John Rimel

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John Rimel
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"Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education." Mark Twain
 
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Making inferences and drawing conclusions are vitally important skills for good readers to master. This engaging lesson asks students to help a sleuth, Detective Dimwit, solve a puzzling case by examining clues in a step-by-step method using
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Understanding the use of imagery (vivid description that incorporates the five senses – sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch, creating a mental picture for the reader) enhances reading enjoyment and brings added pleasure to the experience. It is
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Making inferences and drawing conclusions are vitally important skills for good readers to master. This engaging lesson asks students to help a sleuth, Detective Dimwit, solve a puzzling case by examining clues in a step-by-step method using
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Figurative language enhances reading enjoyment and brings added pleasure to the experience. It is also an important component of Common Core curriculum. This engaging activity is designed to help students identify the different forms of figurative
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Finding engaging ways to hook student interest about grammar is a constant struggle for teachers. How many times have your students responded with a unanimous cry of “BORING!” to traditional grammar worksheets? This Do Now makes grammar both fun and
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As we know, teaching inferences to students can sometimes be a difficult task. Many students are grounded in concrete thinking with only correct and incorrect answers as viable options. When we ask them to step outside of their comfort zones and
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An essential understanding of an author’s use of literary devices enhances reading comprehension. The many components included under the umbrella of literary devices form one of the centerpieces of Common Core curriculum and are the basis of
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An essential understanding of the elements of plot enhances reading comprehension and makes the experience more enjoyable for students. The many components included under the umbrella of elements of plot form one of the centerpieces of Common Core
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As we all know, first impressions can make all the difference. Make that initial positive impression as you wow your students, colleagues, and parents with a professionally designed powerpoint that will introduce both you and your history course.
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Making inferences and drawing conclusions are vitally important skills for good readers to master. This engaging lesson asks students to help a sleuth, Detective Dimwit, solve a puzzling case by examining clues in a step-by-step method using
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This activity is designed for sixth graders, but it can also be used for advanced fifth graders as well as a review for seventh graders. The ability to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words by using context clues, an integral Common Core
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The ability to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words by using context clues, an integral Common Core standard, is essential to effective reading comprehension. Possessing this skill also enhances the reading experience by making it more
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The ability to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words by using context clues, an integral Common Core standard, is essential to effective reading comprehension. Possessing this skill also enhances the reading experience by making it more
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Understanding the use and metaphorical translations of idioms (expressions that cannot be understood from the meanings of their separate words, but that have separate meanings of their own) is a vitally important skill for good readers to master. It
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Although writing, in general, seldom ranks high on students’ lists of favorite activities in English, creative writing is, at times, the pleasant exception. This descriptive writing task asks students to create and introduce an interesting
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Educators understand and value the importance of formative and summative assessments. However, it can be difficult to find tests with appropriate length, with rigor, and with a measured range of difficulty. In most cases, educators must rely on
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Finding engaging ways to hook student interest about grammar is a constant struggle for teachers. How many times have your students responded with a unanimous cry of “BORING!” to traditional grammar worksheets? This Do Now makes grammar both fun
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Finding engaging ways to hook student interest about grammar is a constant struggle for teachers. How many times have your students responded with a unanimous cry of “BORING!” to traditional grammar worksheets? This Do Now makes grammar both fun and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

10 years classroom experience

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student Directed

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2010 Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in English from the University of Virginia Master in Education from the University of Virginia

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am currently an independent contractor, writing both original passages and test questions used in year-end summative assessments in various states. I also have a second career as a professional songwriter. I wrote Country Music Song of the Year for the Statlers in 1990 and Bluegrass Song of the Year for Dailey and Vincent in 2009.

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