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I’m excited to announce that each Monday over the next 24 weeks; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Unit will be featured in weekly blog posts. Saving each lesson for a novel study is a great option. Since students are so familiar with this well-loved American classic, most chapters can be stand-alone lessons. Begin by download this guide from Teachers Pay Teachers.

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American History Lap Books

Next Generation Science Organizers

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The Magic Tree House

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Book Units Teacher Blog

Here you will find classroom ideas, teaching materials, units with online quizzes, interactive activities, and printables. The links above are a great way to get started.

Past Free Products
of the Month

May 2015 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Unit
April 2015
(Poetry Month)
Poetry Sampler
March 2015
(St. Patrick's Day)
St. Patrick's Day Homophones

February 2015
(Black History Month)

Free Black History Month Scoot
January 2015
Free Winter Figurative Language
December 2014
Prefix and Suffix
I Have, Who Has
November 2014
The Story of Thanksgiving
October 2014
Free Halloween Craftivity
September 2014
(Constitution Day)
Free Constitution Facts and Foldable Organizers
August 2014
(Back to School)
Free Back to School Lap Book
July 2014
Free Sun Foldable Organizer
June 2014
(Father's Day)
Free Father's Day Gift Vouchers with a Candy Twist
May 2014
(Memorial Day)
Free United States Wars Graphic Organizer
April 2014
(Earth Day)
Free Earth Day Bulletin Board
March 2014 Free Water Cycle Pop-Up Organizer
February 2014
(Winter Olympics)
Free Olympic Symbols Activities
January 2014 Free Idioms Mini Lesson
December 2013
Free Compare and Contrast Christmas
November 2013
Free Native American Lap Book

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As far back as tenth grade, I knew I wanted to be a special education teacher. I finished college and began my first teaching job in January 1980. I was in an extremely small school with less than 40 students. I taught the resource students for the first hour of the day, while the small special ed bus gathered the 6 to 8 students in my Comprehensive Developmental Class (CDC). I worked with the CDC students until about 2:00 when the bus returned to school to take them home. Then, I spent a second hour with resource students. During this time, I knew my true calling was teaching the resource students. I went back to school to get a masters in LD. While working on this degree, I enrolled in every reading method class I could squeeze into my schedule for this was my favorite subject to teach. Once I finished my masters, I transferred from the smallest school in the district to the largest to a full time resource position. This was my “home” for 30 years until my retirement last spring.

Teaching trends have changed many times during my teaching career. One of the biggest changes was moving from teaching special ed students in a pull out resource program to an inclusion program. Over the past ten years or so, I have spent the majority of my time team teaching with some of the best 4th, 5th, and 6th grade language arts teachers.

Retirement was short lived. I received a call over the summer asking if I would return for two days a week. I am now tutoring students, mostly reading, and loving it!




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