Max Learner Book Detective

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Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans, is a classic read-aloud enjoyed by millions of children since 1939! In this story, brave little Madeline must go to the hospital to get her appendix out. When her friends come to visit, they’re impressed with her scar
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Harriet Tubman was a courageous American hero and an inspiring woman! Teach children about her with both your copy of “I Am Harriet Tubman” by the notable author, Brad Meltzer, and our Text-Dependent Questions, close reading, and writing
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Leo Lionni’s fable, Cornelius, is about a crocodile with the unusual talent of being able to stand up on his hind legs and walk! But his friends lack curiosity and don’t appreciate him. When a monkey teaches Cornelius how to stand on his head and
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Fly Guy Presents: Weather, by Tedd Arnold, is an outstanding resource for teaching young learners about weather and the Common Core State Standards for Reading Informational Text 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 as well as Writing Standard 3 (opinion). Our
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Frederick, by Leo Lionni, is about a unique little field mouse who gathers the sun rays, colors, and words for the winter rather than food. His hard-working friends don’t approve, but in the end, they all discover that Frederick contributes in his
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In Rosie Revere, Engineer, by Andrea Beaty, an inventive but shy young girl learns from her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) that a “first flop” is something to be celebrated, and that the only “true failure” is quitting. Pair your copy of
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Frog and Toad are beloved by children everywhere for their adventures, silly shenanigans, and their sweet, caring friendship. In this bundle you will find 10 Text-Dependent Question cards, one for each of the ten stories in these two read aloud
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In Sky Color, by Peter H. Reynolds, is a beautifully illustrated story teaching us that an artist thinks about the world in new and creative ways. It’s also a wonderful book for teaching perseverance or “grit,” as Marisol solves the problem of how
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Plant a Kiss, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, teaches children that love never runs out when you share it; in fact, it grows! This is a sweet book to share for Valentine’s Day or any time you want to encourage children to commit random—or intentional—acts
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Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister is a classic read aloud for kindergartners and first graders, and an excellent resource for teaching the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as social intelligence and giving!
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Leo the Late Bloomer, by Robert Kraus, is a favorite among teachers for inspiring a “Growth Mindset” in students who are learning something challenging. It’s also very helpful for teaching the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature 1, 2,
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Froggy Goes to School, by Jonathan London, is a great book to read at Back-to-School time! Children will get a laugh out of Froggy’s case of nerves and you’ll enjoy teaching the CCSS for Reading Literature 1, 2, 3 and 4! Share this fun story, then
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The Recess Queen, by Alexis O’Neill, is a great book to read when your class needs to discuss how to handle a bully. It’s also very helpful for teaching the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 9! Share this
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King of the Playground, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, is a great book to read when your class needs to discuss how to handle a bully. It’s also very helpful for teaching the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature 1, 2, 3, 4, and 9! Share
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Swimmy, by Leo Lionni, is a classic read aloud for kindergartners and first graders, and an excellent resource for teaching the Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 as well as the character trait of teamwork! Share
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Text-Dependent Questions, Close Reading Worksheets, and early-finisher coloring activities for your favorite Tacky the Penguin read aloud books! All of our text-dependent questions cite the exact relevant Common Core State Standards for Reading
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Emeraldalicious by Victoria Kann is a great read-aloud for Earth Day! Pinkalicious and her brother arrive at the park only to discover it’s covered in trash! But with her magical wand, lots of love, and pinktastic rhymes, Pinkalicious recycles the
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In this delightful read aloud by Patricia Palacco, a young girl discovers how brave she really is when she overcomes her fears, with the help of her Grandma, and fetches the ingredients for Thunder Cake before the storm arrives. Pair your copy of
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Celebrate the life and accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln with a more in-depth approach for older students. This read aloud and the contents of this product are best suited to Grades 2-3 or as a mentor text for Grades 3-5. Use your copy of “Abe’s
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Known as the most influential African American of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass was an amazing orator and writer who dedicated his life to the abolition of slavery. In “Young Frederick Douglass, Freedom Fighter,” by Andrew Woods, children
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching first graders for 17 years and loving it! My newest passion is writing text dependent questions (and accompanying reproducible worksheets) for my favorite read-aloud books, and sharing them with you!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teaching is like theater! Keeping the kids moving and engaged in everything we're doing, using every minute to its max, making learning fun, and keeping the whole show running smoothly takes planning and passion. I love teaching in a way that helps kids love learning!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

B.A. in Literature with Honors in the Major

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree in Literature, with Honors, from the University of California; working on a Master's Degree in Language and Literacy.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Happily married with one adult son who is majoring in Astrophysics at the University of California.

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