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Descriptive Writing Picture Prompts. Using writing prompts with photos to teach descriptive writing is an effective exercise. Teach your students to use concrete, or sensory, detail with three thought-provoking photos with writing prompts and notes
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Punctuation with Quotation Marks. This handout and two quizzes focus on punctuation with quotation marks in essays, particularly with in-text citations. It is meant for students who have learned the basic quotation mark rules, but need a brush-up
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Rhetoric in Advertising Substitute Plan or Mini Unit. This mini unit employs critical thinking skills about print advertising. Students identify persuasive language, images, biases, and stereotypes in ads and how they affect the consumer. This
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Sentence fragment Power Point presentation. Explain sentence fragments to your students with this engaging Power Point, featuring fascinating facts about carrots. Presentation includes explanation, examples and a practice exercise with answer
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Semicolons Power Point Presentation. Take the mystery out of this commonly misused punctuation mark. Semicolon usage is clearly explained in this Power Point with explanations, examples, and quizzes. This product is part of a money-saving pack
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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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Clauses Explanations, Examples, Worksheet, Quiz, and Key. This packet explains the following types of clauses: Independent clauses, dependent clauses, relative clauses, nonrestrictive, and restrictive clauses. Each has a clear explanation, examples
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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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Figurative Language Power Point. This power point is a great tool to help you teach figurative language. Metaphor, simile, hyperbole, alliteration, metonymy, onomatopoeia, euphemism, allusion, oxymoron and personification each have a definition
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Clauses Power Point. This editable 15-slide power point presentation explains the following types of clauses: Independent clauses, dependent clauses, relative clauses, nonrestrictive, and restrictive clauses. Each has a clear explanation, followed
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Subject-verb agreement Power Point. This subject verb agreement presentation will engage middle and high school students with its interesting fact-based sample sentences and photo illustrations. It has all the basics to master or review subject-verb
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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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Passive voice and active voice are demystified in this Power Point presentation. Passive and active voice are clearly explained with examples and an exercise/quiz. This is a stand-alone product, or you can pair it with my worksheets and quizzes or
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Apostrophes Power Point. This Power Point reviews all the apostrophe rules with examples and ends with an exercise to check for understanding. This product is part of a money-saving pack bundled with 20 other great grammar and punctuation
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Quotation marks and the corresponding punctuation can be tricky, especially when citations are involved. This Power Point is meant for older students who already know the basics, but need to review and add punctuation when citations and quoted
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Idioms Power Point Presentation. Teach your students idioms with this power point presentation. It has clear explanations and examples, and practice defining idioms. Great to spark interaction and discussion. This product is part of a money-saving
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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