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International educator with over 15 years experience. I love the nuts and bolts of language teaching, but I also like communicative activities and task based learning, including simulations. I hold a Master of Education with specializations in reading and behavior management, as well as graduate degrees in writing and education.

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International educator with over 15 years experience. I love the nuts and bolts of language teaching, but I also like communicative activities and task based learning, including simulations. I hold a Master of Education with specializations in reading and behavior management, as well as graduate degrees in writing and education.
Four Fun Reading Comprehension Activities for Any Novel
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Four Fun Reading Comprehension Activities for Any Novel

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- Four game boards containing literal, inferential, & real-world and personal (reader) connection comprehension questions. - Also contain questions on language, literary style, theme, author’s purpose, and other literary elements. - Designed for use in English classrooms, grades 6 – 8. - Game boards may be used in various ways; for journaling, homework, while reading or as consolidation. - Can be adapted for use as individual, partner or group-work, with and without teacher supervision. - Games require decks of playing cards and dice (or computer generations – random.org has playing card generators and dice rollers). - Students enjoy the random and gamified nature of the activities, while reflecting on their reading and analyzing literature through cooperative learning activities. - Questions are recycled across the four game boards.
HOLES - By Louis Sachar ~ Chapter-by-chapter Vocabulary Lists
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HOLES - By Louis Sachar ~ Chapter-by-chapter Vocabulary Lists

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Essential, chapter-by-chapter vocabulary for the novel Holes by Louis Sachar. Useful for students to look up before reading (Especially ELLs), or for the teacher to base quizzes and worksheets from. Helps students to decode meaning and facilitates fluent reading. *Over 500 words in total, divided by part of book and chapter *From 5 to 20 words per chapter, averaging about 10 - 15 (The length of the chapters in this book varies)
HOLES - Chapter-by-chapter Comprehension Questions + ANSWER KEY
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HOLES - Chapter-by-chapter Comprehension Questions + ANSWER KEY

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1) The Pre-reading Survey: This is a fun way to orient and introduce students to some of themes and topics in the novel. Have students complete it individually, or by interviewing a friend. Revisit it as a post-reading activity to see if students’ opinions have changed. 2) Chapter-by-chapter Comprehension Questions: These literal, inferential, reflective, and analytical comprehension questions are perfect for homework or classwork. They have been designed to alert and orient students to pertinent plot information, themes, and concepts in the story; therefore, allowing them to engage more deeply with the novel. They can form the basis of class discussions or reading journals. The number of questions ranges from 2 to 12 per chapter, depending on the breadth and depth of the content of the chapter. 3) The Story Tracking Worksheet. A story tracking worksheet is provided for the characters in the novel.
The Fault In Our Stars ~ Chapter-by-chapter Comprehension Questions + Answer Key
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The Fault In Our Stars ~ Chapter-by-chapter Comprehension Questions + Answer Key

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Chapter by chapter literal, inferential, and literary comprehension questions for journals, homework, literature circles and close reading for the novel 'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green. 1. p.2 - 8 Student questions (3 - 15 questions per chapter, depending on chapter length). 2. p.9 - 21 Sample answer key for comprehension questions. 3. p. 22 - 24 Story Tracker Worksheets for characters, symbols, and conflict. 4. p. 25 - 27 Sample responses to Story Tracker Worksheets.
SCIENCE Close Reading Passages
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SCIENCE Close Reading Passages

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20 *SCIENCE* Close Reading Passages and Worksheets - Diverse range of high-interest extracts from authentic texts including fiction (short story) - Designed for close reading - Each excerpt stands alone as a close reading text suitable for scrutiny, critique, reflection, and evaluation. - Texts may be used as bell-ringers, as homework or vacation assignments, one-to-one tutoring, no-prep substitute plans, or any other use - Includes 3 levels of multi-modal questions: main ideas and detail, language and literary devices, author’s purpose, and evaluation and personal-connection - Vocabulary rich - Includes questions on text structure, word-choice, and author’s bias - Common Core Aligned - Answer key included - Sample Difficulty Levels included Topics Included: ♦Robotics ♦Camouflage ♦The Life Cycle ♦Hibernation ♦Biography - Charles Darwin, Galileo, Copernicus, Marie Curie, Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday ♦Adaptation ♦Eclipses ♦Geology ♦Alchemy and Chemistry - History of Science ♦ Number and Mathematics
Writing Procedural Texts
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Writing Procedural Texts

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This resource is one of ten standalone products targeting Middle School Writing Skills. Each lesson focuses on a particular genre and highlights a particular textual feature. This product ***Procedural Writing*** focuses on: • Sequence words • Passive voice Every lesson contains: ★ Model Text ★ Structural Analysis ★ Transition Words or other useful textual feature focus ★ Planning Handouts/ Graphic Organizers ★ Writing Prompts ★ Grading Rubrics ★ Teacher's Notes Other resources/ genres in this series include: ✓ Describing a Process (Procedural Texts) ✓ Narrative Writing ✓ Describing Data (Change) ✓ Describing Data (Making Comparisons) ✓ Expressing an Opinion ✓ Cause and Effect Writing ✓ Problem and Solution Writing ✓ Persuasive/ Argument Writing (An Argument with Evidence) ✓ Informational/ Expository Writing ✓ Compare and Contrast Writing
Sentence and Paragraph Workshop *SPAG*
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Sentence and Paragraph Workshop *SPAG*

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This short, simple workshop is designed to introduce or refresh students’ knowledge of sentence and paragraph structure with the aim of improving their writing skills. Students will continue to use their knowledge (and refer to their notes) during self and peer editing throughout their writing careers. Contents: 1. Teachers’ guide with detailed lesson procedures 2. Students’ guide (10 pages; PowerPoint presentation transcripts: explanations and examples) 3. Presentations for sentence fragments, run-on sentences, transition words, and paragraphs in .ppt, .pptx and .pdf format. 4. 16 items in total
1984 by George Orwell - Multiple Choice Quiz
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1984 by George Orwell - Multiple Choice Quiz

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A multiple-choice quiz for the classic novel 1984 by George Orwell. There are three tests - one for each part of the book. Each chapter has about five - twelve questions to test students' recall and comprehension. Each question has 3 possible answers. This resource is comprised of three parts: 1) The test questions, DIVIDED BY PART AND listed by chapter, with about five - twelve questions per chapter, and three possible answers for each (a, b, or c). 2) A student answer sheet (fill in the blanks with the appropriate letter) 3) A teacher answer key (blanks filled in) The questions and answers are (hopefully!) unambiguous, i.e. no trick questions. You may wish to divide the test into three parts or give it to them all at once (if you are doubleplusungood!!!)
ANIMAL FARM - George Orwell ~ Comprehension Questions + ANSWER KEY
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ANIMAL FARM - George Orwell ~ Comprehension Questions + ANSWER KEY

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The Pre-reading Survey: This is a fun way to orient and introduce students to some of themes and topics in the novel. Have students complete it individually, or by interviewing a friend. Chapter-by-chapter Comprehension Questions: These literal, inferential, and analytical comprehension questions are perfect for homework or classwork. They can form the basis of class discussions or reading journals. The number of questions ranges from 10 to 20 per chapter, depending on the breadth and depth of the content of the chapter. * A thorough answer key is provided.* The Story Tracking Worksheets: Four story tracking worksheets are provided (characters, places, sayings, and revisions). They help students keep track of important concepts and information in the story. Have them write brief notes about the characters, places, and customs mentioned in the story as they come across them. *Sample answers provided*
1984 by George Orwell - Chapter Vocabulary Lists
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1984 by George Orwell - Chapter Vocabulary Lists

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Essential, chapter-by-chapter vocabulary for the novel 1984 by George Orwell. Useful for students to look up before reading (Especially ELLs), or for the teacher to base quizzes and worksheets from. Helps students to decode meaning and facilitates fluent reading. *Words listed as parts of speech *From 5 to 100 words per chapter, averaging about 40 (The length of the chapters in this book varies)
1984 - George Orwell ~ Comprehension Questions + MORE!
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1984 - George Orwell ~ Comprehension Questions + MORE!

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1. The Pre-reading Survey: This is a fun way to orient and introduce students to some of the themes and topics in the novel. Have students complete it individually, or by interviewing a friend. Some vocabulary and concepts may need to be explained. 2. Chapter-by-chapter Comprehension Questions: These literal, inferential, and analytical comprehension questions are perfect for homework or classwork. They can form the basis of class discussions or reading journals. The number of questions ranges from 10 to 30 per chapter, depending on the breadth and depth of the content of the chapter. 3. The Comprehension Tracking Worksheets: FOUR comprehension tracking worksheets are provided (characters, places, concepts & things; Newspeak). They help students keep track of important concepts and information in the story. They are cloze exercises with the answers provided in a textbox. 4. The Teacher Answer Key: A thorough teacher answer key is provided.
Reading Comprehension Task Cards ~ Information Texts
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Reading Comprehension Task Cards ~ Information Texts

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Suitable for grades 6 - 8 - Literal, inferential, real-world and personal connection, literary, language, and creative questions - Collaborative activities - Multi-modal tasks, including graphic organizers - Common core aligned - Fun, playing card theme - 4 categories: author’s purpose, key ideas and details; language & structure; extension activities - 14 cards per category (56 questions in total) - JOKER card for each topic offers a creative task - Task-recording document included - Card backs and divider cards included
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen ~ BUNDLE
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Hatchet by Gary Paulsen ~ BUNDLE

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A bundle of these great resources for Hatchet by Gary Paulsen: Multi-choice Quiz Chapter Questions + Answer Key Chapter Vocab Lists Vocab Quizzes & Worksheets Simile & Metaphor Worksheet Freebie
Compare & Contrast Writing
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Compare & Contrast Writing

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Product Description This resource is one of ten standalone products targeting Middle School Writing Skills. Each lesson focuses on a particular genre and highlights a particular textual feature. This product ***Compare and Contrast Writing*** focuses on: • Transition words for comparing and contrasting Every lesson contains: ★ Model Text ★ Structural Analysis ★ Transition Words or other useful textual feature focus ★ Planning Handouts/ Graphic Organizers ★ Writing Prompts ★ Grading Rubrics ★ Teacher's Notes Other resources/ genres in this series include: ✓ Describing a Process (Procedural Texts) ✓ Narrative Writing ✓ Describing Data (Change) ✓ Describing Data (Making Comparisons) ✓ Expressing an Opinion ✓ Cause and Effect Writing ✓ Problem and Solution Writing ✓ Persuasive/ Argument Writing (An Argument with Evidence) ✓ Informational/ Expository Writing ✓ Compare and Contrast Writing
The Giver - Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Lists
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The Giver - Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Lists

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Essential, chapter-by-chapter vocabulary for the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry. Useful for students (particularly ESL students) to look up before reading, or for the teacher to base quizzes and worksheets from. Helps students to decode meaning and facilitate fluent reading. Word-count ranges from 20 - 50 words per chapter, averaging 30.
Hatchet ~ Timeline, Story-Grammar, Conflict Analysis + ANSWER KEY *FREE!*
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Hatchet ~ Timeline, Story-Grammar, Conflict Analysis + ANSWER KEY *FREE!*

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Odds and ends for teaching Hatchet. > Timeline - have students keep track of key plot events here > Story-grammar - have students keep track of important people, place, events, and feelings > Conflict Resolution - have students use these graphic organizers to identify conflicts and their resolutions in Hatchet! *Sample answers included* Happy Chopping! *chop* *chop* *chop*