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This is a ready-to-use, 51 page packet designed for teachers to use with students in grades 5-8 who are reading Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. It inc...
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This is a 23 page packet for teachers to use with students who are reading Beverly Cleary's book, The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Included is a 17...
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This 29 page packet is designed for teachers to use with students in grades 4-7 as they read Esperanza Rising . The first page is a bookmark mast...
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This 24-page, ready-to-use packet is intended for use with students reading Frindle, by Andrew Clements. Included is a vocabulary bookmark maste...
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This 24 page, ready-to-use packet is designed to use with students in grades 4-7 as they read Tuck Everlasting. It includes a 16 page student wo...
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This 34 page packet is designed for teachers to use with students in grades 4-7 as they read HOLES, by Louis Sachar. Included is a bookmark mast...
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This 24 page packet was created by Jean Martin for teachers to use with students in grades 4-6 as they read NO TALKING, by Andrew Clements. Inclu...
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This is a 24 page packet of materials to use with students in grades 4-8 who are reading Brian's Winter, by Gary Paulsen. Included is a 17 page ...
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This is a ready-to-use, forty one page packet designed for use with students in grades 4-7 who are reading the Newbery Honor Book A Long Way From...
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neigerf  (TpT Seller) re: Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbit: A Novel Study
Do you have this resource aligned to the common core?
April 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Because I created this product before the current CCSS were written, there is no reference to CCSS in the packet. However, it does align nicely with the CCSS in that students need to use the text to answer higher level questions as well as give facts from the text. Students must determine meaning of vocabulary from the text; they need to infer when they respond to questions; they need to compare and contrast; and they look at character traits. I hope this gives you the added information you needed. Thanks for your interest!
April 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Paige M.
Does your Tuck Everlasting have comprehension quizzes?
March 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your interest in my Tuck Everlasting guide. The student activities assess and enhance student understanding but I did not include actual comprehension quizzes. Feel welcome to email me if you have further questions, jabmartin@aol.com .
March 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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M J  (TpT Seller)
I was wondering if your Heat-A book club workbook and key is the same item as the Heat unit included in your Baseball Bundled item or if they are two different items. Thank you, Marnie
March 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Yes. They are the same! The only difference is that in the bundled packet you get several of my baseball novel studies for less money than buying each one separately.
March 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Jennifer H.
Hi there! I am interested in your packet on the novel "HOLES." I was just curious to know if there are vocabulary words included and if there are any tests or quizzes included. Thanks so much!
Jennifer Hendricks
January 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your interest in my Holes packet. I did not include a listing of vocabulary; instead, students are asked to identify words that are new or unusual and write them on a vocabulary bookmark that is included. They then write definitions for those words and can use them for further discussion in their groups. Rather than having end-of-unit test/quiz, each reading assignment includes comprehension questions and other tasks to go with the reading.
January 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
I was just hoping to leave a general comment that's not on a specific purchase. I've bought quite of a few of your novel studies. It's to the point now that I am really disappointed if I can't find one that you created! They are just exceptional. I was searching for Shiloh today. Have you considered doing that one? You save me countless hours of time, and your work is greatly appreciated! :) Thank you.
January 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Your kind comments bring tears to my eyes: thank you! I'm so happy that you like my packets! While I have created packets for Shiloh Season and Saving Shiloh, I did not create one for Shiloh because it seems that there are already so many very good novel studies for it. I do love the Shiloh books and truly enjoyed meeting the author and listening to her stories a few years ago.
January 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Jennifer Krystofolski  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
I just joined TPT and purchased 3 items on Runaway Ralph and 3 items for Ralph S. Mouse. I was naviagting back and forth and ended up getting two identical items from you because they had different cover pages. What can be done to rectify this problem?
Thanks so much.
Jennifer
December 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
What you need to do is locate the "contact us" button at the bottom of one of the TpT pages. Then you will be able to explain the error to them and they will see to it that one of the purchases is deleted.
Sorry that I can't help you directly...but that's something I am not involved in! Thanks for making purchases from my store; I hope you enjoy them!
December 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Teacher Julia  (TpT Seller)
Hi Jean,

I received your email about the Novel Study for any text! It looks awesome! Your email to your followers also said that you were going to add 20% off in addition to the TpT sale. It is not coming up on your website (although the red tag says you are having a sale). I am purchasing things later today, but wanted you to be aware of the technology issue on your page.
Someone else on a forum was having this same issue and she just had to delete the sale altogether and then put it up again, and then it was fixed.
If that doesn't work, I hope TpT can help you fix it so that your store is 20% off during the sale like you wanted. Good luck! I love your work!
December 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for letting me know about this glitch! I've contacted the tech dept and I think they re-set something because my store is now showing the sales prices!
I'm delighted to know that you are a follower and that you like my work!
December 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Quyen Cacio  (TpT Seller)
Hi Jean,
I am planning a unit of study for the story "The One and Only Ivan" and was wondering if you would be so kind to donate your unit of study for free. I would like to preview the material and check to see if it is CCSS aligned along with go along with the rigorous Connecticut standards. Would you be so kind to donate this unit of study for my team please?

Quyen Cacio
Qcacio@enfieldschools.org
November 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
I was hoping to purchase the book study for Wonder as well. I've purchased, and enjoy the format for both Esperanza Rising and Frindle. Would you still sell it, even if it means removing the cover page? In the grand scheme, I'd give up the cover to have the rest :)
October 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Aren't you kind to contact me! I am creating a new cover so that I don't have to be concerned about whether or not the former one meets with the approval of the publisher. Look for the new one to be online this evening or tomorrow at the latest.
NOTE: New cover is finished and now online at 10PM EST
October 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Creative Classroom Core  (TpT Seller)
I noticed you used the book cover for Wonder in your product. I am a seller and have wanted to use book covers myself but don't have the publisher's permission to use them. Do you have any advice on who I can contact to get permission to use book cover images without violating copyright?
October 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
An excellent inquiry: I made the assumption that since I used the cover as a background with my own title written across the front it was indicating that my product was a tool to use with the book and that it did not violate copyright. However, I have not ascertained that from the publisher. Your remarks have made me decide to contact the publisher tomorrow and meanwhile make the product inactive.
October 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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The River novel study looks very complete. Are there discussion questions included for each of the chapters? Thanks.
October 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
There are not actual discussion questions for each chapter. The text is divided into 4 reading assignments and with each assignment are some questions and other tasks (such as vocabulary & figurative language) that go with the reading. Some of the questions could be used for discussion, but not necessarily a question for each chapter.
October 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: The River, by Gary Paulsen: A Novel Study created by Jean Martin
Half of the pages on the download are blurred lines instead of words. Is there a way I could get another copy of the pdf? I don't want to purchase it from someone else. Thank you
October 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Since others who have purchased this have not had a problem, I suspect that the problem is the same one that the tech person at TPT had told me about several months ago when a purchaser of a different product of mine had the same kind of problem. This is what he said:
"The file looks fine. However, Mac users who have purchased the product need to update their adobe reader, then 'open with' adobe reader (control-click on the icon, click 'open with' then choose'adobe reader'). Otherwise it defaults to 'preview' which doesn't look right.
Here's the direct link: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html "

If this does not solve your problem, please contact customer support; they are pros at fixing any problem you are having with printing. Also, feel welcome to email me at jabmartin@aol.com.
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Buyer re: A Novel Study for WONDER, by R.J. Palacio
OMG this is amazayn!
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
So glad you like this!
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: A Novel Study for WONDER, by R.J. Palacio
Can this product be used to teacher core English to my grade 4/5s when I see them for 40 minutes a day? Is it a realistic product given the time constraints??
September 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
This is a reading literature workbook: the focus is on comprehension, vocabulary, and writing crafts used in the book such as figurative language, point-of-view, etc. Not grammar, parts of speech,etc. It is hard for me to know how this fits in with your core English and with your 40 minute time frame. Feel free to email me if you'd like to discuss further (jabmartin@aol.com). Also, if you purchase this product and find it is not what you needed I would be happy to arrange a refund.
September 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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mk perry  (TpT Seller) re: The Janitor's Boy, by Andrew Clements: A Novel Study by Jean Martin
Hi Jean. I would like to purchase your novel study for The Janitor's Boy in MS Word format. What do I need to do? Thank you. -mk
August 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
You should go ahead and purchase this in PDF format. Once you've done that, please email me (jabmartin@aol.com) and we can communicate about your needs. I can then send you the pages in Word or make the appropriate changes for you in PDF.
August 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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L Gregory  (TpT Seller) re: A Novel Study for WONDER, by R.J. Palacio
Hi Jean, I was just wondering if there are answers to go along with the student packet? Thanks!
Leslie
July 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Yes, definitely! An answer key is included when you purchase this product.
July 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: A Reading Workbook for The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
Hi Jean,

My email is cwong@stanwichschool.org. Thank you for resending page 5!

thanks,
Christi Wong
June 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Cecelia Magro I Love 1st Grade
Plans are under way for CO TpT sellers to meet and we'd love for you to join us!
> When: July 25 (Christmas in July! It will be a treat to meet everyone!)
> Where: Rock Bottom Brewery, 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver
> Time: (?) 11:30-
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> Please sign up on the GoDoc so we know how many to expect @ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AonIfjZfala9dG45TU9PQmJRc0NfTWp4aHVkRG5QREE&usp=sharing
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> If you have any questions or ideas for this fun meet up, you can email either Cecelia (nycecelia@comcast.net) or Pam (kranz.p54@gmail.com).
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May 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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TBird  (TpT Seller) re: Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing: Book test and Key
Question for you - I used the "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" test with my group today. We debated over question number 6. (What did Fudge do with Peter's sharp scissors?) I can' find the answer to that question in the book.
Can you tell me in which chapter it is in? Thank you, Teri
May 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Teri, Your question totally changed my plans for today!! I thought I'd give you a quick, simple answer and low-and-behold I have realized that the error is totally mine! This is one of the first products I put online years ago and I when I did that I had changed the format of the multiple choice test from 4 possible answers to 3 possible answers. In the process, your question has made me realize that I actually took out the correct answer ("he gave himself a haircut") and kept in only the 3 incorrect answers! I can't believe that I didn't catch that; and, even more, I cannot believe that someone else has not asked me about that after all of the sales and feedback I have had on this product! Hooray for you to have noticed and taken the time to let me know. I am going to correct this error and have the corrected product sent to each former buyer! If you will send me your current email I would be happy to send you a revised test ASAP! My email is jabmartin@aol.com
May 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Cecelia Magro I Love 1st Grade
Hi Jean,
Please check out this link on the Forum:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=19379
We're planning a TPT meet-up for Colorado sellers!
Thanks!Cecelia
May 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Thanks; I responded on the sellers forum.
May 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Terra Crain  (TpT Seller) re: Emily's Runaway Imagination, by Beverly Cleary: A Novel Study
I bought this packet about a month ago and I just printed it. For some reason none of the apostrophes printed! I'd like to buy more of your packets - I really like how thorough it is. Any clue about the apostrophes?
May 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
When buyers have this kind of problem it is almost always because their adobe reader needs to be updated, according to our tech department. This has been their advice in the past:
Mac users who have purchased the product need to update their adobe reader, then 'open with' adobe reader (control-click on the icon, click 'open with' then choose'adobe reader'). Otherwise it defaults to 'preview' which doesn't look right.
Here's the direct link: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html

If that does not solve your problem, please read the suggestions on the TPT page where you downloaded the product: it helps buyers trouble shoot similar problems. Contact me again if this does not resolve your problem.
May 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Loser, by Jerry Spinelli: A Bookclub Packet
This looks great. I am just wondering if it is geared toward upper middles grades. I am thinking about downloading for 4th graders. Just don't want anything too hard.

Thanks!
Gayle Exner
April 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Gayle, This worked well with my end-of-the-year 4th graders so I think it would likely work well for yours as well! If you have some lower students that have difficulty understanding directions or writing responses, they could be paired with some of your more advanced ones or you could make accommodations for them to give shorter responses. Many of the questions should prompt good class discussions.
April 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Amy Harrington  (TpT Seller) re: Brian's Winter, by Gary Paulsen: A Novel Study
Does this come with a test too?
April 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
I did not create a test to go with this book
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April 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Janel V. re: Frindle, by Andrew Clements: A Novel Study Packet.
Can I do the book with your activities whole group?
April 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
I have used it that way on occasion. You may need to make small adjustments for certain students.
April 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Rebecca L. re: A Long Way From Chicago, by Richard Peck: Novel Study Packet
I love A Long Way From Chicago! You did a wonderful job! Could you tell me if your other Novel studies are the same format as this one or are they each done differently.
Thanks so much!
Becky
March 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
The formats of my novel studies are all pretty similar. They each have different kinds of activities depending on the content of the book, but I set them up the same in that I divide the book into separate reading assignments and try to include vocabulary, comprehension, and work that is fun but stimulating. They always include an answer key. The majority of the pages are black and white for more economical school copying but I include some color for added impact.
I'm delighted that you have enjoyed the Chicago packet and think you should be pleased with the others as well. Thanks for contacting me.
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Ms Feliciano  (TpT Seller)
Hello Ms. Martin.
I have just aquired your Report to the Principal's Office packet. I like what I saw but would like to make some adjustments to make it more specific to my own students. However, the form in which I downloaded it does not allow for changes. How can I get a copy of the packet that I can change--or is there something I can do the PDF file that will allow me to make my changes?

Thanks for your help, Maria
March 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your purchase! While I like the idea of sending you this product in Word, I have learned that sending it that way does not work well: the formatting gets all screwed up! So, if you can let me know about changes that you need, perhaps I can make them for you and send the revision to you in PDF so that formatting stays intact. You can contact me at jabmartin@aol.com.
March 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Becky L. re: Genre-of-the-Month Reading Logs, Activities, & Posters (Black & White Edition)
Hello Ms. Martin. I really love your genre-introducing packet of goodies. Could I purchase it in color though? I think that will be more eye-popping for my classroom. To have the main genre poster, to display in the classroom, would be perfect!

Thanks!
Becky
March 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Yes, this packet is also available in color...just follow the link below for the colored option: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Genre-of-the-Month-Reading-Logs-Activities-Posters-by-Jean-Martin
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Buyer re: The Trumpet of the Swan, by E.B.White: A Reading Workbook
When I printed out my unit, I had several pages where letters were missing from words. For example, on assignment 1 question 5, it prints out as, "Explain how you can this book is c on. On assignment 2 question 2 prints out as, "Use quota on marks and write the page number you found it on." Question 3 prints out as, "Who is Louis and what is di erent about him?" There are others throughout.

Is this something you can fix on your end? Otherwise I will have to retype each sheet which negates the purpose of my purchase. Let me know. :-)
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
When buyers have this kind of problem it is almost always because their adobe reader needs to be updated according to our tech department. This has been their advice in the past:
Mac users who have purchased the product need to update their adobe reader, then 'open with' adobe reader (control-click on the icon, click 'open with' then choose'adobe reader'). Otherwise it defaults to 'preview' which doesn't look right.
Here's the direct link: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html

If that does not solve your problem, please contact me again or read the suggestions on the TPT page where you downloaded the product.

A few hours later:
Sally at TPT Support has asked that you contact them and they can help you correct the problem:
TpT Support support@teacherspayteachers.com
January 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Gunderson's Goodies  (TpT Seller) re: A Novel Study for WONDER, by R.J. Palacio
Hi Jean. I just finished using this packet with my fifth graders and I think it's great. I just wanted to point out something I noticed in the crossword puzzle on page 18. In the word bank, immaculate is used but the answer for 10 across should be addiction, based on the definition and the letter "a" at the beginning. I thought you might like to know for the future! Thanks for such a great product!
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Jessica, Wow, how did I ever miss that? Thank you so much for letting me know about this!! No one else has mentioned it and I'm sure it will be frustrating for students. Thank you for your good detective work; I'll have to get that corrected and have TPT send you and other buyers a note to re-download this product so that the next time you use it you won't have to deal with that mistake!
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Amy S.
Would you be willing to make novel studies for the other two books in the series The Keepers of the School by Andrew Clements. I loved the first one and my students did as well. I have ordered the next two books in the series and would love to have your novel studies to use.
January 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Amy, I'm sorry that I did not answer your question sooner: I somehow missed getting notified that I had a question to answer!
I would definitely be willing to create a packet for the next two Keepers books. Unfortunately, due to some travel plans, I may not be able to get to it right away. What is your timeframe? Feel free to contact me at jabmartin@aol.com to discuss further.
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Buyer re: We the Children, by Andrew Clements: A Reading Workbook
We the Children is an amazing lesson: deeply and thoroughly written, explicitly paying attention to the Common Core Standards and very thought- and insight- provoking.
Just one problem with 4 pages of the download:
=Assignment 3, pg 3
=Assignment 4 (first page-vocabulary)
=Assignment 4 pg 3
=Culminating Assignment (Be an Illustrator)
and the coordinating answer key pages each have lines of black squares instead of text. I know that this one is a free download, but I thought you would like to know, considering this is a preview of your work.
Again, you did a wonderful job of thinking deeply about the book, and coming up with valid comprehension questions, relevent inferring opportunities and the overall organization takes into consideration time management and provides a structured, meaningful compilation of activities.
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
I'm so sorry that you've had a problem with downloading this product. Since this hasn't been a problem for others who have downloaded, I suspect it is a technology problem with your particular computer. Our tech staff is great at working out these problems, so I'll contact them about it. Meanwhile, did you read and follow the suggestions on the download page for resolving downloading issues? Feel free to contact me if you still need more help with this (jabmartin@aol.com).

Thanks so much for giving me your positive feedback on this packet. I hope that you'll take the time to rate the product and leave your feedback under the tab "ratings & comments" as well.
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Buyer re: Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L Holm: A Novel Study
I seem to have some sections that are blurred out after I downloaded. For example, the top part of page three has lots of blacked out areas with the dialogue from Mr. Edgit and a list of words. I am assuming there might have been some kind of activity involving hyperbole.
December 6, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
I'm really sorry to hear about your problem. I have sold this product to many buyers and no one has had an issue with bluriness, so I'm quite sure that your issue has to do with your computer. Our tech department has put directions on the download page to walk buyers through the way to avoid such problems. Have you read their directions yet? I suggest that you go back to the download button and try that and if for some reason that doesn't work, you will need to contact them for clarification. I will also report this just to be sure that they are notified of your problem.
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Buyer re: Report to the Principal's Office, by Jerry Spinelli: A Book Club Guide
I recently purchased your unit for Report to the Principal's Office. Is there a way I can also get it in Word Format?
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
I've found that sending my documents in Word format doesn't work well: the formatting gets garbled and misplaced which is the main reason I always send pdf files. If there are some particular changes that I can make for you on a couple of pages let me know and then I can send you the revised pdf, that would likely be best. Why don't you contact me at jabmartin@aol.com to discuss the specifics of what you need.
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Ginnette R. re: The Library Card, by Jerry Spinelli: A Bookclub Guide & Key
I have the high reading group in 4th grade. Would this be appropriate for them.We are presently reading Charlotte's Web.
October 30, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your question. I would not recommend this particular book for 4th graders: the subject matter is really geared to older students and might bring up some topics that they are not quite ready for. I'd suggest one of the Andrew Clements books (Frindle, Extra Credit, A Week in the Woods), Roald Dahl's book,Witches, or if you are wanting Spinelli in particular the books Loser and Wringer would prompt great discussions and be challenging. Of course I do have packets for each of these so take a look at the previews for them to see what you think!
October 30, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Wilburn G. re: The Lucky Baseball Bat, by Matt Christopher: A Bookclub Packet
Is there an AR test for "The Lucky Baseball Bat" ?
Thanks
Wilburn Dale Gross
September 10, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
In this packet there is a short, end-of-book quiz. It has 6 questions about the story. Does this answer your question? It is not an online AR test.
September 10, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: So B. It, by Sarah Weeks: A Novel Study
greetings: I am looking for a test over So Be It much like you created for Canyons. Does this have a test? I am tutoring need so I need a standardized test with a key. This is his summer reading.
July 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for bringing to my attention that I had not yet posted the book test to go with So B. It. I have now posted it and you can find it here:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Book-Test-for-So-B-It-by-Sarah-Weeks
July 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Frindle, by Andrew Clements: A Novel Study Packet.
Hello! I am wondering about the cryptograms. What was the reasoning behind the value of each letter? I purchased the packet and the answers are included, but what is the reasoning behind them? I cannot solve it!
Cecile Pelaez
May 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
I have no idea what your question is referring to: this packet does not have any cryptograms in it! Perhaps you purchased from another seller?? Let me know if I am misunderstanding your question.
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Buyer re: Loser, by Jerry Spinelli: A Bookclub Packet
I downloaded this and need to get another copy of the character chart, how do I do that?
May 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
I'm not sure about the nature of your question: was there a problem with the character chart or do you just want an extra copy? Once you've downloaded the product to your computer, you should be able to print it as many times as you want on your printer. Let me know if this doesn't answer your question or contact the TPT site administrator by clicking on the "contact us" button if you think you have a technology problem.
May 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Sherrie K. re: EXTRA CREDIT, by Andrew Clements: A Book Club Packet
What other titles have you done units for?
May 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Are you interested in other Andrew Clements books? I've got packets for Frindle, No Talking, Lunch Money, A Week in the Woods, Room One, Landry News, Janitor's Boy, The Last Holiday Concert, and We the Children. Clearly, I love Clements' books! Is there a particular one you are wanting? If so, let me know and I'd be happy to create one! (jabmartin@aol.com) Also, if you're interested in being notified when I post a new product, just click on the "follow me" button above.
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Buyer re: Saving Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: A Bookclub Guide
Jean,

I have the page open that says I own it, but what do I click on to download it? I see a Download Preview, but not the button to click to download it.

Thanks.
May 1, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
I'm forwarding your question to the TPT administrator (Paul Edleman) since I'm not sure what you are seeing on your screen and how to advise you!

Typically, if you made a purchase and are wondering where it is, check your 'Download My Purchases' page where download links have been made available to you for 30 days. You can then download it directly to your computer. If you have any problem with receiving the product that you purchased, you should contact Paul Edelman or use the "contact us" button on the bottom of the TPT screen and they will walk you through it.
May 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: A Listen and Respond Packet for Lafcadio, by Shel Silverstein
Thanks for the freebie but it wouldn't download or open or save.
mchym@telus.net
February 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
I inquired with the TPT website tech person and was told the file is fine. However, Mac users need to update their adobe reader, then 'open with' adobe
reader (control-click on the icon, click 'open with' then choose
'adobe reader'. Otherwise it defaults to 'preview' which doesn't look right.
Here's the direct link: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html
I hope this solves your problem...let us know if it doesn't.
February 7, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Christia R. re: The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary: A Novel Study
Doyouhave specific vocabulary for each chapter?
January 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
In this packet students are given a vocabulary bookmark on which they are to write new and unusual words as they come to them in their reading. In each assignment, students are to choose two words from their bookmark and define them. So, in answer to your question, in this packet I do not provide the specific vocabulary words. Hope that answers your question!
January 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Wringer, by Jerry Spinelli: A Novel Study Created by Jean Martin
Is the answer key included?
November 13, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Yes, there is a 7 page answer key included!
November 13, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Amanda Dlugos  (TpT Seller) re: The Witches, by Roald Dahl: A Novel Study
Hello Mrs. Martin,
I just purchased your novel study on "The Witches" by Roald Dahl. I saw you mentioned to another customer you had the ability to send this document in word? Below is my email address, just in case this is available. It is a great resource, however; I cannot easily edit it according to my needs without having it in word.
Thank you,
Mrs. Dlugos
September 23, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
Amanda, I'd be happy to send this to you in Word, however you either forgot to inlcude your email address or it was blocked for privacy. You can send it to me directly at jabmartin@aol.com
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Buyer
I just purchased the "No Talking" Novel study, it is a PDF, I was wondering if you could send it to me as a word documnet, I see that your preview pages were a word doc..
June 29, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
I'd be happy to send it to you as a word document...would you send me your email address so that I can do that? Send it to me at: jabmartin@aol.com.
June 29, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Dawn M Kesler  (TpT Seller) re: Lunch Money by Andrew Clements: Book Test and Answer Key
If I purchase your novel study, is this quiz included?
June 5, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
The Lunch Money book test is separate from the novel study. It is a two page quiz that can be used with or without the novel study. The novel study is a 15 page student booklet plus answer key and does not include the quiz. Some teachers buy both, others purchase one or the other.
June 5, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary: A Novel Study
Hi! I just purchased your unit. Do you send it to me? thanks! Elaine Knowlen
December 23, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
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Jean Martin  (TpT Seller)
If you made a purchase and are wondering where it is, check your 'Download My Purchases' page where download links have been made available to you for 30 days. You can then download it directly to your computer. If you have any problem with receiving the product that you purchased, you should contact Paul Edelman or use the "contact us" button on the bottom of the TPT screen and they will walk you through it.
I'm delighted that you purchased The Mouse and the Motorcycle novel study! I hope you find it to be just what you wanted! Let me know if you have further questions. Jean Martin
December 23, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My 20-plus years of teaching included 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades in Colorado, California, New Jersey, and Illinois. I've recently retired and now find myself as busy as ever! While I taught I loved creating meaningful and stimulating worksheets for my students, especially literature packets...but finding the time for it was always a challenge. Now I can spend a significant amount of time creating and publishing to help other teachers who are too busy teaching to have time to create as well!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal has always been that my students will feel welcome and safe in my classroom and will leave feeling inspired, energized, and valued.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My teaching awards have been the thank yous, hugs, and lasting friendships of the students and parents that I have had over the years!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. M.Ed. from Queen's University, Ontario, Canada.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I grew up in Southern California: paradise in those days~especially Santa Barbara! I still love beaches and warm sunny skies. I have two children (Lindsey and Forrest), two step-children (Karen and Tod), and five grandchildren (Ben, Joey, Marissa, Erin, and Ryan). My husband, Jeff, and I live in the Rocky Mountains where we enjoy golf, cross country skiing, long walks, magnificent views, and reading. I am involved with raising funds for non-profits through my church community as well as P.E.O., a national organization that provides scholarships for women in need.