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This guide was expanded and updated in June of 2016; the cover was updated in 2018. This is a two-week literature study for the book titled The Hiding Place, by Corrie ten Book. This true story of a woman who lived her faith -- despite tremendous
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This guide was expanded and updated in June of 2016; the cover was updated in 2018. This is a mini-guide (a two-week literature study) for the book titled The Hiding Place, by Corrie ten Boom. This true story of a woman who lived her faith --
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This product was expanded and updated in June of 2016. These reproducible sheets enable parents/teachers to use the mini-guide for The Hiding Place with multiple students. The sheets include all of the fill-in-the-blank activities; a copy of the
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This guide was updated and expanded in 2017. This is a mini-guide (a two-week literature study) for the book titled The Winged Watchman, by Hilda van Stockum. In this book, a Dutch family helps the Resistance during World War II. The mini-guide
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This is a study guide for the book titled Spy for the Night Riders, by Dave & Neta Jackson. In this book, Dr. Martin Luther is declared a heretic. Dr. Luther must travel to Worms to defend his views, so Karl (a student of Dr. Luther's)
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This guide was updated and expanded in October of 2016.This is a two-week literature study for the book titled Twenty and Ten, by Claire Huchet Bishop. In this book, twenty children help hide ten Jewish children during World War II. This story is
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This guide was updated and expanded in 2017. This is a mini-guide (a two-week literature study) for the book titled Rascal, by Sterling North. In this book, Sterling raises a baby raccoon during World War I. The mini-guide contains vocabulary
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This guide was updated and expanded in December of 2017; the cover was updated in 2018.This is a two-week literature guide for the book titled Snow Treasure, by Marie McSwigan. In this book, brave children help protect Norway's gold during World
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This guide was updated and expanded in October of 2016.This is a two-week study for the book titled Twenty and Ten, by Claire Huchet Bishop. This book contains the true story of twenty children who helped hide ten Jewish children during World War
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This product was updated and expanded in October of 2016. These reproducibles enable parents/teachers to use the mini-guide for Twenty and Ten with multiple students. The reproducibles include all of the fill-in-the-blank activities; when you
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This product was updated and expanded in December of 2017.These reproducibles enable parents/teachers to use the mini-guide for Snow Treasure with multiple students. The reproducibles include all of the fill-in-the-blank activities; when you
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This product was updated and expanded in December of 2016. These reproducibles enable parents/teachers to use the mini-guide for Rascal with multiple students. The reproducibles include all of the fill-in-the-blank activities; when you purchase one
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This product was updated and expanded in September of 2016. These reproducibles enable parents/teachers to use the mini-guide for The Door in the Wall with multiple students. The reproducibles include all of the fill-in-the-blank activities; when
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This guide was updated and expanded in December of 2017; the cover was updated in 2018.This is a two-week literature guide for the book titled Snow Treasure, by Marie McSwigan. In this book, brave children help protect Norway's gold during World War
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This is a two-week literature study for the book titled The Long Way to a New Land, by Joan Sandin. In this historical fiction book, Carl Erik's family faces starvation in Sweden in 1868. This is the first book in a 3-book series. Note: Most
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This guide was updated and expanded in August of 2017. This is a two-week literature guide for the book titled Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry. In this book, Annemarie undertakes a dangerous mission to save her best friend during World War II in
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This product was updated and expanded in January of 2017. These reproducibles enable parents/teachers to use the mini-guide (in interactive format) for The Winged Watchman with multiple students. The reproducibles include all of the
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This is a study guide for the book titled Escape from the Slave Traders, by Dave & Neta Jackson. In this book, two African boys are taken captive by slave traders and then freed by David Livingstone. The boys accompany Mr. Livingstone on his
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This guide was updated and expanded in January of 2017. This is a mini-guide (a two-week literature study) for the book titled The Winged Watchman, by Hilda van Stockum. In this book, a Dutch family helps the Resistance during World War II. The
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These reproducibles enable parents/teachers to use the mini-guide for Number the Stars with multiple students; the reproducibles include all of the fill-in-the-blank activities. After you purchase one set, you have permission to make a copy for
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I (Chris Roe) am a licensed teacher in the state of Minnesota; reading is my area of interest and expertise. I recently retire from my part-time job of working as a substitute teacher; I am still writing literature-related materials for our family's home-based business -- Christian Novel Studies. My husband and I homeschooled our two daughters for ten years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Twenty years ago when I was student teaching and raising our two girls, I discovered something that has guided me since that time: Children love to read books! I realized that one advantage to reading/studying whole books instead of individual stories is that children are exposed to in-depth views of characters and settings. As people set in a particular place and time change and develop through the chapters of a book, students grow and expand in their understanding too. I've watched struggling readers read words fluently because the words are in context and the students are able to see the big picture. For these reasons, I began to write literature guides for books about important historical people and for books that contain classic stories. When I start CNS, I wrote guides for Christian books (TRAILBLAZER books by Dave & Neta Jackson and Treasures of the Snow -- and other books by Patricia St. John). Over the years, however, I also began writing guides for secular books -- and I connect biblical principles to the content of the book. Most of the biblical connections are in a section titled Bible/Life Application. Since most of the vocabulary, questions, and reading activities do not have Christian content, these guides are also able to be used in public schools.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In college I completed the Honors program and graduated summa cum laude. A description of my greatest honor, however, follows: Twenty-eight years ago, as I held our oldest daughter in my arms, I pondered the questions: What is the big picture? What is the major goal in raising children? I felt the answer is that -- as parents -- we should be working toward training our children to contribute to society rather than taking from it. As we think about it, contributions can take a multitude of forms -- and they can be small or large. Some can be done every day; others are accomplished over a long period of time. My greatest honor at this point in my life is watching Amy and Rachel contribute to society as adults: Amy is an elementary Spanish teacher who is touching students every day and Rachel is working at a challenging job for a growing business. As teens and young adults, they both volunteered many hours in a variety of programs in the U.S. and abroad. I am very proud of these two girls!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1993 with a B.A.S. in Elementary Education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am an active Friend of the Duluth Public Library. I am also a member of the following reading groups: Arrowhead Reading Council and the Minnesota Reading Association. I participate in a Chapter and Verse reading group: Once a month teachers and librarians get together to discuss children's literature!

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