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My most popular item! A full class set for just $3. A clever adaption of Edgar Allan Poe's gothic masterpiece in a modern setting. Uniquely suita...
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By best-selling play! Full class set for just $3. Based on real events, We Shall Overcome tells the story of Martin Luther King's Birmingham Chil...
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Full class set for just $3! Original purchaser licensed to reproduce one classroom set per year. Read it once or practice it daily with students...
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"Mean Dice" uses dice to practice calculating mean, median, mode, and range. Comes with two versions, each with a whole group introductory activi...
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Full class set for just $3! Historically accurate, carefully researched, and kid-friendly! Based on real events, Box Brown's Freedom Crate tells ...
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Here's a compelling play about Jackie Robinson just in time for baseball season. Over my twenty years of using drama in the classroom kids say th...
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Don't let that next sub day overwhelm you! Here is seven hours of efficiently-organized, grade-specific material to make your next sub day easy a...
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Seven hours of efficiently-organized, grade-specific material to make your next sub day easy and worry-free. Whether a classroom teacher wanting ...
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Full class set for just $3! Now with a comprehension activity, too! Bring your Explorers unit to life with this original history play. Ponce de L...
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Sub planning made easy! Seven hours of efficiently-organized, grade-specific material to make your next sub day easy and worry-free. Whether a cl...
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Do your students know what it really felt like to be a slave at the end of the Civil War, to know freedom for the very first time? With the 150th...
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Grade 4 Day 2 features eighteen pages of original classroom material designed to make your next sub-day easy and worry free. Suitable for grades ...
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Imagine your students walking on the moon! This Read Aloud Play about the 1969 Apollo Moon Landing lets kids re-enact the now-famous "Eagle has l...
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How much is a worry-free sub day worth?! Seven hours of efficiently-organized, grade-specific material to make your next sub day easy and worry-f...
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Grade 5, Day 2 features nineteen pages of original classroom material designed to make your next sub-day as easy and worry free as humanly possib...
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Imagine your students at the Lincoln Memorial when Martin Luther King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech! This Read Aloud Play based on...
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Here's a uniquely-formatted, easy-on-the-eyes version of Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart. It comes with a "mock trial" comprehension activi...
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Full class set for just three bucks! Liven up your Civil Rights unit with this powerful classroom play about the Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-ins...
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A full class set for is just $3. This adaptation of W.W. Jacobs''s gothic masterpiece is perfect for fourth through eighth graders. Originally pu...
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Imagine if your first encounter with Martin Luther King was behind bars. "In the Jailhouse with Dr. King" takes place during the Montgomery Bus ...
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Erin S. re: EZSubPlans: Emergency Absence Plans, Fifth Grade, Day 1
If I have a 5th grade GATE class would you recommend purchasing the 5th grade level or would 6th grade be more fitting for them?
February 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Mack Lewis  (TpT Seller)
To be safe, use the sixth grade pack, but I think they'd both be challenging enough for your GATE kids. Many of the activities are open-ended and/or include extensions. Thanks!
February 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Samantha Leddel  (TpT Seller)
I have a copy of a play from Scholastic's January 2000 edition of Storyworks that I have been using for years, but I just found that I am missing a page. I would like to purchase it, but I don't see it here. Are you the author of "I Have a Dream: A Story from the Childhood of Martin Luther King, Jr." ? If so, can I buy it from you.
January 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Mack Lewis  (TpT Seller)
Email me at lewis@jeffnet.org and I will just send it to you. Because it is included in my book, Symbols of America, it is presently licensed to Scholastic, so I can't yet offer it on TpT. Or, if you want, the entire collection is on sale for just a buck at scholastic teacher express until Friday jan 17. Happy to help you out either way. -- Mack
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Buyer re: EZSubPlans: Emergency Absence Plans, Fourth Grade, Day 1
Hi,
My students don't do Mean until the end of the year, and we don't have calculators. Do you have any other math plans that I could substitute in?
November 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Mack Lewis  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for the question.

Do you also have my "Mean Dice" activity? It's the same thing but it includes mode, median, and range. You could leave notes for your sub to ignore finding mean and instead focus on the other concepts. If you e-mail me at lewis@jeffnet.org, I'll forward it to you. You might also consider letting your students go ahead and explore mean during that sub day. It may set them up for extra success later in the year.

The idea behind EZSubPlans is that, though not necessarily in sequence for anyone's individual calendar, they will fit grade level standards. You can be absent knowing you're students won't be stumbling through your required content (requiring you to reteach it later) but will still be doing something academically valid.

Best wishes!
November 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Jill Craddock Required Rhyming  (TpT Seller) re: Lewis & Clark and Bird Girl: Sacagawea readers theater history play
Hi Mack,

I love what you are doing with the reader's theater. I just wanted to make contact with you as a partner in this instructional strategy. I will refer people as I can to your site/store -- earlier today an ESOL teacher asked for more content. I mostly operate from my website www.requiredrhyming.com. Thanks for your work!

Best,
Jill
September 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Mack Lewis  (TpT Seller)
Thanks. I'll be sure to visit your site soon. Have a great weekend!

Mack
September 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Math Facts Program: Formula Fun Fact Car Rally Race
Hello,
Thank you for this great resource. Is there a placement test with the program?
August 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Tracee Orman  (TpT Seller)
Hi Mack -
I've been a subscriber to Scholastic's Scope and love all your read-alouds. I use them with my general English students. Have you ever written one for To Kill a Mockingbird (or would consider it)? Thanks so much for your great work. :) -Tracee
January 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Mack Lewis  (TpT Seller)
I'm truly flattered by your compliment, Tracee. Thank you. I consider Mockingbird to be the true "Great American Novel." Creating a twenty minute play from it would be a tall order, but it gives me an excuse to go re-read it to see what I might be able to craft. Thanks again.

...Alas, I neglected to consider copyright. Because Mockingbird was originally copyrighted in 1960, it'll be another 20 years before I can legally sell an adaption of it. I'd encourage you to try writing one (or have your students write one) for use in class.
January 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Maureen Mahoney  (TpT Seller) re: Read Aloud Plays: The Monkey's Paw gothic masterpiece
I purchased this Reader's Theater last week and made only one incomplete copy because my printer ran out of ink. I'm now ready to complete my printing. How can I do this without having to re-purchase? Thanks, M. Mahoney
January 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Mack Lewis  (TpT Seller)
I'm not entirely sure, as it has something to do with how TpT set up the site, but I'd be happy to e-mail you a PDF of the play. E-mail me at lewis@jeffnet.org and I'll take care of you. Have a great week!
January 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Tamara A. re: Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol classroom play script
How long is the play? Is the script the complete story?
November 26, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Mack Lewis  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for the question. The script is not the complete story--it has been shortened to accommodate readers in grades 4 through 6 (though I've used it with third graders and I know of other teachers who have used it with 7th graders). It has seven scenes: Scrooge's office when his nephew comes calling; Marley's visit; Christmas past; Christmas present; Christmas future (graveyard); Christmas morning when he awakes; Scrooge's office when he surprises Bob with merriment. All together it's about 20 minutes when performed. Good luck.
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Buyer re: Apollo 11 Moon Walk Printable Readers Theater Play Script
I bought this script "Apollo 11 Moon Walk" and when I went to download it, it said the page didn't exist..? Can you please email me the script? Kseward@st-josephschool.com
November 4, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Mack Lewis  (TpT Seller)
Sorry about that. It must be a glitch in TpT's system, but I'm e-mailing you a copy right now. Thanks for being patient.
November 4, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
I just purchased The Monkey's Paw and got the error message "Bad Gateway" when I tried to download. Can get around this?
October 26, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Mack Lewis  (TpT Seller)
Sorry to hear that. I'll reload it and see if that fixes it. If it doesn't, just e-mail me at lewis@jeffnet.org and I'll send you a copy directly.
October 27, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Mrs G  (TpT Seller) re: Jackie Robinson black history civil rights readers theater play
Does this include an reading comprehension questions?
September 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Donette W. re: Read Aloud Plays: Freedom for the First Time black history play script
Hi,
I purchased this script a few months ago. Our students enjoyed every moment of it, and I must expressed my gratitude.
We would like a repeat performance this year, but unfortunately we cannot download the last tow pages. Kindly email pages 5 and 6
February 13, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Martin Luther King We Shall Overcome Civil Rights Black History Play
Just FYI, there is a typo on the last page of the Birmingham Children's Crusade play. In the second column, Reporter #2 says, "Downtown is there's!" It should be "theirs" instead of there's.

Otherwise, great product! Thanks for writing so many great plays. I'm sure I'll download more in the future.
January 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Mack Lewis  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for letting me know. Maybe reporter #2 was a bit confused :).
January 12, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Scipi  (TpT Seller) re: Class Money: The Checkbook Project class economy financial literacy
I saw your store on the home page of Teachers Pay Teachers; so, I thought I would look at your freebie. I left you a rating. Well done and very colorful! You have professional looking products. I hope you will have time to rate one of my free products listed below.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Number-Tiles-FREE-Problem-Solving-Math-Activities-for-Grades-5-8

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Good luck as you sell on TPT!
November 10, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Beth S.
Hi Mack-
I can't find your read aloud plays on "Symbols of America" at TpT or Scholastic. Can you help? I'm looking for info on Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, specifically and thought your book might include this.

Thanks so much!
Beth Sommers, Teacher in NH :-)
October 16, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Mack Lewis  (TpT Seller)
Hi Beth. The only place Symbols is available is on Scholastic's e-book site here: http://teacherexpress.scholastic.com/read-aloud-plays-symbols-of-america. Unfortunately I did not do a play about either Ellis Island or the Statue of Liberty. (Seem like they'd be no brainers now, huh?) Sorry I couldn;t be more helpful.
October 16, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Stephanie Washington  (TpT Seller) re: Class Money: The Checkbook Project class economy financial literacy
Is your website down? I'm unable to access it. Thank you for sharing your creativity and humor in economics.
September 3, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Mack Lewis  (TpT Seller)
My website is up and working again. You can upload additional pieces to the Checkbook Project for free (just a way to get folks to visit my site).
October 16, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Class Money: The Checkbook Project class economy financial literacy
I am presenting my mini-economy system at a catholic schools conference in November. Would you mind if I included your packet & your website? I have utilized a mini-economy in my classroom since I have been teaching! We even take it to where students have to run a "store" and produce a good to sell. Last year the 6th grade teacher jumped on board and her class had to make, market & produce goods to sell to my class as suppliers (like how Walmart orders their products from a supplier). This year the 4th grade teacher is having her class mass produce an item that will be sold at my store! The children absolutely love it! The store is then opened up to the entire school! We provide the money (students make) to the other teachers and the kids come to the store to buy their products! During the 3rd & 4th quarter, the students must then pay income tax based upon what they make! (They really don't think it is right to loose their money to taxes! It is comical!) The parents think it is a wonderful thing too! Great system!
August 20, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Mack Lewis  (TpT Seller)
I apologize if I haven't answered your question--I was sure I had. Anyway, free free to use The Checkbook Project at your conference. Also be sure to visit my website for additional forms.
October 16, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
I would be interested in using some of your materials on my website universalhomeschool.com (this website is due to be released in August 2011). The site will mainly focus on teaching videos for children who are being homeschooled, or need the extra help. We will offer math, reading and writing. I started building this site about a year ago and during this time I have been creating videos, quizzes, worksheets and lesson plans. I originally wanted a site that would be available for free to parents and teachers. Unfortunately because of the cost of the hosting, development, materials, and other overheads having a free site would be impossible so I will be charging a yearly fee to have access to the site. This will be anywhere between $30 and $50.
Therefore I am asking you for permission to use your work on my website. I will pay for your materials, give you the credit, create a link to your page and give you free membership.
If you are not interested, that is fine I understand. Let me know if you would like to discuss another agreement.
Thanks
Gary Joseph
June 30, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
I would be interested in using some of your materials on my website universalhomeschool.com (this website is due to be released in August 2011). The site will mainly focus on teaching videos for children who are being homeschooled, or need the extra help. We will offer math, reading and writing. I started building this site about a year ago and during this time I have been creating videos, quizzes, worksheets and lesson plans. I originally wanted a site that would be available for free to parents and teachers. Unfortunately because of the cost of the hosting, development, materials, and other overheads having a free site would be impossible so I will be charging a yearly fee to have access to the site. This will be anywhere between $30 and $50.
Therefore I am asking you for permission to use your work on my website. I will pay for your materials, give you the credit, create a link to your page and give you free membership.
If you are not interested, that is fine I understand. Let me know if you would like to discuss another agreement.
Thanks
Gary Joseph
June 30, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: EZSubPlans: Emergency Absence Plans, Fourth Grade, Day 1
Do you have more than one day per grade?
July 17, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
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Mack Lewis  (TpT Seller)
We plan to have Day 2 for each of the current grades done by September 1, and we also hope to have Day 1 for blended classrooms done soon as well. Our goal is to eventually have three days for all elementary grades.
July 18, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Edgar Allan Poe's Tell-Tale Heart Modernized Readers Theater
Disregard the last question. I found the way to rate this. Forgive my being new to this. It really is simple once you are in the know.
May 26, 2009 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Edgar Allan Poe's Tell-Tale Heart Modernized Readers Theater
I paid to download the Tell-tale heart theater play script. How do I access it? I need it ASAP,please.
May 20, 2009 Report inappropriate comment
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Mack Lewis  (TpT Seller)
Hi. I suspect it is something internal with TpT,as it should have happened automatically. I also suspect if you contact TpT, they'll take awhile to resolve the problem, but if you e-mail me at lewis@jeffnet.org, I'll e-mail you back a PDF version immediately. Sorry about the trouble, and enjoy the play.

Mack
May 20, 2009 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been crafting reader's theater for Scholastic classroom magazines such as Scope and Storyworks for over fifteen years, and I've authored three books on education through Scholastic. I've developed a reputation for creating compelling read aloud plays based on American History, Civil Rights, and classic short stories. I also earned my National Board Certification in 2004. When not teaching the intermediate grades in southern Oregon, which I've done since 1993, I spend my time playing basketball, backpacking, and pestering kids. Contact me at lewis@jeffnet.org or visit one of my websites, MackLewis.com, ReadAloudPlays.com, or my public school site, DailyPlatypus.com. Thanks!

MY TEACHING STYLE

The materials I create are designed to give my kids the most academically-rewarding and personally enjoyable school experience possible. Visit my school website at DailyPlatypus.com to see what kind of wild stuff is going on in my classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification in 2004; Teacher-Advisor, Storyworks Magazine

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A., English, Southern Oregon University, 1992; Post-bac credential, Elementary Education, Southern Oregon University, 1993

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

For support information, additional downloads, and to make comments or reports problems, please visit my website at MackLewis.com or e-mail me at lewis@jeffnet.org. Also feel free to check out my public school site, The Daily Platypus, at dailyplatypus.com. Thanks!