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By jonpickles
This folder contains a complete set of classroom materials for The White Mountains by John Christopher. Inside, you will find vocabulary lists and anticipation guide, reading questions for each chapter, a plot diagram quiz and key, a literary terms
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5
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3.8
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By jonpickles
This folder contains a complete set of reading questions for each chapter of The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. Vocabulary assignments and quizzes, literary terms study, projects, and literature circles preparation are also included.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5
$3.99
8 ratings
3.8
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This folder contains a complete set of classroom materials for Search for the Shadowman by Joan Lowery Nixon. Inside, you will find vocabulary lists and anticipation guide, reading questions for each chapter, a plot diagram quiz and key, a literary
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Novel Study, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5
$3.99
14 ratings
3.9
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By jonpickles
A bold claim, but I'm sure that when you see the students' work displayed in your classroom or in the school library, you will be amazed.This zip file contains a complete set of instructions for "The big book project" which is a creative multimedia
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.6.3, RL.7.2, RL.8.9
$4.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By jonpickles
This unit is a show-stopper for elementary and middle school students. Shadow puppet performances are an excellent interdisciplinary team activity. Although this material is for presentations of Aesop's Fables, it can be easily adopted for any
Subjects:
Visual Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Multimedia
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.5, CCRA.SL.6
$5.00
5 ratings
3.7
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By jonpickles
Middle school teachers know that students are at their best when interested, engaged, and stimulated by a topic. I've found my students to be positively rabid and practically exploding with opinions and insight on the topic of parenting styles.For
Subjects:
Writing-Essays, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
CCSS:
W.7.5, W.8.1, W.9-10.4
$2.99
8 ratings
3.9
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By jonpickles
This folder contains a set of classroom materials for The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse. Inside are reading questions for each chapter, a plot diagram quiz and key, a literary terms worksheet, an introduction to literature circles and planning
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5
$3.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By jonpickles
This is my biggest unit to date! It is more complete than anything else you will find.This folder contains a complete set of classroom materials for Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Inside, you will find vocabulary lists and anticipation guide,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5
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What if the classical heroes, gods, and goddesses from Greek Mythology were not all-powerful beings, but instead were high school students stuck in detention? No, it's not The Breakfast Club--it's Bash of the Titans: A Classic Myth-Mash! This play
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Ancient History, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Scripts
CCSS:
RL.7.5, RL.8.10, RL.9-10.3
$5.00
8 ratings
3.7
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By jonpickles
This folder contains a complete set of classroom materials for The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman. Inside, you will find vocabulary lists and quizzes, reading questions for each chapter, a plot diagram quiz and key, a literary terms
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.6.10, W.6.4, W.6.9
$3.99
5 ratings
3.8
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By jonpickles
This file contains a complete set of scaffolded reading questions, vocabulary lists and quizzes, inter-disciplinary extension projects, and literary devices exploration as they apply to the novel, I am the Iceworm by Mary Ann Easley.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5
$3.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By jonpickles
This folder contains a complete set of classroom materials for Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. Inside, you will find reading questions for each chapter, a plot diagram quiz and key, a literary terms worksheet, definitions and quiz, an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5
$3.99
4 ratings
4.0
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By jonpickles
This workbook is designed to help students review for the sixth grade New York State English Language Arts exam. It is full of high-interest literary and informational passages, illustrations, and listening and writing activities. The gradual
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
6th
Types:
Test Prep
CCSS:
RI.6.1, W.6.4, SL.6.3
$4.99
7 ratings
4.0
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By jonpickles
This folder contains a set of classroom materials for Mick Harte was Here by Barbara Park. Inside, you will find reading questions for each chapter, a plot diagram quiz and key, a literary terms worksheet, definitions and quiz, an introduction to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5
$3.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By jonpickles
This file contains reading questions for each chapter of the novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick, and a tier 1 & 2 vocabulary list with word webs and draw the word activities. Also included are a dream narrative writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.6.6, W.7.3
$3.99
3 ratings
3.9
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By jonpickles
This workbook is designed to help students review for the eighth grade New York State English Language Arts exam. It is full of high-interest literary and informational passages, illustrations, and listening and writing activities. The gradual
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
8th
Types:
Other, Test Prep
CCSS:
RI.8.1, W.8.4, SL.8.3
$4.99
4 ratings
3.9
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By jonpickles
This folder contains a set of classroom materials for Running Out of Time by Margaret Haddix. Inside, you will find vocabulary lists and quizzes, reading questions for each chapter, a plot diagram quiz and key, a literary terms worksheet, and an
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.5
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3 ratings
3.8
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By jonpickles
In act two of Romeo & Juliet, Juliet famously ponders the importance of names: “What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”In this High Interest Middle School Writing Assignment, your students will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Internet Activities
CCSS:
W.6.7, W.7.6, W.8.4
$1.99
1 rating
3.5
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By jonpickles
Take notes while watching all of the Schoolhouse Rock - School House Rock - videos for Grammar Rock, America Rock, Science Rock, and Multiplication Rock! Students can use this note catcher to find and take notes on the Big Idea, Function and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Classroom Forms, Scaffolded Notes
CCSS:
W.6.2a
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By jonpickles
This workbook is designed to help students review for the seventh grade New York State English Language Arts exam. It is full of high-interest literary and informational passages, illustrations, and listening and writing activities. The gradual
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
7th
Types:
Test Prep
CCSS:
RI.7.1, W.7.4, SL.7.3
$4.99
6 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching language arts in the middle grades for 17 years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

High-energy, creative, and inter-disciplinary.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I recently received a grant for using shadow puppets in the classroom.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received a Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary English degree from Quinnipiac in 1996.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In my spare time I enjoy rocking out in cover bands! Not that I have much spare time...

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