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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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Digital Download PDF (2.52 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
$4.50
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Digital Download PDF (1.38 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the world's most famous athletes -- Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts. Contents: → 6
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
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
50
Digital Download PDF (1.00 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 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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Digital Download PDF (2.56 MB)
By Keith Geswein
All paired texts in this bundle are written on a 5th-6th grade reading level.These high-interest paired texts cover 80 of the world's most famous athletes, and 12 famous sports stadiums. Please click the links to see which athletes are featured in
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$158.50
$98.95
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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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Digital Download PDF (12.70 MB)
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
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)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about two of the biggest stars in football -- Julio Jones and Tom Brady. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts.Contents:→ 2
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
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
$3.00
64
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By Keith Geswein
This product includes 30 writing prompts and 15 quizzes that will help you monitor your students' comprehension while they read Loser.You must have a Google Classroom account to use these resources.These quizzes and writing prompts were created
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Google Apps
$4.50
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Digital Download PDF (0.84 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Help your students think deeper about the events and characters in Charlotte's Web by using these writing prompts.Like this book?***Save 25%!***This product is also available in a power pack containing both journal prompts and quizzes! Charlotte's
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literature Circles, Google Apps, Novel Study
$3.50
58
Digital Download PDF (2.69 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous gymnasts in USA history -- Gabby Douglas and Shawn Johnson. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts. Contents: → 6
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
$4.00
53
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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 a cloze reading activity for every two chapters of Because of Winn-Dixie. Each page contains a summary of the
Subjects:
Literature, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Novel Study
$3.00
28
Digital Download PDF (0.73 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2. RI.4.2 says students should, "Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text."This product
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.2
$4.50
22
Digital Download PDF (1.02 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.5.RI.5.5 says students should, "Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events,
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.5
$4.50
30
Digital Download PDF (0.93 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:
Literature, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
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
37
Digital Download PDF (13.81 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
14
Digital Download PDF (3.03 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.5.RI.6.5 says students should, "Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.5
$4.50
15
Digital Download PDF (0.94 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, and assess all 10 CCSS ELA Reading Informational Text (RI) standards for 4th grade.All lesson packs contain the following resources:Lesson ProgressionSuggestions about how you can
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.4.9, RI.4.10
$40.50
$35.95
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Bundle
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about 10 of the world's most famous athletes and 2 famous coaches. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts. This bundle contains:→
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
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
$22.00
$19.50
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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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