The Book Teacher

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The Book Teacher
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By The Book Teacher
Paraphrasing is a necessary skill for students to master as they begin research and writing. Teachers often assume students can do this easily, but this is often a difficult skill that requires teacher demonstration and student practice. This is a
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Other (ELA), Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Games
$3.00
292 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is full of silly nonsense words which make great practice for using context clues. This activity has six sentences from the story which include a nonsense word. The students must choose the best meaning for the nonsense word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.00
146 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is a meaningful story about caring for our natural resources. In addition, it has great nonsense words which can be defined using context clues. This is a powerpoint that includes 7 quotes with nonsense words from the story
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
99 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
Paraphrasing is an important skill for research, but it requires lots of practice to do it well. This is a worksheet that includes 7 facts about the Titanic. Students are asked to read the fact and then paraphrase the information. The facts about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Homework
$1.00
56 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
I've had such great feedback from the first version of "Paraphrasing Popular Songs" that I've created a BRAND NEW VERSION! This activity includes 9 popular new songs. Students must read the paraphrased lyrics and try to guess the song from which
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
W.4.7, W.4.8, W.5.7, W.6.7, W.6.8
$3.00
73 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
Paraphrasing is a skill which requires practice. This is a motivating activity for practicing this skill because the topic of the Titanic is interesting and engaging for students. In this lesson, students read the quote and then select the best
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Research, PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
$2.00
48 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
"Brave Irene" by William Steig is an engaging story about a young girl's mission to deliver a dress made by her mother to the duchess. In spite of snow, wind and injury, Irene is successful in her endeavor. This close reading activity asks
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
Teaching our students to research is not enough. We have to make sure our students are savvy consumers of information. This lesson is one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITES to teach. It involves a completely unreal creature in a website that seems
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Other (ELA), Instructional Technology
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Research, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.8, CCRA.W.8
$2.00
24 ratings
3.9
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By The Book Teacher
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate is a beautiful story of the friendship that saves a gorilla named Ivan and a baby elephant named Ruby. However, one of the most intriguing parts of this elegant novel is that Ms. Applegate based this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$3.00
23 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
This activity teaches the four characteristics of a tall tale. After reading Pecos Bill by Steven Kellogg, students are asked to find evidence from text to support these four characteristics. Using evidence from text and reading stories from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.5, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.7, RL.5.10
$1.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
We all know the story of "The Night Before Christmas". Our students' familiarity with this well-loved poem make it a perfect piece for practicing paraphrasing. This worksheet includes 6 famous lines from story for students to put into their own
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
This activity is for use after reading the tall tale "Paul Bunyan" by Steven Kellogg. It asks students to relate evidence from the story for four characteristics of a tall tale. Reading tall tales and using evidence from text are both aligned with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
What a perfect way to practice using context clues to determine the meaning of a word! Students are quite familiar with Dr. Seuss's classic story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and this worksheet has 8 passages from the book in which students can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
Close Reading is an integral part of the writing assessments our students are being asked to complete. This close reading exercise from The Book Teacher uses a primary source, Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, to give students practice in using
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$3.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
This is a text-dependent activity by The Book Teacher to accompany the beautiful picture book, Great Joy, by Kate DiCamillo. The book tells the story of a little girl who is concerned about a poor organ grinder and his monkey at Christmas. This
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
Alligator Baby by Robert Munsch is one of those stories that your students will ask you to read again and again! Kristen's parents just can't get home from the hospital with the right baby. They have an alligator, a seal, a gorilla, but no human.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$1.00
14 ratings
3.9
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By The Book Teacher
This is a one-page practice for using reference sources by The Book Teacher with an answer key included. Reference materials addressed are dictionary, atlas, almanac, encyclopedia, and thesaurus. The handout includes a short description of each
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
The story Clever Tom and the Leprechaun by Linda Shute is one of my all-time favorites for St. Patrick's Day! This activity addresses three skills in one! It asks students to use context clues to determine the meanings of Irish terms in the story,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1
$1.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By The Book Teacher
William Steig's Caldecott winner, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble is a classic story for younger readers. This activity is a one-page, close-reading worksheet. The activity includes a quick review section (setting, author's purpose, genre), a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$1.00
13 ratings
3.9
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By The Book Teacher
This activity by The Book Teacher is a close reading exercise utilizing a letter written by Chris Van Allsburg explaining his inspiration for his book, Queen of the Falls. The paragraphs of the letter are numbered to facilitate discussions pulling
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.66 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an elementary library media specialist for 10 years, but I taught kindergarten, first and second grades before making the switch to a specialist position.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love reading to my students and guiding them along their path to literacy. I have the unique advantage of watching my readers grow for six years instead of just one year in the classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been selected as a Common Core Coach and have enjoyed training other teachers in implementing common core lessons in their classrooms.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

East Tennessee State University, BS in Elementary Education East Tennessee State Universtiy, MEd in Media Services East Tennessee State University, +45 hours in Reading and Library Certification Courses

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Reading is a passion which I love sharing with my two children who are 16 and 8. (My students think it's hilarious that their librarian has a son named 'Reed'!) I like music, sports and spending lots of time with my family.

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