Margaret Whisnant
 (1,978)
United States - North Carolina - Conover
Margaret Whisnant
4.0
4,116 votes
Think of the very best teacher you ever had and vow to be that for your students.
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
Please Rate Me!
3.9
This set of fifty multiple-choice questions covers the whole book and checks for basic comprehension. The test does NOT require story interpretat...
$3.50
Digital Download
3.9
4.0
This holiday-themed study of figurative language is composed of a series of original sentences, popular song lyrics, and a verse from a fami...
$3.95
Digital Download
4.0
3.9
This set of fifty multiple choice questions covers the whole book and checks for basic comprehension. The test does NOT require story interpretat...
$3.50
Digital Download
3.9
3.9
This set of fifty multiple choice questions covers the whole book and checks for basic comprehension. The test does NOT require story interpretat...
$3.50
Digital Download
3.9
3.8
This whole book test for Theodore Taylor's popular novel is a set of fifty, text-dependent, multiple choice questions. Students will find it ne...
$3.50
Digital Download
3.8
4.0
January in Figurative Language is a nine-page activity set in two parts (25 items each). The month of January--its weather and special designa...
$3.00
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
This figure-of-speech study is constructed around the loosely woven story of a family's Thanksgiving get together. Organized in three sections (...
$3.95
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
The month of October is the focus of this figurative language activity pack. Organized into three different lessons with 25 items each, students...
$3.95
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
This set of thirty-three multiple choice questions covers the whole book and checks for basic comprehension. The test does NOT require story inte...
$3.00
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
This whole book test for Ben Mikaelsen's popular novel is a set of fifty multiple choice questions. Students will find it necessary to read the ...
$4.00
Digital Download
4.0
3.9
This set of thirty-three matching-style questions covers the whole book and checks for basic comprehension. The test does NOT require story inter...
$3.00
Digital Download
3.9
4.0
These fifty multiple choice questions cover the full novel and check for basic comprehension. The test does NOT require story interpretation, b...
$3.50
Digital Download
4.0
3.9
This set of fifty multiple choice questions covers the whole book and checks for basic comprehension. The test does NOT require story interpretat...
$3.50
Digital Download
3.9
3.9
This whole book test for Elizabeth Gorge Speare's 1984 Newbery Honor Book is a set of 50 True/False questions. Students will find it necessary t...
$3.00
Digital Download
3.9
3.9
This set of fifty matching-style questions covers the whole book and checks for basic comprehension. The test does NOT require story interpretati...
$3.00
Digital Download
3.9
3.9
This whole book test for Karen Hesse's 1998 Newbery Medal Winner is a set of fifty multiple choice questions. The items do NOT REQUIRE STORY INT...
$3.50
Digital Download
3.9
3.9
This fifty-question multiple choice quiz for Lois Lowry's 1994 Newbery Medal Winner covers the whole book and checks for basic comprehension. The...
$3.50
Digital Download
3.9
4.0
This whole book test for Christopher Paul Curtis' 2000 Newbery Medal Winner is a set of fifty multiple choice questions. Students will find it n...
$3.50
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
This 148 page resource for teaching Ben Mikaelsen's popular novel has eight different components. Though CCSS alignments are not listed in this ...
$23.00
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
This one hundred and thirteen page resource for teaching Christopher Paul Curtis's 1996 Newbery Honor Book has eight different components. (1)T...
$23.00
Digital Download
4.0
Showing 1-20 of 477

Ratings

Digital Items
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
Hard Goods
N/A
Shipping Efficiency:
N/A
Overall Quality:
N/A
Accuracy:
N/A
Practicality:
N/A
Thoroughness:
N/A
Creativity:
N/A
Clarity:
Used Goods
N/A
Shipping Efficiency:
N/A
Item as Advertised:

4.0
Total:
4,116 total vote(s)
Ask Margaret Whisnant a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Immediately after graduating from Lenoir Rhyne College in 1965 with a degree in high school business education, I touched ground and taxied into a self-contained elementary classroom filled to the brim with 38 eighth graders. Not the place I had planned to spend the next thirty years, but unwittingly, I landed where I belonged! Most of my thirty years in education were spent living happily in the delightful, chaotic, but always interesting world of sixth, seventh, and eight graders. For three of those years I served as a facilitator for gifted education in twelve elementary schools, where I worked with fourth, fifth, and sixth graders and dozens of teachers. During the last phase of my career, I traveled to schools throughout western North Carolina and presented workshops based on a program for teaching composition skills that I authored and used in my classroom. In 1997, after retiring from the classroom, I founded Taking Grades Publishing Company and began a second career writing teaching materials for middle grade language arts teachers. The company has enjoyed steady growth and can now claim customers in all fifty states, several Canadian provinces, and even Taiwan! Joining the TeachersPayTeachers team in November 2008 was the beginning of my third career in education. Once a teacher. Always a teacher!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style would probably be classified as traditional in that I absolutely loved presenting a well-prepared lesson standing on my feet, facing my class, answering every question (twice), and circling often for special effects. Then I enjoyed watching and listening when my students packed up what I had taught and went exploring. I was progressive in that I kept an open mind for new ideas. I certainly tried and tested many current theories during my career (1965-1995). If there was a better way, I wanted it for my students, and I constantly incorporated new techniques and theories into my teaching. But the basics never really changed for me. Stand up and teach! Watch 'em go! Humor was always welcomed and encouraged in my classroom. How much better to go home exhausted from laughing than just exhausted! At the end of the day, if I had allowed my students to teach me at least as much I had taught, then I had been a good teacher.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Catawba County Language Arts Teacher of the Year 1994

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated from Fred T. Foard High School in 1962. Attended Lenoir Rhyne University 1962-1965. Graduated on the third Friday in August 1965 and begin teaching the next Monday, two days later.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

North Carolina is my home, always has been, always will be. I live in Conover, a small town located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. My home is the same one I bought thirty-five years ago as a starter, but it's OK. I am not finished with it. My first love is teaching, and I spent thirty happy years in the classroom as a middle school language arts teacher. To this day, I still am amazed that I actually got paid for doing something that I thought of as a natural part of my life. It was never a job. Ask anyone who knows me. Children and animals have always been my passion. During my teaching years, I served as secretary and president of the local humane society. There has always been at least one cat on my lap and a few others circling in a holding pattern. After retiring from teaching, I decided to pursue my long-time dream of writing teaching materials professionally. Along came my company, Taking Grades, the World Wide Web, some extremely sharp learning curves, and my dream grew into a reality. On the internet I am known as Margaret at Taking Grades, but in the community I am known as the bird lady. There is a good explanation. The same year I began writing, I also developed an interest in wildlife rehabilitation. Today I am a fully licensed wildlife rehabilitator, specializing in orphaned and injured songbirds. Each season, from April to the end of August, I take in around 150 little ones (robins, blue jays, blue birds, Carolina Wrens, chickadees, cardinals) anything claiming to be a songbird, raise them to adults, and release them back into the wild. My home office does double duty as a baby bird nursery from spring to late summer. I am withholding this information from the cats!