Suggested Literature Circle Format (doc)
Novels listed by Author & Reading Level (doc)
Recommended novels with theme notes (doc)
Recommended Read-Alouds (doc)
Please feel free to ask for book recommendations for grade levels or themes by writing to Elaine Jaltema at email@example.com.
You can help this to be a continually expanding resource by sending your own resources (questions, tests with answers, and/or summaries) to be posted for use by other teachers. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also please let us know if you cannot open any files or you have additional resources, e.g. more summaries, questions, or activity ideas to add to any of the titles we have already posted.
Weekly review (doc)
Homework Notice (pdf)
Home Communication (pdf)
Daily Physical Activity (pdf)
Why Healthy Kids Matter (ppt)
myPita and StartUP Wiki Page
As part of our ongoing collaboration with StartUP to support new and developing teachers, the wiki page is an excellent place to browse for ideas to support and enrich your classroom practice.
Our Novel Resources make it easy to do oral conferences with students by asking the student what book they have read and asking them questions from the books included in our list. These books are easy to use for literature circles, read-alouds, and whole class novel studies. For some titles, you might need to scroll through chapter summaries before you find test questions at the end.
To keep the questions and answers out of the hands of students, you need the password to access them. Membership in PITA is required to access the password protected area of our website. The password is provided to teachers when they become a member of PITA by attending a workshop or conference or by joining online. If you are a member and have forgotten your password, then contact our Membership Chair. If you are not a member, you can join through the BCTF.
For those members visiting our new website for the first time, please note that the password to our Novel Resources remains the same.
Members may access our password protected page for uploading contributions to our newsletter, novel and teaching resources, or other content for our website.