Keith Geswein

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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
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By Keith Geswein
Hoot is a fabulous story about a boy who takes on a big corporation with the help of some unexpected friends.This resource includes 22 writing prompts that allow your students to reflect on the characters and events after each chapter.***Features of
Subjects:
Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.7.1, RL.7.2...
$3.50
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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 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
217
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By Keith Geswein
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry gives a powerful look into the racism that an African-American family faced while growing up in the south in the 1930s.Like this book?***Save 25%***This product is also available in a power pack containing both journal
Subjects:
Literature, 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
70
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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.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
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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.Like this book?***Save 25%***This product is also available as a power pack containing both journal prompts and quizzes!Ungifted Power Pack: 25
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Novel Study
$3.50
67
Digital Download PDF (18.75 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Hoot is a fabulous story about a boy who takes on a big corporation with the help of some unexpected friends.This resource contains 11 quizzes that will give you quick comprehension checks as your students read Hoot.Features of Quizzes:→ Quickly
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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...
$3.50
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By Keith Geswein
Rules is a phenomenal story of a girl who grows up with an autistic brother. This book offers lots of outstanding insights about autism, which is a topic lots of students don't know much about. Like this book? ***Save 25%*** This product is also
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
82
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By Keith Geswein
The Phantom Tollbooth is a fun story full of figurative language.Like this book?***Save 25%***This product is also available in a power pack containing both journal prompts and quizzes!The Phantom Tollbooth Power Pack: 20 Journal Prompts and 10
Subjects:
Literature, 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
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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 activities that require students to analyze and appropriately use one vocabulary word per
Subjects:
Literature, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Novel Study
$3.00
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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
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
109
Digital Download PDF (0.83 MB)
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
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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
191
Digital Download PDF (18.94 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
122
Digital Download PDF (2.97 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This product includes 17 writing prompts and 17 quizzes that will help you monitor your students' comprehension while they read Fish in a Tree.You must have a Google Classroom account to use these resources.These quizzes and writing prompts were
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Google Apps
$4.50
72
Digital Download PDF (0.87 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This product includes 22 quizzes that will help you monitor your students' comprehension as they read Wonder. 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 Classroom account to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Google Apps
$3.25
95
Digital Download PDF (1.00 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Loser is a story of an awkward, kind, emotional boy who your students are guaranteed to fall in love with!Like this book? ***Save 25%***This product is also available as a power pack containing both journal prompts and quizzes!Loser Power Pack: 30
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
77
Digital Download PDF (0.79 MB)
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
13
Digital Download PDF (3.01 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Three Times Lucky is a story of a girl trying to solve a murder mystery while she tries to learn more about her unique past.Like this book?***Save 25%***This product is also available as a power pack containing both writing prompts and quizzes!Three
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
38
Digital Download PDF (1.03 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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