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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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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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Figurative Language can be fun! This cooperative game helps you review 10 types of figurative language. This packet has 50 sentence strips for students to match with a figurative language category. Working together as a group, this is a fun,
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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 will test their skills. The game engages all types of learners and serves as a review for the quiz. 24
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Bingo Game for a back to school ice breaker activity. 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
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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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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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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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The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe is a classic scary short story that will thrill your students. This speed round game will promote meaningful discussion about the story to get your classwork rolling. Use as an independent activity or as a starter or
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Subject verb agreement review and practice can be fun! These cootie catchers are an effective, engaging way to learn, even for older students. This product contains three different cootie catchers, instructions for folding and using, and ideas for
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Passive and active voice is tricky! Review and practice with these fun cootie catchers that even older students will love. This product contains three different cootie catchers, instructions for folding and using, and ideas for activities. Take the
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Fragment and Run-on sentence review can be fun! This money-saving bundle contains these two products, for a total of 6 Cootie Catchers: Sentence Fragment Cootie Catchers Run-on Sentences Cootie Catchers These cootie catchers are an effective,
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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce is a classic short story that will engage your students. This speed round game will promote meaningful discussion about the story to get your classwork rolling. Use as an independent activity or as
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Run-on sentence review can be fun! These cootie catchers are an effective, engaging way to learn and review, even for older students. This product contains three different cootie catchers, instructions for folding and using, and ideas for
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Subject fragment review with a twist! These cootie catchers are an effective, engaging way to learn and review, even for older students. This product contains three different cootie catchers, instructions for folding and using, and ideas for
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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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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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Create your own cootie catchers! These are great tools for review and to engage students in learning. Included: Blank template in Power Point for editing on the computer, PDF template for hand writing and instructions for folding and
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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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