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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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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 proper sentence structure is here. This pack
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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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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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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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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls book and movie 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
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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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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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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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Review parts of speech with this fun game. 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
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Worksheets, Quiz, and Answer Keys for run-on sentences. 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
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Writing prompts for research papers and argumentative essays. This product contains forty topics for research or argumentative essays. Each half-sheet prompt contains a topic, questions to consider, and research ideas. They do not tell the student
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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 animals should be kept in zoos. Multiple skills are covered, including reading,
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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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This is a proven method for writing body paragraphs in research-based papers. 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
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Help students revise paragraphs in research, argumentative, and persuasive 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
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Original illustrations set these sight word noun picture and word cards apart from the rest. Your students will love the colorful pictures. There are many ways to use this product: on a word wall, as a matching game, or flash cards. You can cut out
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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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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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