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By Cait's Cool School
This year long set includes questions that will help to build a strong community in your classroom. Questions are a combination of thought-provoking, motivational, seasonally relevant, and sometimes a little silly. I use these questions daily and my
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
$36.00
$28.80
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By Cait's Cool School
Engaging activities to go with Roald Dahl's classic Matilda! Students will make text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections, discuss character traits, make inferences, and evaluate a novel. Through discussion and writing activities,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.10...
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By Cait's Cool School
Engage your students with a fun narrative writing unit all about Halloween! Students will follow each step of the writing process as they develop scary stories. A unit plan is included to help you guide your students through each step. This writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.10, W.5.3, W.5.3a, W.5.3b, W.5.3c, W.5.3d, W.5.3e, W.5.10...
$5.00
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By Cait's Cool School
This research project will keep students engaged as they choose from several different options to create presentations about life in colonial America. Different groups will explore the northern, the mid-Atlantic, and southern colonies. They will be
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Research, Projects, Cooperative Learning
$3.25
54 ratings
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By Cait's Cool School
Lapbooks are an engaging way for students to keep track of their learning while reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! Students will monitor mystery clues, track vocabulary, analyze character traits, write creatively, and more. These
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
41 ratings
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By Cait's Cool School
Lapbooks are an engaging way for students to keep track of their learning while reading E.B. White's Charlotte's Web! Students will develop a story map, create character trading cards, make grammar connections, and other extension activities to help
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
38 ratings
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By Cait's Cool School
Who is Roald Dahl? Have students use the internet to search for information about famous author Roald Dahl on his official website. They can learn interesting background information about the man who wrote such amazing books as Charlie and the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Internet Activities, Webquests
$2.00
28 ratings
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By Cait's Cool School
Lapbooks are an engaging way for students to track of their learning while reading the Newberry mystery from E.L. Konigsburg! Students will analyze mystery clues, track vocabulary, compare point of view, analyze character traits, sequence events,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
27 ratings
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By Cait's Cool School
Lapbooks are a fun and engaging ways for students to keep track of their learning while reading a novel. Students will use character traits, create a story map, and extend their learning as they evaluate the novel. Updated as of July 2018: more
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
39 ratings
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By Cait's Cool School
Literature circles are a great way to have students engage each other in book discussions! There are five role sheets- Discussion Director, Captain Connector, Illuminated Illustrator, Super Summarizer, and Literary Luminary. I have used these in my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.4, RL.3.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.7, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.10...
$3.00
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By Cait's Cool School
Engage your students with a fun narrative writing unit! Students will follow each step of the writing process as they develop stories about holiday elves. A unit plan is included to help you guide your students through each step. Now includes
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Printables
CCSS:
W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.10, W.5.3, W.5.3a, W.5.3b, W.5.3c, W.5.3d, W.5.3e, W.5.4...
$4.50
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By Cait's Cool School
These mini-lessons are designed to be a fun, easy way to integrate poetry during the busy holiday season. Six lessons are skill lessons, which means they are on a specific part of the poetry, or a pre-writing exercise. The other six are designed for
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Workbooks, Projects, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.5, RL.4.10, RL.5.10, RL.6.4, RL.6.10, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.10, W.5.3d, W.5.4, W.5.5...
$3.75
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By Cait's Cool School
Lapbooks are an engaging way for students to keep track of their learning while reading Jerry Spinelli's Newberry Award winning novel. Students will develop a story map, create character trading cards, make text connections, write a friendly letter,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
26 ratings
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By Cait's Cool School
This month long set includes 26 questions that will help to build a strong community in your classroom. Questions are a combination of thought-provoking, motivational, seasonally relevant, and sometimes a little silly. They are perfect for morning
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
$3.00
26 ratings
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By Cait's Cool School
This lapbook covers the people, places, and events leading up to and through the Revolutionary War. Students will sequence events, use map skills, think critically, and write creatively while applying their knowledge and understanding this
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
20 ratings
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By Cait's Cool School
Lapbooks are an engaging ways for students to keep track of their learning while reading this fun book by Jacqueline Davies. Students will analyze cause & effect, track vocabulary, analyze characters, and extend their learning through creating
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
21 ratings
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By Cait's Cool School
This mini-book is a fun writing activity and easy sub plans- just print and go! It was developed based on the popular book "Miss Nelson is Missing" by Henry Allard. NOTE: The book is NOT necessary for this writing project, but there is a bonus
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.3, W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3
$2.00
25 ratings
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By Cait's Cool School
Book missions turn your students into detectives! Combine this critical thinking lesson with a picture book and students will show that they can identify mystery genre characteristics. Watch students develop these skills on their own, fully engaged.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.9, RL.5.10, RL.6.1, RL.6.9, RL.6.10
$3.50
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By Cait's Cool School
Engaging activities to go with Ann M. Martin's Rain Reign! Students will make text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections, compare character traits, think critically, and use homonyms/homophones creatively. Through discussion and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$4.25
19 ratings
4.0
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By Cait's Cool School
This superhero writing unit includes all you need for your students to practice narrative writing. Students will create their own superhero character and adventure, trying to adhere to the conventions of the superhero genre. They will follow all the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.10, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.10, W.5.3, W.5.3a, W.5.3b...
$4.50
22 ratings
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Digital Download PDF (9.65 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

8th year of teaching, 4th year of teaching at the college level in addition to elementary. I've taught 3rd-5th grade, in addition to English 101 and remedial English at the college level.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm very laid back, flexible, and creative. I love creating open-ended problems and "missions" for students to tackle that are motivating.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Liberal Arts Degree, with a minor in English from University of Notre Dame of Maryland. Masters in Arts of Teaching from Loyola University Maryland. Certified for Elementary Education and English 6-12.

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I love teaching and I love creating new teaching projects to motivate my students :)

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