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Play to Learn Preschool
Play to Learn Preschool  (TpT Seller)
Did you see this?!!
http://blog.teacherspayteachers.com/happend-tpt-las-vegas/

I'm glad you got the picture, too. :)
July 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Wow! I feel like a celebrity! Thanks for sharing this and thank you again for helping me be brave! :)
July 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Play to Learn Preschool
Play to Learn Preschool  (TpT Seller)
Hi Shelley,
It was so good to meet you on Friday evening. Chatting with you and Leslie (and Charlie) was one of the highlights of the conference for me. I hope that you enjoyed the rest of the trip, and that we will see each other again next year.

Take care,
Jamie
July 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Jamie,

I so enjoyed meeting you in person as well! I was so thankful to have someone to walk into the happy hour with! I also appreciate you and Leslie talking me into approaching Paul and Deanna. You're right that I would have regretted it if I didn't! Thanks for helping me be brave! :) I look forward to talking with you in the forums and seeing you again next year! :)
July 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Literary Sherri
Literary Sherri  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Shelley! It was so fabulous to connect with you at the conference! Looking forward to chatting with you again next year . . . and in the forums until then! :)
July 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Me too Sherri! We need to make sure we plan a get together where we can get a better chance to chat longer!
On the way home from the airport now(1:10 am)! Such a great conference. Need to sleep in tomorrow and then get to work on my very long to-do list! :)
July 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

gafromms
Buyer re: Loser Teaching Novel Unit ~ Common Core Standards Aligned!
I'm looking at several of your novel units, and I need some clarity. I've noticed that you have a novel unit, then vocabulary and assessments separately. I'm wondering if the individual vocabulary and assessments are different from what is included in the unit. Thanks.
July 4, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
No, please don't buy both! The smaller packets for vocabulary and assessments are duplicates of what you get in the larger unit. It is more economical to buy the entire unit because you get teacher plans, comprehension questions, writing activities, vocabulary activities, assessments, after the book activities, and a checklist that aligns all the activities to the Common Core Standards.

I offer the smaller sections of the unit; vocabulary packet, assessment packet, and comprehension packet because I know that sometimes teachers just need a smaller section. But they are duplicates to what is in the larger unit so please only purchase one or the other! :)

Thank you for your interest. Please email with any additional questions.

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
July 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Karla Moore
Karla M.
Any chance you have a Lit Guide for "The Best Teacher in Second Grade"?
June 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Karla,

Thank you for your interest! I'm sorry I don't have a unit for that novel. :( You can download a complete listing of all the novel units and other products that I offer at theteachingbank.com.

Please email with any additional questions.:)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
June 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Claudania Shanks
Claudania Shanks  (TpT Seller)
Hi, I too have written several novel units but just signed up to become a seller. Any help you could give me on using book titles in your units would be appreciated! Did you create design the covers shown for you units for example Friindle? Thank you for your time!
June 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Claudina,

Yes, I designed the covers for all of my novel units. I have used various clip art in my covers that I have purchased here at TpT, at other clip art websites, and that my husband has designed for me (he is a graphic designer).

Please feel free to email me directly with other questions you have at theteachingbank@cox.net. I am happy to help! Another great source of information is the seller forums here at TpT. You will learn more there from the wonderful sellers here than you could ever dream! Come join us! :)

Shelley
June 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

etnoack
Buyer re: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Novel Unit ~ Common Core
I have a 3rd grader, I noticed that some but no all of the activities would be appropriate for her. Do you have an item I could purchase that may only have the things that are appropriate for her age?
May 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
Thank you for your interest. I'm sorry but most of my materials for the book are written to match the reading level of the book which is generally the 5-8th grade range for full comprehension. The comprehension packet that is sold individually outside of the unit may better meet your needs. It does not contain the full writing activities which would be far too difficult for a 3rd grader.
Please email with any other questions. I will respond when I return to town on June 3. Thank you for you interest.
Shelley
May 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

kkitch8
Buyer re: Stone Fox Vocabulary Packet w/ Quiz
My computer is not converting this to a Word document for me. Any suggestions?
May 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
This is sold as a PDF file. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and utilize the file. I am sorry this cannot be converted to Word due to copyright protections. Thank you for understanding.

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
May 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Jengreen0110
Buyer re: Bunnicula Novel Unit ~ Common Core Standards Aligned!
Hi,
I just bought the novel unit for Bunnicula, but the writing assignment at the end had writing prompts for Sarah, Plain and Tall.
May 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I am so sorry for the error. I have corrected the file so please re-download it and it should be fine for you now.

On 4/4/2014 I had to do some modifications and new saves for this unit file and my Sarah, Plain and Tall file for the US Copyright office and I must have saved the wrong page to the wrong file by mistake! I am so sorry and again I really appreciate you bringing it to my attention! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
May 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Kristin Wynegar
Kristin Wynegar  (TpT Seller)
You are an inspiration! So many products! So many books! So little time! ;)
April 29, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Well thank you Kristin! I've been creating novel units since I started teaching back in 1995, and selling them since 2003, so just a couple years under my belt! It does take some time to build up the products and store. Your store looks fabulous and I am sure you have a very bright future ahead! Keep it up! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
April 29, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

ramona kloss
ramona kloss  (TpT Seller)
I ordered one of your Bud, Not Buddy study guides. It was $4. I would rather have the vocabulary and quiz download. I know this seems crazy to ask but can I exchange what I have. I thought it would be more in-depth.
Thank you for your consideration.
MK
April 29, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Ramona,
It looks like you bought the Bud,Not Buddy Assessment Packet is that correct? As indicated in the description that includes end of the book assessments only.

Since we are dealing with downloadable products exchanging isn't really an option since it is impossible to return downloads. There are a couple different things we could do. I do sell the Vocabulary Packet (Vocabulary activities only) for $5. I also sell the Vocabulary Packet and the Assessment Packet (that you purchased) bundled together for $8. If you were to purchase this $8 item I could ask TpT to refund your $4 for the original purchase for the Assessment packet since you would have received a duplicate of it in the bundled packet.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bud-Not-Buddy-Vocabulary-Assessment-Packet-453264

You mention you are looking for something more in-depth and in that case I would highly recommend purchasing the full novel unit so that you would have the vocabulary packet, the assessment packet, as well as the comprehension questions, teaching plans, writing activities, after book activities, and CCSS alignment for $12. Again, if purchased I would ask TpT to refund your $4 for the duplicate Assessment Packet purchase that you have made since that is all included in the larger novel unit.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bud-Not-Buddy-Novel-Unit-Common-Core-Standards-Aligned-84456

Please take a look at the links and the corresponding descriptions and previews to see which product would best fit your needs. Once you make your purchase let me know via email: theteachingbank@cox.net and I will put in a ticket with the customer service at TpT and ask them to refund your $4 for the duplicate purchase.

Please email with any additional questions. Thank you for your purchase! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
April 29, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

lspuches
Buyer
I was looking to purchase the study guide for the book Wonder. I teach middle school students with Autism and think they could really get a lot from this book. I liked what you have done with this guide by looking at the preview. However we get a spending account credit card which I am authorized to use on TPT. However we cannot pay tax or for shipping. I was wondering if there was anyway that it could be downloaded or see if you had any other suggestions. Thank you for your time and for sharing your work.
Lisa Spuches
April 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Lisa,

I'm sorry your question is not linked to a specific product but I am assuming you are looking at the Wonder Novel Unit on CD product description page? If so, there is a link at towards the end of the product description that will take you to the listing for this same product that I offer via download. You can also copy and paste this address in your browser:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Wonder-By-RJ-Palacio-Novel-Unit-Study-Common-Core-Standards-Aligned-918078

It is the same product, just via download!

Thank you for your interest. Please email with any additional questions.

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
April 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

neigerf
neigerf  (TpT Seller) re: Maniac Magee Teaching Novel Unit ~ Common Core Standards Aligned!
In the preview the CCSS pages are blank... are they filled in with what correlates to each standard if the product is bought?
April 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

The preview is 156 pages long so it may take a minute for the page to show up on your screen depending on the speed of your internet connection. Those pages are towards the end so those will be the last to appear. When I tested it I had to wait about 30 seconds for them to appear on my screen, but they did finally show up! If you still can't get them to appear on your screen (TpT can be so glitchy sometimes!) click the little box in the upper right corner of the preview pane that has downward facing arrow. This will allow the preview to download onto your computer for easier viewing.

As for how the CCSS pages look please take a look at the last thumbnail picture. That is a sample page of one of the CCSS checklist pages. All the ELA pages that apply to the unit are included with the activity listed at the top and there is a blue X marked next to the standard that is applied in that activity.

Please email with any additional questions. Thank you for your interest! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
April 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Kirsten Ahlberg
Kirsten Ahlberg  (TpT Seller)
I downloaded the PDF file I purchased, but it's secured. I can't send it to my copy center at work to print when it's secured. Is there something I can do?
April 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Kirsten,

Is this for The Landry News Novel Unit? I checked the security settings and they are all correct for that file. The security settings that I place on the files are only to prohibit editing or modifying the file which need to remain to ensure copyright security for my work as well, as to abide by the terms of use of the clip art that is used. This is standard practice for digital download purchases via TpT. There are no security settings placed on the file that prohibit sending via email or printing the file. This sounds like some type of setting that is set up through your copy center and not on the file itself so I would contact them and explain that there are no settings on the file that prohibit sending via email or printing, only editing and see if they can assist you.

Sorry for the confusion. Thank you for your purchase! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
April 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Valorie Allen
Valorie A. re: Turtle in Paradise Novel Unit ~ Common Core Standards Aligned!
Does this packet contain the definitions to the vocabulary words?
March 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Valorie,
Yes the answer keys contain the definitions for all the vocabulary words included in the packet. Please email with any additional questions. Thank you for your interest! :)
Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
March 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

triden
Buyer
Thank you so much for your quick response. I am so sorry. It's not precept, it is cleft palate. It says cleftjalate on the word search for Part 1. I didn't even find these. I give the credit to my students. They always fix mistakes I make. ;0)

Thanks so much,
Tina Riden
March 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tina,

Your students are keeping me on my toes! They all deserve some extra credit! ;) It's all fixed now so please re-download from your "My purchases" page. Again, I apologize for the errors and I really appreciate you and your students bringing it to my attention! Thank you for being so understanding. :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
March 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

metromom3
Buyer
I bought your Small Steps package. I got the CD when I put it in nothing downloads?
March 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

Sorry for the confusion. Nothing will download onto your computer from the CD. What will happen is an icon should show up on your desktop that says "The Teaching Bank". You will double click this icon and open the folder. Inside this folder you will find the PDF for the Small Steps Novel Unit, a PDF that has al list of all my product offerings, and another folder that contains all the free products that I offer. This folder is titled "freebies".

You will need to open the PDF files in the newest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader for optimal viewing. You can download this for free from Adobe.com.

If you have any additional issues please email me at: theteachingbank@cox.net so we can troubleshoot possible solutions.

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
March 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

triden
Buyer
Hello,

I found a few mistakes that I wonder if you could fix them or if I can fix them. On Part 1 word search the word Precepts is "PPECEPT". On Part 2 vocabulary, 2 across is spelled "disproportionally" but the vocab word is disproportionately. (it freaked my 5th graders out). On Part 3-4 crossword, 5 down is inkling but the definition is the definition for kinetic.

Thanks so much for doing all of this!!! You're awesome!!!

Thanks,
Tina Riden
March 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tina,

Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I have corrected the Part 2 and part 3-4 Crossword puzzles and have uploaded the files. Please re-download from your "My purchases" page so that you have the corrected files.

For the Part 1 Word Search I did check and the word Precept is spelled correctly on the puzzle. I think you may be looking at one line over where there are 2 P's next to each other?

I apologize for the errors and I am so appreciative that you have brought them to my attention and given me the opportunity to correct them for you. Thank you so much for your purchase and please email any time with questions. :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
March 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

jlocam2002
Buyer re: Freckle Juice Vocabulary Packet w/ Quiz
Are these other mini packs included in the $12 packet?
March 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

Thank you for your interest. I am assuming by mini-packets you are referring to the vocabulary, assessment, and comprehension packets for Freckle Juice? If so, yes everything that is in those packets is in included in the Freckle Juice Novel Unit as well as an After the Book Activity Packet and CCSS alignment checklists. Please don't buy both! It is by far a better deal to buy the Freckle Juice Novel unit as you get all those portions and more for a lesser price!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Freckle-Juice-Novel-Unit-Common-Core-Standards-Aligned-84873

Please email with any additional questions. Thank you for your interest! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
March 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

srilekhasenthil
Buyer
I just want to know for how long I have access to The Chocolate Touch common core if I purchase for download. Please email me: srilekhasenthil@yahoo.com
March 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
Thank you for your interest. When you purchase a downloaded product there is no time frame in which you have access. The product will remain in your "My Purchases" area of your account as long as you have an account here at TpT. In addition if there are ever any updates made to a file you have purchased you will have access to the updates at no additional charge.

Please email with any additional questions. Thank you for your interest! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
March 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Karen Barnes
Karen Barnes  (TpT Seller)
Hi I have just purchased your soft g , hard g gumball activity. I was wanting to use it as a whole class activity on the smart board rather than a small group activity on printed card. Do you have a version that can be used on the Smart board ?
Thankyou.
March 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Karen,

Unfortunately the terms of use for the clip art that I used for this product from Scrappin Doodles prohibits me from using this in a Smart board format. Sorry. :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
March 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Kim Kroll
Kim Kroll  (TpT Seller)
I noticed you are in the top 90-100 sellers this week. If you don't mind me asking, how many items do you sell per day (on average)? I'm asking all sellers 99-100, so if you don't want to share, I completely understand. (Just curious how long it will take me to get where you are!) Here's my email if you prefer to answer there. luckykroll@hotmail.com
Thanks so much.
Wishing you increased sales!!- Kim
March 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Kim,

Check your email! :)
March 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

ruthiejane
Buyer
Sorry my question regards your Flat Stanley unit. If the teacher lesson plans have just the 2 sentence objectives and 2 sentence directions, I couldn't use them as a framework for my Flat Stanley unit planning. We need to follow a rigorous format that includes the phases, viewing, conclusion, evaluation, along with the objectives and CCSS. Thanks!
March 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

Yes, the Flat Stanley unit is set up just like it shows in the preview in the objective and direction format. This is the way I have always had to turn in lesson plans to the administrations I have worked for. The CCSS checklists at the end of the unit (shown in their entirety in the preview) would give you the activity at the top of the page along with the standard addressed marked on the checklist. You would be able to add that to the daily lesson plan objective fairly easily since it is all spelled out.

Sounds to me like your maybe administration might be looking for more of a scripted lesson format (?) and that would not be what my unit provides. You may try searching TpT for "Flat Stanley scripted lesson plans" and see if you get any hits from some other sellers.

Thank you for your interest. Please email with any additional questions.

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
March 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

ruthiejane
Buyer
Sorry but another question about your lesson plans...are they set up with materials/equipment needed, preparation phase, during phase, Viewing component, conclusion, independent opportunities to practice, evaluation, etc??? Our school is mega fanatical about our inclusion of these features.
March 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
I'm sorry right now TpT is experiencing some technical difficulties so your question is not showing which product in particular you are asking about or giving me a buyer name. Your question indicates that you may have asked another question previously but without knowing your buyer ID I don't know which one to reference. If my answer seems vague those are the reasons and I apologize. :)

The lesson plans that accompany my novel units are set up in the following format and you can see an example of this in the free preview that is available for download on the specific product you are looking at. (green button under the cover photo)
Day 2:
Objectives: After reading chapter 2 student will be able to do the following:
• Answer comprehension questions in their packet.
• Define the words percolate and expenditures.
Directions:
1. Discuss the assignment from yesterday.
2. Student will read chapter 2 and complete the assignment outlined in the objective independently.

For some of my other products the plans are geared more as teacher directions and again each product has the example shown in the free preview that you can download prior to purchase so you should be able to see all the teacher direction page examples in the different products to get an idea of how they are set up to see if they meet the needs you are looking for.

Thank you for your interest. Please email with any additional questions. Sorry to be so vague! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
March 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

ruthiejane
Buyer
In your Flat Stanley unit, does each lesson specify the common core standards addressed? in our planning we need to list the ccss for each lesson taught.
March 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

Please download the free preview file using the green button under the cover photo. In that preview file you can see how I have the CCSS checklist portion of the unit set up in its entirety. I have the checklist with all the standards listed for grades 2-4 with the specific activity listed at the top and then a check is placed next to the standard that is addressed during that specific activity. I do this for each activity in the unit.

In the preview I also have a sample page of how I have the lesson plans set up. I do not have the CCSS listed on the lesson plan sheet itself. I have chosen to keep the CCSS separate on the checklist since there are many buyers that come from states that are not adopting the CCSS and/or home schooling parents that are not using the CCSS so that way the lesson plans are there for everyone and the CCSS checklists can easily be incorporated for those that need them, and discarded for those that don't.

Please email with any additional questions. Thank you for your interest! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
March 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Nancy  Rhoades
Nancy Rhoades  (TpT Seller) re: Shiloh Novel Unit ~ Common Core Standards Aligned!
This looks great, but got a little concerned when I saw that half the pages in the preview were lists of the standards. How many pages in the "real" thing are activities/questions and how many are standards?
March 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Nancy,

If you look at the thumbnail pictures or at the preview download the Table of Content page is included. That page lists the page numbers for all the separate sections of the unit: Teacher Packet (containing lesson plans and answer keys), Student packet (containing vocabulary activities, comprehension questions, and additional activities), Assessment Packet (containing vocab, short answer, multiple choice, and writing assessment), CCSS checklists, After the Book Activity Packet, finally the credits page.

Please email with any additional questions. Thank you for your interest.

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
March 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

mbock22
Buyer
I really don't have a question, but observations that you might want to correct on your Bud, Not Buddy unit.
On the crossword puzzle:
#5 DOWN engagement does not fit with #1 ACROSS ventriloquist.
#6 DOWN matrimonial does not fit with #10 ACROSS plagues

Besides those problems, the unit was perfect for my class Thanks!
March 4, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I can't believe my eyes have missed this so many times and not one buyer has brought it to my attention! I am going to fix the file right now and upload an updated version. Watch your account where you will be able to re-download the corrected version.

I so appreciate you bringing this to my attention and giving me the opportunity to correct it for you and all the other past and future buyers! Thank you so much! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank

ETA: The file has been corrected and updated so please re-download! Thanks again for the head up! :)
March 4, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

M Reif
M Reif  (TpT Seller) re: Number the Stars Novel Unit ~ Common Core Standards Aligned!
Does your product actually break down comprehension questions/activities by specific standard such as 5.1- can quote from text?
Thanks.
February 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
I don't list the specific standard next to each specific comprehension question if that is what you mean? What I do is include a CCSS Checklist that lists all of the standards. At the top I list the activity, say Comprehension Questions, and then on the checklist I mark off all the standards that will be addressed within the completion of the comprehension activities. Some questions will hit some standards and not others, etc. I repeat this for each activity within the unit. I do include the CCSS checklists in their entirety in the free preview that you can download prior to purchase so you can see how it is set up.

Hopefully that answers the questions that you have. If you have any additional questions please email. Thank you for your interest. :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
February 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Lynne Clements
Lynne C. re: The Chocolate Touch Novel Unit ~ Common Core Aligned!
quick question. I purchased this last year. When I am looking through the revised packet, there is a sequence activity that says "click on the picture". Not sure what I am suppose to be seeing or finding. Could you let me know. Thanks! Lynne
February 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Lynne,
The picture has a hyperlink attached to it so if you click on it you will be taken to the Flickr website where you can download and print images (choose the more actions option on the right hand column) that you can use to complete the sequencing activity. This works best if you are working directly out of Adobe Acrobat Reader file.

Please email with any additional questions.

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
February 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Mr Educator - A Social Studies Professional
When you get a minute, can you email me? I have a couple questions for you about doing taxes. cvgarber@gmail.com Thanks!
February 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Will be happy to as soon as I get home from my daughter's basketball game Mr. Educator!
Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
February 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

danapowers
Buyer
I just wanted to thank you for refunding the cost from the Dear Mr. Henshaw vocabulary packet. It was so unexpected! I'll buy from you again!

Dana
February 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
No problem Dana. I certainly did not want to take money from you for a duplicate purchase. I am glad that you brought it to my attention so I could initiate TpT to issue the refund to you. Please email any time with any questions about any product. Thank you again for your purchase! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
February 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Jennifer Smith
Jennifer S. re: The Tale of Despereaux Vocabulary Packet w/ Quiz
Does this packet tell which chapter the word is located?
February 4, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
Yes, there is a page in the packet that lists all the words and tells which chapter the each word is in. There is also an answer key for both the vocabulary bookmark and the definition sheet that tells what page the word can found on. Please note though that the page number may vary slightly due to different printing editions of the book, but the chapter numbers will remain the same.

Thank you for your interest. Please email with any additional questions.

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
February 4, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Carolyn Hawkins
Carolyn Hawkins  (TpT Seller)
I had previously downloaded your multiplication fact sheets: Getting to the Core of the Twos, Batting out the Threes, Carving out the fours, Pouncing on the Fives, etc. That being said, My 7's page is not turning up. Could you send me the sevens page?
Thank you! cras.hawkins@gmail.com
February 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Carolyn,

Thank you for your interest! I recently reworked my freebie offerings and combined the sheets into packets. Here are the listings (still free) where you can get all the factor sheets, including the 7's:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplication-Basic-Facts-0-6s-Factor-Practice-Sheets-96989

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplication-Basic-Facts-7-12s-Factor-Practice-Sheets-98641

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplication-Basic-Facts-0-10s-and-1-12s-Practice-Sheets-98661

Please email with any additional questions!

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
February 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

l1z065
Buyer re: Betsy Byars Novel Unit Bundle ~ Common Core Aligned!
Have you produced a packet for Dead Letter by Betsy Byars?
January 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
I am sorry I do not have a unit for that book. Being book 3 in a series means it would make the most sense to make units for the entire series and it is not one that has been requested so I really do not have plans to make one in the future. Sorry! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
January 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Rebekah Witkowski
Rebekah Witkowski  (TpT Seller) re: Long Vowel O ~ oa Family Literacy Center ~ Common Core Aligned!
Hi, I just purchased your Long Vowel O ~ oa center to go along with my Stevenson Reading Curriculum. Long story short -- I was wondering if you could provide me with a copy of the letter o on the chocolate and the letter a on the marshmallow. It's supposed to be like "we hear the O sound like we taste the yummy chocolate, but the a sound is just smooth and quiet like a melting marshmallow helping the word stick together." I was amazed to find your product but was just wondering if you could add a couple of those pages for me. I would appreciate it greatly!! Thanks!
January 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Rebekah,

I'd be happy to do that. Your idea is great so I am going to update the product right now. Please re-download the product from your "My Purchases" page. The new download should have the 2 new pages included. Thanks for your purchase and the great idea! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
January 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

jchomko
Buyer
Hello-

I am getting ready to start my Tale of Despereaux unit Monday. I bought the packet and have one small favor. Is there a way for me to get a copy of the cover page with a white background? I think the kids would enjoy coloring the cover page to personalize it. Thank you! My name is Julie Chomko and I purchased the unit about one month ago. My email is jchomko@sfxlg.org
January 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Julie,
Thank you for your purchase. I just messed with the clip art image in photoshop to see if I could take the color out and leave only a black and white outline of the mouse. Unfortunately it doesn't work. The mouse is drawn in kind a brushed fashion so there isn't a definite complete outline. When the color is removed there are only pieces of the outline, not a complete mouse. It totally loses the look. Sorry I couldn't make it work for you.

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
January 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Temi Akojie
Temi Akojie  (TpT Seller) re: Charlotte's Web Teaching Novel Unit ~ Common Core Standards
I am not happy with my purchase :( You need to be specific of how many pages of activities were available for students. When I saw 174 pages, I didn't realize that MORE than half of my purchase was going to be Common Core.
January 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Temi,
Thank you for your purchase.

I'm sorry that you did not feel that I was specific in my page numbers. The thumbnail picture contains the Table of Contents that outlines the exact page numbers for all sections of the unit.

In addition I include a preview that you are able to download prior to purchasing that also includes this TOC as well as the Common Core Standard Alignment Checklists in their entirety.

Again, this is all available prior to making your purchase so I am not sure what more I can do to make it more specific or clear?

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
January 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

jana montierth
Jana M.
Hello, I just bought your Wonder unit! I love it and I am so excited to use it with my class. I teach a 6-7-8 Home Studies Class and I was wondering if you have matched the standards for Middle School as well and I could purchase it. Or If you were willing to share the editable template so I can include the 7th/8th grade standards for the lesson and make it all match. =) Let me know you thoughts..

Thanks so Much! Andrea
January 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Andrea,
Thank you for your purchase! :)

I don't have an editable template. I don't use Word at all to create my materials. I use a design program called Adobe Illustrator and then save as a PDF so it is not editable.

I would be happy to create one for you. Please let me know the email address that you would like it mailed. Send to:theteachingbank@cox.net (TpT does not give us any of your information so I have no way to contact you)

I am leaving right now to go to a Dr appt to evaluate a rotator cuff injury I have in my shoulder so I won't be able to get this to you this afternoon. I may get it done tonight, if not I'll email it to you tomorrow.

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
January 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

debrafox
Buyer
I bought "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe about two week ago... I printed it once from home, but didn't save it...

I am trying to find it but I can't... Debra Fox email debra.fox@fayar.net

Can you forward me an additional copy via email?

Thank you, Debra Fox
January 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi Debra,

Thank you for your purchase. You just need to go to the "My TpT" link at the top of this page. There is a drop down where you can choose "My purchases". Everything that you have purchased from TpT should be there and you can re-download the files at any time at your convenience from whatever computer you are on.

I checked my sales here at TpT and I didn't see a sale for your buyer name here so I checked over at my Teacher's Notebook store and saw a buyer on my list with an ID that might be yours. If you bought it there instead of here at TpT you can follow the same directions as above by going to your purchases, just at that website.

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
January 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Jordanharriet
Buyer re: Wonder By R.J. Palacio Novel Unit Study~ Common Core Standards Aligned!
Thanks for the replies. I was thinking of giving the quizzes after each chapter/section so that I can basically 'check-in' to make sure that they are paying attention during the read aloud.
January 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

So sorry! It's late and my brain is half asleep! I have 80 novel units and all of them have the comprehension quizzes at the end of the book except for the Wonder unit! When you sent this question it clicked, "Oh yeah I did that one different!" Sorry! :)

For Wonder the comprehension quizzes are set up to be given after reading section 1, after reading section 2, after reading section 5, and then the end. I tried to break them up to be fairly equal. Sections 3-5 and 6-8 are shorter sections than 1 and 2 in page length in the book. All the quizzes are clearly marked so you know which quizzes go with which sections and so on. Each quiz only goes with that section as well so the student isn't asked to pull things from section 1 to answer a question for the section 8 quiz.

The daily comprehension questions and discussions (if you follow the teacher plans) will help you gauge how well they are listening and understanding the book as well as you read aloud too.

Sorry not answering well the first time! Thanks for giving me a chance to clear it up. Please email with any additional questions. Thank you for your interest! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
January 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Jordanharriet
Buyer re: Wonder By R.J. Palacio Novel Unit Study~ Common Core Standards Aligned!
I have been looking at the preview and am wondering if the sections are clearly marked as to sections to give the comprehension quizzes. (sorry but I don't have the Wonder book in front of me). Just wanted to know how the quizzes are spaced out throughout the reading of the book. I just didn't want too much time to go by with the reading of the text and the frequency of the quizzes. Does that make sense.
Thanks!
January 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

There are comprehension questions broken down for each chapter of the book that are clearly marked with the chapter title (this book doesn't assign chapter numbers) and the teacher plans/packet will indicate which vocabulary words go with which chapters as well as the comprehension questions. There is comprehension and vocabulary work for the student to do with each chapter of the book as they read. There are also some additional writing activities to complete after the end of each section of the book (the book is broken into sections told by a different character's voice).

The actual quizzes are in the assessment packet that is given at the end of the book.

Please email with any additional questions. Thank you for your interest! :)

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
January 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Jordanharriet
Buyer re: Wonder By R.J. Palacio Novel Unit Study CD ~ Common Core Standards Aligned!
Do you mean that you actually have to mail the product to me? Or is it all receivable electronically?
January 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

You can order this product on a CD and mailed to you through the postal mail:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Wonder-By-RJ-Palacio-Novel-Unit-Study-CD-Common-Core-Standards-Aligned-918095

or you can purchase it as a digital download:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Wonder-By-RJ-Palacio-Novel-Unit-Study-Common-Core-Standards-Aligned-918078

The products are identical, it's just the mode that you receive it that is different. The cost for the CD purchase is more expensive due to the postage fees.

Please email with any additional questions. Thank you for your interest.

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
January 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Angie Bumgarner
Angie B.
Good Morning! I have followed you since your store on ebay. I have purchased a few of the novel units on cd and was wondering if they were the same as the previous CD's on ebay?
December 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

Thank you so much for your continued support! I do sell my units in somewhat of the same format as what I was selling on Ebay but I have updated and added to them quite a bit over the years. All the units now have assessment additions, some addition vocabulary activities, and are aligned to the common core standards. I have added some additional writing activities to some select units as well. If you look at the previews of the individual unit here at TpT you will be able to compare the look and also look at the table of contents for the individual unit to see how it compares to the old unit that you have. I do sell the units in parts as well so if you are only needing the new vocabulary section or assessment for example you can buy that separate from the entire unit to save money so you don't have to buy the entire thing.

The nice thing here at TpT you can buy the units via download instead of CD if you prefer so you can save on shipping and have them much quicker!

Please take a look at my store/preview and if you have any additional questions please email!

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
December 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

jkayres
Buyer
Do you have a Multiplication Basic Fact's Practice Sheet for 7's?? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

Thanks! :)
December 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
HI,

I sure do. Here is the link. Sorry it was so hard to find! :)

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplication-Basic-Facts-7s-Mastery-Sheet-589620

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
December 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Kristin  Thomforde
Kristin Thomforde  (TpT Seller)
Can I either get a refund or another version of the Wonder Assessment Packet? I paid $15 for it and can't even open it.
Thanks!
December 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

Here is a link to the FAQ about file opening issues here at TpT:
https://support.teacherspayteachers.com/What-if-I-can---t-open-file-c15-a94.html

I've checked the file for the Wonder Unit (priced at $15) and the Wonder Assessment Packet (priced at $6) and both are downloading correctly on my end. The Wonder unit is 356 pages long so it is a larger file that may take a minute or 2 to download. If you try and open it before the download is complete it won't open. Please try re-downloading and make sure to let the download complete before trying to open.

The other most possible scenario is you are not opening the file using the most up to date version of Adobe Acrobat Reader which can cause tech issues. You can download this for free from Adobe.com.

If neither of these fix your issue please contact the TpT support team using the "contact us" link at the bottom of any TpT page. They will be able to help you will any tech and/or account issue.

Thank you for your purchase and sorry for any inconvenience you are having.

ETA: I am sorry I just realized that you were the buyer that was having problems with this file back in October. Please check your spam folder for emails from Teachers Pay Teachers. Ericka from the TpT support team has tried to send you 3 separate messages back in October to help you with your issue and is awaiting your response. As a seller I am given no identifying information about you, including your email address so I have absolutely no way to contact you. I have referred your question today back to Ericka so she may be contacting you again so please check your spam folder so we can get this working for you.

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
December 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

mrowland06
Buyer
I purchaced the blowing bubbles with the h brothers digraph activity and I am only able to download the sample version that I cannot use.... Is there something I'm doing wrong?
November 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
Thank you for your purchase. I am sorry you are having difficulties. Please contact the TpT support using the contact us link at the bottom of this page. It sounds like there may be an issue with the download itself or your account and TpT handles both of those areas. I haven't had any other issues with the file from other buyers and it appears ok on my end. I am sure the TpT tech people will get this fixed quickly for you. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
November 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

tbliss00
Buyer re: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Novel Unit ~CCSS
I purchased your unit and when I went to print it out, every page in the unit had a watermark across the middle. Please let me know what I need to do in order to fix this. Thank you!
November 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

I am sorry you are having difficulties with your download. I have checked the file and it appears fine on my end. Please make sure that you are using the most up to date version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print your file. You may download this for free from adobe.com.

If that does not solve the issue please contact the TpT Tech team using the "contact us" link at the bottom of any TpT page. They will be able to help you with file download issues.

Sorry for any inconvenience this is causing you. Thank you for your purchase.

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
November 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Caity Cuthbertson
Caity Cuthbertson  (TpT Seller) re: Wonder By R.J. Palacio Novel Unit Study~ Common Core Standards Aligned!
Thank you!!! I got it :)
November 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Great! Thanks again for your purchase and please email with any additional questions.
Shelley
November 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Caity Cuthbertson
Caity Cuthbertson  (TpT Seller) re: Wonder By R.J. Palacio Novel Unit Study~ Common Core Standards Aligned!
I just bought this Unit you've planned and I'm soooo excited about it. I got a message after it downloaded that it couldn't open and says "It may be damaged or use a file format that Preview doesn’t recognize" Help!!!
November 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi, It sounds like you are trying to open the file in preview instead of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Some computers will do this by default. You will want to open the file in the most current version of Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free from adobe.com.

If that does not solve your issue please use the "contact us" link at the bottom of any TpT page to contact customer support and they can help with tech issues from site downloads and issues.

Sorry for any inconvenience. Please contact with any additional questions. Thank you for your purchase!

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
November 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Mario Lipari
Mario L. re: The Last Holiday Concert Teaching Novel Unit CD~ Common Core Standards
I would like to preview this before possibly purchasing; unfortunately I do not see where I can accomplish this
October 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Teaching Bank
The Teaching Bank  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

Please click on the green Preview button that is located under the thumbnail photos of the product above. It will download a PDF preview file to your computer for viewing.

Please note. This product is a PDf that is burned to a CD and mailed through the postal mail. If you prefer a download please visit here as it is the same file, just in the download version:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Last-Holiday-Concert-Teaching-Novel-Unit-Common-Core-Standards-84467

I also noticed you are looking at the assessment and vocabulary packets that I offer for this book. These packets are just smaller portions taken out of this larger unit so please don't purchase both the unit and the smaller packets as they will be duplicates.

Thank you for your interest. Please email with any additional questions.

Shelley @ The Teaching Bank
October 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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I've taught 3rd, 4th, & 6th grades with most my time spent with 4th graders. I created The Teaching Bank as a way to stay connected to the education field and to continue creating teaching resources after my hearing impairment worsened to a degree that made full-time teaching too difficult. I stay connected with students through volunteer work in my children's classrooms and schools.

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