Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend

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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
40 Book Challenge Dot Tracker Materials THIS RESOURCE IS A FULLY EDITABLE POWERPOINT FILE. First, read “The Book Whisperer” by Donalyn Miller. •If you need a quick refresher, read this article by her The 40 Book Challenge Revisited. •These
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Classroom Forms
$4.00
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Onomatopoeia Jingle or Commercial Helping students recognize and understand figurative language is a big task! These materials will help you allow your students to practice using onomatopoeia. I made this resource to allow for my students to use
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
***************************************************************************** Figurative Language Task Cards Task cards are an excellent way to practice all kinds of skills. I love the versatility of task cards and the different learning
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$2.75
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Classroom Procedures Manual Using a classroom procedures manual has been such an important part of my classroom. I have been editing the procedures therein for over a decade. Each year, I find myself changing or tweaking some little thing to help
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, For Administrators
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Syllabi, Professional Documents, Printables
$4.50
10 ratings
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Help students remember what each type of figurative language is with these beautiful anchor charts. Each poster has glitter frame and watercolor clip art to illustrate the provided example of each definition. Figurative language types included
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
FREE
6 ratings
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Student Led Conference Portfolio {Digital Google Classroom and Printable Versions} Parents and students love to use technology during student led conferences. I prefer to use a combination of print and digital copies of the provided materials, so
Subjects:
Specialty, Holidays/Seasonal, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Staff
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Google Apps
$3.50
20 ratings
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Make A Pineapple Chart: EDITABLE “Pineappling” is the most fun way to grow as a teacher. Simply sign up to attend someone else’s class and proceed to soak in all of their teacher tricks. You have probably seen a similar version of one of these
Subjects:
Professional Development, For All Subjects, For Administrators
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
FREE
6 ratings
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Math Reciprocal Teaching Question and Answer Sets: Subtracting from $20.00 Reciprocal Teaching is a research-based strategy to help students use accountable talk to improve their understanding of concepts. Students who work in peer partnerships
Subjects:
Math, Decimals, Place Value
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
FREE
1 rating
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Math Reciprocal Teaching Cards and Posters Reciprocal Teaching is a research-based strategy to help students use accountable talk to improve their understanding of concepts. Students who work in peer partnerships make measurable academic gains,
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Problem Solving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Math Centers, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$3.00
11 ratings
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
The Book of… Topic Journals for Written Conversations and Community The Book of… is a topic journal system that will change the way your students feel about writing. Instead of assigning prompts, students write in the journal about a preferred
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Text Code Bookmarks for ANY Book Using these text codes have been transformative for my classroom. Instead of spending our small group reading time round robin reading, students read silently or partner read a short passage. Each student is
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Do you have too many students who try to be "in charge" all the time? Could your class benefit from practicing how to let others figure things out for themselves? Are listening, waiting, and patience virtues that need honing in your classroom? If
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Staff
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Editable CHAMPS Behavior Strategy Posters CHAMPS is an acronym that stands for: Conversation Help Activity Movement Participation Success Using this strategy has helped me be clear and explicit in the expectation I have set for students. In
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters, For Principals & Administrators
$3.50
48 ratings
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Editable Supply Drawer Labels I use supply drawers for student materials in my classroom. I purchased drawers from Amazon and created adorable labels for the fronts of the drawers. I have made the labels available to you here. You can print the
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Other, Printables, Cooperative Learning
FREE
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Simile and Metaphor Activities Pack With this Simile and Metaphor Activities Pack, you get a variety of creative and fun options to teach your students to differentiate between the tricky figurative language of simile and metaphor. You get: • 48
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
$4.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Reference Materials Battleship Reference Materials Battleship is a great preview or review of content for your whole class or small groups of students. Battleship Games by Brandi Caldwell This game is an excellent way to ENGAGE kids in practicing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Test Prep, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Are you as obsessed with the work of Carol Dweck as I am?! If you are implementing work in your classroom or building with Growth Mindset and you are interested in having an eye-catching bulletin board that will get folks talking, then you have
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
170 ratings
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Synonyms and Antonyms Battleship Synonyms and Antonyms Battleship is a great preview or review of content for your whole class or small groups of students. Battleship Games by Brandi Caldwell This game is an excellent way to ENGAGE kids in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
16 ratings
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Life Principle Word Study Lexicon Activity Through the Year (Unit 1) Use this set of life principle words to teach character, dictionary skills, word study, quotes, or writing. Use it to reinforce synonyms, antonyms, prefixes, suffixes, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Handwriting
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
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By Brandi Caldwell of My Teacher Friend
Back to School Flipbook ***Updated for 16-17 school year This adorable and FREE flipbook is the perfect choice for your classroom during the first few weeks of school. Students color the front page illustration and can either write or draw their
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
FREE
10 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 4th and 5th grade for 7 years. I love working with teachers in my current position as instructional coach. I enjoy being a mentor teacher to interns, new teachers, and students from the colleges and Universities in our area.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I strive to be consistent and fair in my teaching practices. I enjoy fostering strong relationships with my students and their families.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2010 Site Teacher of the Year 2015 Site Teacher of the Year 2015 District Teacher of the Year Finalist

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended the University of Oklahoma's Elementary Education Program. I am a product of K-12 public schooling in Oklahoma.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Facts: Addicted to Pinterest Aspiring Quilter My DVR is overloaded with Grimm, The Big Bang Theory, and New Girl Teaching Resources I Love: Everyday Math Responsive Classroom Great Expectations Love and Logic Positive Discipline L to J by Lee Jenkins Interactive Writing Visit my blog: http://myteacherfriend.blogspot.com

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