A Year Full of Writing Projects for Middle School

Teacher Guide Selection Ten: If I Were in Charge of the World Read aloud the
students' sample poems below and on page 35. Provide the class with copies of
the student samples or keep them available on an overhead projector in order to

Author: Elizabeth Whitney

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9780743932561

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Computer Activities Through the Year

There is a popular poem by Judith Viorst entitled “If I Were In Charge of the World
.” Find this poem in your school library and read it to the class. Discuss what it
would be like to be in char ge of the world. Ask the students about things they ...

Author: Susan L. Gimotty

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781576904480

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Contains over fifty activities designed to help students in grades four through eight develop technology skills in the areas of word processing, spreadsheet, Internet, presentation, and graphic design.

Poetry Writing

I feel good about myself when I take a nap And when I eat dinner. If I could be
anything, I would be a fire engine driver And a daddy. But, even though I could be
anything, I would not be a robber. If I Were in Charge of the World If I were in ...

Author: Kathleen Null

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781576909843

Category: Creative activities and seat work

Page: 144

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Spark the Brain Ignite the Pen FIRST EDITION

For this quick write, your task is to write your own version of Judith Viorst's poem “
If I Were in Charge of the World,” which is included in her book If I Were in
Charge of the World and Other Worries. Next, read aloud the poem. At this point, I
ask ...

Author: Samuel Totten

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607526896

Category: Education

Page: 133

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Contributors to the book teach a wide array of grade levels (K through college) and subject areas (e.g., English, social studies, math, science and health), and the quick writes included in the book are ideal for use in a variety of classroom subjects and settings. We believe that the book will find an extremely receptive audience among K12 teachers, teacher educators preparing future teachers, and teachers and trainers of trainers involved in inservice programs and summer writing institutes. Many published resources offer lists of writing topics for classroom use; however, they lack the pedagogical approach that informs the quick write concept. Although one published quick write resource offers literary prompts for grades 512, we know of no other book that provides such varied examples of this particular strategy, particularly our inclusion of a wide variety of "stimuli" (versus the common and sole use of literary texts), and their use for a wide array of content areas (versus the usual and sole focus of English/Language Arts).

Daily Learning Drills Grade 5

creative writing Name If I Were in Charge of the World Wouldn'T it be great To be
in charge of The world? Complete The statements below describing what you
would do if you were in charge of The world. I> Z G) C > C) l'l'l > I _| (I) I I11 5 I11
E ...

Author: Brighter Child

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9780769630953

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 416

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Daily Learning Drills provides complete supplemental practice for skills taught in grades K-6. The entertaining skill-building activities cover the core subjects for each grade level--language arts, math, science, and social studies. A review section for each subject area is located in the back with its own answer key. Illustrations. Consumable.

If I Were in Charge the Rules Would be Different

A delightful collection of poetry, filled with hilarious characters including General Mary Rumpus, the leader of the war on vegetables, and Billy Snuglag, who picks teams as well as his nose, features odes to spaghetti, stinky feet, and ...

Author: James Proimos

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 0439208645

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 76

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A delightful collection of poetry, filled with hilarious characters including General Mary Rumpus, the leader of the war on vegetables, and Billy Snuglag, who picks teams as well as his nose, features odes to spaghetti, stinky feet, and baths.

Poetry People

Judith Viorst JUDITH VIORST'S BIO Judith Viorst was born on February 2 , 1931 ,
in Newark , New Jersey , and earned her ... Try Judith Viorst's poem " Mother
Doesn't Want a Dog " ( from If I Were in Charge of the World ) and pull out a
rubber ...

Author: Sylvia M. Vardell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1591584434

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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Alphabetical entries provide brief biographies, highlight selected books, describe poetic style and awards won, and suggest curriculum connections for more than sixty contemporary authors of poetry for children and young adults.

Vistas in Reading Literature

What changes would you make if you were in charge of the world? Learn what
this speaker would like to change. If I Were in Charge of the World JUDITH
VIORST If I were in charge of the world I'd cancel oatmeal, Monday mornings,
Allergy ...

Author: Donna E. Norton

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: 0866099166

Category: Literature

Page: 618

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A reader on the fifth-grade level with stories, poems, plays, and nonfiction by world-famous authors. Includes study questions, activities, and exercises.

Invincible 1

Thank you, sincerely, for giving us a chance when you could have spent this
money on lunch... or X-men... or you know... ... I think ALL the books look like
winners and quite Irankly if I were in charge of the world you'd have to buy them

Author: Robert Kirkman

Publisher: Image Comics


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 31

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Robert Kirkman's long-running book Invincible starts here! Girls, acne, homework, super-villains. When you're a teenager, it helps to be Invincible.

When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices

POEMS The Village Square It's Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies
of Married Life People and Other Aggravations How Did I Get to Be Forty and
Other Atrocities If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries Forever Fifty
and ...

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416548669

Category: Humor

Page: 112

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A collection of poems recounting a woman's experiences during three stages of her life, from her observations as a single woman in Greenwich Village to her accounts of married life and her reflections in middle age.

The Read Aloud Scaffold

Viorst and illustrated by Lynne Cherry; Aladdin. IF NOT FOR THE CAT haiku by ...

Author: Judy Bradbury

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598846843

Category: Education

Page: 180

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• Detailed read-aloud plans created for trade books that scaffold learning across the curriculum in grades Pre-K–3 • Cites over 700 recently published children's trade books with annotations that correspond to content areas • Contains selections addressing a wide range of topics, including school and family matters, community, friendship, prejudice, and civil rights, as well as books containing funny stories, tall tales, nursery rhymes, and mysteries • Subject, title, and author indexes • Children's poetry anthologies to further scaffold learning in grades Pre-K–3 • Listings of wordless books and first-chapter books

Comprehension Grade 3

Use the following ideas for support when modeling the reading process and
focusing on prediction. ... “Mother Doesn't Want a Dog” from If I Were in Charge of
the World by Judith Viorst is a perfect poem for predicting the end of the poem
and ...

Author: Kelly Hatfield

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9780742420434

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Comprehension is the key to reading success! Reading for Every Child: Comprehension encourages third-grade students to be stronger readers using a wide range of reading comprehension activities. Reading selections from across the disciplines encourages students to understand, evaluate, and interpret what they read. This 80-page book includes projects, worksheets, games, and graphic organizers. It supports Reading First and aligns with Common Core State Standards.


Solutions come when teachers and students cooperate with the problem-solving
process as part of the curriculum. Setting a ... Judith Viorst combines her poetry
and therapy skills to write If I Were in Charge of the World and Sad Underwear.

Author: Phyllis B. Leonard

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 156308550X

Category: Education

Page: 209

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Presents a program for gifted students that promotes the connection between reading and the curriculum and calls for structured interaction between students and books.

Fluency Grade 5

Viorst, J. If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries. New York:
Atheneum, 1981. Recommended Resources for Readers' Theater Scripts
Barchers, S. L. Scary Readers' Theater. Englewood: Libraries Unlimited, 1994.
Bauer, C. F. ...

Author: Melissa J. Owen

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9780742420755

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Fluency + Fun = Comprehension! Reading for Every Child: Fluency gives teachers the tools they need to develop fluent readers in the fifth-grade classroom. Incorporating a variety of techniques, including partner reading, repeated reading, choral reading, and readers' theater, this book keeps students motivated as they make the bridge between word recognition and comprehension. This 80-page book is based on Reading First research and includes assessments and rubrics.

Constructivist Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners

A sign reads, “If I were in charge of the world.” Below, student compositions
describe a world free of dentists and vegetables and full of chocolate. • 167
Chapter 9 - Toward Critical Constructivist Practice with Second Language

Author: Sharon Adelman Reyes

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452297057

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This book provides guidelines for using constructivist teaching methods with English language learners and includes classroom examples, grade-level connections, and strategies that promote educational equity.

Improving Students Writing K 8

If I were in charge of the world and other worries. New York: Atheneum. Josie is
trying to accomplish many ... Finally, she is showing her identity when she writes,
“I'm a girl with power.” Poetic writing helps students focus on the importance of ...

Author: Diane M. Barone

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483363905

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This manual for teaching all aspects of writing provides examples, rubrics, and how-to's for helping students grow in skills and write for high stakes and "constructed response" tests.

An Educator s Guide to Family Involvement in Early Literacy

Judith Viorst If I Were in Charge of the World ( and Other Worries ) Nadine
Bernard Westcott Never Take a Pig to Lunch ( and Other Poems about the Fun of
Eating ) De O Sinceramente , Reading and Singing Dear Family , Reading and ...

Author: Jennifer Prior

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 1425807534

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Provide students with fun, effective strategies and activities to use with their families to support classroom learning and boost academic achievement at home. With parents and caregivers as essential partners An Educator's Guide to Family Involvement in Early Literacy offers 30 ready-to-use reproducible family letters in both English and Spanish, ideas and materials for take-home backpack activities, and family literacy workshops in a variety of content areas and topics. Helping to build early-literacy skills in children and a strong family-school partnerships, this resources provides support with how to help parents use these strategies, tools, and resources at home. Digital resources are provided in order to customize the provided materials to better suit the needs of your students and families.

How Did I Get to Be 40 Other Atrocities

POEMS The Village Square It's Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies
of Married Life People and Other Aggravations If I Were in Charge of the World
and Other Worries Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations Sad Underwear and
Other ...

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501105883

Category: Humor

Page: 64

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And so you’ve reached that time in life when you’re stating to pick investments over adventure, clean over scenic, comfortable over intense; when, even though in your heart of hearts you’re only seventeen, the rest of you is (how did it happen?) forty. The wise and witty lady of It’s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty is here to get you through these forty-ish years with poems that reflect our common shared experience. So let her help you take a look at that decade of sagging kneecaps and college reunions and fantasies of love in the afternoon: at Maoist kids, cholesterol counts, adult-education courses and other atrocities—which somehow just don’t hurt so much when you laugh. A marvelous book filled with insight and warmth, How Did I Get to Be 40 & Other Atrocities is Judith Viorst at her best.

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

Photo-Didi Cutler Judith Viorst was born and raised in New Jersey and has lived
in Washington, D.C., since her ... her 14 children's books are two other
Alexanderstories and two collections of poems—If I Were in Charge of the World
and ...

Author: Shelly Markham

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 0871299798

Category: Drama

Page: 76

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Presents the libretto from the musicial featuring Alexander and his very bad day.

Beads of Doubt

This wasn't the first time I'd seen Tess in the hospital, but every time was harder
than the last. It was years ago that Tess ... one more attempt. “Sometimes I think if
I were in charge the world would be in better shape, but I can't seem to find the ...

Author: Barbara Burnett Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440619093

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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When Senator Kitzi Camden retired, she dreamed of doing what she loved best—beading. She certainly didn’t plan to try her hand at amateur sleuthing. But trouble seems to find her wherever she goes—even in her own backyard. The Old Camden Family Manse in Austin, home to Kitzi and her mother, is eight thousand square feet of magnificently restored Southern splendor. And Kitzi and her best friend have the place sparkling like a jewel for the upcoming Bead Tea charity event. But the mood abruptly changes when a crafty cousin threatens to take over the Manse, leaving Kitzi and her mother on the street. Then her cousin’s beady-eyed partner is found dead in a Dumpster nearby. There are plenty of suspects at the Tea—and Kitzi’s one of them. Now, with the help of her beau Nate, she has to save her home and reputation—and tie up the loose ends before the murderer draws a bead on her. “There’s a legacy of strong Texas women, and I’d like to welcome Kitzi Camden to the ranks. She’s smart, funny, and shoots from the mouth.” –Ann Richards, former Texas governor and author of I’m Not Slowing Down