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Research paper complete unit. Research papers made easy! This complete unit has everything you need to teach writing a research paper from start to finish. ***UPDATED***Now includes NEW MLA 8th edition citation guidelines. For the APA version
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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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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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Argumentative Essays - Complete Unit. ***UPDATED Includes NEW MLA 8th edition citation guidelines Writing an argumentative essay is an essential skill for middle school and secondary students. This unit is CCSS aligned, with grading rubrics for
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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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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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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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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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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 will test their skills. The game engages all types of learners and serves as a review for the quiz. 24
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Worksheets, quizzes, and answer keys for Sentence Fragments. 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
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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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This packet contains 109 commonly confused and misspelled words for vocabulary work in your classroom. There are 6 pages of word charts with definitions and example sentences, 6 pages of blank word charts, and the same word charts with definitions,
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Opinion writing starts with reading both sides of the argument. This bundle contains these three opinion reading and writing packets: Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Bottled Water be Banned? Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Students be
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Reading Informational Text - Common Core Aligned. The handouts, worksheets, and graphic organizers contained in this packet are appropriate for many kinds of informational reading. The examples used in explanations are from famous speeches, and I
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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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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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