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    • Touching Spirit Bear Teaching Guide

      $23.00

      Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

      Touching Spirit Bear Teaching Guide is a 148 page resource with eight different components for teaching Ben Mikaelsen’s popular novel. Though CCSS alignments are not listed in this file, the various activities meet a large portion of ELA skills requirements for grades 6-8.

      Touching Spirit Bear Teaching Guide components:

      •Detailed CHAPTER SUMMARIES written in bulleted format.
      •PREREADING activities and ideas with a bulletin board suggestion.
      •VOCABULARY with word lists, definitions, dictionary activities, and worksheets.
      •Chapter-by-chapter SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS that require detailed, factual responses,
      •A series of OBJECTIVE TESTS that cover the novel as chapter-by-chapter quizzes and as a whole book test and check for basic story comprehension.
      •THINK, WRITE, CREATE open-ended prompts, both chapter-by-chapter and whole book, that require students to engage HIGHER LEVEL THINKING SKILLS.
      •GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS for writing based on specific novel events or characters.
      •Full ANSWER KEYS for those items requiring a specific answer are included.

      View SAMPLE PAGES. (Use the back arrow to exit the sample pages.)

      IMPORTANT NOTE:  Each of the items below are separate components taken from Touching Spirit Bear Teaching GuideThey are offered as individual purchases for teachers who wish to use only one specific component.  Please do not unintentionally duplicate your order.



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    • Where the Red Fern Grows: A Novel Teaching Guide (Digital Download)

      $24.00

      Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

      Where the Red Fern Grows Novel Study Unit is a 189-page instructional resource for Wilson Rawls’s classic tale of determination, love, and loss. This complete unit comes with 9 different components with a broad range of skills from gathering factual knowledge to engaging higher level thinking skills.

      Teaching Guide Components:
      Where the Red Fern Grows Prereading Activities
      •PREREADING activities and ideas get students motivated about the story’s setting, plot, and characters.

      Where the Red Fern Grows Informational Texts
      •The six INFORMATIONAL TEXTS are designed to spark student interest and provide background information that will make the reading more relevant and enjoyable. Each text includes CCSS/Standards-Based questions.

      Where the Red Fern Grows Vocabulary Study
      •This component includes VOCABULARY with word lists, definitions, dictionary activities, usage worksheets, and figurative language taken from the text.

      Where the Red Fern Grows Short Answer Questions
      •This sections contains chapter-by-chapter SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS that require detailed,factual responses.

      Where the Red Fern Grows Objective Tests
      •This series of OBJECTIVE TESTS (Multiple Choice, True/False, Yes/No, Fill in the Blank) covers the story in chapter-by-chapter quizzes and as a whole book test. The quizzes check for factual story comprehension.

      Where the Red Fern Grows CCSS/Standards-Based Quizzes
      •This component covers the book chapter-by-chapter and ends with a whole-book quiz. Each page also includes a CCSS-aligned writing challenge.

      Where Where the Red Fern Grows Thinking and Writing Skills
      •The THINK, WRITE, CREATE open-ended prompts address story chapter-by-chapter and whole book. The activities range in difficulty from basic to challenging. Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, they address a large variety of CCSS ELA and Writing standards.

      Where the Red Fern Grows Graphic Organizers for Writing
      • The GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS for writing (and thinking) are based on specific story events or characters.

      Where the Red Fern Grows Answer Keys
      •Full ANSWER KEYS for those items requiring a specific answer are included. CCSS alignments (except for Think, Write, Create) are listed here rather than on student worksheet.
      View SAMPLE PAGES   (Use back arrow to exit sample pages.)

      IMPORTANT NOTE:  All the individual components offered below are included in this file.  Please do not accidentally duplicate your order. 

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    • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: A Novel Teaching Guide (Digital Download)

      $12.00

      Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

      Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: A Novel Teaching Guide is a fifty-three page resource for teaching Judy Blume’s popular book with eight different components.

      Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: A Novel Teaching Guide components

      Detailed CHAPTER SUMMARIES written in bulleted format for easy reference.
      PREREADING activities and ideas with a bulletin board suggestion.
      VOCABULARY with word lists, definitions, dictionary activities, and usage worksheets.
      Chapter-by-chapter SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS that require detailed, factual responses.
      A series of OBJECTIVE TESTS that cover the novel as chapter-by-chapter quizzes and as a whole book test and check for basic story comprehension. Students will find it necessary to read the material carefully and thoroughly for FACTUAL CONTENT in order to score well on these tests.
      THINK, WRITE, CREATE open-ended prompts, both chapter-by-chapter and whole book, that require students to engage the HIGHER LEVEL THINKING SKILLS of Bloom’s Taxonomy.
      GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS for writing based on specific novel events or characters.
      Full ANSWER KEYS.
      View SAMPLE PAGES

      IMPORTANT NOTE: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: A Novel Teaching Guide described above contains ALL of the material available in each of the following purchase options. Individual components are offered for those customers who do not wish to purchase the full Teaching Guide. Please do not unintentionally duplicate your order.

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    • Where the Red Fern Grows Objective Tests and CCSS Quizzes

      $12.00

      Where the Red Fern Grows Objective Tests and CCSS/Standards-Based Quizzes
      Where the Red Fern Grows Objective Tests and CCSS/Standards-Based Quizzes is a 70-page teaching resource for Wilson Rawls’s classic novel with two components components:

      Where the Red Fern Grows Objective Tests
      •A series of OBJECTIVE TESTS (multiple choice, true/false, yes/no, fill in the blank) that check for FACTUAL CONTENT and basic story comprehension. The questions cover the novel as chapter-by-chapter quizzes and as a whole book test.
      In addition to their function as comprehension checks, these quizzes can be used as open-book reading guides, homework, small-group reading guides, and independent reading guides. Some teachers are also using them for close reading instruction.

      Where the Red Fern Grows CCSS/Standards-Based Quizzes
      •The Chapter-by-chapter quizzes (5 questions each) and a whole book test (20 questions) target CCSS/Standards-based skills.
      The questions are a combination of multiple choice, short answer, sequencing, etc. Each chapter and the whole book quiz includes a CCSS-aligned writing challenge.

      Full answers keys for both the objective tests and the CCSS quizzes are included. All CCSS alignments are listed here rather than on the student pages.Where the Red Fern Grows Objective Tests and CCSS/Standards-Based Quizzes
      Where the Red Fern Grows Objective Tests and CCSS/Standards-Based Quizzes is a 70-page teaching resource for Wilson Rawls’s classic novel with two components:

      Where the Red Fern Grows Objective Tests
      •A series of OBJECTIVE TESTS (multiple choice, true/false, yes/no, fill in the blank) that check for FACTUAL CONTENT and basic story comprehension. The questions cover the novel as chapter-by-chapter quizzes and as a whole book test.
      In addition to their function as comprehension checks, these quizzes can be used as open-book reading guides, homework, small-group reading guides, and independent reading guides. Some teachers are also using them for close reading instruction.

      Where the Red Fern Grows CCSS/Standards-Based Quizzes
      •The Chapter-by-chapter quizzes (5 questions each) and a whole book test (20 questions) target CCSS/Standards-based skills.
      The questions are a combination of multiple choice, short answer, sequencing, etc. Each chapter and the whole book quiz includes a CCSS-aligned writing challenge.

      Full answers keys for both the objective tests and the CCSS quizzes are included. All CCSS alignments are listed here rather than on the student pages.

      Special Note:  These two components are included in the full Novel Study Guide listed above.  Please do not duplicate your order.

       

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    • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: Chapter Summaries and Objective Tests (Digital Download)

      $6.00

      Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: Chapter Summaries and Objective Tests is a twenty-one page teaching resource for Judy Blume’s popular story with two components.

      Detailed CHAPTER SUMMARIES written in bulleted format for easy reference.
      A series of OBJECTIVE TESTS that check for basic story comprehension. The questions cover the novel as chapter-by-chapter quizzes and as a whole book test. Students will need to read the book carefully and thoroughly for FACTUAL CONTENT in order to score well on these tests.
      Full answers keys are included.

       

       

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    • Where the Red Fern Grows Prereading, Informational Texts, Vocabulary Study

      $9.50

      Where the Red Fern Grows Prereading, Informational Texts, Vocabulary
      This 52 page download has three different instructional components:

      Where the Red Fern Grows Prereading
      This sections begins with 20 researchable trivia questions about famous, not-so-famous, and infamous people from Oklahoma, the story’s setting. Next map activities help students pin-point the geographical location of the Ozarks. The final section is a series of prompts and questions about dogs and their relationship with humans. Two bulletin board ideas are also included.

      Where the Red Fern Grows Informational Texts
      6 short (1-2 pages) articles help spark interest and give students a little extra information about some of the places and things they will encounter in reading.
      Each one comes with its own set of CCSS/Standards-based questions.
      Informational Texts titles are:
      Woodrow Wilson Rawls (Author/Story Biography)
      Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and the Trail of Tears
      The Redbone Coonhound
      5 Things You Didn’t Know about Raccoons
      The American Sycamore
      The Most Often Quoted Phrase that Isn’t in the Bible

      Where the Red Fern Grows Vocabulary and Figurative Language
      The vocabulary portion begins with an alphabetized list of all the words chosen for study along with their page numbers. Next the words are grouped into three sets in book order with definitions and page numbers. These pages can be held strictly for teacher reference and convenience or shared with students as they complete the three Dictionary Digs activities. Two word usage activities completes the word study.
      This component also includes two figurative language worksheets. Selected samples of figures of speech (simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, alliteration, and idiom) used by the author are taken from the text and presented to the student for study as multiple choice questions with 4 possible answers.

      Full ANSWER KEYS are included.

      Special Note:  All the materials in this download are included in the Full Novel Study listed first on this page.  Please do not duplicate your order.

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    • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: Prereading, Vocabulary, Short Answer Questions (Digital Download)

      $5.00

      Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: Prereading, Vocabulary, Short Answer Questions is a fifteen-page teaching resource for Judy Blume’s popular book with three components.

      PREREADING activities and ideas with a bulletin board suggestion
      VOCABULARY with word lists, definitions, dictionary activities, and usage worksheets.
      Chapter-by-chapter SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS that require detailed, factual responses.
      Full answer keys for vocabulary worksheets and short answer questions are included.

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    • Where the Red Fern Grows Thinking and Writing Prompts and Graphic Organizers for Writing

      $7.50

      This 38-page resource for teaching Wilson Rawls’s classic novel has two components.

      Where the Red Fern Grows Thinking and Writing Prompts
      The Think, Write, Create section offers a series of open-ended activities based on the higher level thinking skills of Bloom’s Taxonomy and specific CCSS skills. The items are organized as a section of chapter-by-chapter activities and a second group of whole-book, post-reading challenges. Difficulty levels are varied to accommodate the needs of individual students including the gifted. Elements of literature and vocabulary building are targeted in some of these activities. Where applicable, targeted CCSS skills are listed at the end of the prompts.

      Where the Red Fern Grows Graphic Organizers for Writing
      The second component is a group of 14 Graphic Organizers that spring from a specific story event, idea, or character. Each topic offers opportunity for improving and polishing composition skills.  This 38-page resource for teaching Wilson Rawls’s classic novel has two components.

      Special Note  The two components in this file are included in the full Novel Study Guide listed first on this page.  Please do not duplicate your order.

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    • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: Vocabulary Study (Digital Download)

      $3.50

      Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: Vocabulary Study is a ten-page teaching resource composed of an alphabetized word list, book-order word lists with definitions, dictionary skills worksheets, word usage worksheets, and full answer key.

       

       

       

       

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    • Where the Red Fern Grows Whole Book Tests (Objective and CCSS Aligned)

      $4.50

      Where the Red Fern Grows Whole Book Tests

      This teaching resource for Wilson Rawls’s classic novel has two different types of whole book tests.

      The 50-question multiple choice test (4 possible answers) is strictly fact-based. Students must have full knowledge of the story’s plot, events, and characters in order to do well on this quiz.

      The 20-question CCSS/Standards-Based test The 20 question test requires students to engage in higher-level thinking skills and apply their knowledge of story facts. This quiz ends with an analytical, interpretive writing prompt.

      Full Answer Keys are included. Targeted CCSS skills are listed here rather than on student pages.

      Special Note:  These tests are included in the full Novel Teaching Guide and in the Objective Test/CCSS Quizzes listed above.  Please do not duplicate your order.

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    • Wrinkle in Time, A: Objective Tests Teaching Guide (Digital Download)

      $10.00

      Wrinkle in Time, A by Madeleine L’Engle

      This twenty-five page resource for teaching Madeleine L’Engle’s 1963 Newbery Medal Winner is a series of OBJECTIVE TESTS that check for basic, factual story comprehension. The quizzes cover the novel chapter-by-chapter and also include a whole book test. Students will find it necessary to read the material carefully and thoroughly for FACTUAL CONTENT in order to score well on these quizzes.

      Full answer keys are included.

      View SAMPLE PAGES  (Use the back arrow key to exit sample pages.)

      IMPORTANT NOTE: Wrinkle in Time, A: Objective Tests Teaching Guide contains the Whole Book Test offered below as a separate purchase. Please do not unintentionally duplicate your order.

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    • Wrinkle in Time, A: Whole Book Test (Digital Download)

      $3.00

      Wrinkle in Time, A: Whole Book Test is a fifty-question matching style quiz covers the whole book and checks for basic FACTUAL comprehension.

      Full answer keys are included

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