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By Turbo Tutor
This unit is a set of lesson plans and study aids which includes 80 pages of activities for various ages, learning styles, and ability levels. Perfect for middle school grades, junior high and and multi-level homeschooling families, this activity
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Handouts
$8.50
22 ratings
3.9
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By Turbo Tutor
This Tom Sawyer Vocabulary product focuses on the relationship between vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension. The bottom line: if a student does not know the meanings of a sufficient proportion of words or phrases then comprehension is
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, For Parents
$3.00
59 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
The Catholic Saints Scavenger Hunt is an engaging activity that can be used as a wrap-up project for a study of the saints or as a fun assignment for All Saints Day. It works well as an individual project, partner activity, or group competition.
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Religion
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
29 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
Run-On Sentence, Comma-Splice, Fragments, Clauses, and FANBOYs are thoroughly explained in this mini-lesson. Use the four worksheets for class activities, review, homework, or team competitions. Student reference sheets contain many examples and
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Handouts
$2.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
Hands down, The Tom Sawyer Yaller Ticket Game is THE most engaging game of our school year. This card trading game is based on the "yaller ticket" trading actions of Tom Sawyer himself in chapter 4 of the novel. Intended for small groups of 3 to 7
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
Vague and Ambiguous Pronouns contribute largely to immature writing among middle and high school students. This lesson plan and accompanying materials will train students to identify, eliminate, and replace these vague pronoun references. The
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets
$1.50
22 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
Buy this economy bundle and get 2 products: Saints Scavenger Hunt Saints Scavenger Hunt Advanced Click on the link to view listing of saints covered in each product. Each of these products is a fun cut and paste activity for individuals,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.50
25 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
This Tom Sawyer Discount Bundle package includes 6 products that will illuminate The Adventures of Tom Sawyer for all students as well as leave a lasting memory of this classic novel. The bundle is offered at a discount price PLUS an additional
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$11.50
$9.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
The Raven Paraphrasing Activity features a series of practical hints to help students understand the poem: paraphrasing challenging vocabulary, changing word order, and deleting unnecessary words. These worksheets provide students with the format
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
15 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
When asked to find the theme of a novel or poem, students will turn to the internet for a quick answer, but in doing so they will never understand the process of how to uncover an imbedded theme. They will miss the great lengths that an author has
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$3.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
There is no disputing the relationship between vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension. The bottom line: if a student does not know the meanings of a sufficient proportion of words or phrases, then comprehension is impossible. And what's a
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.50
20 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
This Easter and Holy Week Scavenger Hunt is a fun activity that can be used individually, in pairs, or in teams. Students read a question, cut out the picture from the Answer Page, and then paste onto the correctly numbered frames. Questions cover
Subjects:
Easter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff
$2.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
Word choice exercises ( 6 activities in all) offer a unique approach to expanding vocabulary and varying sentence structure. Students are forced to find alternative ways to express themselves. Results extend way outside the box and are often very
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$1.75
13 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
This 3-Pack Verb Unit includes three of my products combined into one economical unit. The triple packet includes the Verb Chart from Part 1; Lesson Plans, Worksheets, and Answer Keys from Part 2; and the Strong Verb Memory Game. Together, these
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Games
$3.75
14 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
Strong Vivid Verbs Part 1 The ability to write well requires the skill of identifying weak verbs and replacing them with stronger, more descriptive verbs. This product consists of a simple chart to track weak verbs in students' own writing and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
Adventures of Tom Sawyer Chapter Check-Up Cards are just the thing for a quick and painless way to discover those students who completed the reading assignment and those who did not. The cards can also keep students' comprehension on track if
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Novel Study
$2.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
The first lesson plan outlines a quick 3-step process which helps students to identify weak verbs and replace them with stronger, more descriptive verbs. A second lesson tackles the overuse of the verb "to be" and demonstrates many vivid
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets
$1.75
14 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
This Verb Game reinforces the use of strong, vivid verbs in writing and is perfect for centers or small groups. Students will gain knowledge of higher level vocabulary as they link everyday common verbs with their more vivid, stronger
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games
$1.75
11 ratings
4.0
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By Turbo Tutor
If you're looking for questions such as "How many reindeer did Santa have?" or "Whose eyes were made of coal?" you won't find them here. Taken from history, literature, modern statistics, geography, and various holiday traditions in December, this
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games
$1.50
7 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (9.22 MB)
By Turbo Tutor
This Out of the Silent Planet literature guide contains all the activities necessary to enhance your students' understanding and appreciation of C. S. Lewis' novel. The range of activities include vocabulary tests, theme worksheets, essay
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$5.50
12 ratings
3.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Public School Teacher Grades 1-8; Homeschool Group Instructor Grades 5-12 ( writing, literature, grammar, SAT prep) 20 years; Private Tutor (15 years) Grades 6-12; Homeschooling Mom to 3 successful children

MY TEACHING STYLE

My lesson plans are very clear, methodical, straightforward, and logical. My products will break down difficult concepts into smaller, clarifying steps and illuminate the way for all levels of students.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science in Education Minor in Music Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

After teaching public school and homeschooling my own children, I have found a comfortable niche teaching language arts to small groups of homeschooled children as well as teaching an SAT prep class. My love of teaching spills over to my strong desire to create clever and effective games, lesson plans, and literature units. I thank all of my customers as well as this TPT website that enables me to pursue my goals and continue to create products that will assist both teachers and students.

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