If this is the first time you have visited my new website, welcome! I designed it myself and I am really proud of it. I started my own curriculum design business exactly a year ago and I am having so much fun designing lessons for other teachers. As a celebration of my business year anniversary and of my new website, I am throwing a give-away!
The most popular lessons I have written are my High School Science Readings based on real research articles. And I definitely know why. Teachers need good emergency substitute plans for when they are out. Science teachers especially struggle with this, because to be honest, no substitute can do a lab activity or teach new material in the same way that we would, because subs are rarely well-educated in the field of science. But there is one thing that subs can do: read! My readings are designed so that the substitute teacher can read the article with the students and assist students to answer critical thinking questions about the articles.
These aren’t news articles or current events articles. What makes them special is that they are specially written adaptations of real articles from journals! I wrote them and carefully crafted them to be at the average high school reading level and I incorporate graphing, diagram deciphering, and critical thinking into the reading question sections. Each is unique. The zombie ants reading has a unique type of graph students may not have encountered before, so it’s great for having students practice figuring out how to read it. The H1N1 virus on a plane reading has a seating chart for the airplane and students fill in patient numbers, according to where they sat on the actual plane in the study. My reading on X inactivation and identical twins is a shorter reading and is perfect for a shortened substitute teacher period that my classes often had on a half day schedule.
I am giving away this bundle of 6 readings to one lucky winner! We already passed 50 entries, so I will pick 2 winners on Thursday (Feb 12) morning! In this giveaway, there are many ways to enter. One way is to tell me what resource you like most from my TPT store. One is to follow me on twitter and/or tweet about the giveaway! You can visit my Facebook page (you don’t have to like it or follow it). And you can comment on this post and tell me what you would love to read about on my blog! Celebrate with me and enter to win!