Novel Necessities

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By Novel Necessities
"Esperanza Rising" is a beautifully written story of triumph and hope. With this novel study, students will be guided through Esperanza's journey through vocabulary, higher order thinking questions, and personal connections. This is appropriate for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$5.00
23 ratings
3.9
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By Novel Necessities
"Riding Freedom" by Pam Muñoz Ryan is an excellent historical fiction novel that brings to the life the story of Charlotte, a woman who disguised herself as a man to work with horses in a time when women had little opportunity. This teacher guide
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$10.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Novel Necessities
"Bud, Not Buddy" is a challenging book, but one that is full of amazing teaching opportunities. This novel study not only guides students through that challenge with vocabulary and higher order thinking questions, but allows them to connect to the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$5.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By Novel Necessities
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH is a Newberry Classic of adventure, intrigue, and truth. What I love as I read is the rats’ eager desire to learn everything possible, the simple devotion and trusting of Mrs. Frisby, and the sense of a bigger world
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$15.00
17 ratings
4.0
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By Novel Necessities
This reader’s theater presentation is a child-friendly version of the first Thanksgiving, using historical figures and facts. An extension page is included that is aligned with common core standards to deepen understanding. Enjoy the holiday season
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Thanksgiving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Scripts
$5.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Novel Necessities
This is a reader's theater based on the book "Too Many Tamales" by Gary Soto. Incorporating 11 characters, you can choose to do a simple reader's theater or a full blow play in your classroom! Great for teaching problem and solution, as well as
Subjects:
Reading, Drama, Short Stories
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.2.3, RL.2.5
$5.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Novel Necessities
"Riding Freedom" is a beautifully written historical fiction novel, based on historical fact. This novel study guides students through 12 challenging sessions that include vocabulary and challenge questions. Easy to use for both teachers and
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Novel Necessities
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated mid-September through Mid-October! Take care of two goals at once by combining reading with reading passages on famous Hispanic Americans! There are 10 close reading passages about Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta,
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas, Nonfiction Book Study
$10.00
12 ratings
3.9
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By Novel Necessities
"The Indian in the Cupboard" is an entertaining novel that offers many teachable moments in the realm of character and relationships. Divided into 12 easy to use sessions, this novel study will guide students through the vocabulary, characters, and
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$5.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Novel Necessities
The World Cup is an exciting time all over the world, and the kids get caught up in the excitement! To capitalize on that, as well as make the last few weeks of school enjoyable, this unit includes activities to keep the students engaged as well as
Subjects:
World History, Other (ELA), Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$10.00
3 ratings
3.1
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By Novel Necessities
This teacher guide is a combination of the Esperanza Rising Teacher Guide and the Esperanza Rising Vocabulary Study and Challenge Questions. Same great content, just put together at a discounted rate! Easy and ready to use immediately in the
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$17.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By Novel Necessities
Magic Tree House books are fantastic and lend themselves easily to a study in non-fiction elements. This project allows children to use skills such as creating questions, recounting the story, and connecting their reading to a non-fiction area of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
3 ratings
3.8
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By Novel Necessities
Bud, Not Buddy is a wonderful book with rich storylines and amazing characters. Have your students go in depth with this novel in this Common Core aligned Teacher Guide. Lessons are included for each chapter along with fine arts extensions, research
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$15.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Novel Necessities
"The Frindle is mightier than the sword..." This novel study takes your students through the novel "Frindle," with vocabulary, questions, and personal connections. Students' eyes will be opened to how words are created and how one person can change
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Novel Necessities
This teacher guide takes you through 9 sessions of the book "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli. Complete with a synopsis, lesson motivation, lesson, extension activities, and student pages, this guide is easy to use and gets students analyzing and
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$10.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Novel Necessities
This comprehensive teacher guide includes creative, challenging, and comprehensive activities for each chapter of a beautifully written and inspiring novel. With pre-made student sheets and activity ideas, teachers can easily incorporate this guide
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$15.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Novel Necessities
With the implementation of the Common Core, the rigor has been raised and standards are higher. More is expected out of our students. This journal addresses these challenges in a very practical and easy to use way. Here are some of the
Subjects:
Other (Math), Word Problems
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Workbooks, Teacher Manuals, Unit Plans
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Novel Necessities
Chants are an exciting and effective teaching strategy. This Earth Science Chant pack contains five different chants on topics such as weathering/erosion, landforms, and the rock cycle. Why chants? Chants are embedded with science vocabulary and
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Science Centers
$5.00
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By Novel Necessities
One of the most profound children's book, "Maniac Magee" has so many wonderful teaching opportunities. This novel study guides students through the vocabulary, character relationships, and the strong imagery that Jerry Spinelli uses in his writing.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Novel Necessities
With the introduction of the NGSS, this unit about plants correlates completely with the new science standards! Several ELL modifications and strategies are included that are beneficial to all learners. Supplements include a matching game, student
Subjects:
Biology, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$15.00
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Now in my eleventh year of teaching, I am continually amazed at how different every student is and how much I still love it! I am a former fifth grade teacher for about nine years, but have been teaching second grade bilingual for a year at Joliet Public Schools, opening my eyes to a whole new set of children's literature!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Probably the biggest buzzword in education today is differentiation...and my teaching style is just that! My focus (and products) gear towards meeting the needs of very diverse learners and challenging them at their level. Also, as a bilingual teacher, my material is heavily vocabulary based- but most importantly, vocabulary through context. Everything I do through every subject area is meant to teach self-motivation and inspire creativity.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Graduated Summa Cum Laude in Elementary Education

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Spanish from Evangel University Working towards Master's in Reading at the University of St. Francis.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I quite obviously LOVE and ADORE children's literature. Resources will continually be put up for different novels that I love- but am always looking for fresh ideas! Please e-mail me with suggestions and great children's books that you have read!

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