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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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 VOCABULARY LISTS CHAPTER-BY-CHAPTER
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ANIMAL FARM GEORGE ORWELL VOCABULARY LISTS CHAPTER-BY-CHAPTER

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Essential, chapter-by-chapter, vocabulary for the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell. Useful for students to look up before reading, or for the teacher to base quizzes and worksheets from. Pre-teaching vocabulary helps students decode meaning and increases fluency and engagement. 20 ~ 50 words per chapter.
No-Prep Close Reading Passages - FICTION
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No-Prep Close Reading Passages - FICTION

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20 Close Reading Passages and Worksheets - Extracts from classic literature and famous folktales - 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 questions: main ideas and detail, language and literally devices, author's purpose, and evaluation and personal-connection - Vocabulary rich - Literary devices covered include: simile and metaphor, onomatopoeia, rhetoric, mood/tone, anthropomorphism, hyperbole and more - Includes questions on text structure and point of view - Common Core Aligned - Answer key included -Recommended reading levels included Titles Included: Urashima Taro Rikki-tikki-tavi Oliver Twist Alice in Wonderland Sherlock Holmes The Wonderful Wizard of Oz A Little Princess Treasure Island Robin Hood The Monkey’s Paw Beowulf Dracula Frankenstein Peter Pan Around the World in Eighty Days The Time Machine & MORE!
Hatchet - Chapter-by-chapter Comprehension Questions + ANSWER KEY
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Hatchet - Chapter-by-chapter Comprehension Questions + ANSWER KEY

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Chapter by chapter comprehension questions (3 -5 each chapter) for Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Each chapter contains literal, inferential, and language questions and multimodal exercises (including drawing exercises). Ideal for use in reading logs; journals; for homework; and classroom discussions, etc. *** Sample answer key included ***
FAKE NEWS & Digital Media Literacy Unit
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FAKE NEWS & Digital Media Literacy Unit

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This literacy unit is an introduction and exploration of ‘Fake News’ and other key digital media literacy themes and concepts. Students explore the world of online news and information by reading five newspapers, then reflecting and responding, and conducting their own projects and investigations. This pack contains: A kick-off Opinionaire (Google Drive link provided) A list of keywords (Google Drive link provided) Five, two-page newspapers: The Fake News Gazette - about fake news The Echo Chamber - about political bias The Keyboard Warrior - about netiquette The Data Miner - about personal data protection The Memory Hole - about freedom of expression Five, one-page sets of questions (3 levels) for each newspaper (Google Drive link provided) A set of student research resources for each paper/ theme (Google Drive link provided) Teachers Guide & Answer Key
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*
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.
The Giver - Chapter by Chapter Comprehension Questions + Answer Key
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The Giver - 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 the themes and topics in the novel. Have students complete it individually, or by interviewing a friend. 2. 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 3 to 12 per chapter, depending on the breadth and depth of the content of the chapter. 3. The Story Tracking Worksheets: Three story tracking worksheets are provided (characters, places, and customs). 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. 4. The Post-reading Questions. * A thorough answer key is provided.*
The Giver - Multiple Choice Quiz + Answer Key ~ Chapter by Chapter
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The Giver - Multiple Choice Quiz + Answer Key ~ Chapter by Chapter

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A multiple-choice quiz for the book, 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry. Each Chapter has about five questions to test students' recall and basic comprehension. This resource is comprised of four parts: 1) The test questions, listed by chapter, with about five questions per chapter, and three possible answers for each (a, b, or c). 2) A student answer sheet (fill in the blanks) 3) A teacher answer key (blanks filled in) 4) A regular teacher answer key The questions and answers are (hopefully!) unambiguous, i.e. no trick questions. You may also wish to divide the test into three parts (Chapters 1 - 7; 8 - 17; and 18 - 23) if you think it is too much for students to recall in one sitting. You know your students; use your judgement.
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*