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By Learning With Literature
For Halloween just for my US friends and at a modest $2.00 (I'd say a weeks worth of learning) download this fun ( I think) unit on Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. (Reading tasks, loads of craft ideas and templates, writing ideas,
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.4.3
$2.00
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By Learning With Literature
Storm Boy is the 8th in a series of classic Australian children’s fiction literature units. I taught this unit 2 years ago and it was very popular. It is a short novel but very entertaining. The 1980s movie version is a classic and still holds up
Subjects:
Literature, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.5.2, RL.5.3
$5.00
$4.00
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By Learning With Literature
This is a unit plan (teaching ideas) for The Watertower . It is a 1994 children's picture book by the prolific multi-award winning Australian author Gary Crew and illustrated by Steven Woolman. This gothic science fiction story takes place in a
Subjects:
Literature, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles, Novel Study
$3.00
15
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By Learning With Literature
This is a unit plan for the remarkable Caldecott Medal winning book The Invention of Hugo Cabret written and wonderfully illustrated by Brian Selznick. I created this unit in 2012 to coincide with the release of the excellent movie version of the
Subjects:
Literature, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$5.00
$4.00
20
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By Learning With Literature
My unit for The House With the Clock in its Walls. This unit consists of reading and writing tasks, creative tasks and graphic organisers. This has been used with grade 4-6 this year and was very popular. (student work samples are provided)
Subjects:
Literature, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4
$3.00
9
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By Learning With Literature
A Blooms Taxonomy unit plan for Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper. This unit includes craft and creative writing responses, graphic organisers, samples and photos of student learning, puzzles and more.
Subjects:
British History, Literature, Writing
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers, Novel Study
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3
$3.00
24
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By Learning With Literature
Blooms Taxonomy literature unit for The Hound of the Baskervilles. Includes graphic organisers, writing ideas, reading activities, craft ideas and more. Also includes teaching ideas for some of Doyle's best short stories including the Speckled Band
Subjects:
Literature, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers, Novel Study
$5.00
$3.00
12
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By Learning With Literature
This is a Blooms taxonomy literature unit for Tim Winton's Blueback. It contains writing/art ideas, reading tasks and graphic organisers.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers, Novel Study
$3.00
2
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By Learning With Literature
Teaching ideas for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Loads of creative writing and art ideas for the first book of the series. This unit has been road-tested with grade 6 and the kids loved it.
Subjects:
Literature, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.3
$5.00
$3.00
16
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By Learning With Literature
A 'double treat' Blooms literacy unit plan for The Invisible Man and the Time Machine. Download this unit and introduce these great stories to your students.Includes writing ideas, graphic organisers, reading worksheets and more.All for a mere $3.00!
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles, Novel Study
$3.00
9
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By Learning With Literature
Blooms taxonomy literature unit for the HG Wells classic - The War of The Worlds. Find a good child friendly version of the book, buy this unit, fasten your seat belts, adjust your corset and go on an exciting journey to late 19th century England as
Subjects:
Literature, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles, Novel Study
$5.00
$3.00
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By Learning With Literature
Jules Verne | Jules Verne | Jules Verne Blooms Taxonomy literature unit for Jules Verne's A Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea plus a bonus Around the World in Eighty Days unit plan.It includes loads of
Subjects:
Literature, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Novel Study, Printables
$5.00
7
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By Learning With Literature
A Blooms taxonomy unit plan with graphic organisers, reading activities and writing ideas for grade 3-4 based on The Jungle Book.
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.3.9
$2.00
20
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By Learning With Literature
Fun activities for early years students based on Franklin the turtle. You will need 3 titles for some of the tasks (Franklin is Lost, Goes to School and Secret Club) but lots of other tasks don't need the books. This unit includes art ideas, writing
Subjects:
Literature, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles, Printables
$2.00
5
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By Learning With Literature
A collection of creative and research activities to support talented and prolific Australian author Paul Jennings collection of 'twisted' short stories from his book called 'UNCANNY'All of these tasks have been road tested with grade 4-6 children
Subjects:
Literature, Creative Writing, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers, Fun Stuff
$2.00
14
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By Learning With Literature
The fifth in my Classic Australian Children's Fiction series of Bloom's Taxonomy Literature units. Playing Beatie Bow is Ruth Park's gripping time slip adventure set in 1980s and 1870s Sydney.
Subjects:
Literature, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles, Novel Study
$3.00
8
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By Learning With Literature
Blooms taxonomy unit plan for ANZAC Day (This is a work in progress. I haven't had a chance to road test it yet so I am selling it cheap this year) Hopefully I will be able to add to it and include some work samples for next year (The 100th
Subjects:
Australian History, Creative Writing, European History
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Graphic Organizers, Printables
$3.00
20
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By Learning With Literature
Find a Blooms Taxonomy Literature unit for Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. It includes graphic organisers, worksheets, writing and creative ideas based on the book. There are abridged versions and graphic novel versions of the book available as
Subjects:
Literature, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles, Guided Reading Books
$3.00
10
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By Learning With Literature
Reading and Writing activities for Paul Jenning's Uncanny, Undone, Unreal and Unbelievable combined. Over 100 pages of reading, writing ideas, art activities, graphic organisers and more.
Subjects:
Literature, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Novel Study, Printables
$4.00
6
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By Learning With Literature
A Blooms Taxonomy literature unit for Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (The book not the movie)
Subjects:
Literature, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers, Novel Study
$3.00
7
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 35 years in large and small rural schools ( I have been a teaching principal for the last 25 years in one teacher rural schools)

MY TEACHING STYLE

I use a combination of thinking curriculum (Blooms taxonomy) and an ICT / literature rich personalised learning approach, ideal for small schools.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

legend in my own lunchtime!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love sharing what I teach with other teachers. I don't charge too much for my work ( just pocket money) I don't want to make it difficult for people to access my ideas and use them with their children. I love reading classic literature to children and using it as the basis of my theme work. Technology, art, creative writing and personalised learning are important ingredients in my unit plans. I don't put anything on TPT unless I've road tested it myself.

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