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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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Figurative Language Trading Cards for multiple uses in your classroom. Figurative language is much easier to learn when you use visuals. These cards, which can be used as rewards, flash cards, or for matching games, feature original art and examples
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Idiom Matching Cards. Make Idioms fun by playing games with this set of 34 sets of cards. Each set has an illustrated idiom card and a definition card. Play Memory/Concentration, Speed Match, Mixer Match, or use for writing prompts. These cards are
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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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This Figurative Language Matching Card Game can be used in multiple ways in your classroom. You can use it as a Concentration style game, or use the cards face up if your students are new to the terms. Full instructions and variations included.
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This huge collection of 95 individual images of each of the common Sight Words is for personal and commercial use. The uses for these cute images by artist Brennyn Carmen go far beyond teaching the nouns. Use them for worksheets, borders, bulletin
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Figurative Language Power Point 2. This power point gives definitions of seven different types of figurative language and three illustrated examples of each. This is a stand-alone product, but the examples are the same as those in my Figurative
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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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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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These 13 eye-popping borders come in 2 styles and a variety of colors, including a colorless, transparent option, for numerous classroom uses. Each border comes in a png (transparent background) and jpg (white background) file for your convenience.
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Rewriting / Revision Hands-on Activity. This exercise illustrates to students exactly why revision and rewriting is a necessary part of the writing process. It is helpful to do this activity just before a group critique or feedback session on rough
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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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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