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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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Bundle
By Keith Geswein
The Bicycle Spy is about a young boy who will do whatever it takes to help a Jewish friend during World War II.Included:15 Writing Prompts:→ One writing prompt for every chapter→ Assess student comprehension→ Matches the rigor required by the CCSS→
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading, 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
This product contains several resources about famous athletes to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.8.RI.4.8 says students should, "Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.”This
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.8
$4.50
13
Digital Download PDF (1.22 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
Charlie & Frog is about a young boy and girl who work together to solve a mystery in a small town. Several people in the town, including Frog, are Deaf, so Charlie works hard to learn ASL to communicate with them. He makes lots of new friends
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
4
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous people in United States history -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
$4.25
30
Digital Download PDF (1.05 MB)
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, Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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...
$3.50
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Digital Download PDF (2.84 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Assess your students' comprehension of Skinnybones as they read through the book with these 12 quizzes. Each quiz contains four multiple-choice, higher-order-thinking questions about one chapter. The questions assess many CCSS-ELA standards and
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Examinations - Quizzes
$3.00
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By Keith Geswein
Pie is a beautiful story of a young girl who carries on her aunt's legacy of love and kindness.Like this book?***Save 25%***This product is also available as a power pack containing both writing prompts and quizzes!Pie Power Pack: 14 Writing Prompts
Subjects:
Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
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By Keith Geswein
This bundle contains resources to help you teach or review seven RL standards for fifth grade using quality literature.Every activity in this resource is about a chapter of Esperanza Rising. Your students will need to read Esperanza Rising in order
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.6, RL.5.10
$21.00
$16.95
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Bundle
By Keith Geswein
Hatchet is the story of a brave boy who is forced to survive in the wilderness on his own.Like this book?***Save 25%!***This product is also available in a power pack containing both journal prompts and quizzes!Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Power Pack
Subjects:
Writing, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Novel Study
$3.50
27
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous gymnasts in USA history -- Simone Biles and Shannon Miller. 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
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Digital Download PDF (0.99 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4.RI.4.4 says students should, "Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.4
$4.50
12
Digital Download PDF (0.94 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous people in United States history -- George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Assessment
$4.25
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Digital Download PDF (1.05 MB)
By Keith Geswein
The Watsons Go to Birmingham is a story of a young boy who experiences a life-changing summer in Birmingham in 1963. Included:15 Writing Prompts:→ Assess student comprehension→ Requires students to use important skills: summarizing,
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading, 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
This product contains several resources about famous baseball stadiums to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7.RI.6.7 says students should, “Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually,
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.7
$4.50
7
Digital Download PDF (1.38 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about famous football players who played in the pro football championship game between Kansas City and San Francisco on Feb. 2, 2020. The passage about Mahomes includes a few details about the game.These
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.3.9, RI.4.1, RI.4.8, RI.4.9
$3.25
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Digital Download PDF (1.22 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This product includes 15 writing prompts and 15 quizzes that will help you monitor your students' comprehension while they read Shiloh.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, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Google Apps
$4.50
19
Digital Download PDF (0.83 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about two of the most famous players in football history -- John Elway and Peyton Manning. 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, 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
$4.25
83
Digital Download PDF (1.14 MB)
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. Extend your students' thinking of the characters in Wonder with these character analysis activities. Each
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Novel Study
$2.00
36
Digital Download PDF (5.90 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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