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Literary Devices

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All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Following a basic understanding of reading, Literary Devices explores the language of storytelling with a detailed look at characterization, setting, plot, theme, point of view, foreshadowing and flashback, symbolism, and irony. Definitions of important terms and many opportunities to practice the skills being taught make our resource user-friendly and easy to understand. In addition, the objectives used in this book are structured using Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning to ensure educational appropriateness. You will be able to teach students how to use literary devices to examine the meaning and purpose of different types of literature. Through a mixture of narration and age appropriate learning activities, this book enables students to examine and understand the “building blocks” of all good stories. Learn More

Sarah, Plain and Tall (Patricia MacLachlan)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A story filled with wisdom, gentle humor and the practical concerns necessary for a satisfying life. This Newbery Medal winner story is based on the true adventures of a family living on the vast prairie in the early years of the 20th century. The story begins when Anna and Caleb, missing their mother who died, wish for another woman to make their father laugh again. Sarah responds to an ad, stating she will come by train, wearing a yellow bonnet and that she is plain and tall. And into their lives comes Sarah, with her own needful loneliness and searching, to help them create a whole family. But life on the endless prairie can be hard and unforgiving, taking all a person's strength and courage just to survive. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The Whipping Boy (Sid Fleischman)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Prince Brat and Jemmy are out on the loose! Jemmy, who once made a living catching rats in the sewers, is now living in the king’s castle as the whipping boy for Prince Horace, commonly known to the citizens of the kingdom as Prince Brat. Jemmy is punished in his place, for it is illegal to spank the heir. The two escape into the forest where they encounter two tough-talking cutthroats with "reserved seats in Hell", a dancing bear, and a hot-potato man. Misunderstandings, trickery, bullheadedness, and slow-turning cogs in villians' heads occur. Prince Brat begins to appreciate Jemmy’s courage and friendship and when the two eventually return to the castle, the prince has resolved to be a true friend to Jemmy and quit his spoiled, selfish ways. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

When You Reach Me (Rebecca Stead)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: When You Reach Me is a Newbery Medal winning story about a young girl and her New York City world. Miranda lives in a run-down apartment with her mother in New York City during the 1970’s. Propelled by interesting characters, Miranda’s world starts to unravel, as her friend Sal gets punched by a kid on the street for no reason and stops talking to Miranda; her mother’s hidden emergency key is stolen; and a mysterious note arrives claiming to save her friend’s life. In the background is a subplot involving Miranda’s mother’s upcoming appearance on the television show, The $20,000 Pyramid. When You Reach Me is a science fiction novel that brings together time travel and mystery to a real-world story about a young girl’s strange world. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The Color Purple (Alice Walker)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The Color Purple is the Pulitzer Prize-winning story about female African-Americans in 1930s southern United States. The story follows Celie, a young girl who begins writing letters to God after her father's abuse. She is forced into a marriage with Mr. Johnson after her father impregnates her twice, presumably killing both children. Celie continues living a life of obedience when she is exposed to Sofia's defiance of Mr. Johnson and his son's attempts to submit her. This results in Sofia moving out and taking her children with her. Meanwhile, Celie grows close to her husband's ill mistress, becoming confused over her feelings for the woman. The story progresses with Celie learning the truth about herself and her troubled past. The Color Purple is a classic of modern American literature. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: This story is based on a mischievous boy named Max, who dresses up in a wolf suit and does things he shouldn't. His mom gets upset and calls him a Wild Thing! Max retaliates by screaming back to his mom, "I'll eat you up!" From within his imagination, Max's room goes from forest to ocean with Max inside the little boat where he comes up to the land of Wild Things. Max becomes lonely and he smells good things to eat. Wanting to be with someone who loved him best of all, he leaves the land of Wild Things. He comes back to his own room where he finds his supper, still hot, waiting for him. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The Cricket in Times Square (George Selden)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The Cricket in Times Square is the Newbery Honor-winning story of a cricket who finds himself taken away from his country home and dropped right in the Times Square subway station. Chester Cricket enjoys his home in Connecticut; however, one day he is brought to the city and immediately misses home. While in Times Square, Chester meets Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat, who quickly become friends with the musical insect. Chester is also adopted by Mario, a young boy who's family runs a small newspaper stand in the station. Throughout the story, Chester finds himself amidst many obstacles and struggling to prove he belongs in the big city. The Cricket in Times Square is a wonderful story about friendship and belonging. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The Summer of the Swans (Betsy Byars)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A classic coming of age story of fourteen year old, Sara, who lives in a small town in West Virginia. This Newbery Medal winner story centers on Sara and her troubled relationship with her remote father, her perfect older sister, and Joe Melby, a boy from school. All of these problems are quickly placed on the backburner when Charlie, her mentally disabled brother, wanders out of the house in the middle of the night and goes missing. While resolving this serious crisis, Sara discovers a great deal of herself, and when she and Joe find Charlie safe and sound, she comes to grips with the knowledge that she is comfortable with who she is and who she is becoming. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Romeo & Juliet (William Shakespeare)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: William Shakespeare’s timeless tragic tale of two doomed young lovers caught between feuding families. The two young people fall in love and are secretly married. When Romeo kills Juliet’s kinsmen in a duel, he is banished and forced to live in exile. Distraught, Juliet formulates a plan to bring Romeo back by drinking a substance that renders her into a death-like state for several hours. Her family, assuming she is dead, lays Juliet to rest in the family vault. Romeo, also believing Juliet is dead, drinks poison and dies. Juliet recovers, sees Romeo dead beside her, and stabs herself to death. Both the Capulet and Montague families arrive at the tomb and are devastated, however as a result of the tragedy they reconcile. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Reading Response Forms

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All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Give your early middle school students the tools to demonstrate their understanding and to share their thinking about the literature that they have read. Our Reading Response Forms are flexible, open ended, written to grade and can be used in conjunction with all varieties of literature. Each worksheet focuses on one of the following skills based on Bloom’s Taxonomy including: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, and creating. You can also use this material to supplement your present reading program or to use for independent student work. Also included is a detailed implementation guide, student assessment rubric, word puzzles and comprehension quiz. The six color graphic organizers will assist the introduction of the skill focus and in guiding your students through the thought process to complete an introductory sheet. Learn More

Sight & Picture Words Big Book

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All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Increase sight word recognition, vocabulary and comprehension as you help your students identify 130 sight words and 120 common nouns using real life pictures as an aid. Picture associations will aid young readers in developing anchor words to increase their oral and written language. Sight words are words that must become automatically recognized by the reader because they are often not pronounced or spelled in regular ways. We also include the 100 high-frequency words that make almost 50 percent of everything that we read as adults, because having a bank of high frequency words is essential to building fluent reading skills. Reproducible worksheets include: mixed up words, boxed words, writing, cloze sentences, stories and puzzles. Color graphic organizers and a comprehension quiz are also included. Learn More

Charlotte's Web (E.B. White)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Charlotte’s Web is a magical story about childhood, friendship, and loyalty. An eight-year-old girl named Fern saves the life of a newborn piglet named Wilbur and the adventure begins. Soon, Wilbur and the other animals in the barn cellar are a great part of Fern’s life. Wilbur notices that everyone in the barn is busy except him. He becomes lonely and sad. A sweet voice comes out of the darkness of the barn cellar and says, “I’ll be a friend to you.” The voice belongs to a small gray spider named Charlotte A. Cavatica. Charlotte turns out to be a wonderful friend. She listens to Wilbur and enjoys his child-like ways. Soon he finds out what might happen to him when the cold weather comes. Charlotte promises to find a way to save his life. Through the wondrous writings in her web, Charlotte does save Wilbur’s life. And because he is her true friend, Wilbur saves Charlotte’s future. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Number the Stars (Lois Lowry)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A STORY of wilderness survival in 18th Century Maine about a young boy who is caught between two worlds. Shortly after Matt and his father finish building a cabin on their new settlement, Matt finds himself alone in the Maine wilderness with his nearest neighbor several miles away. With his father returning to civilization to get their family, Matt’s adventures begin. Matt is stung nearly to death by a swarm of bees, but manages to survive with the help of two local Natives, Attean and his grandfather, Saknis. As the summer progresses, the two boys have a number of adventures together, including killing an angry bear. In autumn, Matt is rejoined with his parents just after the snow flies. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The View From Saturday (E.L. Konigsburg)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The View From Saturday is a Newbery Medal winning story about four gifted students and their life-altering journeys. Noah, Nadia, Ethan and Julian make up the four members of The Souls, a group of 6th grade students competing in the Academic Bowl. Led by Mrs. Olinski, their teacher who has become a paraplegic after a serious car crash, the group must face challenges that will shape their lives as they move through the competition. The story progresses through different perspectives given from each of the four members of The Souls. Each story, told in the first-person, describes an event that relates to a question they were asked in the Academic Bowl finals. Will The Souls successfully rise through the ranks to become state champions? All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The Old Man and the Sea is a Pulitzer Prize winning story about an old fisherman and his battle with a giant marlin. Santiago, an old Cuban fisherman, has gone 84 days without catching a single fish. Hoping to end his unlucky streak, Santiago decides to sail out deep into the Gulf to fish. A few hours pass until a large marlin takes his bait. The marlin proves a worthy match for Santiago, as he struggles to keep the fish on the line. Two days and two nights pass, but the battle rages on. Santiago begins to feel appreciation for the fish, believing that no one will be worthy of eating him. On the third day, and with two exhausted parties, the battle is won. The Old Man and the Sea is a classic tale of one man's struggle with nature. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Stone Soup (Marcia Brown)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The classic folk tale of three soldiers who feast on soup made from just water and stones. On their way home from war they stop at a village however the locals did not share their food. The soldiers discovered that from three round stones they made soup of salt, pepper, carrots, cabbages, potatoes, beef, barley and milk. After an evening of eating and dancing, each soldier is offered a bed in one of the village’s important houses and the next morning, with bags filled with food, the three soldiers leave the village to continue their journey home. The villagers are happy and thankful that the soldiers showed them how to never go hungry again. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The Family Under the Bridge (Natalie Savage Carlson)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The Family Under the Bridge is a Newbery Honor winning story about the Calcet family — a mother and her three children who— end up living under a bridge on the Seine River. Here, they befriend the carefree Parisian hobo, Armand. When two nosy women appear at their makeshift home, and it appears that the authorities have been summoned, Armand takes the family to live with a community of gypsies. Here, they are befriended and their relationship with the old hobo deepens. After promising the children a new home for Christmas, Armand decides his only option is to seek employment, and he manages to get a job as the caretaker of an apartment building, which offers the family a place to stay. Here, they determine to live as one big family, with Armand serving as the grandfather the children never had. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Kira-Kira (Cynthia Kadohata)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Kira-Kira (kee ra kee ra) is a Japanese word for glittering; shining. This unforgettable story is a coming-of-age tale of one family’s difficulties in adapting to a post-World War II society that is reluctant to welcome a Japanese family that is laboring in Georgia’s poultry plants. The story features Katie, her older sister Lynn and their younger brother, Sammy. When Lynn grows ill and eventually dies, it makes Katie realize that she must assume even more responsibility. Removed from the shadow of her high-achieving older sister, she even begins to improve in her schoolwork. This Newbery Medal winner story deals with family relationships and the illness and death of a close family member in a sensitive, realistic manner. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The Red Pony (John Steinbeck)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Steinbeck recalls four loosely connected episodes from his own childhood, weaving them together into an unforgettable classic. Growing up on a remote ranch in California, ten-year-old Jody Tiflin’s life is forever changed when his father gives him a beautiful red pony. With the help of his father’s hired hand, Billy Buck, Jody commits himself whole-heartedly to the raising of this wonderful colt. When the colt grows ill and dies, Jody’s world is shattered, as is his faith in Billy Buck, who had assured the boy that the pony would recover. Jody’s father promises him a colt which will soon be born to their mare that dies at the birth. The stories weave together in effortless fashion, chronicling the coming of age story of young Jody Tiflin. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Reading Response Forms

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All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Let your young readers share their thoughts about the literacy that they have heard or read themselves. Our valuable and easy-to-use resource provides a wide variety of skill-based worksheets and purposeful hands-on activities that are all based on the six levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Use to supplement your present reading program or as independent student work. Our worksheet activities will help to engage and build the full range of thinking skills essential for reading comprehension and focus on many other skills including: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Also included is a teacher implementation guide, student assessment rubrics, word puzzles, color graphic organizers and a comprehension quiz. Learn More

High Frequency Sight Words

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All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Increase sight word recognition, vocabulary and comprehension as you help your students identify 130 sight words using real life pictures as an aid. Sight words are words that must become automatically recognized by the reader because they are often not pronounced or spelled in regular ways. We include the 100 high-frequency words that make almost 50 percent of everything that we read as adults having a bank of high frequency words is essential to building fluent reading skills. As students begin to read and build their sight word knowledge, they will build a bank of known vocabulary words that will aid them in beginning to read and spell. Boxes are used to help students come to understand that words can be recognized by the shapes of their letters, as they contain small, tall or hanging letters. Reproducible worksheets include: mixed up words, boxed words, writing, cloze sentences, stories and puzzles. Color graphic organizers and a comprehension quiz are also included. Learn More

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (Beverly Cleary)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Ramona is a typical eight-year-old, but growing up is not easy! For instance, a new fad begins at school where the children cracking hard-boiled eggs on their eggs before they eat them. Unluckily for Ramona, she accidentally ends up wearing raw egg on her head – this is not her favorite day! She also must deal with the challenges of being with a four-year-old after school, her older sister’s moods, her father quitting his job and studying full time, the family car breaking down, and her family’s financial troubles. By the end of this entertaining story, Ramona has come to terms with a few things and is just a little bit more mature. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The Great Gilly Hopkins (Katherine Paterson)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A story about a bold and brazen eleven-year-old girl – and foster child – that has great expectations about life! Gilly runs away from her foster home looking for her real mother. Not finding her she begins to adjust to life with the foster family. On Thanksgiving weekend, Gilly is busy taking care of everyone as they had the flu, Gilly’s grandmother shows up. She has come to take Gilly to live with her in Virginia. Gilly must move to a new home against her will and realizes how she is loved at the foster house. Gilly learns many valuable life lessons, relationships and prejudice. She learns the importance of family, friendships, and what it means to be loved by those around her. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The Giver (Lois Lowry)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The Giver is a Newbery Medal winning story about a child named Jonas who lives in a futuristic society in which everything is managed and controlled, eliminating hatred, hunger, war, love, families and personal decisions. When Jonas is assigned the task of becoming the next Receiver of Memory, the Giver transmits memories of a past world where hatred, war and love existed, revealing the truth to the young boy. Jonas soon realizes the horrors of his “perfect” society. Through the memories imparted to him from the Giver, Jonas also learns of an alternative, better world. The Giver and Jonas come to the realization that for the good of the community, these memories must be transferred to the entire community. In order to do this, Jonas and the Giver must leave — the Giver through death, and Jonas through escape. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The Good Earth is a Pulitzer Prize winning story about family life in a Chinese village before World War II. Wang Lung and his new wife O-Lan buy land from the Hwang family in the hopes of starting a modest farm. During this time, O-Lan gives birth to three sons and three daughters. The first daughter becomes mentally handicapped due to severe malnutrition and famine, causing O-Lan to kill the second daughter and sell the third to a merchant. Famine and drought force the family to leave for a large city in the South to find work. Arriving in the city, Wang Lung finds a job pulling a rickshaw, while his family turns to begging. Things get better when armies approach the city and a food riot erupts. Wang Lung receives enough money to return home and have a prosperous life. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Curious George (H.A. Rey)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A well-loved story about a curious little monkey, named George, who is caught in his home land of Africa by a man in a yellow hat. Inspired by his curiosity for the world around him, George has one adventure after another from the time he leaves Africa to the time he finally arrives at the Zoo. George tries to fly like the sea gulls, but this only gets him wet. He dials 1-2-3-4-5-6-7, which is the number for the Fire Department. He takes a man’s balloons and starts flying threw the air over the city’s traffic. At the end of the story, George finally ends up in a tree at the Zoo. It was a nice place to live! All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Frindle (Andrew Clements)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Frindle is the story of a clever, time-wasting schemer’s innovative plan to create his own word for the dictionary. Ten-year-old Nick Allen has a reputation for developing ingenious plans that distract teachers. For the first time ever, his diversions fail to create the desired results in Mrs. Granger’s fifth grade language arts class. Instead of distracting her, he ends up with an extra assignment and oral presentation on how new entries are added to the dictionary. Surprisingly, the boring assignment leads to Nick’s most clever idea ever when he decides to create his own new word - frindle. Nick recruits five fellow students to support his efforts in changing the name of pen to frindle. Their insistence on referring to pens as frindles causes a major commotion when Mrs. Granger’s passion for vocabulary and strict emphasis on the correct use of language result in a battle of wills that threatens to disrupt the whole school. Their war of words spreads beyond the school resulting in after-school punishments, a home visit from the principal, national publicity, economic opportunities for local businessmen, and, eventually inclusion in the dictionary. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Loser (Jerry Spinelli)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Loser chronicles the childhood of Donald Zinkoff who is one of the most unusual, endearing characters ever to grace the pages of a novel for young readers. No matter what the game, Donald never wins. He trips over his own feet, constantly raises his hand without ever knowing the correct answer, and falls down laughing at the mention of any unusual word. The novel traces Donald’s journey from first to sixth grade. It details his important friendships, marks his relationships with different teachers, and describes how he copes with various shortcomings that everyone but Donald and his parents deem terribly important. “Loser” is an excellent novel which deals sensitively with the human spirit and the importance of failure. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Cheaper by the Dozen (Frank B. Gilbreth)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A classic story of a family of twelve children and their adventures while growing up together. Frank and Lillian Gilbreth were renowned efficiency experts, who often practiced their many different theories and experiments on their large family. Written with wit and humor, the book documents a multitude of humorous and touching vignettes – some hilarious and others nostalgic and heart-warming. Family adventures include, the family car, a vintage Pierce-Arrow, which is used by the parents for Sunday drives and causes the children no end of embarrassment. As well as a trip out west to visit Mother’s straight-laced family. It is a story in which most families will readily identify, and keep the reader turning the pages to the very end. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

How to Write an Essay

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All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Take the fear out of writing essays and empower your students by giving them the tools to comprehensively express their point of view. Our workbook provides clear and concise lessons about every stage of the writing process. Based on Bloom’s taxonomy we offer instruction about the four most common types of essays and provide review lessons about verbs, adjectives and pronouns. You can use this material to supplement your present writing program or for independent student work. Also included is a detailed implementation guide, student assessment rubric, word puzzles and comprehension quiz. The six color graphic organizers will assist the introduction of the skill focus and in guiding your students through their successful writing process. Learn More

Word Families - Long Vowels

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All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Increase vocabulary, sight word recognition and comprehension as you help your students identify the correct pronunciation of long vowel phonograms (word families) using real life pictures as an aid. We also highlight the “Dolch” high frequency words which encourage beginning reading skills. As students begin to read and understand more about the onset and rhyme connection found in word families, they will begin to think of words as not only a series of individual letters and sounds, but as easily recognizable segments or chunks of language. Reproducible worksheets include, rhyming, writing, poetry, cloze sentences, riddles and chunking. Learn More

The Tale of Despereaux (Kate DiCamillo)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A STORY of a special mouse who is on a dangerous quest to rescue the princess. Despereaux falls in love with a princess even though mice and humans are not supposed to! Caught, Despereaux is sentenced to the dungeon however He escapes and goes looking for his beloved princess. The Princess, however, has already been tricked and has been taken to the dungeon. Despereaux must save his love, and together with the help of his friends, eventually rescues her. As his quest comes to a close, Despereaux realizes that he still cannot marry the princess, however they become friends. The story ends with the king, the princess, and Despereaux eating a feast and living happily together forever. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Bud, Not Buddy (Christopher Paul Curtis)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A touching and humorous story about a Ten-year-old boy on the run! Foster child Bud Caldwell, during the height of the Great Depression in 1936 leaves Flint, Michigan on a humorous adventure where he meets many interesting characters. When Bud eventually arrives in Grand Rapids, he meets Herman Calloway and all the members of the band who welcome him into their lives. As the story comes to a close, we learn that Calloway is Bud’s grandfather and Bud at last he has a place to call “home”. A captivating story told in the first person (from Bud’s point of view) this novel is an excellent read aloud. The historical setting, intriguing cast of characters, and themes of racial and societal prejudice all provide excellent opportunities for teaching, learning and discussion. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Hoot (Carl Haasen)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Hoot is the delightful story of Roy Eberhardt, who finds himself in the unenviable position of being the new boy at his school. Roy’s trouble-filled life, however, takes a turn for the better when he encounters a peculiar “running boy” who answers only to “Mullet Fingers”. The two boys save a colony of burrowing owls from being disrupted at a local construction site. Along the way they learn many life lessons as they deal with many challenges. Roy and Mullet Fingers gather help in their quest from some of the most unexpected sources and finally uncover the truth about how Mother Paula is attempting to circumvent the law in having their restaurant built on that particular site. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Angela's Ashes is a Pulitzer Prize winning memoir about the author's own childhood and young adulthood. Frank — the eldest son of Malachy and Angela McCourt — vividly describes the hardships endured by his family. First living in Brooklyn, the family moves back to Ireland after the death of Frank's sister Margaret. There, the family lives in poverty, as Frank's father spends all the welfare money, leaving little for food and clothes. Frank's father finally gets work in England, but neglects to send money home to his struggling family, leaving Frank to support them. The story continues with Frank searching tirelessly for a job, settling in at the post office. Eventually, Frank is able to earn enough money to return to America, hoping to start a new life. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Critical Thinking

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All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. With Critical Thinking, Students will gain the ability to not only understand what they have read, but how to build upon that knowledge independently by examining such skills as independent thinking, organization, asking questions, and problem-solving. Definitions of important terms and many opportunities to practice the skills being taught make our resource user-friendly and easy to understand. In addition, the objectives used in this book are structured using Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning to ensure educational appropriateness. You will be able to teach students the basic skills they will need to become critical thinkers. What they will learn from our resource will be just the beginning of a critical thinking journey that will continue through college and into adulthood. Learn More

Matilda (Roald Dahl)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Matilda is the charming story of a very unusual little girl, Matilda, who despite having two very horrible parents, learns how to read by the age of three. There are many other things about Matilda that are very special. She can solve arithmetic problems very quickly in her head, and she can move things about with the power of thought. Despite all of this she is a most pleasant little girl who is well liked by her classmates and by her wonderful teacher, Miss Honey. Matilda discovers the headmistress of the school, Miss Trunchbull, is actually Miss Honey‘s aunt and has cheated her out of her inheritance. Matilda sets her mind to work, and in the end Miss Honey recovers her stolen inheritance and adopts Matilda. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Island of the Blue Dolphins (Scott O'Dell)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The classic, Island of the Blue Dolphins is based on the true story of a woman marooned on San Nicholas Island during the early 1800s. Karana, her family and her people are living on the island when the Aleuts (Russians) arrive to hunt the sea otters. The Aleuts kill the natives leaving Karana and her brother Ramo stranded on the island. Soon after wild dogs kill Ramo, and Karana is left to struggle on her own. For eighteen years she lives to survive the weather, the animals, the Aleuts and the loneliness. This story is about a strong and courageous woman who proved that with determination, nothing is insurmountable. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Criss Cross (Lynne Rae Perkins)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Criss Cross is a Newbery Medal winning story about several teenage characters living in a small town of Seldem in the 1970’s. The story intersects between several characters, each with their own issues and each one trying to discover who they are as individuals. There is the shy, introspective Debbie; the multitalented Lenny; the nerdy, guitar-playing Hector; and the brainy, all-together sister of Hector, Rowanne. Criss Cross is a story that deals with first love, the importance of communication among friends and family, self-identity, and coming-of-age. Each character is portrayed in a refreshingly unique and poignant manner, creating a novel that is both humorous and thought-provoking throughout. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The Outsiders is the classic coming-of-age story about two social groups in 1960s Oklahoma. The Greasers and the Socs are rival social groups, who engage in petty fights around town. Ponyboy and his friends are Greasers and get jumped by the Socs regularly. One night, after leaving a local drive-in, Ponyboy and his friend Johnny get jumped from a group of Socs who have a score to settle. Things go too far and one of the Socs gets killed. Ponyboy and Johnny now find themselves running from the police. After a week hiding out, the pair decide to return and face the consequences of their actions. Things go from bad to worse as the story faces its climax with a final rumble between the Greasers and the Socs. The Outsiders is a classic of modern American literature. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

How to Write a Paragraph

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All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learning to express one's thoughts in well-written sentences and paragraphs is an essential skill for all students. Designed to make the writing process logical and easy to learn, our workbook provides opportunities for students to complete the prewriting process using various graphic organizers and introduces four of the main types of paragraph forms. The learning objectives are based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and you can use this material to supplement your present reading program or for independent student work. Also included is a detailed implementation guide, student assessment rubric, word puzzles and comprehension quiz. The six color graphic organizers will assist the introduction of the skill focus and in guiding your students through their successful writing process. Learn More

Babe: The Gallant Pig (Dick King-Smith)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Everyone is astonished when sheep farmer, Hogget, brings home a pig from the county fair. Shortly after his arrival, the piglet is adopted by the sheepdog. Destined for the oven, Babe changes that destiny by becoming skilled at the process of sheep-herding. Babe is taken to the sheepdog Trials where he astonishes the judges and spectators by excelling at herding the sheep. Babe: The Gallant Pig is a charming story with an unforgettable cast of characters. A number of positive themes run throughout the novel including the dangers of prejudice and stereotyping, leadership styles, and the positive results that can come through hard work, perseverance and courage. Set in rural America, other themes are those of farm life, sheep and ,sheepdogs, pigs and sheepdog trials. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Nothing could defeat the spirit of this gentle and courageous horse, Black Beauty! One of the most endearing stories of all time is set in England during the mid-1800’s and is told from the perspective of its main character. Black Beauty shares his adventures from his days as a young colt in the pastures of Farmer Grey, through different owners and into his twilight years. Tragedy seems to shape the course of Black Beauty’s life as he learns much of the world through the friendships with different horses: the tragic life of Ginger, the brave and noble Captain, and the fun-loving Merrylegs. Give your readers a sense of the remarkable injustices experienced by both horses and people of the day. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Shiloh (Phyllis Reynolds Naylor)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Marty Preston is a typical boy who has a big heart. One day he comes across a stray beagle, whom Marty soon discovers is being abused and his heart goes out to him. As a result, Marty tries to hide the dog from its owner Judd Travers. In order for him to secretly care for the dog he must lie to his parents, steal food, and build a pen for the puppy he names Shiloh. Meanwhile, Shiloh gets attacked by the neighbor’s big German Shepard and Marty now has to face reality, his parents and Judd Travers. This is a story of a determined boy whose love for an abused dog makes readers question the laws and regulations against animals. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Crispin: The Cross of Lead (Avi)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Crispin: The Cross of Lead is the Newbery Medal winning story of a young boy hiding from the law. Set in 14th Century England, the young boy, only known as Crispin, finds himself on the run from Lord Furnival and his evil steward, John Aycliffe. When Crispin overhears the private conversation of Aycliffe and another man in the forest, he becomes the object of a massive hunt. Crispin then flees from the area after his only allies, his mother and Father Quinel, are dead. Crispin soon meets up with Bear, a travelling entertainer, who trains him in the arts of the mummer. Bear is not what he seems however, and Crispin is thrown into a life full of dangerous adventures that lead to a dramatic ending where the secret of Crispin’s heritage is revealed. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Reading Response Forms Big Book

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All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Students will eagerly share their impressions about literature with our unique skill based Reading Response Forms. Each book in the series contains 36 worksheets that are engaging, purposeful and graded appropriately. Encourage all students to think more about what they read and confidently share their observations and opinions. Each worksheet focuses on one of the following skills based on Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, and creating. Also included is a detailed implementation guide, selection of hands-on activities, student assessment rubric, word puzzles and comprehension quiz. The color graphic organizers will assist the introduction of the skill focus and in guiding your students through the thought process to complete an introductory sheet. These materials may supplement your present reading program or be used for independent student work. Learn More

Reading Comprehension

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All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. A child’s ability to read and comprehend the written word is his touchstone to success in school and in life. The primary object of our Reading Comprehension guide is to teach the reading skills that are basic to reading fluency and understanding in all subject areas and situations. Reading is the most essential communication skill in our society. For this reason, the author has given emphasis to many of the primary building blocks of reading acquisition, such as using context clues, determining main idea, and understanding inferences. “Reading Comprehension” emphasize important concepts and appear throughout this series. Definitions of important terms and many opportunities to practice the skills being taught also make this book user-friendly and easy to understand. In addition, the objectives used in this book are structured using Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning to ensure educational appropriateness. Learn More

Owls in the Family (Farley Mowat)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: This is one of Farley Mowat’s funniest books about a boy and two rescued owls named Wol and Weeps. Billy loves all animals. He has rats, mice, over thirty gophers and two dogs. It only seems natural that Billy and his friends search the sloughs and bluffs to find owlets. The boys rescue a pair of owlets from an untimely death and end up keeping them for over three years. The adventures Billy, his friends and the owls have together are not typical. Participating in the local Pet Parade, owls following him to school and having an owl arrive for dinner with a skunk are only a few funny incidents in Owls in the Family. The story is a hoot! All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The Sign of the Beaver (E.G. Speare)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Prince Brat and Jemmy are out on the loose! Jemmy, who once made a living catching rats in the sewers, is now living in the king’s castle as the whipping boy for Prince Horace, commonly known to the citizens of the kingdom as Prince Brat. Jemmy is punished in his place, for it is illegal to spank the heir. The two escape into the forest where they encounter two tough-talking cutthroats with "reserved seats in Hell", a dancing bear, and a hot-potato man. Misunderstandings, trickery, bullheadedness, and slow-turning cogs in villians' heads occur. Prince Brat begins to appreciate Jemmy’s courage and friendship and when the two eventually return to the castle, the prince has resolved to be a true friend to Jemmy and quit his spoiled, selfish ways. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Hattie Big Sky (Kirby Larson)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Hattie Big Sky is a Newbery Honor winning story about a young orphan who inherits a homestead claim in the Montana prairies. Hattie, at the age of 16, goes off to live at her uncle’s homestead in Montana in 1918. Alone, Hattie is met with the hardships that come with the primitive conditions. Throughout all of her trials and small triumphs, Hattie keeps up a correspondence with her school friend, Charlie, who enlisted in the army to fight in The Great War. It is through his eyes that Hattie is able to see glimpses of the harsh cruelty of warfare. As the story unfolds, Hattie is met with experiences that leave her discouraged and bewildered, but stronger and more resolutely determined to make something of herself. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

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