Mary Synk

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This colorful presentation uses 10 graphs from USA Today newspaper (all properly cited) to provide practice with all aspects of reading graphs. There are 4-5 questions for each graph that challenge students to apply critical thinking skills to
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This colorful .ppt presentation is a very effective way to present the concept of cause and effect and the "signal words" that connect them. Practice sentences that ask the students to identify the cause, the effect, and the signal word are
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This lesson includes two worksheets with answer guides. The first worksheet shows the parts of a card catalog entry. Students take notes on the worksheet while the teacher explains 8 major pieces of information on a typical author card from the
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This PowerPoint presentation is modeled after the Jeopardy! game show. The five categories are common Latin roots (aqua, vac, cent, dict, port). The game board updates automatically to show which cells have already been selected. There's even a
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Students love a competition! This PowerPoint presentation is modeled after the Jeopardy! game show. The categories are five common Greek root words (ast, therm, phon, cycl, graph). Click on a cell to display the clue, hit ENTER to display the
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This one-page worksheet asks students to identify character, setting, and tone in Poe's short story, "The Tell Tale Heart". It also asks students to put 10 events from the plot in chronological order. Use it as a very basic introduction to
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This is a set of my 3 "Triple Homonyms" worksheets. Each worksheet sells separately for $1.00, or you can buy this triple worksheet set for $2.50. Each two-sided worksheet has 5 pairs of triple homonyms (for example: pear/pair/pare) with
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This set contains 4 individual Vocabulary Practice worksheets. Each worksheet has 10 vocabulary words from the American Heritage Dictionary list "100 Words A High School Freshman Should Know." Each worksheet has a variety of activities, and no
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This product is designed for ESL students to practice telephone conversations and taking phone messages. There are 6 real-life telephone scenarios such as "Rescheduling an appointment" or "Refilling a Prescription". It is designed for adult ESL
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This two-page worksheet presents 5 sets of triple homonyms (e.g.: wear/ware/where). Definitions are followed by fill-in-the-blank practice sentences. Answer sheet is also provided. You might like to consider buying a 3-pack set of Triple Homonym
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Students love Jeopardy! This PowerPoint is a great follow-up to my original Latin Root Word Jeopardy. It provides a new gameboard with five more categories of Latin roots (mal, pop, mem, rupt, sol). The game board updates automatically to show
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This handout and worksheet will help ESL students hear and pronounce the /w/ and /v/ sounds, especially useful for students whose first language is German. Teachers can use this in a "listen and repeat" format. Example of pronouncing consonant
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These flashcards have a verb on one side, asking "What is the noun?" and the noun on the flip side, asking "What is the verb?" The nouns are made by adding the suffixes -tion, -ment, -al, -ance and their spelling variations. There are also
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Students love Jeopardy! This PowerPoint is a great follow-up to my original Greek Root Word Jeopardy. It provides a new gameboard with five more categories of Latin roots (pan, gram, gen, derm, mon). The game board updates automatically to show
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A follow-up to the popular "Triple Homonyms Worksheet 1" is now available! This two-page worksheet presents 5 more sets of triple homonyms (e.g.: to/too/two). Definitions are followed by fill-in-the-blank practice sentences. Answer sheet is also
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Pronunciation can be tricky for ESL students when a suffix shifts the syllable stress (e.g.: “im PLY” becomes “impli CA tion”). These flashcards have a word pair on one side (root word, word with suffix) and the same word pair showing syllable
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Here are 18 really fun conversation cards to practice giving advice. Each card describes a "wacky relative" - an uncle who tells the same joke over and over, a daughter who will only eat foods that start with vowels, a grandmother who wears
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You might think the printed phone book is obsolete. Not true! The phone book is a great teaching tool for reading and ESL classes. Skills that can be exercised include spelling, research using reference tools (how is it organized?, where can I
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This quick, one-page worksheet highlights spelling differences for twelve sets of homonyms. Students use the word box to find the homonyms that match the definitions. It works well as a time-filler or short homework assignment. Answer key
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This product contains 3 telephone scripts. Students practice the phone conversation, and the receiver practices taking a phone message. Providing pink office message pads for the students makes the activity more realistic. This activity is
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adult Basic Education Instructor, Daytona State College Adult ESOL Instructor, Daytona State College ESOL Instructor, Embry-Riddle Language Institute Volunteer ESL Teacher, Romanian English Camp

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Communicative practice, Student-centered teaching

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B.S., Education (English), Miami University M.S. Library Science, University of Kentucky M.S., Computer Science, Cleveland State University ESOL Advanced Certification, Shenandoah University

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