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Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy

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By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
OVERVIEW: If you like to inspire, teach, and motivate your students using award-winning, literature, don't overlook this amazing memoir: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (2015 Newbery Honor Award, 2015 Coretta Scott King Award, 2014
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Black History Month
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Independent Work Packet, Activities
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...
$12.00
81
Digital Download PDF (3.36 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This custom-made, ready-to-use packet is designed to use with students in grades 4-6 as they read Tuck Everlasting. It is a printable PDF and also a TpT Digital activity designed for distance learning to be able to be sent to students via Google
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Independent Work Packet, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.7, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.7...
$7.00
170
Digital Download PDF (1.17 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a ready-to-use, custom-made, PDF and Digital novel study designed to guide students in grades 4-7 as they read Esperanza Rising. It is a PDF product and it also includes an EASEL Activity. This should ease some of the uncertainty of distance
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Workbooks, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.5, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3...
$8.50
150
Digital Download PDF (1.00 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
Overview: This custom-made, ready-to-use packet is a PDF product designed for students in grades 5-8 as they read ECHO, Pam Munoz Ryan's 2016 Newbery Honor book and Kirkus Prize winner. Included is a 40 page student booklet that divides the text
Subjects:
Literature, U.S. History, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.10...
$12.00
96
Digital Download PDF (6.76 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a custom-made, ready-to-use, CCSS aligned packet designed for students in grades 5-8 who are reading Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. It can be used as a printable and as a TpT digital product to share on Google Classroom to help with distance
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6, RL.5.7, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4...
$8.50
501
Digital Download PDF (2.55 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
Overview: This is a custom-made PDF and/or TpT Easel digital packet for use with students in grades 4-7 who are reading the 2015 novel, Crenshaw, written by Katherine Applegate. If the buyer chooses to have a digital product that can be assigned
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3...
$8.50
77
Digital Download PDF (4.77 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
Great resource for helping students with compassion, empathy, kindness, and tolerance.This is a ready-to-use, PDF and Easel by TpT Digital packet designed to use with middle grades 5-8 who are reading Auggie & Me, which contains 3 WONDER stories
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Novel Study, Printables
$10.00
109
Digital Download PDF (4.59 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This packet includes a ready-to-use, custom made, CCSS aligned, PDF novel study for students reading the award-winning novel, One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia! It can also be downloaded as a TpT Digital product. Included in the packet is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Independent Work Packet, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6, RL.6.1, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.6, RL.7.2, RL.7.3...
$8.25
89
Digital Download PDF (2.48 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a ready-to-use, custom-made packet designed for grades 4-7 reading the award-winning book, A Long Way From Chicago, by Richard Peck. It is a PDF that can be printed and the buyer can also choose to download it as a TpT Digital product that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Independent Work Packet, Novel Study
$7.00
115
Digital Download PDF (2.33 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a ready-to-use, custom-made novel study for grades 3-5 reading Beverly Cleary's book, The Mouse and the Motorcycle. It supports CCSS and enhances independent work. Included in this packet is a 19-page printable student booklet designed to
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literature Circles, Workbooks, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.4, RL.3.6, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2...
$7.00
243
Digital Download PDF (1.38 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
Overview: This versatile product is a custom made, ready-to-use novel study that offers the buyer three different formats! It is a google slides product complete with text boxes for use digitally in distance learning. It is also a completed "Easel
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.10, RL.6.1...
$11.00
86
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This novel is such fun for middle graders! Can be used as a fun back-to-school book or saved for Halloween or used anytime you want to insert some humor and thrill into the class. This ready-to-use, custom-designed novel study is intended for
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Independent Work Packet, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2...
$6.50
130
Digital Download PDF (1.41 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This 22 page packet of materials was created by Jean Martin to use with students in grades 3-6 who are reading the novel, Loser, by Jerry Spinelli. Included is a 16 page student booklet designed for independent work to reinforce essential reading,
Subjects:
Literature, Character Education, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, Activities, Workbooks
$6.50
81
Digital Download PDF (1.17 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This no-prep, custom-made packet is designed for students in grades 4-7 as they read HOLES, by Louis Sachar. It is intended for independent work. Included is a 25-page student booklet along with an answer key plus a bookmark master for students to
Subjects:
Literature, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Activities, Novel Study
$7.00
145
Digital Download PDF (1.29 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
Custom-made and ready-to-use, this independent work packet is designed for students in grades 4-7 reading the high-interest novel, The One and Only Ivan (2013 Newbery Award winner). It is available for download as a PDF or as a TpT Digital
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Higher Education, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Printables
$8.50
158
Digital Download PDF (3.09 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
OVERVIEW:This is a custom-made, ready-to-use, pdf packet designed as independent work for middle grade students who are reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (2017 Newbery Award). When you purchase this product you have the option
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.10...
$10.00
33
Digital Download PDF (4.83 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a ready-to-use, custom-made novel study to use with students in grades 5-8 as they read Surviving the Applewhites, a Newbery Honor Book by Stephanie S. Tolan. The pages can be printed and used as worksheets or workbooks. Alternatively the
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Novel Study, Printables
$7.50
114
Digital Download PDF (0.53 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This custom-made, no-prep packet will provide weeks of high-interest and humor in your classroom. It is both a PDF and a TPT Digital product, making it flexible for teachers whether they want a printable product or one that can be delivered online
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Printables
$7.50
40
Digital Download PDF (1.13 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a ready-to-use, PDF packet for 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 interest, an answer key, student bookmarks,
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Independent Work Packet, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4...
$9.00
104
Digital Download PDF (2.25 MB)
By Jean Martin's Balanced Literacy
This is a ready-to-use, PDF and TpT Digital packet of materials for use with students in grades 5-7 who are reading The River, by Gary Paulsen. Pages may either be printed and put together workbook-style or delivered to students digitally using
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Independent Work Packet, Novel Study
$7.50
61
Digital Download PDF (2.14 MB)
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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

Yet to be added

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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