Keith Geswein

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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!Assess your students' comprehension of Because of Winn-Dixie as they read through the book with these 13 quizzes.Each quiz contains four
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, 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...
$3.50
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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.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
Types:
Literature Circles, 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
Three Times Lucky is a story of a girl trying to solve a murder mystery while she tries to learn more about her unique past.Like this book?***Save 25%***This product is also available as a power pack containing both writing prompts and quizzes!Three
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
38
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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.Assess your students' comprehension of Wonder by R.J. Palacio as they read through the book with these 22
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.25
358
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By Keith Geswein
Fish in a Tree will make your students realize that people who learn differently are some of the most talented people they will ever meet.Included:17 Writing Prompts:→ Assess student comprehension→ Requires students to use important skills:
Subjects:
Writing, Close Reading, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, 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...
$4.50
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By Keith Geswein
This bundle contains five resources that will make your life easier while you teach Wonder. 22 Journal Prompts Description:Get a quick assessment of your students' comprehension and allow your students to personally reflect upon the story's events.
Subjects:
Writing, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, 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...
$14.25
$9.75
315
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By Keith Geswein
Loser is a story of an awkward, kind, emotional boy who your students are guaranteed to fall in love with!Included:30 Journal Prompts 15 Quizzes ***30 Journal Prompts→ Assess student comprehension→ Requires students to use important skills:
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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
Rules is a phenomenal story of a girl who grows up with an autistic brother. Included: 22 Journal Prompts 11 Quizzes ***22 Journal Prompts:→ Assess student comprehension→ Requires students to use important skills: summarizing, characterization,
Subjects:
Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, 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...
$4.50
179
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By Keith Geswein
Ungifted is a phenomenal book about a boy who ends up liking his new school in ways he never imagined.Included:25 Journal Prompts 25 Quizzes Links that allow you to access a Google Forms version of each prompt and quiz.***25 Journal Prompts:→ Assess
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Google Apps, Assessment, 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
Loser is a story of an awkward, kind, emotional boy who your students are guaranteed to fall in love with!Like this book? ***Save 25%***This product is also available as a power pack containing both journal prompts and quizzes!Loser Power Pack: 30
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
77
Digital Download PDF (0.79 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. Assess your students' comprehension of Wonder and allow your students to personally reflect upon the
Subjects:
Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
79
Digital Download PDF (4.49 MB)
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 contains 11 quizzes that will give you quick comprehension checks as your students read Hoot.Features of Quizzes:→ Quickly
Subjects:
Literature, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Google Apps, Assessment, 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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By Keith Geswein
These high-interest paired texts cover 16 of the most famous players in basketball history. ***Save $9.05 by purchasing all of these paired texts together!*** Contents: → 44 Nonfiction Articles → 22 Quizzes → 8 Writing Prompts → Answer Keys for
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
$31.00
$21.95
58
Bundle
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
82
Digital Download PDF (10.96 MB)
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
Digital Download PDF (10.39 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
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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
37
Digital Download PDF (12.70 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
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
Digital Download PDF (1.04 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)
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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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