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By Cathy Pressnell
Did you know that the Iditarod is unofficially known as the "Last Great Race on Earth?"Your students can learn all about it when they spend a day with this high-interest, informational mini-unit designed for in-person AND distance learners. The “A
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
3.NBT.A.3, 3.OA.C.7, RF.3.3, RF.3.3c, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4
$4.50
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By Cathy Pressnell
Did you know that Queen Elizabeth is the longest-serving monarch in British history, and that she is the only living head of state to have served in the armed forces during World War II? Your students can learn all about it when they spend a day (or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
3.NBT.A.3, 3.G.A.1, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RF.3.3, L.3.1, L.3.2, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.1
$3.00
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By Cathy Pressnell
If you have ever wondered if student-led conferences could work in your classroom, this resource is for you! Student-led conferences revolutionized my classroom and teaching, and I wouldnever go back to traditional parent-teacher conferences. In
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Classroom Forms, For Parents
$5.00
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By Cathy Pressnell
Did you know that the Iditarod is unofficially known as the "Last Great Race on Earth?"Your students can learn all about it when they spend a day with this high-interest, informational mini-unit. The “A Day With” series is designed to keep your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
3.NBT.A.3, 3.OA.C.7, RF.3.3, RF.3.3c, W.3.1, W.3.7, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4
$3.00
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By Cathy Pressnell
Did you know that Pocahontas was a Native American princess who traveled to England, met Queen Victoria, and passed away there when she was only 22 years old?Your students can learn all about it when they spend a day with this high-interest,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Independent Work Packet, Lesson
CCSS:
3.MD.C.7b, 3.MD.D.8, 3.OA.C.7, RF.3.3, RF.3.3c, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2...
$3.00
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By Cathy Pressnell
Did you know that Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean? Your students can learn all about it when they spend a day with this high-interest, informational mini-unit designed for in-person and distance learners. The “A
Subjects:
Women's History Month, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Independent Work Packet, Lesson
CCSS:
3.OA.C.7, RF.3.3, RF.3.3c, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4
$3.00
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By Cathy Pressnell
Did you know that Jackie Robinson is the only baseball player whose number, 42, was retired by every team in Major League Baseball? Your students can learn all about it when they spend a day with this high-interest, informational mini-unit designed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Black History Month, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
3.NBT.A.2, 3.OA.C.7, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RF.3.3, RF.3.3c, W.3.1, L.3.1
$4.50
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By Cathy Pressnell
Did you know that festivals celebrating cherry blossoms have been recorded since at least 710, and that the trees at the center of our National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. were a gift from Japan? Your students can learn all about it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
3.OA.C.7, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4, W.3.1...
$3.00
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By Cathy Pressnell
Your students can learn all about the State of Liberty with this engaging, differentiated, informational close reading unit. The "All About" series is designed to keep your students engaged in close reading about a historical topic for an entire
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.4
$3.00
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By Cathy Pressnell
Did you know that George Washington Carver was born into slavery and went on to head up the agriculture department at the Tuskegee Institute for over 40 years, creating more than 450 plant-based products over the course of his lifetime?Your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
3.OA.C.7, RF.3.3, RF.3.3c, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4
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By Cathy Pressnell
Did you know that Thomas Edison filed more patents than any other inventor in United States history? Your students can learn all about it when they spend a day with this high-interest, informational mini-unit designed for in-person and distance
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA), Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Lesson, Activities
CCSS:
3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.C.7, RF.3.3, RF.3.3c, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4
$4.50
Digital Download PDF (276.12 MB)
By Cathy Pressnell
Inauguration Day only happens every four years, and you can help your students make the most of this historic event with this product chock-full of informational texts, inauguration activities, writing prompts, and more! And it's available in both
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$4.50
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By Cathy Pressnell
Did you know that the White House pastry chefs create a scaled replica of the White House in gingerbread each year? Your students can learn all about it when they spend a day with this high-interest, informational mini-unit! This resource includes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
3.MD.C.5, 3.MD.C.6, 3.MD.C.7a, 3.MD.D.8, 3.OA.A.1, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RF.3.3, RF.3.3c, W.3.1...
$4.50
Digital Download PDF (172.50 MB)
By Cathy Pressnell
This freebie has all of the forms I've used in my students' reader's notebooks:Reading Goals - Goal setting sheet to help you and your student create reading goalsBooks to Read - A place for students to write down the titles and authors of books
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
8th, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
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By Cathy Pressnell
Did you know that Archie Roosevelt once sneaked a Christmas tree into the White House, against President Teddy Roosevelt's wishes, and surprised his whole family on Christmas morning? Your students can learn all about it when they spend a day with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
3.MD.B.4, 3.OA.C.7, RF.3.3, RF.3.3c, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4
$4.50
Digital Download PDF (134.88 MB)
By Cathy Pressnell
Celebrate Presidents' Day with Presidents' Day Research Pages!The Presidents' Day Research Pages give your students the opportunity to conduct encyclopedia research and explore virtual tours, presidential libraries, artifacts, timelines, and more
Subjects:
U.S. History, Presidents' Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Research, Activities
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.3.7, W.4.1, W.4.7, W.5.1, W.5.7
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (171.22 MB)
By Cathy Pressnell
Engineering NotebookIf you're planning real-world STEM or engineering projects with your students, this notebook - in both print and digital formats - has everything you need to guide your students through the engineering process and organize all of
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Science, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Centers, Workbooks
$4.00
Digital Download ZIP (34.48 MB)
By Cathy Pressnell
Your students will love learning about Christmas at the White House with this bundle of three mini units - and they all include digital versions! By buying this bundle, you're saving 20% off the total price of the 3 individual units! (For the week
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1, 3.MD.B.4, 3.MD.C.5a, 3.MD.D.8, 3.OA.C.7, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RF.3.3, RF.3.3c, W.3.1...
$9.00
$7.20
Bundle
By Cathy Pressnell
Did you know that Franklin Roosevelt spent ten consecutive Christmases at the White House, more than any other president in American history? Your students can learn all about it when they spend a day with this high-interest, informational mini-unit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Lesson
CCSS:
3.MD.D.8, 3.OA.C.7, RF.3.3, RF.3.3c, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4
$4.50
Digital Download PDF (683.73 MB)
By Cathy Pressnell
These posters of six key reading practices, based on the book Comprehension Connections, are ones I've turned to time and again as my we read, think, talk, and write together about what we're reading. You'll get six posters, one for each practice,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Posters, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
Digital Download PDF (102.59 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught all subjects in third grade for almost 10 years - though ELA and social studies have my heart. I currently work as an academic coach in grades K-6, and I absolutely love working with teachers and kids at every grade level!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style can be best summed up by my business's name: Simply Teaching Well. I think that any teacher can be a great teacher when they have great resources that are simply to implement so that they can do what only a teacher can do - and that's teach! So, my products may not have a ton of borders or clip art. What you WILL find is what you'd find in my own classroom - great content, simple design, and a real passion for making a difference in kids' lives. (And you still get to have a life!)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was honored to serve as Tennessee's 2016 Teacher of the Year. Along with that, I've served on lots of education policy advisory groups, such as Governor Haslam's Teacher Cabinet and Commissioner McQueen's Teacher Advisory Council.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

-B.A., University of Mississippi: History -M.S., University of Tennessee: Elementary education -University of Tennessee: Reading specialist endorsement -Ed.D., Lipscomb University: Learning organizations and strategic change. -Google Certified Educator

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I'm not working on school-related things, I love to read, run, and travel the world!

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