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If you like this product, please take a moment to give it a positive review. Thanks so much! If you need a one-week set of materials for teaching about the Battle of the Alamo, this is what you need! This set contains: -Timeline with summary
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
4th, 7th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Printables
$15.00
$13.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
This revise & edit passage features a short passage about Jeff Kinney, author of the popular "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book series. The passage is followed by ten, STAAR-formatted questions. The questions assess student mastery of where to add
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Assessment
$10.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
If you like this product, please take a couple of seconds to give it a good review. Thanks! It's a lot easier to get students to pay attention to a passage if they're interested in it. This fun article about Scooby-Do tests students' knowledge of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Fun Stuff
$10.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
If you like this product, please take a couple of seconds to give it a good review. Thanks! It's amazing how fourth graders pay attention when they're interested in the content! This passage about the virtual game, Minecraft, includes 10
Subjects:
Grammar, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
4th, 7th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Fun Stuff
$10.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
This activity includes instructions and rubric to have 4th grade students write a letter to Stephen F. Austin to convince him to make him part of the Old 300 families that started the Austin Colony. Students LOVE this activity! They get to pick the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
4th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$10.00
1 rating
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
If you like this product, please take a couple of seconds to give it a good review. Thanks! It's a lot easier to get fourth graders to pay attention to a passage if they're interested in it. This fun article about SpongeBob Squarepants test
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 7th
Types:
Test Prep, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$10.00
3 ratings
3.3
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By TaylorCreative
This test over the Impresarios and the Colonization of Texas goes hand-in-glove with the Review (sold separately). Quizzes students over the important vocabulary, people, and places associated with the colonization of the Lone Star State. Includes
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
4th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
Fourth grade students will be able to demonstrate mastery of the TEKS ("students will identify the geographic regions of Texas") and show off their knowledge of major cities, landforms, rainfall, climate and more. Test & Key included. Easy to
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
4th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$5.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
If you like this product, please take a couple of seconds to give it a positive review. Thanks! If you teach Texas history, you NEED this bundle! Look at what's included! (answer keys included for all activity sheets and assessments) -Summary
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
4th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$10.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
This is a one-to-two-week unit leading up to the Texas Revolution as trouble is brewing in the Texas colonies. Includes the following: -Summary Statements Activity (multiple choice) -Timeline & Questions Actviity -Review sheet -Test -Answer
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
1st, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
If you like this product, please take a couple of seconds to give it a good review. Thanks! This passage about WWII hero, Audie Murphy, assesses fourth grade students on context clues, inferencing, main idea, summarization, poetry and more. Audie
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 7th
Types:
Other, Activities, Test Prep
$10.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
If you like this product, please take a couple of seconds to give it a good review. Thanks! Fourth grade students will love expressing their strong opinions to these expository writing prompts! Includes 8 different STAAR-formatted expository
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$8.00
1 rating
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
If you like this product, please take a couple of seconds to give it a good review. Thanks! This passage about U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson assesses fourth grade students on context clues, inferencing, and main idea. Includes an answer key,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Assessment
$10.00
3 ratings
3.9
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By TaylorCreative
Fourth grade students will love writing to these STAAR-formated Personal Narrative Writing Prompts! Have students analyze the prompt, highlight or circle the line that says "write about a time...", brainstorm story ideas on the bottom and then
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 7th
Types:
Other, Outlines, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
If you like this product, take a few seconds to review it. Thanks! This revise & edit passage features a short informational passage about the popular Disney movie, "Frozen." The passage is followed by ten, STAAR-formatted questions. The
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Assessment
$10.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
Teach your fourth grade students about Texas Geography and then test them over it with this handy set!
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
4th, 7th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Other, Activities
$10.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
Fourth grade students love to fold and cut this foldable and glue in an interactive notebook. Have them color each region's "flap" a different color as you introduce it, and then have them take notes on that region's landforms, major cities, natural
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
4th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
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By TaylorCreative
You can work backwards from this review to teach the most important facts from this unit. Includes everything that will be on the test. Students can use this review to create their own questions in table groups and compete against the other table
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
4th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
Teach your fourth graders to ask (and answer) questions about the Colonization of Texas and the Empresarios. This activity can be done by individual students, in stations, or in table groups. With groups, each group takes a sheet (i.e., one takes
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Other (Social Studies - History), Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 7th
Types:
Other, Activities, Cultural Activities
$10.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By TaylorCreative
If you need to teach Social Studies and Writing at the same time, this is the passage for you! This passage is an 8-paragraph passage that talks about children in the Civil War. It tests student ability to answer questions about quotation marks,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Test Prep
$10.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Mark Taylor is a professional writer, a TEA-certified teacher of grades EC-12, a college professor, a graphic designer, a composer, and an historian all rolled up into one guy! Before becoming an educator, Mark spent 20 years running his own marketing company, TaylorCreative. As a teacher of both elementary and middle school students and college undergraduates, Mark put his talents to work to make learning a little more hands-on to increase active cognitive engagement.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on; active; lots of student collaboration

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Numerous awards from the International Association of Business Communicators, Communicator Awards, Telly Awards, Silver Quill Awards and more.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Ag Journalism, Texas A&M University M.S. in Ag Education/Adult Education, Texas A&M University Doctoral Studies in Educational Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University Additional graduate studies in literature, Texas A&M University Additional graduate studies in music, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Mark Taylor grew up on a farm in the small, farming community of Webberville, Texas, on the outskirts of Austin. After graduating from Texas A&M University, Mark work in radio for five years as a station manager for KAGC radio in Bryan, Texas and as a reporter/studio engineer for the USA Radio Network in Carrollton, Texas. His marketing background includes marketing director positions for two manufacturers, communications director for a school district, and his own experience as a self-employed marketing consultant and free lance writer. He lives in College Station, Texas with his wife, Beverly, who is also a career educator. He currently teaches Texas History for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. He is also a part-time instructor for Blinn College.

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