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These are six reading quizzes for Orwell's 1984. Zip file contains both .doc and .pdf versions. Quiz 1 – Book I Chapters 1-4, pp. 5-42 .........
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IF YOU DECIDE TO PURCHASE THIS ITEM, would you please email me (ewohlsdorf@bis.midco.net)? Let me know if it's useful. Offer constructive critici...
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THE PREVIEW FOR THIS PRODUCT IS MY OLD FREE PRODUCT, WHICH COVERED THE ODD CHAPTERS of the novel ONLY. That free product will remain available he...
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These are six quizzes on segments of the novel, ranging in length from ten to fourteen questions each, for a total of 72 items. All my quizzes ar...
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Nine pages of study guide questions followed by nine pages of answers and explanatory notes. Study guide for RED BADGE OF COURAGE, by Stephen C...
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You will find nothing conventional about this MACBETH unit. All my close reading study guides require students to encounter literature and DEAL W...
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Four quizzes, easy to correct, but challenging for students. Generally speaking, if they've read the material, they'll do well in the quizzes. I...
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Try the preview file - it alone constitutes quite a thorough study of Act III - and see if it works for you, then decide whether you want the res...
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Ten pages of questions followed by nine pages of answer key and discussion. Study guide for The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Detailed reading, inc...
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True-false and multiple choice questions. The play is divided into three segments. Each quiz contains twelve items: Act I, Scenes 1, 2, and 3 A...
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Study guide contains questions of all sorts, from basic comprehension to complex reasoning and interpretive items. Six pages of questions plus fi...
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Revised 11/1/12. Same substance as before. I just added color and changed the title. I have drawn this picture on the front board of my classroo...
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Study guide for OF MICE AND MEN, by John Steinbeck. Detailed reading, including all answer keys and discussion on some of the finer points. PLEA...
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IF YOU DECIDE TO PURCHASE THIS ITEM, WOULD YOU PLEASE EMAIL ME (ewohlsdorf@bis.midco.net)? I'm interested in knowing whether you find the materia...
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IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR CLOSE READING QUESTIONS FOR ANYTHING AFTER CHAPTER 6 OF BOOK THE SECOND, I WOULD ADVISE YOU NOT TO PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT! ...
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Photo by Gary Warren, 1973 Why the photo? It's an attempt to connect with the bloody story. America's obsession for the game of football is so ...
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The .zip file contains a folder with both .doc and .pdf versions of the manual. The 48 page writing manual is keyed to a number of commonly recu...
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Study guide for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Detailed reading, including all answer keys and discussion on some of the finer points. PLEASE REMEMBER T...
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Hi, Wohlsi:
No question here; I just wanted to leave you a quick note. I happened upon TpT this afternoon while looking for something unrelated and from there happened onto your "store." Even though I'm no longer in teaching (I taught high school English 1991-96), I wanted to say that if I were still teaching, or if I ever go back (still a pipe dream I think about from time to time), I would be a frequent buyer of your products. Keep up the terrific work!
February 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Wohlsi's TPT Store  (TpT Seller)
Wow. That is wonderful to hear. Thank you so much!
February 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Hi there-
I just purchased your TKAM nit plan, but the Word doc won't display past page 1 - I'm not sure why not- any ideas? Its useless as is.
Stella
January 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Wohlsi's TPT Store  (TpT Seller)
Hi Stella,

First, thank you for your interest in my products. I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble. I will do whatever I can to make certain you get up and running.

This is the first time I've ever seen this problem from any of my products, and I've been selling since 2007. Immediately after I received your post, I was very concerned, so I attempted a download of the study guide to my Mac, and it worked perfectly. Whatever the difficulty may be, I'm confident we can work on this together and solve it.

I see you have purchased the study guide, the quizzes, and the writing assignment. Are you having difficulty with all of these, or just one? Try downloading again. TPT should allow you multiple downloads, I believe, once you've made the purchase. Another thing we can do is communicate through email. I can send you a copy of the study guide, or the quizzes, or the writing assignment, or all three if you need them.

Are you using Microsoft Word? If not, I can provide pdf versions for you.

Please email me. Let me know how the second download attempt goes, and we'll work on it from there:

ewohlsdorf@gmail.com

Thank you again for your interest in my product.

OK! Glad to see it was a minor issue. Fonts! Who'd have believed? I've updated the product. Hope it makes the trip more smoothly to anyone else who needs it in the future.

Gene
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Buyer re: Macbeth Unit, Pre and Post Reading Quizzes, Study Guides, 80+ Pages, Answer Keys
Hi there! I am interested in purchasing your Macbeth Unit, but I am wondering if you have daily lesson plans on how to use your resources as well? I would also like to know if you would recommend this unit to be used with 12th graders? I noticed in comments that were left that it was used in a 7th grade classroom. I do not want to use the unit if my college prep level seniors would seem to become bored with it.

Thank you in advance for any input you can give!

Meghan
January 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Wohlsi's TPT Store  (TpT Seller)
I use this learning tool primarily with seniors. Your seniors will find it challenging. Teachers who use this and other close reading study guides for younger students will find it necessary to trim back on the amount of close reading they require. Make certain you download my free sample unit from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (which covers the assassination scene in the play) to find out more about how I use close reading study guides.

To emphasize an important point: I NEVER require my students to close read an entire novel, play, or even a story. Close reading is not exactly a daily activity in my classes. However, it is a very special skill that kids need to learn. The exact manner in which you decide to implement a close reading skill-building program will be entirely up to you. I provide close reading questions for nearly every development in the play. You will decide which ones you want to cover, and you will make that decision based on the readiness of your students.

Here is that link to the Julius Caesar free product. It will inform you much more thoroughly on my methods:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Julius-Caesar-The-Assassination-Scene-Initial-Reading-Study-Guide-and-Test-370577

Here is another one of my free products outlining my instructional methods for administering all my close reading study guides. Please download it and have a look:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Fearfully-Close-Are-Gene-and-Finny-Gay-Common-Core-Essentials-148944
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Ellen Weber  (TpT Seller)
Would love to invite you to join a secondary pinning party over at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=31288 Let’s grow the upper class community together – one pin at a time.

Hope to see you there – and I for one am excited to pin your products!
Best of the season! Ellen Weber
December 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Wohlsi's TPT Store  (TpT Seller)
Thank you, Ellen. I shall be over to check it out!
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Danielle Knight
Danielle Knight   (TpT Seller)
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BmVifFUNeECmGkPPfpRy9eEjdnBx4tmzSM4K9HT_w1U/viewform

Super Secondary TpT Giveaway
Co-Hosts, Brittany Wheaton (The SUPERhero Teacher) and Danielle Knight (Study All Knight).
Interested in being a part of our Super Giveaway? Let's show our Teachers lots of Appreciation by giving one lucky super secondary teacher a grand prize. We are looking for contributions from all subject areas, grades 7-12, and all levels (AP, honors college prep, skills, SGI, resource, and adaptive). We cannot forget our friends who teach character education, anti-bullying, and behavioral support. So join in the fun!

Hi Gene! If you are interested go to the link. We would love it!
April 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Wohlsi's TPT Store  (TpT Seller)
Since you asked, Danielle, yes, I would be delighted.
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Tracy Fordham  (TpT Seller)
Gene,
I really love your stuff. I work on a Mac with Word 2008. Will the macros work? I did read that you recommend 2010 but I'm very interested in your product and need to see if an upgrade is in order.
Thanks, Tracy
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Wohlsi's TPT Store  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much! I think Macros should work on 2008. (I actually tried the product on a 2008 Office® application on a PC before, but I had to make very certain Macros were enabled. It can be tricky if you're not careful.) Remember to follow the instructions. I'm sure you have to rename the file (add the suffix, ".docm") if you're working on a 2010 Office® app. But if I remember correctly, the trip over to a 2008 did not destroy the suffix; in fact, I believe, with proper "enabling," the Macros went over quite well. The problem is, working from one platform to another, you need to adapt. You may need to educate yourself a bit about Macros in Office® 2008. Make sure you download the preview file first. If that doesn't work, it probably won't work on your computer; I'm sorry. But an upgrade to Office® 2010 should do it. Again, thank you so much. I work very hard to show folks the small things I've learned. But they're important. So are our kids!
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Dianne Mason  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Gene. I don't have a question but a comment on the e-mail you sent. I've been teaching freshman compostion at the community college here for almost 25 years, and I require a rough draft and two re-writes for all papers I assign. It's a lot of work, but I've learned over the years that it does two things: cuts down on plagarism and improves student writing. My students do a lot of peer editing on the first and second drafts.
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Wohlsi's TPT Store  (TpT Seller)
Diane, That is refreshing and wonderful to hear! Usually, I hear folks explain to me that such work is unnecessary, or I hear them claim that a second and third draft will only offer "diminishing returns." Thank you for caring! I will be getting my macros ready soon. Their usefulness will be immediately understood by you. Have a great spring!
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Juggling ELA   (TpT Seller) re: Dealing with Writing III. Methods
I tried to download this item and it said the product doesn't exist.
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Wohlsi's TPT Store  (TpT Seller)
OK, Poet Girl, I think it ought to work now. Product re-naming didn't catch up with the file being downloaded. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Thanks, Eugene. If you are interested, please send me a note at jack@funnelbrain.com.
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Dear Eugene,

My name is Jack Dennison. I am the Editor-in-Chief of www.FunnelBrain.com, an educational website. I am writing to you because the quality of the work you have posted to PTP distinguishes you as a talented author. I am looking for teacher-authors to create custom study review materials for FunnelBrain (on a paid basis, of course).

These study materials would take the form of online flashcards, quizzes, and study guides for high school and college level courses, as well as for certain standardized exams such as the GMAT, the SAT or the GRE. We are also interested in lesson plans built around activities that can take place on www.FunnelBrain.com.

If you are interested in a paid writing assignment, please email me at jack@funnelbrain.com, and I will respond with details on the available assignments. In the meantime, please feel free to browse FunnelBrain.com.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,
Jack Dennison
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Wohlsi's TPT Store  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your interest, Jack. I will certainly check out your work.
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Buyer re: The Glass Menagerie Close Reading Study Guide, Answer Key, 11 pages
There are only 7 scenes in "Glass Menagerie!
April 18, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
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Wohlsi's TPT Store  (TpT Seller)
I don't recall reading a version with only 7 scenes, but I might have. I've been teaching this play a long time. I have 8 scenes in the version I'm reading. Scene 4 has Tom returning from the movies. It's a very brief dialogue between him and Laura. I can see where that portion of the play may be drawn out with lots of physical interaction, and maybe it deserves status as a separate scene. However, it appears to "spill over" into the next scene. Stage instructions in my version simply say, "Scene is the same." Still, it is separately designated as "Scene 5," and it opens with a church bell tolling 6 a.m. Amanda is calling, "Rise and shine!" Is it possible that these two scenes are run together in your version? This is quite interesting. Do any questions in my study guide appear to apply to a non-existent series of events in your version? I'm curious to know.
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Albert Baggetta  (TpT Seller) re: Mark Twain Studies: Huck Finn, Four Quizzes, 11-13 Items Each, Answer Key, 5 pp.
Hi. Huck Finn quizzes look good. Are the answer keys provided in the package?
Thanks
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Wohlsi's TPT Store  (TpT Seller)
Thank you. Yes, answer key is the last page.
January 5, 2009 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After I retired in 2007 from 32 years' full time teaching of English/Language Arts, I opened my store at TeachersPayTeachers and started selling. I continue to teach summer school every year, and I fill in occasionally as a long-term substitute as needed. I coached football and track for most of my career as well, so my approach to education has taken on attributes of "coaching" kids through skill-building experiences, rather than merely providing them with declarative knowledge. Adjustments to the evolving standards has never been a problem for me. (I believe the same is likely true for any true professional, by the way.) More often than not, I discover that the "new" requirements suit my methods rather well! The current interest in Common Core Standards is certainly a step forward. Although we still have a long way to go before our nation catches up with other more progressive educational systems of the world, I believe we are still "on the right track." We just need to get this train moving a little faster. See what more I have to say at Wohlsi's Blog!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Since a large share of my teaching materials consists of "close-reading" study guides, I thought I'd explain how I use them. I also thought I'd furnish information about my rather involved writing program. So I'm providing one free product, and one at a very reasonable price, that explain all. Please look for and download these: Dealing with Writing III: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dealing-with-Writing-III-Methods-144636 and Reading Fearfully Close (Are Gene and Finny Gay?): http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Fearfully-Close-Are-Gene-and-Finny-Gay-Common-Core-Essentials-148944

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Honored to be a seller at TeachersPayTeachers.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M ED 1988, and a Bachelor of Science in English, 1974. Many, many other classes in many educational areas over the years.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I always liked working out in my younger years, but have taken to walking, biking, and milder forms of exercise of late. I enjoy classical music. I have two grown children, girls, born 1978 and 1981, from a previous marriage. I'm remarried as of 2003, and have a new family of three step-daughters, one out and on her own, one recently graduated from college, and one finishing high school.