Christine Zwolinski

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These are the character lessons for the first 5 Lucy Caulkins Character unit specifically for 4th Grade, but can be altered for grades 3rd or 5th.
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Lucy Caulkin's Character lessons. Can be used for grades 3-5. All lessons based on the Balanced Literacy model.
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This is a daily calendar of teaching objectives based upon the NWEA MAP Reading test. Each day is a different objective based on the variety of genres and types of text the students are tested on. It is for the Range for 210-220, but could be
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A great rubric for written papers or projects for biographies units for grades 3-6th.
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These are the character lessons for the first 5 Lucy Caulkins Character unit specifically for 4th Grade, but can be altered for grades 3rd or 5th.
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This is a great tool to use to help review for genres for either the ISAT or the NWEA.
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A rubric used for a written piece for nonfiction topics that include having a thesis with pieces of evidence for support.
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This is a list of number root words that are aligned to the MAP. Intended for grades fourth and up.
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Here is a short 12 point quiz on chapters 1-3 from the novel "The Witch of Blackbird Pond". It includes some vocabulary words from these three chapters, true or false questions and three on "on your own" questions.
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Here is a list of projects for scholar's to complete once they have finished the novel. It can be used from grades 5-8.
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This project is great for grades 3-5 after finishing a book in their book club. Students will complete a retell of the story and use the checklist to help write it. They will also choose a project as a group and will be graded with the rubric
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This is an acitivity or quiz with the prefix pro-. The prefix pro- is one that 5th grade students will see on the ISAT or the NWEA test.
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This is an acitivity or quiz with the prefix trans-. The prefix trans- is one that 5th grade students will see on the ISAT or the NWEA test. There is multiple choice, matching definitions, coming up with words that fall into the trans-category on
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Great tool to use to review ISAT words for poetry and drama. Aligned to COMMON CORE.
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This is a list of number root words that are aligned to the MAP. Intended for grades fourth and up. The words start with trio and up to oct. It includes omni and mono.
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This quiz aligns to another item I posted that aligns to the NWEA MAP reading vocabulary for 210 or higher.
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Here is a list of projects for scholar's to choose from to complete once they have finished the novel. It can be used from grades 5-8. The rubric is also attached. It is out of 30 points, but can be made worth more points.
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Here are a list of 15 words that students will either see in the questions or in the passages. Some of these are also aligned to common core.
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This quiz aligns to another item I posted that aligns to the NWEA MAP reading vocabulary for 210 or higher.
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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This is a FANTASTIC project after finishing a character unit. Students will choose a main character from a mentor text or from their own independent book. Students will cut out a doll out of poster board and glue items/cut outs/draw pictures that
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1. Classroom Demonstration Teacher-fellow teachers come and observe my class. 2. TAP Mentor Teacher (Teacher Advancement Program) • Observed fellow teachers using the TAP rubric • Mentored and coached teachers in areas of development • Lead weekly meetings with 8-10 teachers • Observe and use the rubric to evaluate teachers informally/formally 3. L.E.A.R.N CHARTER SCHOOL (2012-2013: current 5th grade teacher) • By spring of 2011, 96% of students have met NWEA math goals and 90% met reading • By spring of 2010, students have grown 1.6 years in reading (MAP/NWEA tests) • Collaborated with co teacher to plan and execute daily lesson and assessment • 67% of students have grown three Fountas and Phinnel reading levels by Feb 2010 • Design and teach daily lessons in reading and writing. Execute an effective classroom management plan. • Work with teachers on the grade to plan the literacy units 4. P.S. 95 (BRONX) Elementary education teacher. Led a classroom of third-grade students in 2006 and currently teach fourth grade. Students in 2007-2008 class achieved gains of 1.48 grade levels in reading, and 83% mastery in mathematics. • Design and teach daily lessons in reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. Execute an effective classroom management plan. • In summer of 2006-2007, prepared struggling incoming fifth grade students during a summer school program. Implemented intervention strategies in literacy and mathematics to assist students. • In 2006-2007, selected to participate in Teacher’s College professional development. Attended workshops, discussions and observed Teacher College classrooms. Communicated material to fellow teachers. • Teach an after school and Saturday Academy test preparatory program for ELA and Mathematics • Create unit plans and assessment guides in content areas for fourth grade teachers • Mentored two students teachers and prepared them for their own classrooms • Assistant Dance Coach grades 3-6 5. TEACH FOR AMERICA NEW YORK, NY Corps member. Selected from more than 17,000 applicants nationwide to join national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in under-resourced public schools. Participated in intensive training program to develop the skills and knowledge needed to achieve significant gains in student achievement. Taught in a summer school program run by TFA for students in New York City public schools, under the supervision of a faculty of experienced teachers. Engaged in a full schedule of professional development activities, including seminars, discussion groups, workshops, individual and group reflections, readings, and ‘learning teams’ specific to my teaching license area. • Wrote mathematic diagnostics for grades 3-6 for the 2008-09 Student Achievement Toolkit for all New York City Corps members to utilize in their classrooms • Facilitated orientation for new teachers and led table discussions in familiarizing teachers ELA and math curriculum, class management, procedures and organization • Lead facilitator of an organizational workshop for new teachers

MY TEACHING STYLE

Organized, assessment driven and consistent teaching.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

TAP Mentor, Chosen for Teacher College Training in NYC, Grade level teacher, and Classroom Demonstration (model classroom for the Network).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have been in the classroom for nine years in grades 3-5. Currently hold a K-5 teaching degree, and have a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and Leadership.

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