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  1. Tamra

     /  November 21, 2017

    This website is great! The ideas and activities can be adapted up or down to accommodate different ability levels.
    I’d love to see some writing examples with the prompts you provide. Our school is big on “Exemplars” and the more, the better!
    No rush, just a thought! Thanks so much.

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  2. LONGLEY-PROCTOR

     /  September 19, 2017

    I really enjoy using your website, but more materials needed for high school grades 9-10 please!

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  3. Karl Miller McKimpson

     /  March 29, 2017

    I’ve been using your games in my classes. How many levels are there is Viewpoint Pilot and Orpheus, and what do the different treasures do in the Orpheus game?

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    • I love that you have been playing these games with your students.

      There are 10 different levels in the View Point Pilot game.

      In Orpheus, the different treasures allow the player to take more hits. They also enhance the player in various ways: The first upgrade allows his attack to bounce off walls. The second allows the player to double jump. The third makes the player’s attack faster and stronger. The fourth allows the player to fly. The fifth adds an additional projectile when the player attacks that is effective for “dive-bombing” enemies or creating a shield if the player is firing from a fixed position.

      Thanks for playing!

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  4. Heather

     /  February 4, 2017

    I purchased a point of view packet from teachers pay teachers. It contains links that direct me to this sight, but unfortunately, the links don’t take me to the correct worksheet. It just brings me to the page that says to contact you. The packet is from Ms.KC Potter, if that helps. Thank you.

    Reply
    • Hello, I have no affiliation with that website. Anyone selling these materials on TPT is doing so without permission. Please report them through TPT.

      I like the links though. There is nothing wrong with a friendly hyperlink.

      Reply
  5. Leslie Marshall

     /  December 7, 2016

    I am not able to download the short story “The Fir” by Hans Christian Anderson (in either RTF or PDF). Thanks for all your time.

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  6. ricojohar123@gmail.com

     /  December 1, 2016

    Mr. Morton.Please fix this my problem.
    Problem: Why no Apostrophe,Metonymy and Synecdoche?

    Reply
    • I should make some resources. You are right. I never got around to it because these concepts were not tested with my students. One unfortunate side-effect of high-stakes testing is that concepts that are not tested tend not to get taught.

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  7. shelliestewartt

     /  April 4, 2016

    hello Mr.Morton, i am writing about the statue of liberty-nonfiction reading. Question number 9… i think the answer is A and not C…. Please I am waiting for your response

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  8. Seig Gaben

     /  February 8, 2016

    yor website is awsome contenue tu make mor of dis. sory if mi make a mistaak mi englisch is not dat gret.

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  9. Teacher in Kuwait

     /  May 10, 2015

    This is fantastic! You must have spent so much time getting this site together. Your work is very much appreciated! Thanks a billion!

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  10. Patti O. Flaherty

     /  April 2, 2014

    Spelling error I believe on personification worksheet; peer ??? or please explain.

    The moon shone on the still waters of the lake and the lonely peer rotted in the seaweed.

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  11. Jdon

     /  January 30, 2014

    This site is fantastic! Thank you so much!

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  12. Jennifer

     /  December 8, 2013

    I can always count on your website to include high-quality lesson ideas and worksheets that meet my needs! I enjoy being able to quickly find what I may need (although, I usually spend much longer browsing around). I usually leave the website feeling much more prepared for my students and inspired to teach! Thank you!!

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    • Thank you so much for saying so.
      I’m excited to add the new stuff that I’ve been working on.

      It will pretty much double the amount of content on this site.

      I think that you are going to like it.

      Anyway, thanks for taking the time to comment.
      Your words motivate me.

      Best wishes,
      Morton

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  13. Angela

     /  August 8, 2013

    This website is the best one that I have found. I sing it’s praises to my co-workers (who are now as hooked as I am). I love that it provides help to strengthen my student’s weaknesses. I also use the various options to re-test standards that weren’t mastered during the first exposure to the skill. Thank you for making my life so much easier.

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    • Thank you for spreading the word. I am continuing to add and refine content and I hope that these changes and additions will make the site even better. Best wishes!

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  14. Tracy SMith

     /  February 28, 2013

    On INFERENCES 1 – #8,9,10 – the content is very inappropriate for sixth graders.

    I use your worksheets and find the site very helpful, but the story about Ruby needs to be changed.

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    • The worksheet in question has a warning clearly marked and emboldened. There is also an alternate version that is more appropriate for younger students. This website is used by elementary school students to adult language learners and not every activity is appropriate for every level. You should read, understand, and approve of ANY content (not just on this website) prior to distributing it to your students. If you disapprove of some of my content, feel free to use the RTF files to edit out disagreeable material. Thank you for visiting.

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  15. Anna Laurie

     /  November 12, 2012

    I use your ereading examples quite frequently in the classroom, and they are wonderful! One of my students is struggling in math, though, and I was wondering what the math website you and your friend were working on is called? I found the link to it the other day when I was browsing through the comments, but now I cannot find it.

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  16. Sabrina

     /  November 1, 2012

    Your website is wonderful, I use it as a tutor and find it very helpful.

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  17. Kalli M.

     /  September 18, 2012

    This is one of my favorite resources to use! Thank you so much for sharing your work with teachers 🙂

    Will you be updating or adding new material soon?

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  18. Eric

     /  May 30, 2012

    What an amazing site. This is a reading teacher’s Mecca. Thanks for all your hard work. It shows that you are a passionate teacher.

    I did want to point out a couple of things I noticed that need attention:

    1.) The ‘Nutrition Facts’ answer page returns a ‘page not found’ error when you click on the link from the Reading Comprehension Worksheets page.

    2.) The Story Structure Lesson 2 PowerPoint file references the lesson 1 file with no lesson 2 file to be found.

    Thanks again for sharing such a wonderful site,
    Eric

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    • OK, Mr. Eric.

      Thanks for the input.

      1) Fixed
      2) Fixed

      Sorry that it took so long,
      and thanks for the thoughtful input.

      Morton

      Reply
  19. kathryn hansen

     /  April 30, 2012

    I love the site….
    But I would really like to have the answer sheets to all the information.

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  20. Zarghoona

     /  March 19, 2012

    I would really like to appreciate your work.You have done a great job!
    Your worksheets helped me in teaching figurative language and genres very much.

    Hats off to you!!!

    I thank you whole heartily.

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  21. Sandi

     /  March 3, 2012

    Thank you for your website! It has helped me so much this school year.

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  22. Sopan

     /  February 23, 2012

    Dear Mr. Morton,

    I teach English in a CIE School in India. Since my students come from vernacular background, I found it difficult to train them to comment on style and language of fiction and nonfiction texts. This website helped me a lot in introducing the required key terms with short and quick practice worksheets.
    Thank you very much.

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  23. amy

     /  February 14, 2012

    I used your Making Inferences 1 with my sixth grade class. One of the examples was about marital infidelity….obviously inappropriate. Otherwise, I have found your site to be very useful!

    Reply
    • I’m sorry to hear that. There is a warning on the page, but let this stand as another.

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    • Roxane

       /  March 9, 2012

      If you’re talking about the Ruby passage, I agree it’s inappropriate. My 4th grader brought that home last week for hw and obviously didn’t understand it. I was shocked when I read it and emailed the teacher who assured me it went out by mistake. I Googled it just to see where it came from and here I am. This site looks very useful, but this one needs to be deleted. I would hate to see a teacher get in trouble for sending something like that home before reading it fully.

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  24. Darrielle

     /  February 14, 2012

    Your website is so amazing. My fifth graders love your lessons/powerpoints and they really learn from them. Will you be adding new things? If so, is there anything I can monitor what is added without reviewing each category???

    Reply
    • I wish I had such a system in place. I tend to update the site in chunks every couple months, as I create new materials to use in my classroom. Thank you for the suggestion.

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  25. Mr. Johnson

     /  January 3, 2012

    Where are the keys?

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  26. Linda Landers

     /  December 14, 2011

    I just discovered your site. It is one of the best I have discovered.

    Thank you for posting your worksheets.

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  27. Kateri

     /  March 5, 2011

    Can you identify the general age group/grade level for which the various areas (reading worksheets, genres, figurative language etc) are designed? Or at least the youngest to oldest?

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    • Mr. Morton

       /  March 5, 2011

      I’d love to create some kind of grade/skill level index. Thank you for the suggestion and I plan on implementing this in the future. Currently, however, I created these assignments for my 7th and 8th grade students. I’d recommend these resources were used for students in grades 6-12, but with the editable .rtf files, I encourage people to modify them to fit their needs (i.e. remove or simplify challenging vocabulary). Thanks again for visiting and taking the time to comment.

      Reply
  28. Erika Carasik

     /  January 23, 2011

    This is the best website I have ever seen. I wonder if you want any of the practices that I have created. Wow, what a help with all my lesson planning!!!!

    Reply

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