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I am a licensed teacher with the NYC Board of Ed for 16 years. I have taught 5th and 6th grades for my entire career. I have extensive experience in ELA as that has been my primary grade taught for the past 9 years. I have 5 years experience with Math, SS, and Science. I also incorporate technology into many of my lessons. All of my products are Common Core aligned.

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I am a licensed teacher with the NYC Board of Ed for 16 years. I have taught 5th and 6th grades for my entire career. I have extensive experience in ELA as that has been my primary grade taught for the past 9 years. I have 5 years experience with Math, SS, and Science. I also incorporate technology into many of my lessons. All of my products are Common Core aligned.
Generic Discussion Questions for Any Novel

Generic Discussion Questions for Any Novel

These discussion questions are generic and work well with any novel. If you need questions that children in different groups can answer simultaneously or if you want students to choose their own discussion questions, these questions will work well for you. There are 65 different questions in 8 different categories: Characters – 19 questions Setting – 5 questions Connections – 14 questions Conflict – 4 questions Evaluation – 5 questions Visualizing – 9 questions Plot – 7 questions Questioning – 2 questions The questions combine various skills and mediums. They can be done with paper and pencil or on the computer.
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The Hidden Oracle Discussion Questions and Answers

The Hidden Oracle Discussion Questions and Answers

This is a thorough overview of The Hidden Oracle Book One of The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan. There are group or whole class questions and homework questions broken down by each chapter. The questions could be placed on the board or handed out to different groups of students. All of the questions have complete answers provided in the answer key. The following questions types and skills are used: Analyzing characters Identifying major plot elements Explaining cause and effect relationships Drawing inferences Determining central ideas and details Determining theme Describing plot Identifying conflict and resolution Assessing author’s purpose Inferencing*
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The Hidden Oracle Novel Study

The Hidden Oracle Novel Study

This is a complete novel study for The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan. You will find everything you need to completely teach and review the plot, characters, setting, themes, etc. with your class. There are also pre and post reading activities that will introduce/review Greek myths and gods. Included in the Novel Study: Introduction to the Book Suggested Pacing Calendar Greek Creation Myth article and activities 14 major Greek gods and goddesses chart and quiz (Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Apollo, Artemis, Athena, Dionysus, Hermes, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Ares) Create your own God or Goddess Activity Create your own Myth activity Discussion Questions and Answers broken down by chapter Differentiated Character and Conflict Graphic Organizers 6 End of Book Projects 2 Essay Tasks Answer Keys or Rubrics included for all questions, quizzes and activities
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Introduction to Greek Myths and Gods

Introduction to Greek Myths and Gods

This product is a great way to introduce Greek myths, gods, goddesses, monsters and heroes to your class. These can be a stand alone unit or be the intro for a study of Greek myths, any books in the Rick Riordan series, or other books based on Greek mythology. There are activities to focus on the Greek idea of the creation of the world, the 14 major gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon, and popular Greek creatures, monsters, and heroes. The product can be done in its entirety or taken apart and used in pieces as it fits your needs. The unit would take approximately 2 months to complete if all of it were done in class. Included: * Greek Creation Myth articles, questions and activity * 14 major Greek gods and goddesses chart and quiz (Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Apollo, Artemis, Athena, Dionysus, Hermes, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Ares) * 12 popular Greek monsters and creatures chart and quiz (Centaur, Cerberus, Chimera, Cyclops, Griffon, Harpy, Hydra, Medusa, Minotaur, Pegasus, Satyr, Sphinx) * 7 popular Greek heroes chart and quiz (Achilles, Amazons, Heracles, Jason, Odysseus, Perseus, Theseus) * Create your own God/Goddess, Monster/Creature, and Hero/Heroine Activity * Create your own myth activity *Rubrics and answer keys for all activities and quizzes
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Digital The Chimpanzees I Love Discussion Questions and Answers

Digital The Chimpanzees I Love Discussion Questions and Answers

**************************************************************************************** There are many books by Jane Goodall and about Jane Goodall. These questions are only applicable to The Chimpanzees I Love Saving Their World and Ours by Jane Goodall. Please check the book cover in the thumbnail and this link: The Chimpanzees I Love **************************************************************************************** This is a thorough overview of The Chimpanzees I Love Saving Their World and Ours by Jane Goodall. Please see the note above. There are group or whole class questions and homework questions broken down by each chapter. The questions could be placed on the board or handed out to different groups of students. All of the questions have complete answers provided in the answer key. The questions are in a Google Slide presentation and need to be shared with your class in an online platform. All materials can be uploaded to a variety of online platforms including: Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Schoology, Edmodo, Notability, Seesaw, Padlet, Nearpod, Canvas, Evernote and Blackboard. The following questions types and skills are used: *Central Idea and Supporting Details *Context Clues *Author's Purpose *Author's Point of View *Evaluating Arguments *Facts and Opinions *Topic Specific Vocabulary
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Digital Gorilla Doctors Discussion Questions and Answers

Digital Gorilla Doctors Discussion Questions and Answers

This is a thorough overview of Gorilla Doctors Saving Endangered Great Apes by Pamela S. Turner. There are group or whole class questions and homework questions broken down by each chapter. The questions could be placed on the board or handed out to different groups of students. All of the questions have complete answers provided in the answer key. The questions are in a Google Slide presentation and need to be shared with your class in an online platform. All materials can be uploaded to a variety of online platforms including: Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Schoology, Edmodo, Notability, Seesaw, Padlet, Nearpod, Canvas, Evernote and Blackboard. This product includes the student edition of the discussion questions, the teacher edition with questions and answers and a how to upload the files to online platform manual. The following questions types and skills are used: *Central Idea and Supporting Details *Context Clues *Author's Purpose *Author's Point of View *Evaluating Arguments *Facts and Opinions *Topic Specific Vocabulary
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Digital Endangered Animal Non Fiction No Prep Close Reading

Digital Endangered Animal Non Fiction No Prep Close Reading

This is a complete Digital Close Reading Unit focusing on endangered animals. It will take about a month to complete the entire unit. There is no prep required and all are Common Core aligned. There are 10 articles, each with 3 levels of differentiation (grades 4, 5, and 6). Each article has a set of Key Ideas and Details Questions, Craft And Structure Questions, Integration of Ideas and Knowledge Questions and an extension question. There are 3 graphic organizers as well: Note Taking, Main Idea, and Context Clues. All work is done online! All materials can be uploaded to a variety of online platforms including: Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Schoology, Edmodo, Notability, Seesaw, Padlet, Nearpod, Canvas, Evernote and Blackboard. Included: 1. The Main Plan - how to use the articles in your classroom 2. Tag it Up - how to annotate texts 3. 10 articles with 3 levels of differentiation for each 4. All articles are based on endangered animals (tigers, elephants, polar bears, mountain gorillas, narwhals, axolotls, quokkas, komodo dragons, green sea turtles and macaws) 5. Key Ideas and Details Questions for each article 6. Craft and Structure Questions for each article 7. Integration of Ideas and Knowledge Questions for each article 8. Extension Question for each article 9. Note Taking graphic organizer 10. Main Idea graphic organizer 11. Context Clues graphic organizer 12. Answer Key for each article
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Digital Peak Novel Study

Digital Peak Novel Study

Digital Resources! This is a complete digital novel study for Peak by Roland Smith. You will find everything you need to completely teach and review the plot, characters, setting, themes, etc. with your class. There are also pre and post reading activities that will introduce/review concepts in the story. All materials can be uploaded to a variety of online platforms including: Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Schoology, Edmodo, Notability, Seesaw, Padlet, Nearpod, Canvas, Evernote and Blackboard. There is a Student Edition, Teacher Edition, Essay Tasks, Vocabulary Quizzes and a tutorial on how to upload the files to various online platforms. Included in the Novel Study: *Introduction to the Book *Suggested Pacing Calendar *Author Information with links to videos about the book and author *Mount Everest Trivia Sheet with link to an age appropriate website *Map it Out Activity for kids to map camps on Everest *3 sets of Vocabulary Words in a test format with answers; Climbing Terms, Place Names, and Buddhist Terms *Figurative Language Extra Credit Assignment *Discussion Questions and Answers broken down by chapter *4 Wrap Up Activities with rubrics *2 Essay Tasks with rubrics
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Digital Close Reading of Elephants Article

Digital Close Reading of Elephants Article

This is a handy guide to help you complete a close reading activity with your students. I have included an endangered animal article about elephants and all of the materials needed to conduct a close reading lesson. Included in this resource: 1. Introduction of how to complete a close reading lesson. 2. The Main Plan printable to help you and your students go through the close reading steps. 3. Tag it Up printable to help your students understand how to annotate the text. 4. 3 versions of the Exciting Elephants article for differentiation. (4th, 5th, and 6th grade levels) Lexile Levels and Word Counts can be found on each version. 5. Text Dependent Questions broken down for use after each reading, with a bonus extension writing activity and answer keys. 6. Graphic organizers for note taking, main idea, and context clues to be used with or in stead of the text questions. All materials can be uploaded to a variety of online platforms including: Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Schoology, Edmodo, Notability, Seesaw, Padlet, Nearpod, Canvas, Evernote and Blackboard.
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Peak Novel Study

Peak Novel Study

This is a complete novel study for Peak by Roland Smith. You will find everything you need to completely teach and review the plot, characters, setting, themes, etc. with your class. Included in the Novel Study: *Introduction to the Book *Suggested Pacing Calendar *Author Information with links to videos about the book and author *Mount Everest Trivia Sheet with link to an age appropriate website *Map it Out Activity for kids to map camps on Everest *3 sets of Vocabulary Words in a test format with answers; Climbing Terms, Place Names, and Buddhist Terms *Figurative Language Extra Credit Assignment *Discussion Questions and Answers broken down by chapter *4 Wrap Up Activities with rubrics *2 Essay Tasks with rubrics
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When You Reach Me Discussion Questions and Answers

When You Reach Me Discussion Questions and Answers

Common Core aligned group discussion questions for When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. The book is a Newberry award winning novel, first published in 2009. It is a sci-fi mystery about a young girl in 1970s NYC who starts receiving mysterious notes about saving her friend’s life. There are group or whole class questions and homework questions broken down by each chapter. The questions could be placed on the board or handed out to different groups of students. All of the questions have complete answers provided in the answer key. The questions ask students to: *Analyze characters *Identify major plot elements *Explain cause and effect relationships *Draw inferences *Determine central ideas and details *Determine theme *Describe plot *Identify conflict and resolution *Analyze author's purpose *Analyze author's choice
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Dream On, Amber Digital Novel Study

Dream On, Amber Digital Novel Study

Common Core aligned digital resources! This is a complete digital novel study for Dream On, Amber by Emma Shevah. You will find everything you need to completely teach and review the plot, characters, setting, themes, etc. with your class. There are also pre and post reading activities that will introduce/review concepts in the story. All materials can be uploaded to a variety of online platforms including: Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Schoology, Edmodo, Notability, Seesaw, Padlet, Nearpod, Canvas, Evernote and Blackboard. There is a Student Edition, Teacher Edition, Essay Tasks, End Projects, and a tutorial on how to upload the files to various online platforms. Included in the Novel Study: * Introduction to the Book * Suggested Pacing Calendar * Author Study * Statistics on single parent households and multi ethnic families with worksheet * Discussion on bullying and how to identify bullying situations with worksheet * British, Italian and Japanese words in the story * Vocabulary words and quiz * Discussion Questions and Answers broken down by chapter * Differentiated Character Graphic Organizers * 4 End of Book Projects * 2 Essay Tasks * Answer Keys or Rubrics included for all questions, quizzes and activities
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Digital Novel Study

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Digital Novel Study

Common Core aligned digital resources! This is a complete digital novel study for Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. You will find everything you need to completely teach and review the plot, characters, setting, themes, etc. with your class. There are also pre and post reading activities that will introduce/review concepts in the story. All materials can be uploaded to a variety of online platforms including: Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Schoology, Edmodo, Notability, Seesaw, Padlet, Nearpod, Canvas, Evernote and Blackboard. There is a Student Edition, Teacher Edition, Essay Tasks, Vocabulary Quizzes and a tutorial on how to upload the files to various online platforms. Included in the Novel Study: * Introduction to the Book * Suggested Pacing Calendar * Author Study * Rebus Puzzles * Alliteration Activity * Vocabulary words and quiz * Discussion Questions and Answers broken down by chapter * 4 End of Book Projects * 2 Essay Tasks * Answer Keys or Rubrics included for all questions, quizzes and activities
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Cinder Discussion Questions and Answers

Cinder Discussion Questions and Answers

This is a thorough Common Core aligned overview of Cinder by Marissa Meyer. There are group or whole class questions and homework questions broken down by each of the 4 books. The questions are furthered aligned to chapters within the books. The questions could be placed on the board or handed out to different groups of students. All of the questions have complete answers provided in the answer key. The following questions types and skills are used: *Analyzing characters *Identifying major plot elements *Explaining cause and effect relationships *Drawing inferences *Determining central ideas and details *Determining theme *Describing plot *Identifying conflict and resolution *Assessing author's purpose *Inferencing
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The Lost Hero Discussion Questions and Answers

The Lost Hero Discussion Questions and Answers

This is a thorough Common Core aligned overview of The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. There are group or whole class questions and homework questions broken down by each chapter. The questions could be placed on the board or handed out to different groups of students. All of the questions have complete answers provided in the answer key. The following questions types and skills are used: *Analyzing characters *Identifying major plot elements *Explaining cause and effect relationships *Drawing inferences *Determining central ideas and details *Determining theme *Describing plot *Identifying conflict and resolution *Assessing author's purpose *Inferencing
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Digital Questions and Answers

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Digital Questions and Answers

Common Core aligned digital resources for Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. There are digital small group or whole class questions and homework questions broken down by each chapter. The questions are in a Google Slide presentation and need to be shared with your class in an online platform. All of the questions have complete answers provided in the answer key. All materials can be uploaded to a variety of online platforms including: Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Schoology, Edmodo, Notability, Seesaw, Padlet, Nearpod, Canvas, Evernote and Blackboard. This product includes the student edition of the discussion questions, the teacher addition with questions and answers and a how to upload the files to online platform manual. Students are asked to use the following questions types and skills: *Analyze characters *Identify major plot elements *Explain cause and effect relationships *Draw inferences *Determine central ideas and details *Determine theme *Describe plot *Identify conflict and resolution *Assess author's purpose *Inferencing
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Peak Discussion Questions and Answers

Peak Discussion Questions and Answers

This is a thorough Common Core aligned overview of Peak by Roland Smith. There are group or whole class questions and homework questions broken down by each chapter. The questions could be placed on the board or handed out to different groups of students. All of the questions have complete answers provided in the answer key. The questions ask the students to: *Analyze characters *Identify major plot elements *Explain cause and effect relationships *Draw inferences *Determine central ideas and details *Determine theme *Describe plot *Identify conflict and resolution *Assess author's purpose *Make inference *Identify and explain figurative language
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Middle School the Worst Years of My Life Digital Questions and Answers

Middle School the Worst Years of My Life Digital Questions and Answers

This is a thorough Common Core aligned overview of Middle School the Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson. There are digital group or whole class questions and homework questions broken down by each chapter. The questions are in a Google Slide presentation and need to be shared with your class in an online platform. All of the questions have complete answers provided in the answer key. All materials can be uploaded to a variety of online platforms including: Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Schoology, Edmodo, Notability, Seesaw, Padlet, Nearpod, Canvas, Evernote and Blackboard. This product includes the student edition of the discussion questions, the teacher addition with questions and answers and a how to upload the files to online platform manual. The following questions types and skills are used: *Analyze characters *Identify major plot elements *Explain cause and effect relationships *Draw inferences *Determine central ideas and details *Determine theme *Describe plot *Identify conflict and resolution *Assess author's purpose *Inferencing
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