Andrea LoCastro

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United States - New Jersey - Mantua
Andrea LoCastro
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By Andrea LoCastro
Students are guided through a sample letter to the Hogwart's Sorting Hat. Students then write their own letters based upon the characteristics of their chosen Hogwarts House. Powerpoint breaks down the elements of Formal Letter format as well as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.00
35 ratings
4.0
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By Andrea LoCastro
A visually dynamic 82-slide PowerPoint covering the history of the Roman Empire. Topics include: Geography, Origins of Rome, Early People of Rome, The Republic, Punic Wars, Expansion, Julius Caesar, Rome: The Empire, Pax Romana, Life in the Empire,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$6.00
38 ratings
4.0
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By Andrea LoCastro
A comprehensive and visually dynamic presentation covering all aspects of the Medieval Period. Covers history of Western Europe from the Fall of the Roman Empire through to the Black Death. Over one hundred illustrations including an interactive
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History, Middle Ages
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Assessment
$5.00
27 ratings
4.0
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By Andrea LoCastro
This is great for small groups. This gives your students choice, yet provides accountability for them when you are working with other groups. It is customizable, so you can use it to differentiate within your classroom. Enjoy!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Other (ELA)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$1.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Andrea LoCastro
A "Ready to Go" packet to utilize for class Literature Circles FOR ANY NOVEL. Document includes an editable planning calendar, Reader Response Questions, role sheets, Discussion Log template, Self & Group Evaluations, and a "layered curriculum"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Andrea LoCastro
Complete unit on Ancient Egypt - very thorough and visually dynamic.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
6th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
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44 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching 6th grade for 14 years. I have taught all subjects over the years, but currently I am in an inclusion setting and co-teaching. I teach Language Arts and Social Studies while my co-teacher handles Math and Science.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Focus on differentiation and cooperative learning. Utilize the Let Me Learn Advanced Learning System to develop metacognitive skills and strategies with students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2001 Gloucester COunty Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

K-12 Catholic School educated. Sociology degree from Rutger's University. Post-Bac Teaching Degree from Rowan University. Looking forward to finishing Masters Degree in Curriculum Development.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Lives in South Jersey with husband of 6 years, three year old son, and 13 year old Chow-mix.

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