Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Who doesn't love a great deal? This packet includes thirteen ready-to-use novel studies for 13 of the "school stories” written by best-selling author, Andrew Clements. The novel studies are designed for teachers to use with students in grades
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This is a custom made, 69 page, ready-to-use packet for teachers with students in grades 4-7 who are reading the 2016 novel, RED, by Liesl Shurtliff. Included is a 24 page student workbook designed to promote close reading and high interest,
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This is a 62 page ready-to-use packet created by Jean Martin for teachers with students in grades 5-7 who are reading the 2013 novel, RUMP, by Liesl Shurtliff. Included is a 24 page student workbook designed to promote close reading and high
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This is a 31 page packet designed for teachers to use with students in grades 5-9 as they read Year of Impossible Goodbyes, by Sook Nyul Choi. It consists of a 23 page student booklet and an answer key. The student pages may be copied and given
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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 now live in the Rocky Mountains where I enjoy golf, cross country skiing, long walks, magnificent views, and reading. I am involved with raising funds for non-profits through my church community as well as P.E.O., a national organization that provides scholarships for women in need. Visit my profile on Pinterest . If you enjoy the packets that you've purchased from me, please pin them!

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