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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes engaging paired texts about two of the world's most famous basketball players -- LeBron James and Steph Curry. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Activities
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
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By Keith Geswein
This free download includes high-interest paired texts about two of the best players in pro football -- Cam Newton and Russell Wilson. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
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Digital Download PDF (1.05 MB)
By Keith Geswein
These FREE nonfiction passages are a great way to help your students learn to analyze similarities and differences between two texts. This free download includes high-interest paired texts about two of the best basketball players in the world --
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Activities
FREE
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Digital Download PDF (1.01 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This free download includes high-interest paired texts about two of the world's best gymnasts -- Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Activities
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
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Digital Download PDF (1.17 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, or assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1.RI.5.1 says students should, "Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.5.1
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Digital Download PDF (3.10 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, or assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1.RI.6.1 says students should, "Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.6.1
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Digital Download PDF (2.85 MB)
By Keith Geswein
***If you have a class of students who are on a wide range of reading levels, this is the perfect product for you!***This FREE download includes three sets of high-interest paired texts about two famous basketball players -- LeBron James and Steph
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.9...
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Digital Download ZIP (3.76 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, or assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1.RI.4.1 says students should, "Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.1
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Digital Download PDF (2.90 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Inside Out & Back Again describes the story of a girl whose family is forced to flee Vietnam during the war then start a new life in Alabama.Included:12 Writing Prompts:→ Assess student comprehension→ Requires students to use important skills:
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, 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...
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Digital Download PDF (1.53 MB)
By Keith Geswein
These nonfiction passages are a great way to get your students used to analyzing similarities and differences between two texts. You may also be interested in other sets of paired texts I've written about football players!Football Paired Texts: Tom
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.5, RI.5.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5
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Digital Download PDF (1.05 MB)
By Keith Geswein
These FREE nonfiction passages are a great way to help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two texts. This free download includes high-interest paired texts about two of the best basketball players in the world
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Activities
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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Digital Download PDF (1.03 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Passages are written on a 3rd-4th grade reading level.This free download includes high-interest paired texts about two of the best basketball players in the world right now -- LeBron James and Steph Curry.The passages are in Google Slides. The quiz
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Google Apps
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
FREE
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Digital Download PDF (1.13 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This file contains a free informational text about one of the most inspirational teams in sports history! Texas Western was the first college basketball team to win a championship while starting 5 players who were all black. They beat a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
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
FREE
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Digital Download PDF (1.03 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Passages are written on a 5th-6th grade reading level.This free download includes high-interest paired texts about two of the best basketball players in the world right now -- LeBron James and Steph Curry.The passages are in Google Slides. The quiz
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Google Apps
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
FREE
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Digital Download PDF (0.38 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This file contains an informational text about one of the most inspirational teams in sports history! Texas Western was the first college basketball team to win a championship while starting 5 players who were all black. They beat a heavily-favored
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
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
FREE
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Digital Download PDF (1.00 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, or assess RL.5.1 using the first chapter of Esperanza Rising.Your students will need to read the first chapter of Esperanza Rising in order to use this resource.RL.5.1 says students
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.5.1
FREE
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Digital Download PDF (3.10 MB)
By Keith Geswein
These nonfiction passages are a great way to get your students used to analyzing similarities and differences between two texts. You may also be interested in other sets of paired texts I've written about football players!Football Paired Texts: Tom
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Activities
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
FREE
13
Digital Download PDF (1.02 MB)
By Keith Geswein
***If you have a class of students who are on a wide range of reading levels, this is the perfect product for you!***This FREE download includes three sets of high-interest paired texts about two famous football players -- Cam Newton and Russell
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.9...
FREE
5
Digital Download ZIP (3.73 MB)
By Keith Geswein
This file contains three informational texts about one of the most inspirational teams in sports history! Texas Western was the first college basketball team to win a championship while starting 5 players who were all black. They beat a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.9...
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Digital Download ZIP (3.50 MB)
By Keith Geswein
Five Photo Writing Prompts This FREE set includes 5 writing prompts that require your students to respond to an interesting photograph. The prompts are about kindness, respect, diversity, compassion, and working together. Your download contains
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
FREE
10
Digital Download ZIP (4.64 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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