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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.
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.
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!
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.
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*
PARAGRAPH WRITING TASK CARDS
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PARAGRAPH WRITING TASK CARDS

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- Suitable for grades 6 – 8 - High-interest, real-world topics - Common core aligned - Fun, playing card theme - Multiple text genres: opinion, definition, process, descriptive, narrative, cause and effect, and compare and contrast. - 4 categories covering the essential components of paragraph writing: topic sentences, supporting details, concluding & linking sentences & writing prompts - Variety of activities: multiple choice; write your own sentences; identify the supporting details and transition words - 14 cards per category (56 tasks in total) - Task card recording document included - Teachers’ Answer Key Included - Card backs & divider cards included
The Fault In Our Stars ~ BOOK TEST + Answer Key
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The Fault In Our Stars ~ BOOK TEST + Answer Key

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This resource will test your students' knowledge, recall, comprehension, and analysis of the characters, themes, and major events in the novel The Fault in Our Stars. The test is multi-modal, including: - fill in the blanks - matching - short response questions - graphic organizer - an (short) essay [It's the last question, you have the option not to include it] The test content covers: - major characters, places, things - significant plot events - symbolism - character relationships - character development and conflict
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*
A SINGLE SHARD ~ Multiple-choice Quiz - Chapter-by-chapter + Answer Key
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A SINGLE SHARD ~ Multiple-choice Quiz - Chapter-by-chapter + Answer Key

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A multiple-choice quiz for the book, 'A Single Shard' by Linda Sue Park. 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 two parts (Chapters 1 - 7; 8 - 13) if you think it is too much for students to recall in one sitting. You know your students; use your judgement.
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.*
HOLES ~ Book Test + ANSWER KEY
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HOLES ~ Book Test + ANSWER KEY

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This resource will test your students' knowledge, recall, comprehension, and analysis of the characters, themes, and major events in the novel Holes, by Louis Sachar. The test is multi-modal, including: - fill in the blanks - matching - short response questions - graphic organizer - an (short) essay [It's the last question, you have the option not to include it] The test content covers: - major characters, places, things - significant plot events - symbolism - character relationships - character development (Stanley) Happy Digging!
Christmas Reading Activity
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Christmas Reading Activity

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This is a fun reading activity comparing the similar though distinct family/ religious/ seasonal celebrations of Christmas, Eid-al-Fitr, Diwali, and Hanukkah. Students read about these holidays in small groups before returning to their "home-groups" to consolidate information, and then finally coming together as a class check their findings. - Targeted to grade 5 - 7 - Common Core Aligned ***Resource contains:*** - Four reading comprehension passages (each a brief overview of the way Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid-al-Fitr, and Diwali is celebrated). - A “jigsaw” worksheet where students can record their answers. - A PowerPoint presentation displaying sample answers to the information required in the jigsaw reading worksheet (in ppt, pptx, and pdf forms). - Detailed instructions ALTERNATIVE: This activity could be completed alone or in pairs, just by giving the students every reading. It wouldn’t be as much fun, though.
Grammar & Language Task Cards
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Grammar & Language Task Cards

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- Suitable for grades 6 – 8 - Common core aligned - Fun, playing card theme - Multiple question types: circling & underlining, correcting, re-writing, prompts, and more! - 4 categories covering essential middle school language knowledge specified in the Common Core: pronouns, verbals & verb moods, active & passive voice, and common mistakes - Great general grammar practice and review for any class - Cards also make great bell-ringers/ exit slips when printed on paper - 14 cards per category (56 tasks in total) - Task card recording document included - Teachers’ Answer Key Included - Card backs & divider cards included
Reading & Writing Task Card Bundle *SPAG*
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Reading & Writing Task Card Bundle *SPAG*

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Grammar & Language Task Cards PARAGRAPH WRITING TASK CARDS Reading Comprehension Task Cards For Any Novel Reading Comprehension Task Cards ~ Information Texts Sentence Task Cards Writing Prompt Task Cards ~ Argument, Narrative & Informative Texts
Brave New World Vocabulary Quizzes
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Brave New World Vocabulary Quizzes

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Brave New World Vocabulary Quizzes! Great for quizzes, homework, or self-directed study! Words were carefully selected to remove obstacles to reading and improve comprehension. - Chapter-by-chapter essential vocabulary -14 - 15 words per chapter - Word bank provided - Vocabulary lists provided, but available as a separate download from my shop - Answer key provided
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
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
Describing Data: Change
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Describing Data: Change

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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 ***Describing Data: CHANGE*** focuses on: • Adverbs, verbs, and nouns to describe change • Interpreting and explaining information from graphs 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
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
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