Dan's Reading Shop

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Dan's Reading Shop
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"If a child can read he or she can learn anything else they will need in life".
 
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The foundation for a novel study of Jennifer A. Neilsen's "The False Prince". Includes discussion questions, worksheet activities, "10 question" comprehension checks, and a suggested final project.
$9.00
30 ratings
3.8
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The foundation for a novel study of Carl Hiaasen's "Chomp" including group discussion prompts, comprehension activities, "10 question" comprehension check/support, and a final project.
$9.00
16 ratings
4.0
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The basic structure for a novel study of Katerine Applegate's "One and Only Ivan" including worksheets, comprehension questions, and a final project. Answer key is included.
$8.50
20 ratings
4.0
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Materials for teaching The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett. Includes quizes, final project with scoring guide, and website lists for pentomino games and pictures of The Robie House, both of which figure prominently in this mystery novel.
$8.00
8 ratings
3.6
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The foundation for a novel study of Polly Shulman's book "The Grimm Legacy". Includes discussion questions, activity worksheets, "10 question" quizes, and a final project.
$9.00
9 ratings
3.9
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The foundation for a novel study of Gennifer Choldendko's "Al Capone Shines My Shoes", including worksheets for sets of chapters, "10 Question" comprehension checks, discussion questions, and answer key.
$9.00
7 ratings
3.8
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Student instructions and grading sheet for Poetry collection project. Originally created as a culminating activity for the book "Love That Dog", but can be modified to be used with any poetry unit.
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
$1.00
2 ratings
3.0
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Instruction sheet and grading rubric for a culminating activity for Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol". Students dramatize the five staves of the novel, with specific criteria to assess their understand of the novel and the language of Dickens's
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A student packet for organizing a persuasive letter as a character from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Includes suggested characters and opinions and graphic organizers to get them ready to write creative and persuasive letters. As a
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4.0
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A set of worksheets for teaching Cynthia Lord's book "Rules". Can be used as comprehension builders, homework, or jumping off points for book discussions. I first created these for an after-school reading club as a way of getting students focused
$5.00
1 rating
1.0
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A set of worksheets for a study of Jerry Spinelli's book "Wringer". Good as discussion starters or comprehension checks. I used these with an afterschool reading club to get 4th and 5th grade boys talking about the book.
$6.00
5 ratings
3.9
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The foundation for a novel study of Ellen Raskin's "The Westing Game" including group discussion prompts, comprehension activities, "10 question" comprehension check/support, and both a final and "during reading" project. (This is an improved and
$9.00
2 ratings
3.5
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The foundation for a study of the book "Al Capone Does My Shirts" by Gennifer Choldenko. Includes discussion questions, activity worksheets, "10 question" quizes with answer keys, and a final project
$9.00
1 rating
3.5
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A integrated theme unit originally designed for 3rd graders to learn about the state of Alaska. Includes a Barrow, Alaska shopping project and poem plan based on the book "Kiana's Iditarod"
$8.00
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4.0
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The foundation for a novel study of Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book" including group discussion prompts, comprehension activities, "10 question" comprehension check/support, and a final project. (An expanded version of the worksheet set previously
$9.00
1 rating
4.0
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A novel study of Katherine Applegate's novel about a boy dealing with the sudden return of his imaginary friend. Includes worksheets and comprehension checks, discussion questions, and a final project.
$9.00
1 rating
4.0
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The foundation for a novel study of Neil Gaiman's "Coraline" including group discussion prompts, comprehension activities, "10 question" comprehension check/support, and a final project. (An expanded version of the worksheet set previously for sale
$9.00
1 rating
4.0
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Simple story at 2nd/3rd grade level to allow students to have some fun practicing with use of nouns.
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
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FREE
4 ratings
3.9
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A set of worksheets for Gordon Korman's novel "Swindle". May be used as comprehension checks or discussion starters.
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Easy to use rubric for any persuasive writing project. Scores 0-4 points in 6 areas of writing. Suitable for grades 3 and up.
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3.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Reading Specialist for Saint Andrew School in Chicago - responsible for remedial reading, school library (Literacy Center), and overall reading program. Adjuct Professor for Concordia University Chicago - Masters in Reading Instruction program Prior experience as 2nd and 4th grade classroom teacher and long-term sub in special education.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student-centered learning experiences designed to scaffold prior knowledge to new understandings. Motivating students through engagement and developed self-confidence.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Presenter a Concordia University Chicago's Reading Conference since 2006.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Rockford College - BFA - Theater Arts Concordia University - Teacher certification program Concordia University - MA - Reading Instruction

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

The best part of my job is when I get to read and discuss books and stories with students. I love building tools to facilitate those discussions.

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