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By Robyn Carter
About this Unit This is a Common Core-aligned literature study unit for use with the novel, Loser, by Newberry award-winner, Jerry Spinelli. The lessons and activities here are designed for a variety of age groups and disciplines. Curricular areas
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$7.00
73 ratings
3.9
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By Robyn Carter
ABOUT THIS UNIT This is a 92-page literature study unit for use with the novel, Journey to Topaz by Yoshiko Uchida. Set during World War II, this work of historical fiction follows twelve year-old Yuki and her family from their home in Berkeley,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$6.00
35 ratings
4.0
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By Robyn Carter
This is a 47-page packet of lit study questions for use with the novel Replay by Sharon Creech. NOTE: This unit does NOT include an answer key. Though some questions here are designed to assess comprehension, the overall objective is to promote
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$4.00
44 ratings
3.9
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By Robyn Carter
About this Unit & Novel This is an editable, Common Core-aligned literature study unit for use with the novel The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke, and the 2006 film of the same name directed by Richard Claus. The activities here are designed for a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$8.00
30 ratings
3.9
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By Robyn Carter
Thirty film study questions for use with the film, Hugo, and/or the book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Questions designed to complement a Writers' Workshop curriculum--focus is on developing and assessing an understanding of plot,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
24 ratings
4.0
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By Robyn Carter
This is a 28-page packet of literature and film study questions for use with the novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and the 2010 Tim Burton film, Alice in Wonderland. For each chapter of the novel there is a five to seven
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Movie Guides, Literature Circles
$4.00
29 ratings
4.0
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By Robyn Carter
This is a 134-page, Common Core-aligned literature study unit for use with the novel, The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Newbery award-winner, Katherine Paterson, and the poetry collection (“novel-in-poems”), Locomotion, by Newbery award-winner,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$7.00
33 ratings
3.9
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By Robyn Carter
ABOUT THIS UNIT This is a Common Core-aligned literature study unit for use with Brian Selznick’s 2008 Caldecott-winning graphic novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and Hugo, the 2011 film adaptation of the novel, directed Martin Scorsese. Works
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Graphic Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Movie Guides, Literature Circles
$7.00
18 ratings
3.9
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By Robyn Carter
ABOUT THIS UNIT This is a 121 rage, Common Core-aligned literature study unit for use with the novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, the 2013 film adaptation of the novel, directed by Kenny Leon, and the poetry
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$7.00
31 ratings
4.0
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By Robyn Carter
About this Unit This is a 156 page literature study unit for use with the novel, Goodbye, Vietnam, by Gloria Whelan, and the poetry collection Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai. Set shortly after the fall of Saigon, Goodbye, Vietnam
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$7.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Robyn Carter
ABOUT THIS UNIT This is a 96-page Common Core-aligned literature study unit for use with the novel, Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos. With both humor and pathos, this Newberry Award-winner explores themes of addiction, recovery, and divorce
Subjects:
Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$6.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Robyn Carter
This is an 11-page packet of lit study questions for use with the short novel Sadako and the One Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr. NOTE: This unit does NOT include an answer key. Though some questions here are designed to assess
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$2.00
25 ratings
4.0
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By Robyn Carter
About This Unit This is a study unit for use with the novel, The Iron Giant, by Ted Hughes (originally published as The Iron Man in 1968) and the 1999 film, The Iron Giant, directed by Brad Bird. The film is a very loose adaptation of the novel;
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Movie Guides, Literature Circles
$5.00
10 ratings
3.9
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By Robyn Carter
This is a 65-page packet of lit study questions for use with the Newberry award-winning novel Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata. NOTE: This unit does NOT include an answer key. Though some questions here are designed to assess comprehension, the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$5.00
12 ratings
3.9
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By Robyn Carter
About this Unit This is a literature and film study unit for use with the novel, Chu Ju’s House, by Gloria Whelan, and the 1999 Chinese film, Not One Less, directed by Yimou Zhang. Set in the wake of Mao’s Cultural Revolution in China, Chu Ju’s
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$6.00
10 ratings
3.7
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By Robyn Carter
About this Unit & Novel This is a 96-page Common Core-aligned literature study unit for use with the graphic novel Ghosts by Eisner Award-winner, Raina Telgemeier. NOTE: This unit does NOT include an answer key. Though some questions here are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$7.00
5 ratings
3.9
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By Robyn Carter
This is a 59-page Common Core-aligned literature study unit for use with the novel Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. NOTE: This unit does NOT include an answer key. Though some questions here are designed to assess comprehension, the overall
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$6.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Robyn Carter
This is a 126-page Common Core-aligned literature study unit for use with the 2000 Newberry award-winning novel, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. Set at the height of the Great Depression, the novel tells the story of ten year-old Bud
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literature Circles
$7.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Robyn Carter
This is a 130-page Common Core-aligned literature study unit for use with the novel The Jumbies by Tracey BaptisteNOTE: This unit does NOT include an answer key. Though some questions here are designed to assess comprehension, the overall objective
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.4, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.5.7, RL.5.10...
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4.0
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By Robyn Carter
ABOUT THIS UNIT With humor, heart, and an ear for the aches and triumphs of family life, Judy Blume’s Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing tells the story of nine-year-old Peter Hatcher and his “biggest problem”: his little brother Fudge, who is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fifteen years teaching elementary and middle grade writing workshops. Three years experience teaching at the college level. Visit my website: https://robynadaircarter.wixsite.com/website

MY TEACHING STYLE

Inquiry-based & Common Core-aligned approach to teaching ELA. I use the Teachers College model to teaching craft in the writing workshop.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

San Francisco WritersCorps teaching artist.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MFA in Creative Writing

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Robyn Carter teaches creative writing to both college and elementary school students--undergraduates at Ashford University, and third, fourth and fifth-graders at Redding Elementary School where she serves as a San Francisco WritersCorps teaching artist in residence. Visit Room2Ruminations to read poetry, stories and graphic mini-novels by the kids in her class. Robyn blogs at KQED In the Classroom and her fiction has appeared in Conjunctions, West Branch, A-Minor Magazine, Colorado Review, NANOFiction, Ninth Letter and other journals. She holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte.

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