Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy

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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
40 Crossword Puzzles for just $7.50!!?? Puzzles challenge the brain and enhance learning and ability in a fun and entertaining way. So, do your students a favor and fill your files with this set of 40 crossword puzzles to compliment some of today's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Life Skills, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$7.50
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a 35-page ready-to-use packet created by Jean Martin and designed to guide students who are reading Laurence Yep's book, Cockroach Cooties. Included is a 23-page student booklet, an answer key, and a vocabulary bookmark. The student booklet
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Character Education, Problem Solving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$6.50
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a ready-to-use, 47 page packet designed for teachers to use with students in grades 4-6 as they read The Report Card, by Andrew Clements. Included is a 20 page student booklet (plus answer key) that divides the text into five reading
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6...
$7.00
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
OVERVIEW: This is a 43 page, ready-to-use packet for teachers to use with students in grades 3-5 who are reading the book, Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, by Judy Blume. Here you will have all the student materials needed for a successful
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.10...
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
OVERVIEW: Do you aim to inspire, teach, and motivate your students using award winning literature as recommended by CCSS? If so, don't overlook this amazing memoir: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (2015 Newbery Honor Award, 2015 Coretta
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4...
$9.00
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is 25 point, end-of-book test, plus answer key. It contains 10 multiple choice questions and 5 written response tasks. The book is a coming-of-age story about grieving seventh grader, Susan Swanson, whose best friend has unexpectedly died and
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$1.50
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a 5 page, end-of book test for grades 5-8 (plus an answer key). The first part is a 20 point multiple choice section, the second part is character identification using quotations from the book worth 20 points, and the last part are questions
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$2.50
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a 40 point end-of-book test intended for students in grades 4-7 who have read PIE by Sarah Weeks. It consists of 20 multiple choice items and 4 extended response tasks worth 5 points each. Also included is a key. If you want additional
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$1.50
4 ratings
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a 20 point book test/quiz for students in grades 4-6 who have read So B. It by Sarah Weeks. It consists of 11 multiple choice questions and two constructed response tasks. An answer key is included. Created by Jean Martin. NOTE: You might
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$1.50
15 ratings
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This bundled product contains 3 literature guides (custom made, ready-to-use, and CCSS aligned) designed for students in grades 5-7 who are reading the award winning Liesl Shurtliff fantasies: RUMP, JACK, and RED. Each guide is designed to promote
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Printables
$25.00
$20.00
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
Who doesn't love a great deal? This packet includes sixteen ready-to-use novel studies for 16 of the "school stories” written by best-selling author, Andrew Clements. The novel studies are designed for teachers to use with students in grades 3-6.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Literature Circles
$108.50
$75.95
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a great opportunity to pick up 4 novel studies at a significant discount. The novels are each part of Sheila Turnage's award winning Mo and Dale Mystery Series. The first book in the series, Three Times Lucky, is a Newbery Honor book. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homeschool Curricula, Novel Study
$33.00
$28.00
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a one page crossword puzzle (plus an answer key) designed for use by students in grades 4-7 who have read Shoeless Joe and Me, by Dan Gutman. I have created a Reading Workbook to go along with that book and this crossword puzzle is just one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.50
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a 54-page packet for teachers to use with students in grades 4-7 who are reading REAL FRIENDS written by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham. The book is a graphic novel and a memoir: an appealing and memorable combination! Included in this
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Novel Study
$8.00
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
Want to make your read-aloud time really productive? Begin with a magnificent book like Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (2015 Newbery Honor Award, 2015 Coretta Scott King Award, 2014 National Book Award, and 2015 E.B. White Read-Aloud
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
L.5.5a, L.5.5b, L.6.5a, L.6.5b, L.7.5a, L.7.5b, L.8.5a, L.8.5b
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
Looking to pack more into your read aloud time? Consider this! Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, by Kate DiCamillo, makes a great read-aloud for the classroom and is enthusiastically enjoyed by boys and girls alike. The main
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$7.50
17 ratings
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back, by Shel Silverstein, must certainly have been written with the intent of being read out loud! It is one of my VERY FAVORITE classroom read-alouds! Full of smart, laugh-out-loud humor, it appeals to the boys as well
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.4.7, RL.4.10...
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
Teachers of writing understand that books can be a powerful tool to inspire reluctant writers. One new (HarperCollins Children's Books, 2010) book that should find its way onto every writing teacher's shelf is Word After Word After Word by
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets, Minilessons
$4.00
14 ratings
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
Looking to pack more into your read-aloud time? Consider this! This is a custom made, ready-to-use novel study for Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. It is designed to enrich the read-aloud experience for students in grades 4-7
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Novel Study
$9.00
10 ratings
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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a 71 page, ready-to-use packet for teachers with students in grades 4-7 who are reading the 2015 novel, JACK, by Liesl Shurtliff. Included is a 25 page student workbook designed to promote close reading and high interest, 6 optional
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Printables
$8.00
9 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My 20+ years of teaching focused on the middle grades in Colorado, California, New Jersey, and Illinois. While I taught I loved creating meaningful and stimulating worksheets for my students, especially literature packets...but finding the time for it was always a challenge. Now I can spend a significant amount of time creating and publishing to help other teachers who are too busy teaching to have time to create as well!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal has always been that my students will feel welcome and safe in my classroom and will leave feeling inspired, energized, and valued.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My teaching awards have been the thank yous, hugs, and lasting friendships of the students and parents that I have had over the years!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. M.Ed. from Queen's University, Ontario, Canada.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I grew up in Southern California: paradise in those days~especially Santa Barbara! I still love beaches and warm sunny skies. I've recently moved to Albuquerque, NM where I can spend more time with family and watch the hot air balloons float above the Rio Grande and view the Sandia Mtns on a daily basis. Visit my profile on Pinterest. If you enjoy the packets that you've purchased from me, please pin them!

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