Keith Geswein

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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...
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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
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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. Like this book? ***Save 25%*** This product is also available as a power pack containing both journal prompts and
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
72
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By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4. RI.5.4 says students should, "Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.4
$4.50
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By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.6.RI.4.6 says students should, "Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.6
$4.50
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By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3. RI.5.3 says students should, "Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.3
$4.50
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By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources about inspirational people to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.9.RI.4.9 says students should, “Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.9
$4.50
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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
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest 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
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.8, RI.4.9
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79
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By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.9.RI.6.9 says students should, "Compare and contrast one author's presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.9
$4.50
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By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.6. RI.6.6 says students should, “Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.”This product
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.6
$4.50
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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...
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By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources about famous athletes to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.8.RI.6.8 says students should, "Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.8
$4.50
45
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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
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. This file contains a cloze reading activity for every 4-6 chapters of Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Each page
Subjects:
Literature, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Novel Study
$3.00
47
Digital Download PDF (2.81 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.4. RI.6.4 says students should, "Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.4
$4.50
26
Digital Download PDF (0.94 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources about famous baseball stadiums to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7. RI.5.7 says students should, "Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Google Apps, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.7
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By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources about inspirational people to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.9. RI.5.9 says students should, "Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.9
$4.50
36
Digital Download PDF (2.76 MB)
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
78
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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. Features of Task Cards: → Designed to spark student discussion and/or writing → Four task cards for each chapter →
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Novel Study
$2.00
52
Digital Download PDF (7.64 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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