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Main ideas, details and drawing conclusions all go hand in hand as important skills that help to facilitate comprehension. This non-fiction passage, about the blue whale, is great fun to read and yet is designed to enhance and strengthen the
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Drawing conclusions is the most difficult type of question on any reading assessment, but the skill can't be taught; it must be practiced, so here are four great passages that focus on this most important reading challenge! As with everything I have
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Cause and effect is an important skill for general comprehension as well as for PARCC, so this passage hits two birds with one stone: it addresses cause and effect and has questions formatted to PARCC. Professionally written questions and a writing
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PARCC has practice material you can download, but it is just practice, not engaging reading and writing. This exercise mimics the PARCC in format and questions, but is motivational; it isdesigned to make students want to read, not read because they
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Context clues assist in vocabulary development, confidence in speaking publicly and in reading comprehension. This 9th Grade edition has words carefully chosen to be at the high end of the grade spectrum and the sentences are challenging as well.
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PARCC preparation that works and actually produces better readers and writers requires engaging, meaningful passages, questions and writing prompts that motivate students and inspire teachers, so that is what I put into this workbook! All passages
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Turtles? Tortoises? What's the difference? Actually, there are many differences that are interesting, informative and illustrative of the workings of evolution. This passage was written for 4th grade, but is suitable for a 5th or 6th grade science
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Comparison and contrast are two types of writing organization that are used frequently by all writers of non-fiction, but especially by writers of textbook and testing materials. This passage explores these two styles of writing with an interesting
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Similes and metaphors are common to even third graders, but how about metonomy? synecdoche? oxymoron? These and other more complex and sophisticated figures of speech are explored in this challenge that dares students to stretch their creative and
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PARCC is just a new name for an old concept: assessment of reading and writing. Regardless of the test name, if students are not engaged in the material used to prepare for the assessment, all is for naught. Therefore, the passages and questions
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Sequencing is a challenging skill to teach, that is unless you are using this passage on the spider wasp! Using sequencing words, this passage teaches students the importance of understanding the steps or order of a non-fiction passage. An short
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George Washington was a great man in many ways, but most textbooks have boring accounts of his life and work. This passage recounts our first President's life and accomplishments as a first person, autobiographical account so that students feel that
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John Adams tells the story of his presidency in "his own words" in this faux autobiography. Filled with pertinent detail and yet as general as possible, the passage will make students feel that Adams is alive and speaking to them in real
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Creative journal writing and explosive creativity and ingenuity are the highlights of this series of writing prompts that are sure to have students writing incredibly and happily! I know; I use them daily in classrooms!
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PARCC testing has a new format that is required for all materials used to prepare students for the assessment, but another important requirement is the ability of the prep materials to engage the students, and these 17 passages certainly do! I used
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Clumsiness is a difficulty that keeps many children from playing competitive sports and is also a source of insecurity and low self-esteem, so this humorous poem, which is actually based in part on a true story, helps students root for the underdog
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Halloween is a holiday rich in potential for great and varied reading and writing, and this narrative provides both! There is also a research essay topic and a context clues challenge for vocabulary development and word walls. Enjoy! My students
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Details help to make up the backbone of any story, but here they are essential and require not only careful reading, but also critical thinking skills. A theme and two drawing conclusions questions are included to round out the skill set.
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The animal kingdom is filled with strange and exotic creatures, but surely one of the strangest is the platypus. This engaging passage explores Nature's never ending adaptability and is accompanied by professionally written questions and a PARCC
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This PARCC formatted double passage practice exercise is actually great and engaging reading disguised as test prep. Practice for testing that is dull and uninspiring actually works against good scores, so original material, such as this exercise,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

24 years teaching high school English and reading, honors, college prep and standard 12 years as District Supervisor of Language Arts, K-12 5 Years as university professor/supervisor

MY TEACHING STYLE

Motivate, engage, ask questions, encourage students to think, create, develop self awareness and self actualization and create their own brand of individual success through reading, writing and critical thinking.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Who's Who of America's Teachers, 3 awards Multiple awards from NJ Dept of Education for teaching excellence

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA: English MA: Reading Certifications: Teacher of English, Reading Specialist, Supervision

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Have written and published multiple books, stories, poems and articles. Debating Team Coach for 30 years Moderator: Theater and Arts Club, Millionaires' Club Ran successful Reading/Writing/SAT Prep center for 35 years

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