Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
When I needed a resource to handle bullying behaviors, I found two categories of products:
- Babyish resources for primary grades
- Bullying in which someone commits suicide
Monday, April 19, 2021
Friday, March 26, 2021
Thanks for reading about these resources! I have also written a high school passage about the Smallpox pandemic. I hope you'll have a closer look at my products.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
I love to write, especially historical fiction pieces because I have fun learning about the past. I've recently gotten hooked on "Outlander," a Netflix show that features scenes from the 18th century. It's so much fun to get a look into the past, plus, before watching the show, I never knew anything about Scotland.
As a writer, I not only have created resources with writing tips but also have written a lot of fiction, historical fiction, and nonfiction stories. These stories each contain challenging questions which make for a great buy on Teachers Pay Teachers. All of my stories are my original writing, no purchasing of a story from someone else. I'd often wondered where these resources with writing came from only to learn that a lot of sellers hire someone to write. Not me!
Here is a peek of some of my reading passages for upper elementary or middle school students.
Since it's March, this might be a good time to look at my Irish stories.
Friday, March 12, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
I am here to use choplogic to prove the theory that Hell is on Earth.
- Hell is on Earth.
- Earth is a planet.
- Planets revolve around the sun.
- The son came out of me through birth.
- Giving birth was hell.
Monday, March 1, 2021
When I taught gifted and talented kids, a favorite was always logic puzzles, especially on fun topics like magic. Kids love solving puzzles whether working by themselves or with a partner. These puzzles worked well in centers for early finishers, too. Somehow the bright kids in the class tend to finish early and are always looking for something to do. Of course, many of those bookworms will pull out a novel and read, but the math kids want to solve logic puzzles. Let's face it. They all love to solve logic puzzles.
A favorite are the grid puzzles, where students answer questions and place X's and O's in a grid. No these aren't hugs and kisses. The X's eliminate possibilities while the O's match what goes together. Would you like to try them out?
I have a lot of FREE puzzles on different grade levels. Try these:
Lunch Boxes (for your primary students)
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
This week's six sentence writing prompt is Kaleidoscope and I'm linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories. I decided to break away from my usual comedy writing for a horror story that showcases my literary composition skills. As I suspect you know, I own a store that sells products to teach writing to kids, as well as many other resources, such as reading passages with questions. A favorite teen reading passage of mine is about horror movies and Ed Gein. But first, check out this week's gruesome six!
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Move Over Ed Gein
He’d read about Ed Gein, the horrific murderer whose crimes became
known from horror, slasher films such as Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and Silence of the Lambs. Wearing women as clothing delighted Guin but was not enough for this psychopath whose dreams stirred him into an erotic state with the hopes of outdoing his cold, killer idol. So, with gloves on hand, he smothered the girl with a Strychnine soaked cloth and dragged her limp body into the silent barnyard. A cool breeze brought him shivers as he teetered the ax above his victim’s bare corpse then chopped her into multiple pieces. He’d dry out the remnants, that had once been human, with cups of rice under a heat lamp before sliding her remains between two gigantic glass circles connected to a long tube. His gruesome kaleidoscope would then be complete.
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Did this bring you to a WTF moment? Afterall, Don’t I write lighthearted comedy? If you teach elementary age students, have I got the bundle for you! I promise it is age appropriate.
These twenty-two bundled lesson, that means 30% off the price of individual resources, will give you plenty of great instruction with your kids!
If you are a high school teacher and want a thrilling lesson, check out this reading passage with questions about Ed Guin.
Just like my previous post about Alice and Freda, this too is a part of my first High School Reading Passages Bundle.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Back before the pandemic, I was a ghost tour guide who loved telling the story of Alice and Freda. These teenage girls had fallen in love with one another; however, lesbian lovers were not accepted in the 1890s. Heartbroken, Alice did not take kindly to her family forcing Freda to end the love affair. After all, Alice had already planned to cut her hair, dress as a man, change her name to Alvin, and live happily ever after in marriage to her beloved. If she couldn't have Freda, no one could.
Your high school students will love reading about this gruesome murder on the crowded streets of Memphis and the court trial that followed. In fact, the trial of Alice Mitchell became known as the trial of the century, so don't miss it! Check this out!
It doesn't have to be Halloween to read something scary! This reading passage for teens will give your kids the shocking story they've been waiting for. Plus, there is more.
Inside this easy to use and engaging resource, you'll find: