Teacher Resource Guides

2014-2015 Teacher Resource Guides coming soon!


The Magic Tree House

Charlotte's Web

Zombie in Love

The Giver

Fancy Nancy











All of the activities in the study guide are keyed specifically to Oregon benchmarks, but you will find they can be used for many other benchmark applications including those for Washington State. The PDF files above do not contain all of the online activities. If you would like study guides for shows not listed above, call us at 503-228-9571.

Marianne Sweeney, Study Guide Author

A native of Staten Island, New York, Marianne Sweeney received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Music from College Misericordia in Dallas, PA and her MA in Philosophy and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. She taught history and language arts and worked on curriculum development at Riverdale Grade School in Portland, OR for thirty years, and before that taught in Jefferson County, CO. Since retirement, Ms. Sweeney has been engaged to write the resource guides for Oregon Children's Theatre and to serve as a contributing editor for Vernier Software & Technology's elementary lab manual: Let's Go! Investigating Temperature. Ms. Sweeney has sung for 31 years with the Portland Symphonic Choir (PSC). She volunteers her time for the PSC, The Classroom Law Project, the Urban Tour Group and the Multnomah Athletic Club.

Benchmark Key

A:ALL Art: All categories
A:AAC Art: Aesthetics & Art Criticism
A:CPP Art: Create, Present, Perform
A:HP Art: Historical & Cultural Perspective

L:LED Literature: Literary Elements/Devices
L:LF Literature: Literary /pdf

M:CTG Math: Charts, Tables, Graphs
M:PROB Math: Concepts of Probability
M:UT Math: Units and Tools

R:ALL Reading: All categories
R:EC Reading: Evaluative Comprehension
R:IC Reading: Inferential Comprehension
R:LED Reading: Literary Elements/Devices
R:LF Reading: Literary /pdf
R:LI Reading: Locating Information
R:LC Reading: Literal Comprehension
R:MC Reading: Making Connections
R:WM Reading: Word Meaning

S:ALL Speaking: All Categories
S:BME Speaking: Beginning, Middle, End
S:ERV Speaking: Eye Contact, Rate, Volume
S:MI Speaking: Main Ideas
SC:PS Science: Physical Science
SC:SI Science: Scientific Inquiry
SS:A Social Sciences: Analysis
SS:E Social Sciences: Economics
SS:G Social Sciences: Geography
SS:H Social Sciences: History

W:ALL Writing: All categories
W:C Writing: Conventions
W:KT Writing: Knowledge of Topic
W:MF Writing: Modes and /pdf
W:SI Writing: Structure Information
W:SS Writing: Sentence Structure