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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
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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
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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
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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. 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
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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.Use this interactive vocabulary activity to help your students understand, and be able to use, key vocabulary
Subjects:
Literature, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Novel Study
$3.00
27
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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
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 Character Analysis Activities: → Each page is about one of the seven main characters (Esperanza, Papa,
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Novel Study
$2.00
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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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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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By Keith Geswein
Sports-themed math problems for grades 3-5! This file contains nine pages of story problems about the 2016 men's college basketball championship game between Villanova and North Carolina. Contents: Pages 1-3: Problems written based on the grade
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Word Problems
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Test Prep
$3.00
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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! Use this interactive vocabulary activity to help your students understand, and be able to use, key vocabulary from Because of
Subjects:
Literature, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Novel Study
$3.00
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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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By Keith Geswein
This set includes 100 writing prompts that require your students to respond to an interesting photograph. These are designed to be a quick writing exercise that your students will enjoy while practicing writing skills required by the CCSS. Each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$60.00
$44.95
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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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By Keith Geswein
This bundle contains reading and math resources about college basketball!**************************************************************************Paired Texts About Women's College Basketball Players Asia Durr and Sabrina Ionescu.This resource for
Subjects:
Word Problems, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers, Activities
$21.75
$14.95
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By Keith Geswein
This resource includes differentiated reading passages about a famous football player. You can use these passages to help you teach reading standards.If you have a class of students who are on a wide range of reading levels, this is the perfect
Subjects:
Informational Text, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
RI.1.10, RI.2.10, RI.3.10, RI.4.10, RI.5.10, RI.6.10
$3.95
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By Keith Geswein
This set includes five writing prompts that require your students to respond to an interesting photograph. These are designed to be a quick writing exercise that your students will enjoy while practicing writing skills required by the CCSS.
Subjects:
Environment, Writing, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$3.00
5
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By Keith Geswein
This bundle includes quizzes and writing prompts for five books that are on the 2020-21 Florida SSYRA list for grades 3-5. These resources will give you low-prep, standards-based activities to help you read quality literature with your students.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Activities
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
$24.75
$19.25
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By Keith Geswein
20 days of writing prompts! Save 20% by purchasing this bundle. This set includes 20 writing prompts that require your students to respond to an interesting photograph. These are designed to be a quick writing exercise that your students will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$12.00
$9.60
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By Keith Geswein
This bundle includes quizzes and writing prompts for all 15 books that were on the 2019-20 Florida SSYRA list for grades 3-5. These resources provide standards-based activities to help you read quality literature with your students.This bundle
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles, Activities
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
$68.50
$44.95
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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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