Keith Geswein

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By Keith Geswein
This bundle includes five resources that will make your life easier so you can enjoy reading Esperanza Rising with your students. 13 Journal Prompts: → Get a quick assessment of student comprehension → Requires students to use important skills:
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$13.25
$9.75
405 ratings
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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:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
281 ratings
4.0
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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
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$14.25
$9.75
235 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Geswein
This novel study includes five resources that will simplify your life when teaching Because of Winn-Dixie. *** 13 Quizzes Description: Get a quick assessment of your students' comprehension as they read through the book with these 13
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$13.00
$9.50
281 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes high-interest paired texts about two of the most famous players in basketball history -- LeBron James and Michael Jordan. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
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
$4.00
207 ratings
4.0
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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. This resource includes 13 quizzes that allow you to get a quick comprehension check after each chapter. Quiz
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$3.25
131 ratings
4.0
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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:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
132 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Geswein
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry gives a powerful look into the racism that an African-American family faced while growing up in the south in the 1930's. Included: 24 Journal Prompts 12 Quizzes *** 24 Journal Prompts: → Assess student
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
105 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Geswein
Holes is a wonderful story of a boy who goes through great lengths to help a friend in a difficult environment. Included: Holes by Louis Sachar: 40 Journal Prompts Holes by Louis Sachar: 10 Quizzes *** 40 Journal Prompts Description: →
Subjects:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$4.50
127 ratings
4.0
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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
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
145 ratings
4.0
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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. Included: 22 Journal Prompts 11 Quizzes *** 22
Subjects:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
125 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Geswein
This bundle includes five resources that will help your students connect with the characters and comprehend the events as they read Hoot. *** 22 Journal Prompts: → Assess student comprehension → Requires students to use important skills:
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$14.00
$9.75
149 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Keith Geswein
This resource includes paired texts about two of the most famous players in basketball history -- Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant. These passages will help your students learn how to analyze similarities and differences between two
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
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
$4.00
111 ratings
4.0
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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:
Reading, Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
98 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Geswein
The Phantom Tollbooth is a fun story full of figurative language. Included: 20 Journal Prompts 10 Quizzes *** 20 Journal Prompts: → Assess student comprehension → Requires students to use important skills: summarizing, characterization, cause
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
86 ratings
4.0
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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 18 journal prompts for students while reading Because of Winn-Dixie. Each prompt states what chapter it should be
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
87 ratings
4.0
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By Keith Geswein
This power pack includes 2 products that will simplify your life when teaching Hatchet. The 2 products included are: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen: 19 Journal Prompts Hatchet by Gary Paulsen: 10 Quizzes *** 19 Journal Prompts Description: →
Subjects:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$4.50
93 ratings
4.0
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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 *** 25 Journal Prompts: → Assess student comprehension → Requires students to use important
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
86 ratings
4.0
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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
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$4.50
79 ratings
4.0
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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 Quizzes Skinnybones: 12 Journal Prompts If you have previously purchased those 2 items, please do not purchase
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
66 ratings
4.0
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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.

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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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