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An arduous task for any teacher when assigning reading assignments is to assemble homework and testing material. The following are free resources to help facilitate this work for your classroom. Feel free to select whatever material works best for your classes.
 
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Four-Week Reading Schedule
Homework Assignments

Assignments could be selected by each student and due at the end of each week or selected by the teacher as deemed appropriate. Assignments are structured to keep students engauged in the story and enhance their understanding of character, plot, and general story comprehension.
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Character Development
This Microsoft Power Point Presentation will step students through the basics of character development for stories that they write. Teachers, be sure to read through the notes for additional insight for each slide.
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Short Story Writing
This Microsoft Power Point Presentation will step students through the basics of short story writing. Presentation is primarily designed for students experienced with writing. Includes pop quizzes that can be given orally during teaching. Also, there is a one-page handout for an interactive class activity.
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How to Make Money Writing
This Microsoft Power Point Presentation will step students through how to build a framework for a writing business and provide value information about what needs to accomplished to for a profitable writing career.
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Short Story Writing Workshop
This Microsoft Power Point Presentation breaks down the process of developing, writing, and re-writing a short story into easily digestable steps, with examples and activities.
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Publishing Short Stories on Kindle
This Microsoft Power Point Presentation will detail a Kindle publishing checklist for those interested in publishing short stories, or any other written work. Note that this doesn't cover any marketing, but it does points not to miss while self-publishing.
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Children's Writing that Sells
This Microsoft Power Point Presentation provides insight on how to craft children's picture books to be marketable and attractive to kids, parents, and teachers. Presentation includes tailoring the wording of your stories, working illustrators, and connecting with your auidence by providing examples of reknown children's books by authors from Dr. Suess to Shel Silverstein.
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Deep Editing: Good to Great
This Microsoft Power Point Presentation provides details on how to dig deep into your story to transform your good story into a great story.
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Book-Specific Material
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Silencing Sharks
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease Score: 76.6
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level: 6.0 Grade
Gunning-Fog Score: 8.1 Grade
Coleman-Liau Index: 9.2 Grade
SMOG Index: 8.6 Grade
Recommended Reading Level: 5-8 Grades
Page Count: 203 pages
Genre: Fantasy Middle Grade Fiction
Setting: St Pete Beach, Florida
Themes: Understanding and Sacrifice
Silencing Sharks Word Search and
Chapter-by-Chapter Reading Comprehension Questions

An excellent way to keep students engaged in the book is through fun activities and comprehension questions. For the word search, students review keywords from the book's context, including theme-based terminology. For the comprehension questions, students are required to pay attention to the story, characters, plot, etc. These questions can be used for homework, tests, and/or quizes.
Word Search

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Comprehension Questions

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Pankyland
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease Score: 87.2
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level: 3.6 Grade
Gunning-Fog Score: 5.9 Grade
Coleman-Liau Index: 8.2 Grade
SMOG Index: 2.8 Grade
Recommended Reading Level: 4-8 Grades
Page Count: 131 pages
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
Setting: Central Florida
Themes: Friendship and Understanding
Pankyland Word Search and
Chapter-by-Chapter Reading Comprehension Questions

An excellent way to keep students engaged in the book is through fun activities and comprehension questions. For the word search, students review keywords from the book's context, including theme-based terminology. For the comprehension questions, students are required to pay attention to the story, characters, plot, etc. These questions can be used for homework, tests, and/or quizes.
Word Search

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Comprehension Questions

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No Good
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease Score: 89.3
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level: 3.4 Grade
Gunning-Fog Score: 5.5 Grade
Coleman-Liau Index: 6.6 Grade
SMOG Index: 3.9 Grade
Recommended Reading Level: 6-8 Grades, 4-5 Grades Advanced Readers
Page Count: 136 pages
Genre: Historical Middle Grade Fiction
Setting: 1947 Sanford, Florida
Themes: Coming of Age, Acceptance, Racial Differences, and Friendship
Chapter-by-Chapter Reading Comprehension Questions
An excellent way to keep students engaged in the book is through comprehension questions. As they answer the content-related questions, they are required to pay attention to the story, characters, plot, etc. These questions can be used for homework, tests, and/or quizes.

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Florida Common Core Compliance
The following notes how No Good fulfills or can be used to fulfill Florida Common Core Standards. Standards are organized by grade level. This document covers Grades 9-10 and Grades 11-12 .

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Frozen Floppies
Recommended Reading Level: 3-8 Years
Page Count: 30 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Setting: Fantasy
Theme: Getting Along with Different People
Coloring Activity Pages
An excellent way to garner enthusiam toward reading.

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Watch the Butterfly
Recommended Reading Level: 3-8 Years
Page Count: 26 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Setting: Outdoors / Nature
Theme: Patience
Coloring Activity Pages
An excellent way to garner enthusiam toward reading.

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Lake Mary, Florida
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease Score: 56.7
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level: 9.3 Grade
Gunning-Fog Score: 11 Grade
Coleman-Liau Index: 11.8 Grade
SMOG Index: 8.7 Grade
Recommended Reading Level: 4th Grade and higher
Page Count: 127 pages
Genre: Nonfiction History Book
Period Covering: mid-1800s to mid-1970s
Location: Lake Mary, Florida
Topic: Foundation and growth of a small Florida town
Florida History Links
Initial links for researching more about Florida's history.
My Florida
History Channel
Info Please
Florida Memory
USF Resources - Florida History Curriculum