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This reader's guide includes chapter summaries, questions (for class discussions, creating quizzes or tests, and for use as writing prompts) and vocabulary lists for Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. All the tools you need to guide students through
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Included in the 24-page download are two ready-made quizzes/tests for you to photocopy and plunk down in front of your students. But that's not all! In this document: · Chaps. 1-4 Quiz/Test (with answer key); · Chaps. 5-8 Quiz/Test (with
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Plot elements, events and characters in Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book borrow from stories and history of the ancient Celtic culture in Britain. This lesson includes two illustrated pages on the history of the Celts in Britain and 22 illustrated
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What do Mowgli, the man cub, and Nobody, the live boy, have in common? This download provides specific examples of inspirations Neil Gaiman drew from The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling, and used in The Graveyard Book. Gaiman went beyond Kipling,
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What do The Graveyard Book and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" have in common? This and other questions will be answered as students explore the Danse Macabre in this lesson. The nature of death is a central theme in The Graveyard Book, by Neil
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This assessment includes two short, easy-to-read poems that students will read and then interpret. The test or quiz itself is comprised of three short-answer, three multiple choice and one long-answer questions. Among other things, students are
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Political speeches persuade, explain, justify, inspire, criticize and celebrate. They often use metaphors and themes to appeal to the hearts and minds of listeners. The materials in this lesson first ask students to explain metaphors used in
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Put some variety in vocabulary lessons with these puzzles and a graphic organizer that even the Sleer would find engaging. The full download contains: 1) A vocabulary "word map" with graphics specifically matched to elements of The Graveyard
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Was William Shakespeare anticipating Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book when he wrote, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet"? Probably not, but The Graveyard Book is loaded with thoughtful ideas about
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Is it ok to rattle someone's bones? What if that person is a pauper? What is a pauper, anyway? Furthermore, why does the phrase "nobody owns" become a name for main character in The Graveyard Book? The epigraph that opens The Graveyard Book, by
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Long before middle schoolers had heard of Katniss Everdeen, Mary Call Luther fought for survival and freedom in the harsh mountain setting of Appalachia. The odds were not in her favor, but she succeeded through a combination of wild plants,
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"He was afraid and I was afraid, for the PARCC in all its savage efficiency was upon us ... and our preparation for it had fallen some short of the planning." My apologies for paraphrasing Mary Call's description of winter's arrival in Trial
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Frozen in time and space, the flawed hero contemplates the meaning of redemption, respect for life and love, piano lessons, theft from an armored car and binge eating? Groundhog Day, the 1993 film starring Bill Murray, is both educational and
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Long before author Suzanne Collins came up with the idea of mutant "muttations" used as weapons against the people of Panem, there was a half-man, half-bull minotaur who terrorized the children of Athens. Won't your students be surprised (and
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Who is the audience for The Hunger Games? Is it possible to be an "innocent" bystander in the world of Panem? What can students infer about the meaning of tesserae, muttations, fire and bread, bread and circuses, and the fine line between fiction
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Wild, free and fair: it can be difficult to engage every middle school reader in the substance of a novel, but almost every student will have an opinion about what it means to be wild, free or fair. Using these familiar words as the bait, teachers
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Man vs. Man! Man vs. Nature! Man vs. Self! Vera and Bill Cleaver's novel, Where the Lilies Bloom, presents just about every type of literary conflict as 14-year-old Mary Call Luther and her family struggle to survive while keeping promises they
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"Because you want us to have fun!" This was the response of one of my 8th graders when I asked the class to predict why I was about to read aloud the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears during our study of the novel Where the Lilies Bloom
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A rich literary novel about the cycle of life deserves to be reborn with some fresh and engaging approaches to the study of vocabulary. The vocabulary rummy game reinforces the meaning and use of 17 words from throughout the novel. The rummy
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This lesson helps students to explore mood in selected passages from the first chapter of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. How does the author convey that the man Jack is scary? Which words help us to know that there is something desperate and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Currently in my fourth year of teaching at the middle school level.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

K-12 Ann Arbor Public Schools; AB Bryn Mawr College; Master of Urban Planning from University of Michigan. Currently pursuing M. Ed. from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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I enjoy exploring trails around the Berkshires with my dog. Passtimes include travel, visits with family, audiobooks. Before becoming a teacher, I was an urban planner, legislative aide and mayor of Pittsfield, MA.

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