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By Keith Geswein
This novel study includes five resources that will simplify your life when teaching Because of Winn-Dixie.***13 Quizzes Description:Get a quick assessment of your students' comprehension as they read through the book with these 13 quizzes.Each quiz
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4
$14.00 $10.50
$8.40
363
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By Keith Geswein
Wonder is a phenomenal story of a brave, young boy who learns to accept himself for the wonderful person he is, not just what he looks like.Assess your students' comprehension of Wonder by R.J. Palacio as they read through the book with these 22
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.25
$2.60
354
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By Keith Geswein
Esperanza Rising is a beautiful story of a 13-year-old girl from Mexico who must learn to handle numerous changes in her life. This resource includes 13 writing prompts that allow students to reflect upon the events of each chapter. *** Features
Subjects:
Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Novel Study
$3.00
$2.40
57
Digital Download PDF (4.42 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Because of Winn-Dixie is a heartwarming story of a young girl and her new dog that any animal-lover will enjoy!Assess your students' comprehension of Because of Winn-Dixie as they read through the book with these 13 quizzes.Each quiz contains four
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3...
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229
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By Keith Geswein
Fish in a Tree will make your students realize that people who learn differently are some of the most talented people they will ever meet.Included:17 Writing Prompts:→ Assess student comprehension→ Requires students to use important skills:
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3...
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By Keith Geswein
This bundle includes five resources that will make your life easier so you can enjoy reading Esperanza Rising with your students.13 Journal Prompts:→ Get a quick assessment of student comprehension→ Requires students to use important skills:
Subjects:
Writing, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3...
$13.25 $9.75
$7.80
502
Bundle
By Keith Geswein
Loser is a story of an awkward, kind, emotional boy who your students are guaranteed to fall in love with!Included:30 Journal Prompts 15 Quizzes ***30 Journal Prompts→ Assess student comprehension→ Requires students to use important skills:
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4...
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184
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By Keith Geswein
This bundle contains five resources that will make your life easier while you teach Wonder. 22 Journal Prompts Description:Get a quick assessment of your students' comprehension and allow your students to personally reflect upon the story's events.
Subjects:
Writing, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3...
$14.25 $9.75
$7.80
314
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By Keith Geswein
This bundle includes five resources that will help your students connect with the characters and comprehend the events as they read Hoot.***22 Journal Prompts:→ Assess student comprehension→ Requires students to use important skills: summarizing,
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3...
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$8.40
196
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By Keith Geswein
This product includes quizzes for each chapter that will help you monitor your students' comprehension as they read Esperanza Rising. There is also a 10-question quiz you can give at the end of the story as a final assessment.You must have a Google
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Google Apps
$3.25
$2.60
105
Digital Download PDF (0.83 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Esperanza Rising is a beautiful story of a 13-year-old girl from Mexico who must learn to handle numerous changes in her life. This resource includes 13 quizzes that allow you to get a quick comprehension check after each chapter. Quiz
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Novel Study
$3.25
$2.60
215
Digital Download PDF (2.52 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about two of the most famous players in basketball history -- LeBron James and Michael Jordan. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$4.00
$3.20
264
Digital Download PDF (1.05 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Holes is a wonderful story of a boy who goes through great lengths to help a friend in a difficult environment.Included:Holes by Louis Sachar: 40 Journal Prompts Holes by Louis Sachar: 10 Quizzes ***40 Journal Prompts Description:→ Assess student
Subjects:
Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3...
$5.50
$4.40
191
Digital Download PDF (18.94 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Rules is a phenomenal story of a girl who grows up with an autistic brother. Included: 22 Journal Prompts 11 Quizzes ***22 Journal Prompts:→ Assess student comprehension→ Requires students to use important skills: summarizing, characterization,
Subjects:
Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3...
$4.50
$3.60
178
Digital Download PDF (17.26 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Because of Winn-Dixie is a heartwarming story of a young girl and her new dog that any animal-lover will enjoy!This file contains 18 journal prompts for students while reading Because of Winn-Dixie. Each prompt states what chapter it should be
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4...
$3.50
$2.80
111
Digital Download PDF (1.02 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous players in basketball history -- Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts.** This
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$4.00
$3.20
171
Digital Download PDF (1.09 MB)
By Keith Geswein
The Phantom Tollbooth is a fun story full of figurative language.Included:20 Journal Prompts 10 Quizzes ***20 Journal Prompts:→ Assess student comprehension→ Requires students to use important skills: summarizing, characterization, cause and effect,
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3...
$5.50
$4.40
120
Digital Download PDF (2.97 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2. RI.5.2 says students should, "Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.2
$4.50
$3.60
103
Digital Download PDF (0.96 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Ungifted is a phenomenal book about a boy who ends up liking his new school in ways he never imagined.Included:25 Journal Prompts 25 Quizzes Links that allow you to access a Google Forms version of each prompt and quiz.***25 Journal Prompts:→ Assess
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3...
$5.50
$4.40
141
Digital Download PDF (24.05 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Holes is a wonderful story of a boy who goes through great lengths to help a friend in a difficult environment.Like this book?***Save 25%!***This product is also available in a power pack containing both journal prompts and quizzes!Holes by Louis
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3...
$3.50
$2.80
76
Digital Download PDF (7.91 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught for 14 years. I have worked with students in Texas, China, and Florida. I love helping students become lifelong readers. Before teaching, I worked for three years as a sports reporter for a central-Indiana newspaper. I also worked for two years writing articles about athletes for my college's PR office. My experience in journalism and teaching gives me a unique ability to write quality, engaging nonfiction passages about famous athletes. I can also design rigorous, standards-based activities to go with them. I've also been a huge sports fan my whole life!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love teaching my students using hands-on literature, group collaboration, and hands-on projects. Kids need to experience what they learn. They also need to be given chances to fail, then succeed during a lesson. Students need to be able to work with each other to achieve a goal. I often have my students work in groups to discuss books, how to improve writing, different ways to solve math problems, and how to complete hands-on projects in science.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was chosen to attend the 2013 Mickelson-ExxonMobil Teacher Academy in Jersey City, NJ, in July 2013.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Providence High School (Clarksville, IN) in 1997. I graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from Franklin College (Indiana) in 2001. I completed all the required courses and exams to earn my Texas Teacher Certification in 2002.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Questions? Feel free to email me at keithgeswein@keithgeswein.com. You can also check out my blog or connect with me on Facebook for ELA teaching ideas!

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