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Back to School Bingo Game Back to school activity for older students! Use these eight original Bingo cards as a group ice-breaker for middle or high school students. This is a fun, interactive game that will help your students learn names and
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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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Candy Award Certificates for the end of the year or end of the quarter for middle and high school students. 25 different awards that each go with a popular candy. Full list of candy is included. You can use Fun Size or regular size candy. The file
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Back to School Class Rules Activity. Instead of giving a dry presentation on class rules and policies, engage students with this collaborative activity. This is how it works: Start with your non-negotiable general rules. Included is a poster that
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Back-to-School Backpack Flip Books. This fun back-to-school activity helps you learn about your students and makes a great bulletin board display. There are nine different backpacks, so every student will find one that he or she likes. Each is a
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These 29 Halloween black and white line drawing images by Brennyn Carmen are in .gif format with transparent backgrounds. You can size the images and place them on any background. Use for your personal, classroom and educational products. Perfect
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For Kindergarten and First Grade math pattern practice. Delightful illustrations are arranged into sixteen different patterns. One square on each pattern is left blank for the student to match with an answer square. You can laminate the cards for
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Full color Halloween clip art for your personal, classroom, or educational product use. Includes 31 images of ghosts, witches, monsters, pumpkins, cats and bats by Brennyn Carmen in color pencil. Use for class decorations or on your worksheets and
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Three full-color Halloween handouts for Pre-K, Kindergarten, First and Second Grades including rhymes, picture matching and Halloween word/picture matching. Copies well in black and white.
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Ask your students to give anonymous words of praise. Pass out a list of five or so students and these cute animal tags to each student and have them write compliments on them. Not only is this an excellent exercise in seeing the good in people and
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Use this fun mix and match sentence game when you have a few extra minutes in class. This game is a great way to let your students get talking about winter break and the holidays, while still doing something productive.
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Valentine Limerick Fun. These "Mad-Lib" style Valentine poems are a fun activity for your class, and also reinforce learning parts of speech and syllables. How to Write Limericks Compound Words – Writing Riddles Idiom Task Cards and
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Halloween tags add a little festive flair to your classroom treats. Use for many purposes! Included are tags to tie or stick on, and also fold-over tags to top a sack. I used Brennyn Carmen's original artwork that you can also find in my clip art
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Personal Mission Statement Worksheets and Instructions. Start off the new calendar year or school year by helping students set goals and write personal mission statements. This self-guided project is a valuable exercise for students to define and
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This back to school team building activity is a great way to break the ice, help students learn team dynamics, and provides a writing sample from each student. I use this is in the first 30 minutes of the first day of class and students talk about
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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

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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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