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Danielle McLeod

Danielle McLeod is a highly qualified secondary English Language Arts Instructor who brings a diverse educational background to her classroom. With degrees in science, English, and literacy, she has worked to create cross-curricular materials to bridge learning gaps and help students focus on effective writing and speech techniques. Currently working as a dual credit technical writing instructor at a Career and Technical Education Center, her curriculum development surrounds student focus on effective communication for future career choices.

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Reporting Verbs Exercises (With Printable PDF)

English language learners aren’t the only students who struggle with flow and sophistication in their writing structure. When my students are asked to refer to (or report) the materials they are using to support their claims, they often have a hard time bending information into their own work. Referencing research …

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Do & Make Exercises (With Printable PDF)

The English Language has a unique sentence structure and many words that are similar in their use to one another. Because of this, language learners are often confused by actions that are almost identical in definition but different in their use. The words “do” and “make” are the perfect examples. …

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Subject and Object Questions – Difference & Examples

In the English language, there are only two ways to form an interrogative or questioning sentence. Each follows a specific format and word choice and is simple to write as long as you understand some very basic rules. To help you understand how to write a basic question, we’ve created …

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Second Conditional Exercises (With Printable PDF)

In the English language, there are four types of conditional sentence structure. These relate to tenses concerning things that might have occurred, could have occurred, or will occur if certain conditions exist. The second conditional sentence tense use is often the most confusing to those learning the English language. It …

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Future Perfect Exercises (With Printable PDF)

All languages use tense to help describe whether an action is presently taking place, took place in the past, or will be taking place in the future. In the English language, there are different verb tenses to help explain the time an event is happening. The future perfect tense references …

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Could Have, Should Have & Would Have Exercises

When we express regret, we often use the phrases could have, should have, or would have in our sentences to explain how things might have been different if something other than what happened had occurred. These terms are fairly straightforward in their definition and use, but for English language learners, …

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Third Conditional Exercises (With Printable PDF)

There are four different conditional sentence structures in the English language. They explain the tense of events that could have or might have occurred or will occur if specific conditions are met. The third conditional sentence tense use deals with events in the past that did not occur. Let’s review …

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Zero Conditional Exercises (With Printable PDF)

There are four types of conditional sentences in the English language: zero, first, second, and third. These conditions pertain to tenses that express what could have, might have, or will occur IF certain things happen or have already happened. First, understanding how to use the zero conditional sentence structure is …

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Does the Comma Go Before or After Such As?

There are many rules associated with comma use, and where you place them in a sentence can change the tone or meaning of your material. Improper placement can also create confusion and a misreading of your words. When you use the term “such as” in your writing, you indicate an …

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How Many Commas Can Be Used in a Sentence?

One of the most significant issues I face with teaching proper grammar is comma usage. Either my students use a comma too much or don’t use it at all. It can be challenging to convince them that it is a useful tool to help clarify their writing. Luckily, once they …

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