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By Mark Jordan
This anacrostic puzzle is an excellent followup activity to reading "Most Dangerous Game." It is replete with vocab words as they are used in context. Anacrostic puzzles highlight a long quotation as well as terms and concepts germane to the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Homework
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13 ratings
4.0
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By Mark Jordan
This anacrostic puzzle is an excellent followup activity to reading Poe's "Cask of Amontillado." It covers Poe's rich use of unique vocabulary as well as general information and trivia about Poe's life and work. Anacrostics highlight a long
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Homework
$0.99
10 ratings
3.8
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By Mark Jordan
This anacrostic puzzle is an excellent followup activity to reading Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men." It captures the tragic essence of the novel as well as the local color Steinbeck employed. Anacrostic puzzles highlight a long quotation -- this one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Homework
$0.99
6 ratings
3.9
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By Mark Jordan
This puzzle, an anacrostic, is themed around a quotation from "To Kill a Mockingbird" which your students will solve by answering questions about the book and other cultural references. These puzzles help students from high school through college
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Homework, Games
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mark Jordan
This quotation puzzle from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet helps students learn quotes from The Bard as well as Shakespearean concepts. It's a great, fun review after having read the play ... and it keeps kids QUIET for an entire class
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$0.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Mark Jordan
This puzzle is an excellent way to introduce science fiction to students. It is an "anacrostic," a puzzle that highlights a long quotation and as well as terms and concepts germane to the puzzle's theme. Students will quickly learn how they work
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Cooperative Learning
$0.99
2 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (0.07 MB)
By Mark Jordan
A quotation puzzle (an anacrostic) based on Hamlet's "What a piece of work is a man" speech. Its theme is Hamlet and Shakespeare but there are general info and pop culture questions which make it a well-rounded, enjoyable activity. Students
Subjects:
English, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Games
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mark Jordan
This quotation puzzle -- AKA anacrostic, acrostic, etc. -- provides a great way to inject one of Shakespeare's most memorable passages into the minds of your students (Out, out, brief candle...) in a painless, highly cognitive way. Pass them out,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Communications, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$0.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Mark Jordan
Students will enjoy this quotation puzzle based on the Bard's famous "Seven Stages of Man" passage. While it isn't necessary to have read the play to answer the questions, it is a great followup to having read it. The questions are themed around
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Classics, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Games
$1.00
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By Mark Jordan
Students will enjoy this quotation puzzle (also called an anacrostic) which is themed around a quote from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." It's an excellent way to review the novel and to engage students in a meaningful way ... and it's
Subjects:
English, Literature
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Homework
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By Mark Jordan
This, the first of 180 "Entry Points" into teaching English classroom concepts, is a great way to introduce your classes to the true, deep, mysterious difference between the math class and the English class. It's designed to awaken them to the
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English Language Arts
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
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4.0
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By Mark Jordan
Try this anacrostic puzzle to see how effectively they can be used in the classroom. They're addictive, they're brain-demanding, and they are great at wedging quotations into the minds of your students. Once you teach your kids how to solve them,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, English
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Games
FREE
2 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught 33 years in the public school system in Indiana. I taught one year at LCC International University, Klaipeda, Lithuania in 2009. I will return there to teach in 2012.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Free-spirited

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

-Employee of the Month chosen by random drawing November, 1998 -Teacher of the Year for Planet Earth, 2002 -Teacher of the Year for Milky Way Galaxy, 2003 (later rescinded by biased Xenoticians from planet X4TR7. A lawsuit is pending.) I'm kidding, I'm kidding. Trust me, I was and am a good teacher.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's of Science, English, Goshen College, 1975; Master's in Education, Indiana University, 1983

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Many of my contributions here will be in the form of anacrostic puzzles. I wrote software so I could create them. They are one of the more successful ideas I introduced in my 33 years in the public schools. If you aren't familiar with them, you should check out one in my products listings. My wife and I publish a weekly puzzle in our local paper.

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