Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher

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By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
Main ideas and supporting details are HARD concepts, especially if you are stuck reading a long, boring article. :) So, when introducing main idea to my ‘BIG’ 5th graders it had to be interactive. In this hands-on resource, students work in pairs to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Posters
CCSS:
RI.5.2
$6.00
1,779
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By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
Building vocabulary is an important part of our intermediate classrooms. RI.4 and RL.4 are all about determining the meaning of unknown words and phrases. Deep knowledge of a variety of Greek and Roots helps provide students the skills to attack and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
L.4.4b, L.5.4b, L.6.5b
$8.00
2,360
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By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
NOTE: This is a discounted, BUNDLED pack of my three morphology puzzle packs! The 100 puzzles and activities included in this bundle are the same as the ones in the individual units listed below:40 Greek and Latin Root Puzzles*40 puzzles*4
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
L.4.4b, L.5.4b, L.6.4b
$15.00
$12.00
988
Bundle
By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
This resource is a comprehensive resource for teaching and practicing point of view. Common Core aligned, these activities are intended for 4th and 5th grade classrooms. Not only will students explore the standard “I can describe how a narrator’s
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.4.6, RL.5.6
$7.00
1,139
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By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
While I explicitly teach root words through our vocabulary program, my 5th graders still need more practice. I created these 40 root puzzles to use during the ‘Word Work’ section of literacy centers. I choose 7-8 puzzles for students to practice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
810
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By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
Subway art is all of the rage right now, so mix that with literature and it becomes the perfect learning too! This pack is a collection of posters that highlight reading and writing genres. 18 posters are included in this pack. Genres in this pack
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$5.50
870
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By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
Roots are a powerful tool for solving for word meaning. While I explicitly teach Greek and Latin roots through our weekly vocabulary program, I have found that my students need constant review and practice with these roots. In this hands-on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
469
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By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
It seems that properly placing commas is a lost art! My 5th graders struggle to remember to add this important punctuation mark. To review and practice commas, we SCOOT! I laminate the included cards and tape one card to each desk. Then, students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
CCSS:
L.5.2, L.5.2a, L.5.2b, L.5.2c
$3.50
462
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By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
While I explicitly teach prefixes through our vocabulary program, my 5th graders still need more practice. I created these 30 prefix puzzles to use during the ‘Word Work’ section of literacy centers. I choose 5-6 puzzles for students to practice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
L.4.4b, L.5.4b, L.6.4b
$5.00
338
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By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
** November 28, 2020 File was Updated with 2020 Calendars**The thought that my kiddos might go 2 FULL weeks without picking up a book breaks my heart. Knowing that many of my kids might revert back to their non-reader habits, I created this Winter
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.50
785
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By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
Introduce and teach strategies for identifying informational text structures with these guided notes. I have included a student and teacher version for each of the 5 text structures, as well as, an introductory set of notes for a text structure
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.4.5, RI.5.5
$5.00
398
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By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
On-Demand writing requires our students to quickly and effectively communicate themselves through writing. This is something my students always struggle with and we always need a lot of practice! This resource allows students the opportunity to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.2, W.4.3, W.5.1, W.5.2, W.5.3, W.6.2, W.6.3
$5.00
314
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By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
Making inferences and providing support for them can be a HARD skill, especially if you are stuck reading a long, tedious article. :) So, when introducing inference to my ‘BIG’ 5th graders it had to be interactive. In this hands-on resource,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.5.1
$5.00
512
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By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
Teaching fifth grade for the first time, I began implementing reading response letters (replacing book reports) and I was completely overwhelmed by the amazing results! Writing back and forth, I formed a special ‘reading bond’ with my students. From
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.4.10, RL.5.10, RL.6.10, RI.4.10, RI.5.10, RI.6.10
$6.00
391
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By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
While I explicitly teach suffixes through our vocabulary program, my 5th graders still need more practice. I created these 30 suffix puzzles to use during the ‘Word Work’ section of literacy centers. I choose 5-6 puzzles for students to practice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
L.4.4b, L.5.4b, L.6.4b
$5.00
191
Digital Download PDF (15.47 MB)
By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
Introduce, teach, practice, and assess conjunctions in middle-grade classrooms through engaging and easy prep-activities. Included in this download… Anchor Charts *What are Conjunctions? *Coordinating Conjunctions *Subordinating
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
L.4.2c, L.5.1a, L.5.1e
$4.50
236
Digital Download PDF (4.16 MB)
By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
Subway art is popular right now, so mix that with the ELA standards and it becomes the perfect learning too! This pack is a collection of posters that highlight common character traits and their synonyms. 10 posters are included in this pack.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$5.00
339
Digital Download PDF (15.15 MB)
By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
Subway art is all of the rage right now, so mix that with reading comprehension and it becomes the perfect learning too! This pack is a collection of posters that highlight reading comprehension strategies. 12 posters are included in this pack.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Clip Art
$5.00
295
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By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
Introduce and teach strategies for quoting explicitly, inferring, summarizing, determining theme, identifying point of view, comparing characters, and identifying types of figurative language. I have included a student and teacher version for each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RL.5.6
$8.00
235
Digital Download PDF (15.85 MB)
By Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
Teaching writing to 90 5th graders, my teaching cohorts and I were desperate for a more equitable and faster way to assess student writing. Students wrote at least one On-Demand piece a week and the grading was killing us. These rubrics were
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.5.1, W.5.2, W.5.3
$4.00
116
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi, friends! I am Catherine Reed, and I am just beginning my journey in education. My first year I taught 5th grade ELA in a 1:1 classroom. Then, I explored 1st grade in my dream district for two year, and am now teaching a K/1 combination class. I am in love with teaching and creating engaging products for my students!

MY TEACHING STYLE

With 30 iPads and 30 kiddos in each of my classes, technology and hands-on learning rule! Everyday I teach 3 classes of reading, 1 class of writing, and 1 class of Reading Intervention.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I grew up in the public school system and attended a lovely private, liberal arts school in Kentucky. While in college, I had the opportunity to live abroad (London) where I earned a double major in Elementary Education and Government!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am from Providence, Rhode Island but have grown up in the wonderful bluegrass state of Kentucky! I love beautiful old barns and my bell-pepper plant, Mascato.

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