Catherine Garretson

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Catherine Garretson
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By Catherine Garretson
This unit contains assessments for the book, "Because of Winn-Dixie". Every chapter has a vocabulary word and comprehension questions (the exception being chapters 25 and 26 which are combined). Every four chapters there is an assessment for the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
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By Catherine Garretson
This unit contains vocabulary work, chapter questions and quizzes for the book. The purpose of this unit is to provide teachers with quality assessments so that they have more time to invest their energy elsewhere.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment
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By Catherine Garretson
I was looking for resources to help my kids when they are working on their writing. But interactive notebooks weren't the best option for my class. So, I created this resource. It is full of strategies that I've picked up from trainings and
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
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By Catherine Garretson
A final assessment for a unit on the water cycle. Includes multiple choice questions, vocabulary questions, and a diagram that the students need to fill out. Scoring guides are shown and an answer key is included.
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment
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4 ratings
3.9
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By Catherine Garretson
This is a blank template that I use when my students are researching about an endangered species. I tell my students that they are zoologists studying an endangered species so they can think of a way to save it. They love it!
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Research
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By Catherine Garretson
This is a sampling of my Because of Winn-Dixie unit. It contains the vocabulary words and final assessment. The complete bundle contains questions for each chapter, vocabulary work, and quizzes.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By Catherine Garretson
This is a sampler of my TCITS assessment unit. This sampler contains the vocabulary words and the final assessment for the book, The Cricket in Times Square. The actual assessment unit contains these, as well as chapter questions and quizzes. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment
FREE
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4.0
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By Catherine Garretson
These pages are meant to assist you with your running record fluencies. Duplicate pages are included so you are able to print them front and back. In an age when documentation is key, I wanted to provide a product that would make this easier for
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment
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By Catherine Garretson
My students love task cards, but they get frustrated when they aren't sure if they got the correct answer or not. I made these so students have the option to match them up with the answer as a means of checking their work. We also use these for
Subjects:
Basic Operations
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Task Cards
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've worked as a substitute for two years teaching everything from kindergarten to twelfth grade. I also worked heavily in special education classrooms providing assistance to students with special needs. After subbing, I took on my own classroom of wild kindergarten students and discovered that I was not blessed with enough patience to be a career kindergarten teacher. I realized that third grade was the perfect year for me and I've been teaching it ever since.

MY TEACHING STYLE

When I'm teaching I use the I Do, We Do, You Do strategy to model. I do a lot of small group instruction and I try to use fun activities to make the content more interesting. Students work hard in my classroom, and if they do the work then they get to enjoy the fun parts of third grade. Students learn to take responsibility for themselves and learn to rely on me less and less as the year goes by. If I did a good job, then by the time my kids leave me they will be independent fourth graders.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have not won any state or district awards, but I have had the honor of receiving a 'World's Best Teacher' mug and it is one of the best teacher gifts I have ever received.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my B.S. in Elementary Education with a Language Arts Concentration from the University of Maine at Farmington. I am currently making plans for pursuing my Master's.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When the papers to grade are graded and there are no reports to be done, I enjoy spending my free time with a good book in my hands and music playing in the background.

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