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Comma Rules Worksheet. This comma worksheet includes 13 comma rules. For each rule, there is an explanation, an example and then a space for students to write their own sentence using the rule. At the end, there is a paragraph missing the commas for
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Common Core Progress Report or Chart - Sixth Grade. Here are the ELA Common Core Standards for Sixth Grade in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports, report cards, or checklists. Each ELA common core standard is listed and has
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Compound word activity for more advanced learners. Use compound words to write four kinds of riddles! Reinforce many language arts skills with a little humor. You can start the lesson by reading Rick Walton's "Once There was a Bull...frog" if you
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The amount of material needed to teach the common core standards can be overwhelming at times, but you can keep it all in one place and organized with this system. The three-ring binder- ready organizers have each standard written out on a cover
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Winter Animals and Snowman Flip Book Writing Activity. A snowman, bear, and penguin with flip books on their bellies make a fun writing activity that is perfect for decorating a bulletin board. This flexible product can be used with the pre-printed
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Sentence fragment Power Point presentation. Explain sentence fragments to your students with this engaging Power Point, featuring fascinating facts about carrots. Presentation includes explanation, examples and a practice exercise with answer
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Compare/Contrast Group Prewriting Exercise. Before my students write a compare and contrast essay, I have them do the following exercise in groups. It's a lot of fun and gives them a template for writing about their own topics after the activity.
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Apostrophes Power Point. This Power Point reviews all the apostrophe rules with examples and ends with an exercise to check for understanding. This product is part of a money-saving pack bundled with 20 other great grammar and punctuation
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Semicolons Power Point Presentation. Take the mystery out of this commonly misused punctuation mark. Semicolon usage is clearly explained in this Power Point with explanations, examples, and quizzes. This product is part of a money-saving pack
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Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should tablets replace textbooks? This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether tablets should replace
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Clauses Explanations, Examples, Worksheet, Quiz, and Key. This packet explains the following types of clauses: Independent clauses, dependent clauses, relative clauses, nonrestrictive, and restrictive clauses. Each has a clear explanation, examples
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Idiom Task Cards and Worksheets. These idiom task cards and matching worksheets are meant to help students recognize and use idioms in context. There are two sets of idioms task cards. 24 cards ask students to choose the idiom that best fits in
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6th Grade Common Core Standards ELA Posters. The 8 1/2" x 11" posters are color coded with a vibrant chevron background and use the exact wording from the common core standards. A great way to display the standards in your classroom! Common Core
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Opinion Reading Comprehension and Opinion Writing. This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether elementary school students should do homework. Multiple skills are covered,
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The amount of material needed to teach the common core standards can be overwhelming at times, but you can keep it all in one place and organized with this system. The three-ring binder- ready organizers have each standard written out on a cover
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Figurative Language Resources Bundle. All my popular figurative language resources are here in a money-saving bundle. Save over 30%! Here is what you will get in this bundle: 20 Figurative Language Posters Figurative language posters for your
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Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument. Should bottled water be banned? This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether bottled water should be banned.
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Informational Reading Passage – Harriet Tubman on the Twenty Dollar Bill This packet includes an informational article about how the $20 bill will be redesigned to feature Harriet Tubman. Students will read about the history of women on U.S.
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Informational Reading Passage – The Pet Rock This packet includes an informational article about the Pet Rock phenomenon in the 1970s and how its inventor became an instant millionaire. After a close reading of the article, students will answer
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Synonyms and Antonyms. This is a bundled package containing 32 synonym matching cards and 32 antonym matching cards. These products are available separately, but if you buy them together, you save money! Help your students learn synonyms, or words
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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

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