About Charlene Tess

Charlene Tess taught English and creative writing to high school students and adults for thirty-five years. She is listed in Who's Who in America. She has worked as an educational consultant helping other teachers use her grammar workbook, Simple Steps to Sentence Sense, and as a creative writing teacher and freelance editor. After retiring from teaching in public schools, she has devoted her time to writing fiction and teaching creative writing to adults. Her novels, The Greatest Gift, The Cowboy’s Treasure, The Rebecca Bride, Accidental Angel, and The Van Winkle Bride are available in the Kindle Store at Amazon.com. She has also published short fiction and articles in magazines and in short story collections. Her highly acclaimed nonfiction books, Simple Steps to Sentence Sense, are being used by students all over the United States and in several foreign countries. Charlene and her husband Jerry spend their free time traveling to promote her books and visiting their two daughters and their three grandsons. TpT My TpT Store Blog Blog My Kindle Novels on Amazon My Kindle Novels on Amazon FaceBook FaceBook My Web Site My Web Site Pinterest Pinterest My Kindle Bookstore My Kindle Bookstore
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Commonly Confused Words

Commonly Confused Words Some words sound the same, but are spelled differently and have very different meanings. Using the wrong word is easy to do, but it is just as easy to use them correctly if you study a few at a time. The following words are frequently confused and used incorrectly: Their:             belongs

2018-07-12T18:38:30-05:00By |Categories: For Teachers, Free, Grades 3-6, Literacy|Tags: , , |
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Warning! Inflated Language Ahead

Warning! Inflated Language Ahead. If you use inflated language, you can sound stuffy and turn people off. Here are 3 warning signs you are using inflated language: 1.  If you have a tendency to use formal words in everyday conversation. 2.  If you use the word myself when you should have used me or I.

2018-07-12T19:53:56-05:00By |Categories: For Parents, Free, Literacy|Tags: , |
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Four Tips to Lock Out Hackers

Four tips to lock out hackers are: 1.  Change your passwords after working on an insecure network. 2.  Use a password manager app, or create a list of passwords on a password protected document on your desktop. 3.  Make your passwords long and hard to figure out but easy to

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