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"Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours." John Locke
 
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By The Literate Culture
This test includes 50 questions that include the following objectives: context clues, characterization, punctuation, figurative language and story elements. There is a section of 15 matching questions about characters. 30 questions found in two
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
$2.00
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By The Literate Culture
This document includes 26 pages of multiple choice knowledge and objective based questions that include both comprehension and inference skills found in Prisoner B-3087. This includes an answer key and the quizzes are grouped in about four chapter
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
$8.00
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By The Literate Culture
This novel guide includes 39 pages of comprehension and high-order thinking questions. It has vocabulary for each chapter as well as at least one question even if the chapters are short. There are two text to text connection poems at the end of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Nonfiction Book Study
$10.00
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By The Literate Culture
This includes 16 pages of multiple choice quizzes for Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Patillo Beals. They are separated by chapter and each chapter has 5-10 questions. The last page is the answer key. The quizzes are designed for students with lower
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
$5.00
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By The Literate Culture
Multiple Choice questions including knowledge-based, context clues, Notice and Note Reading Strategies and literary elements for each chapter. This is 42 pages of multiple choice questions for each chapter in Marie Lu's book, Legend with an answer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Assessment
$10.00
11
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By The Literate Culture
Students will compare and analyze quotes about mountains, lyrics to Miley Cyrus's song "The Climb", a non-fiction article about Mt. Everest and a YouTube video about reaching the summit of Mt. Everest, to the novel, Peak, by Roland Smith. Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Novel Study
$1.00
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By The Literate Culture
This is a project that works great to assign toward the end of reading Book Thief. Students are required to pick one of the 6 main characters and pretend what information this character would have if they had a cell phone. It includes details of
Subjects:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study
$1.00
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By The Literate Culture
Students will love this book, not only because of the high level of suspense and the historically accurate settings, but also because it is challenging with three parallel plots and lots of higher level vocabulary. This document contains two pages
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Novel Study
$1.00
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By The Literate Culture
This has over 150 vocabulary words from Prisoner B-3087. They are listed by section, chapter number and page number. Check out my site for matching vocabulary quizzes that align with this list. Key included with the quizzes.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study
$1.00
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By The Literate Culture
This is a 53 question test that can be given at the end of reading Book Thief or that can be given in parts. The first 35 questions are multiple choice questions that ask students to identify and/or explain the figurative language of the prologue
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
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By The Literate Culture
This activity explores the theme of finding hope in difficult situations and connects a poem - "Hope" by Emily Dickinson to the non-fiction novel, Prisoner B-3087 and has students analyze the text to text connections.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Handouts, Nonfiction Book Study
$1.00
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By The Literate Culture
This zipped file includes: - a PowerPoint anticipation guide with thematic questions -Multiple Choice quizzes for each chapter with answer keys -vocabulary quizzes for each chapter with answer keys (8 total pages with quizzes in matching format
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study
$10.00
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By The Literate Culture
Students will be given a poetic device and page numbers to do a scavenger hunt of these devices throughout the book. Students will be required to know the term and its definition, identify an example and explain the meaning/purpose of the figurative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study
$1.50
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By The Literate Culture
This is a highly engaging project to use after students read the novel, Peak, by Roland Smith. It requires students to create a cell phone for one of the main characters and include figurative language in an email composition, text messages that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Novel Study
$1.00
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By The Literate Culture
This includes a list of vocabulary from Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz The document has a basic word list for students to print off with over 150 vocabulary words on pages 2-3 that includes the words broken down into section, chapter and page number.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study
$3.00
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By The Literate Culture
This handout includes the links for two poetry slam poems on YouTube. One is "Poet, Breathe Now" by Adam Gotlieb and the other is "Look" by Nate Marshall. Terms to go over first: hyperbole, personification, repetition, allusion, metaphor, irony,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$1.00
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By The Literate Culture
This is a list of a couple hundred words from I Am Malala - the Young Reader's Edition that I believe middle school students may not know but need to learn. The list is separated by chapter and page numbers are listed as well.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Novel Study, Nonfiction Book Study
$1.00
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By The Literate Culture
This handout includes the links for two poetry slam poems on TedTalks. One is "If I Should Have a Daughter" by Sarah Kay and the other is "Touchscreen" by Marshall Soulful Jones. Terms to go over first: hyperbole, personification, repetition,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Video Files
$1.00
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By The Literate Culture
Make connections from I Am Malala to other texts/media sources. Buy this document that includes all my individual text to text connections and save! With these supplemental resources to Malala's novel, students will: -Connect to a Beatles song and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study
$3.50
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By The Literate Culture
Six of the main characters of Book Thief include: Death, Liesel, Rudy, Max, Hans and Rosa. Each of these characters have specific qualities that need to be understood as part of the objective of characterization. The author/narrator gives similes to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Novel Study
$1.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught middle school for 10 years and the last 7 of those years were specifically spent teaching 8th grade Language Arts.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love literature circles and growing my novel library. Vocabulary, poetry, grammar and novels are a regular part of my teaching!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B. A. in Pre-Professional English from Gardner-Webb University M.A. in Middle Grades L.A. Education from UNCC

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love reading novels and creating curriculum for them, so if there are any books you wish you had vocabulary lists or quizzes that incorporate reading strategies, figurative language and story elements, let me know and perhaps I will make them for you! :)

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