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Research paper complete unit. Research papers made easy! This complete unit has everything you need to teach writing a research paper from start to finish. ***UPDATED***Now includes NEW MLA 8th edition citation guidelines. Everything here is
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Thesis statements: Writing a thesis statement can seem like an overwhelming task for many students. This packet includes informational handouts with ideas, explanations and worksheets to make the process easy. A complementary power point is included
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Persuasive Essay Complete Unit. ***UPDATED Now includes NEW MLA 8th edition citation guidelines. This complete unit for teaching persuasive essays has everything you need from pre-writing techniques to group work, ethos, pathos, and logos lesson
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Writing a Narrative Essay: This unit has everything you need to teach a narrative essay from start to finish. It is meant to align with all the objectives of common core standard Text Types and Purposes for 8th - 10th grade (8.W.3; 9.W.3; 10.W.3),
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Figurative language posters for your classroom! These 8 1/2 x 11 figurative language posters will help students learn metaphor, simile, hyperbole, personification, allusion, metonymy, onomatopoeia, alliteration, oxymoron and euphemism with
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Common Core Progress Report - First Grade. Here are the common core standards for First Grade in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports or report cards. Each common core standard is listed and has columns and rows to record dates,
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Common Core Progress Report - Kindergarten. Here are the common core standards for Kindergarten in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports or report cards. Each common core standard is listed and has columns and rows to record
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Here are the common core standards for Second Grade in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports or report cards. Each common core standard is listed and has columns and rows to record dates, progress or grades, and comments. These
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The Glass Castle resources. I teach The Glass Castle in my classroom every quarter, because I've never had a student who did not like it and connect with it in some way. I've had great success with it, and am now offering my 40-page packet that
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Argumentative Essays - Complete Unit. ***UPDATED Includes NEW MLA 8th edition citation guidelines Writing an argumentative essay is an essential skill for middle school and secondary students. This unit is CCSS aligned, with grading rubrics for
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Plagiarism is a big issue in the classroom. This packet has everything you need to help students understand when to credit sources. The handout explains clearly what plagiarism is and gives examples of how and when to use quotations and paraphrase.
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Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragment Pack. This pack combines my popular run-on sentence and sentence fragment products, which are also sold separately. Included are instructional worksheets, quizzes and answer keys. Everything you need to teach
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Research Papers - Body Paragraphs. Your student has a working thesis and research for a research paper. Now what? I find that incorporating the research into body paragraphs is the most difficult part of the research paper for my students. This
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Common Core Progress Report - Third Grade. Here are the common core standards for Third Grade in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports or report cards. Each common core standard is listed and has columns and rows to record dates,
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MLA Format - In Text Citations, Flow Chart, Rules, and Power Point Presentation. This MLA guide explains the rules for in-text citations for articles as sources. It contains this 15-slide Power Point: MLA Format in-text Citations Power Point It also
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Run-on Sentence Worksheet, Quiz, and Answer Keys. This packet includes a simple-to-understand explanation of run-on sentences, a worksheet, quiz and answer keys. The sentences are entertaining and cover the all the basics to ensure understanding.
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Paragraph Revision in Essays Most students know that paragraphs in their essays should start with a topic sentence, but then what? This color-coding system helps them identify five types of sentences that should be included in a paragraph. Using
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Parts of speech review. This activity involves the whole class and is a nice break from workbooks or lectures on identifying parts of speech. My students love this activity because it is interactive and sparks some lively debates. It is also an
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Figurative Language can be fun! This cooperative game helps you review 10 types of figurative language. This packet has 50 sentence strips for students to match with a figurative language category. Working together as a group, this is a fun,
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Limericks are a great introduction to writing poetry. This is a complete limerick unit with a duplicate PowerPoint to support your lesson. There are lots of examples to analyze with your class, worksheets and handouts. Study form, rhyme and what
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught: Composition, Humanities, and Creative Writing, Literature and English. I have worked as a developer and writer of K-6 Curriculum.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in English M.A. in English

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Before I became a teacher, I spent twenty years as a freelance writer and editor, primarily for middle-grade readers. I am the author of a few dozen how-to children's books, young adult novels and many magazine articles. I used to write K-6 curriculum-based quizzes for a publishing company. I currently teach first-year college students. visit my blog at: http://compositionclassroom.blogspot.com