Monday, December 30, 2013

Free Short Story: The Ordinary Adventures of Kerry Brown: C Plus

Kerry receives her first C Plus!!
This story includes questions.  It also introduces readers to flashbacks.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Free Book: Short Stories for Reading Comprehension

The first 100 people to follow me on Pinterest (or until January 1, 2014...whichever comes first) will receive a free copy of this book.

Just follow me on Pinterest, and email me at to let me know that you have followed me on Pinterest, and I will email you the book.

Free Nonfiction Article About Foxes with Questions


Click here for a free nonfiction article about foxes. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Ordinary Adventures of Kerry Brown: Scrambled Eggs

In this short story, Kerry Brown is excited about making scrambled eggs for the first time, but she fails. She is persistent, and eventually gets it right.
This story includes vocabulary and questions.
This is a good story for teaching students about theme.

Monday, November 4, 2013


Here is a free nonfiction article with questions about the first Thanksgiving.
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The entire workbook includes articles, math word problems, grammar/editing, and more.  You can buy the entire workbook for $1.50.
Click Here

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Why you should be using Google Docs and How to Create Them (Video)

Let me just start with this:  Google Docs are great!

They are great because:

1.  You don't have to worry about re-uploading your documents every time you make a mistake.  This is because your Google Doc has a URL (a web link), and your students will be assessing the web link.   So when you make a change to the document, it automatically changes.  And it changes it in real-time.  If you are teaching an online class, Google Docs can keep you from going insane.

2.  It doesn't matter what type of software your students have; all they need is a web browser to view and download Google Docs.  So you don't have to worry about compatibility issues.

3.  It is a WONDERFUL place to store your documents.  Your documents are stored on your Google Drive, so you don't have to ever worry about losing them.

4. Google Docs are SUPER EASY to create!!

Are you convinced yet?  Give it a try!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pronouns and Proper Nouns


When I was an English teacher, my students would ALWAYS get proper nouns and pronouns confused.

I created a video tutorial and a work sheet to explain the difference.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

High Interest Short Story with SAT VOCABULARY

Here is a high-interest story about a girl who gets her wish to become beautiful.  However, it doesn't turn out as planned.

This story includes SAT vocabulary practice, comprehension questions, and critical thinking questions. It also includes a creative writing activity and a research activity.

Click Here For Story And Questions

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Plot Summary of the Iliad in easy to understand language.

This is a great east-to-understand summary of the Iliad.

Pronouns, Nouns, and Adjective Quiz

 Here is a quick quiz I created for pronouns, adjectives, and nouns.

Pronouns, Nouns, and Adjectives Quiz

Sunday, August 25, 2013

ABC Research Project

ABC Research Project-Here's a project that I gave my 10th graders to help me get some basic practice with research and using MLA formatting. Hopefully, it will expand their minds, and help plan the seed for more extensive research later on this year.