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CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD (80 PP, 30 NATIONS, WORD SEARCHES, CCSS ETC) has reading sections about Christmas for each of 30 nations, plus basic s...
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CALL OF THE WILD LEARNING PACK has a Reading section (English, Spanish - thus also great for ESL/ELLs of Spanish background), pictures, then: A...
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ANCIENT EGYPT LEARNING PACK (FUN ACTIVITIES, TEST, CCSS) has readers, tests, fun learning games etc. Specifically besides the reader there are: ...
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This resource packet begins with the reader Johnny Tremain! which is a study guide with a plot outline and supplementary notes about reading leve...
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This begins with the reader Mardis Gras which is in English and Spanish then has: Handy Links (Articles, Books, Videos); #1. Mardi Gras Word Se...
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WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS FUN STUDY GUIDE! (ALSO CCSS, TESTS, WORD SEARCHES ETC) begins with a reading passage about the Ozarks classic novel Wher...
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POE'S "THE TELL-TALE HEART" RETOLD! (COMMON CORE, FUN HANDOUTS, TESTS, 44 PAGES) has Poe's Life Story and Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart Retold (brie...
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This has The Black Cat Briefly Retold, full version too; Poe's Life Story; Handy Tests; 10 Wordfinds; 6 Number & Letters Cryptograms; The Fu...
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MACBETH, EASY, FUN, RIGHT PRICE, STANDARDS, 43 PAGES begins with Macbeth Retold! for easier enjoyable reading and comprehension; then come: M...
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GERMAN FUN! (COMMON CORE, 119 PP, INTERACTIVE) has tons of material, enough activities to keep your students learning a long time! To begin, i...
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MEXICO AND MEXICAN SPANISH (FUN, COMMON CORE, READING, 60 PAGES) is a fun-filled packet of printables and activities for students learning ESL, S...
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD PACKAGE starts with a summary of Harper Lee’s famous novel To Kill A Mockingbird then also has; A section called The Autho...
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BLACK HISTORY AS TOLD BY EX-SLAVES THEMSELVES is from primary historical material and the ex-slaves who gave their stories to WPA government work...
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This resource pack begins has a study notes reader regarding Freak The Mighty along with a Critique Regarding Freak The Mighty; About The Auth...
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EARTH SCIENCE (ESL, SPANISH) This fun-filled 54 pages publication starts with a 5 pages reading section with illustrations/photos that’s in Engl...
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Since The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer is in words now relatively hard to understand by so many students, this learning packet begins with Tom Sawyer...
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THE GIFT OF THE MAGI CHRISTMAS FUN PACKET (FUN, COMMON CORE) has not only the Christmas masterpiece The Gift Of The Magi (1905) by O’Henry (Willi...
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This starts with a reading section on Bacteria which is in English and also Spanish, then also has: A Guided Composition regarding bacteria (Eng...
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This is excellent for language arts classes, a literacy center, language center, social studies, teachers or students going to Portugal, Brazil o...
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1. This begins with the history reading section called “Japan” and then 2. Twenty Questions About Japan’s History test/discussion prompts on t...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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 due to health.

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. By becoming aware of student group and individual needs, you can address those even better. Overall the kids, or really any students regardless of age, enjoy learning the most when it includes fun, 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, SIU-C, SEMO, 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." I rose to the occasion by getting them so busy 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 would be soon be to have writen still another 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.