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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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Passive voice and active voice are tricky for students. This hands-on sorting game is the best way I've used in my classroom to engage the students and help them understand passive voice. This is something different than the typical lecture and
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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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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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Run-on sentences Power Point presentation. Explain run-on sentences to your students with this engaging Power Point, featuring fascinating facts about doughnuts. Presentation includes explanation, examples and a practice exercise with answer
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Grammar and Punctuation Bundle: Grammar and Punctuation Resources Over 50% Savings! This huge bundle of my grammar and punctuation products are meant for middle and high school students who need to brush up on some of the most important grammar and
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Apostrophe Review, Game Quiz, and Keys. Make apostrophes fun! After an apostrophe review, students will play an active, trashcan-ball game that twill test their skills. The game engages all types of learners and serves as a review for the quiz. 24
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Superlatives: Big, Bigger, Biggest is a collection of activities to introduce students to comparatives and superlatives. Activities include: Sorting cards, class games, drawing activity, worksheets and story time fun. Can be used with or without
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Sentence Fragments - Worksheets, Quizzes and Answer Keys.This packet includes an easy-to-understand explanatory worksheet for sentence fragments with examples, a worksheet with an answer key, and two quizzes with answer keys. You can use one quiz as
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Passive voice and active voice can be challenging to recognize. This packet makes it easy with simple explanations of passive construction. Included in this packet: a 3-page easy-to-understand instructional handout about active and passive voice, a
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Commas Power Point. This 42-slide Power Point has the 13 basic comma rules with clear examples and practice exercises for older students' review. The ice cream theme is fun and engaging for students. Corresponding handout / worksheet to this Comma
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Grammar and Punctuation Assessments / Tests. This packet includes two grammar and punctuation tests. I use one for an assessment to see what my class needs to work on, and then one at the end of the quarter as a final test. You can use them any way
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Subject-verb agreement Power Point. This subject verb agreement presentation will engage middle and high school students with its interesting fact-based sample sentences and photo illustrations. It has all the basics to master or review subject-verb
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Semicolons Rules, Examples, Worksheet, Quiz, and Keys. Take the mystery out of the commonly misused semicolon. This packet contains the three semicolon rules with clear examples, a practice worksheet, a quiz, and keys for both. This packet
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Subject Verb Agreement Rules, Examples, Quiz, and Key. This handout and quiz addresses all the rules of subject verb agreement including compound subjects, collective nouns, and hidden subjects. Great review for older students. This product stands
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Clauses Power Point. This editable 15-slide power point presentation explains the following types of clauses: Independent clauses, dependent clauses, relative clauses, nonrestrictive, and restrictive clauses. Each has a clear explanation, followed
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Essay Revision - Error and Progress Logs. Editable! This system makes grading easy, and students learn more than with traditional marking and corrections on essay drafts. Use codes to mark errors in grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure.
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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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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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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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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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