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"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read - Groucho Marx"
 
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This novel unit contains everything you need to teach the novel A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park. Includes comprehension and discussion questions for each chapter, pre, during, and post reading activities, and whole novel discussion topics.
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My biggest and most thorough novel unit yet! Almost 100 pages! This novel unit contains everything you need to teach the novel The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. Includes: Vocabulary Comprehension and discussion
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Harrison Bergeron is an excellent short story to introduce students to a dystopian/utopian society. It can be used in conjunction with novels such as Orwell's 1984 or Animal Farm to give students another view of the type of society being
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This novel unit contains everything you need to teach the novel Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald. Includes vocabulary, comprehension and discussion questions for each part (with answer key), vocabulary practice
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This document includes directions for five vocabulary centers that can be used with whatever vocabulary your students have been assigned. You can have students rotate from one activity to the next during a class period, or just pick and choose
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This is a short (five question) Power Point I used when I introduced the Holocaust unit to my classes. I did this as a four corners activity, in which students went to the corner of the room that corresponded with the answer they thought was
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This rubric makes it easy to grade any RAFT assignment. RAFT stands for Role Audience Format Topic, and is a way of letting student show understanding of a story by putting themselves into the shoes of a character and writing from that character's
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This is a file of many of the activities I used for my unit on the Holocaust. This file includes the following: Holocaust Literature Project instructions and grading info, Project planning sheet to keep students on track,Jigsaw activity for lower
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This short Powerpoint presentation uses historical photos from the dropping of the Atomic Bombs on Japan to show students the real effects. I used this presentation after reading the story "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury, and we
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This is a unit I put together for my lower readers when we read The Hobbit together. The study guides are in two-column notes format, and there are also quizzes for the first few chapters and some word games that I created to go with the novel. I
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This novel unit includes vocabulary, comprehension questions & higher level discussion questions for each chapter (with answer keys), a bank of test questions, additional research, writing, and language activities, essay topics, and during and
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This zip file contains the following: *A PowerPoint presentation intoducing students to Greek mythology, including the Greek and Roman names and specific areas of interest/power for sixteen of the Olympian gods *A PowerPoint presentation about
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This novel unit contains everything you need (and more!) to teach the novel Aliens on vacation by Clete Barrett Smith. Includes vocabulary, comprehension and discussion questions for each chapter, vocabulary practice exercises, pre, during, and
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The lessons on demand series is designed to provide ready to use resources for novel study. In this book you will find key vocabulary, student organizer pages, and assessments. This guide is divided into two sections. Section one is the teacher
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This is a project I assigned to my middle school GATE students. They had to create a presentation that could be used by elementary teachers to teach about a grammar topic or rule, such as when to use a period, or what a noun is. They also had to
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This powerpoint gives students an understanding of what anti-Semitism is and how long it has existed. I use this as an intro to my unit on the Holocaust. If you have purchased my unit on the Holocaust, then send me a message and I will send this
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This novel unit contains everything you need to teach the novel Hide & Seek by Katy Grant. Includes comprehension and discussion questions for each chapter, pre, during, and post reading activities, comprehension test with key, additional
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This is a unit for middle grades students to learn about writing for newspapers. It covers both news writing and letters to the editor. It also allows for a great deal of creativity, including using art (Edvard Munch's "The Scream") to inspire the
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Quick Stations and Centers for Common Core Level: First grade Common Core Standard ccss.math.content.1.oa.a.1 Using addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together,
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After reading Paul Revere's Ride in class, I assign my students to pick an event from history and write their own poem about it. The poem has to include facts about the event. Students are allowed to present the poem as they wish - I have had
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Dr. P taught for nine years in public schools, and now teaches at the college level. As a K-12 teacher, she taught a variety of levels, from struggling to advanced readers She is a history buff, so her students read a lot of primary sources in her class. She has a Ph.D. in curriculum & instruction with specializations in literacy studies and educational psychology.

Mr. P taught K-12 science for twelve years in both face-to-face and online classroom settings. His hands-on teaching style made science memorable and relevant to his students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Both Mr. & Dr. P. are very creative, high-energy, with classrooms often in a state of "organized chaos." They love to keep students active and involved, and use a variety of stations and assessments in their teaching.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Dr. P:
University Graduate Fellowship - University of South Florida, 2010 NAGC Master's & Specialists Award for Exceptional Contributions to Gifted & Talented Education, 2010

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Dr. P:
Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of South Florida
MA in Gifted Education from the University of South Florida
BA in English from Berea College
Mr. P:
MA in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida
B.A. in Chemistry Education from Eastern Kentucky University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Dr. P also writes a blog that focuses on YA & children's lit. Feel free to check it out! http://got2review.blogspot.com/

Some of our lesson units are available on Amazon. Available units include: "Haiku Is For Wimps," "Dread Locks: A Novel Unit," "Novel Guide for the Graveyard Book," "Novel Unit for The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg," and "Novel Unit for Aliens on Vacation."