Keith Geswein

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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
365
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By Keith Geswein
Shiloh includes tremendous conversation starters about what's "right and wrong" during this story about a boy's love for a dog.Included:15 Journal Prompts 15 Quizzes ***15 Journal Prompts:→ Assess student comprehension→ Requires students to use
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literature Circles, 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
$4.50
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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...
$4.50
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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
315
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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
503
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...
$4.50
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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...
$15.00
$10.50
196
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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
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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
179
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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
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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
141
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By Keith Geswein
This power pack includes 2 products that will simplify your life when teaching Hatchet.The 2 products included are:Hatchet by Gary Paulsen: 19 Journal Prompts Hatchet by Gary Paulsen: 10 Quizzes If you have already purchased either of the two
Subjects:
Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, 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
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By Keith Geswein
The Hero Two Doors Down is a story of a young boy's friendship with baseball legend Jackie Robinson. Included:11 Writing Prompts:→ Assess student comprehension→ Requires students to use important skills: summarizing, characterization, cause and
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading, 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
$5.50
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By Keith Geswein
The Crossover is about twin brothers who are talented basketball players. It's written by one of the boys, Josh, who is challenged when his relationship with his brother changes and when his father experiences serious health problems.Included:10
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3...
$5.50
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By Keith Geswein
This power pack includes 2 products that will simplify your life when teaching Charlotte's Web.The 2 products included are:Charlotte's Web: 11 Quizzes Charlotte's Web: 22 Journal Prompts ***11 Quizzes Description:→ Quickly assess student
Subjects:
Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.4, RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4
$5.50
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By Keith Geswein
The Fourteenth Goldfish is a heart-warming story of a girl who redevelops a relationship with her grandfather in an unexpected way.Included:15 Journal Prompts 15 Quizzes ***15 Journal Prompts→ Assess student comprehension→ Requires students to use
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literature Circles, 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...
$5.50
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By Keith Geswein
This power pack includes 2 products that will simplify your life when teaching Skinnybones.The 2 products included are:Skinnybones: 12 QuizzesSkinnybones: 12 Journal PromptsIf you have previously purchased those 2 items, please do not purchase them
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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
$4.50
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By Keith Geswein
The Giver is sure to generate meaningful discussions among your students as they read about a boy living in a very different community than ours.Included:23 Journal Prompts 12 Quizzes ***23 Journal Prompts:→ Assess student comprehension→ Requires
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3...
$4.50
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By Keith Geswein
Dragons in a Bag is about a young boy who discovers his passion and hopes it can help two important people in his life mend their relationship.Included:13 Writing Prompts→ One writing prompt for each chapter→ Assess student comprehension→ Matches
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.5.1...
$4.95
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Digital Download PDF (2.93 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say is about a young girl who develops more and more confidence in herself as the book progresses.Included:21 Writing Prompts:→ One writing prompt for every chapter→ Assess student comprehension→ Matches the rigor
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, 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
$5.50
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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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