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"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 challenging topic, but one that needed to be discussed in my class. The worksheets cover both sides of the debate about gun control and the right to bear arms, and students are encouraged to develop their own opinions.The worksheets created a lot
Subjects:
Graphing, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Meridian
Understand comedy tricks in your classComedy is a super-engaging topic for all students.Description• 70 pages of easy-to-follow worksheets requiring minimum teacher direction• each page is professionally created in Adobe InDesign, a quality
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Oral Communication
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$9.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Meridian
A challenging topic, but one that needed to be discussed in my class. The worksheets cover both sides of the debate about gun control and the right to bear arms, and students are encouraged to develop their own opinions.The worksheets created a lot
Subjects:
U.S. History, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets, Printables
$4.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Meridian
Sarcasm can be witty, but in the school environment it can be hurting. Teach your students to recognise sarcasm and to be careful with its use.This bundle includes the interactive Powerpoint slide deck that cover the different types of sarcasm that
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Drama, Library Skills
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
$4.50
6 ratings
3.9
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By Meridian
Some great investigative worksheets on the cross-curriculum topic of Graffiti. Here I have used student interest in the topic to explore various cross-curriculum areas such as math, social science, debate, visual arts, and history.I find the cross
Subjects:
Civics, Visual Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Meridian
Hey, what's so funny, Dilbert?Help your kids understand the humor of the Political Cartoon. Sure, it is a high level form of humor that not everyone gets. But by studying the elements of the Political Cartoon, you never know, there just might be the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Library Skills
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Printables
$6.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Meridian
Cross country road trip that follows the original Oregon Trail across northern US, stopping in all the major towns, cities and landmarks. Various activities to do at each site. The activities cover a range of cross-curriculum fun at each point and
Subjects:
U.S. History, Geography, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets, Activities
$5.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By Meridian
Quality slideshow and voiceover introduction to interpreting Political Cartoons, explaining and illustrating the main techniques used by cartoonists:- labelling- use of symbols- analogy- irony- exaggeration.The 10 minute video supports the
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Oral Communication, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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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
PAPO - Print And Pass OutThe School Uniform is always a matter of conversation and debate in schools and this thematic unit explores various aspects of the School Uniform discussion.As a thematic unit it covers a variety of topic starters including
Subjects:
Graphing, Classroom Management, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1
$3.00
61 ratings
4.0
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By Meridian
Fun with Google Street View on Google Maps with all three Agent Pegman investigations bundled into one value bundle. Each Agent Pegman pack has a series of investigative activities that are solved by using Google Maps and Google Street View to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Instructional Technology, Library Skills
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$7.50
3 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
Digital Download PPTX (61.52 MB)
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
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
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
PAPO - Print And Pass Out Twitter is a widely used short message program that has many purposes. The purposes depend on the user's intent. The Twitter Worksheets here cover a variety of fun and learning activities that encourage Middle School
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
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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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