and really works.

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