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By Meridian
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” - Groucho Marx“The problem with common sense is that most people are morons.” - The Sarcasm SocietySarcasm can be witty, but in the
Subjects:
Other (Arts), Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
86 ratings
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By Meridian
A slapstick was originally a harmless paddle composed of two pieces of wood that slapped together to produce a resounding whack when the paddle struck someone. It was soon used by jesters to playfully smack others in a play and soon came to be the
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Problem Solving, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Internet Activities, Printables
$3.00
233 ratings
4.0
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By Meridian
Great introduction into interpreting Political Cartoons, explaining and illustrating the main strategies used by cartoonists:- labelling- use of symbols- analogy- irony- exaggeration.The slide deck supports the Interactive Notebook Political
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Library Skills
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Meridian
What's a Malaprop?"It is the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one, often with unintentionally amusing effect, as in, for example, “dance a flamingo ” (instead of flamenco )."This pack has more than 170 Malaprops that are fun,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Meridian
“Welcome to Hell. Here's your accordion.” - Gary Larson“This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.” - George Orwell, Animal FarmAnother of my humour units, to go with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
2 ratings
3.9
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By Meridian
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” - Groucho Marx“The problem with common sense is that most people are morons.” - The Sarcasm SocietySarcasm can be witty, but in the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Life Skills, Library Skills
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Meridian
The Interactive Notebook is a fun, creative and engaging learning experience for each student, and this pack encourages students to acquire the skills to view and analyse the political or editorial cartoon.The various strategies and techniques used
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Elections - Voting, Critical Thinking
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks
$4.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Meridian
Another pack of worksheets on the techniques of humor - this time all about humor of the absurd.Surreal humor is great fun and really anything goes. The worksheets here look at the comedy of Monty Python, Spike Milligan, use of memes, and has a
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Life Skills
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Meridian
More humour to use in your English class.Puns are painful, I know, but this unit is so much fun and a great test for understanding the use of language in different settings.Table of Contents:Definitions of PunsPosters that are PunsWord ListKnock
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Life Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Meridian
Using exaggeration or hyperbole can be one of easiest ways of getting a laugh from your audience.These simple but challenging worksheets help the Middle School student identify humourous exaggeration techniques and develop some strategies to write
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Life Skills, For All Subjects
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Meridian
Great fun pack that investigates the types of Pranks, Hoaxes and Scams that are carried out in a variety of circumstances - on the web, in the classroom, in the news and so on.Students identify the differences and get an understanding that this is
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Life Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Meridian
The 12 different humor types are explained in this narrated slide deck, along with a laugh track ..... so you know when to laugh. :)Identify which humor type is being used in conversation, in literature, or by the scallywag in your class.The slides
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Life Skills
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Homework, Literacy Center Ideas
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3 ratings
3.7
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Duration: 04:30
By Meridian
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” - Groucho Marx“The problem with common sense is that most people are morons.” - The Sarcasm SocietySarcasm can be witty, but in the
Subjects:
Drama, Classroom Management, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
$2.00
1 rating
3.3
Video
Duration: 05:40
By Meridian
Telling a joke to a group of people is a real art - and no-one ever teaches us how to do it! These worksheets explore some key aspects of joke telling and they can be great fun in any middle classroom.I suggest setting the ground rules with the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Character Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$2.00
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By Meridian
It is important for any student to understand the difference between the two types of humor - one that hurts and offends, compared to the type that makes you feel good, energised and relaxed, and there are no victims that feel bad.These ten
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Character Education, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$2.50
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By Meridian
12 humor types are illustrated in this slide deck. The slides can be used to identify each of the humor types that are typically used.Identify which humor type is being used in conversation, in literature, or by the scallywag in your class.The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.50
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By Meridian
12 humor types are illustrated in this poster series. The posters are A3 size and can be used to identify each of the humor types that are typically used.Refer to the posters to identify which humor type is being used in conversation, in literature,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Posters
$1.50
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By Meridian
Being really funny means you need to have a humor attitude. These worksheets shows Middle School students how to develop a humor attitude. The worksheets highlight the difference between being the 'class clown' or local 'nitwit', and focusses on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets, Printables
$2.50
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By Meridian
This zipped bundle consists of great original illustrations that I have used in class as:- story starters- liven up websites- poster illustrations- a way of showing classroom responsibilities- discussion pointers- newsletter illustration- idea
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff
Types:
Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, For Principals & Administrators
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By Meridian
Turn your Staff Room or Work Place in to the best place to be. More than 50 ideas to generate engaging fun with your work team mates. Get the place buzzing so that people want to come to work and engage. Great activities and strategies for anyone
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For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Activities
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have had fun in a variety of educational settings, including teaching in remote communities in Central Australia, Principal of primary schools in South Australia and Victoria, and lecturer to tertiary students in Melbourne. Loved it all.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have seen so many learning styles and my approach to teaching is reflected in the materials here.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA(Hons)Aboriginal Languages, ANU Dip Ed, Monash University M.Ed(Admin)Adelaide University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My classes cover a wide range of topics and they all come from the kids. We explore humour, online technology, social networking, social issues, and more. Wherever the kids take me is where we go. The Activity packs represent our wide ranging classroom work I am keen to share any work that I do with my class that is current and impacting our world today. Hope others share my enthusiasm. If not, all packs attract a 100% Money Back guarantee - if there is anything at all about this pack that disappoints or was not as expected, please get back to me and your investment will be completely refunded - no issue at all.

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