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Mr Kolenbrander

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United States - Texas - Cedar Park
Mr Kolenbrander
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“One of the most effective ways to learn about yourself is by taking seriously the cultures of others. It forces you to pay attention to those details of life which differentiate them from you.” — Edward T. Hall
 
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By Mr Kolenbrander
The beginning of the year is a great time to introduce kids to the foundations of good citizenship and neighborly values with this set of resources designed either as a stand-alone unit on citizenship or as an add-on to a larger unit on the
Subjects:
Economics , Civics, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables, Games
$5.00
39
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By Mr Kolenbrander
This project-based reading and writing unit includes everything you need to teach your students the compare/contrast text structure through a multicultural fall harvest holiday theme! The culminating product is a beautiful poster showcasing two of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.9, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3...
$7.00
10
Digital Download PDF (19.89 MB)
By Mr Kolenbrander
Fall Colors is a set of seasonal lyrics I wrote to the well-known tune of 'Clementine'. It is presented here in three versions, for various classroom applications: 1) as a printable poster for classroom display and singing (print if desired in
Subjects:
Writing, Autumn, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Posters, Songs, Printables
FREE
215
Digital Download PDF (1.04 MB)
By Mr Kolenbrander
Turn on, tune in and drop out of your search for the perfect phrasal verb review game! This set of four plug-and-play, jeopardy-style quiz games contain 120 sentences requiring completion with commonly used phrasal verbs. There are 30 unique phrasal
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Games, PowerPoint Presentations
$12.00
$10.00
11
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By Mr Kolenbrander
This set contains two full read-and-write mini-books, each featuring 12 riddles about well-known jobs, each page with three easy-reader clues, a frame for a drawn or cut-out picture of the correct worker, and sentence frames for answering and
Subjects:
ESL / ELL / EFL, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables
$4.00
13
Digital Download PDF (2.70 MB)
By Mr Kolenbrander
Here it is, a set of resources to teach the little ones about senses, sense adjectives, and asking and answering questions about what they can observe about the world around us by using their senses. Clip art images purchased from
Subjects:
English, ESL / ELL / EFL, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Posters, Printables
$3.00
38
Digital Download PDF (1.19 MB)
By Mr Kolenbrander
A wearable hamster tunnel? A tricycle that doubles as a lawn mower? An air-conditioned shoe? These are just a few of the wacky inventions likely to have your students gaping in wonder and stretching their language production capacities to express
Subjects:
Engineering, General Science, Basic Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, ...
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
15
Digital Download PDF (2.23 MB)
By Mr Kolenbrander
Embrace and nurture your students' emotional intelligence with this set of resources for teaching vocabulary for specific emotions to kids from kinder to second-grade, incorporating possibilities for instruction in the four language skills.
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Printables
$4.00
15
Digital Download PDF (3.41 MB)
By Mr Kolenbrander
There are few ways we could better bring history to life than to let our students spend some time with the fascinating characters who populated the past! Short of time travel, however, how can we accomplish this within the constraints of
Subjects:
Creative Writing, U.S. History, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans
$10.00
Digital Download PDF (2.56 MB)
By Mr Kolenbrander
This project-based reading and writing unit is NOW BUNDLED WITH A THRILLING ESCAPE ROOM FOR STUDENT-CENTERED FUN! Use as part of your instruction to engage and incentivize, or as a fun review after students have completed the project!The Haystack
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cultural Activities, Games
$12.00
$10.00
1
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By Mr Kolenbrander
These cards are tons of fun and very appealing to young eyes! Set of 64 cards with an illustration and five identifying content words to be used to make a riddle about the animal for classmates. Alternatively, depending on the level of your
Subjects:
Physical Science, ESL / ELL / EFL, Biology
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Games
$3.00
5
Digital Download DOC (0.63 MB)
By Mr Kolenbrander
The Haystack Harvest Trickster has trapped your students in a harrowing Thanksgiving Around the World-themed Chamber! This Google Slide and Form-based Digital Escape Room requires zero printing and incorporates seven illustrated informational texts
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities, Games
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (4.05 MB)
By Mr Kolenbrander
A wonderful way to compare and contrast the founders of two of the world's major religions - through learning and writing about how the faithful celebrate their birthdays! Featuring a link to an authentic 6-minute video of a Buddha's Birthday
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing-Expository, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Video Files, Minilessons
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (3.45 MB)
By Mr Kolenbrander
These are information gap activities - two sets of paired sheets, one for a student A and another for a student B - which I made to accompany various texts my classes were reading. I have also now added two eight-sided dice for each set of
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Printables
$4.00
2
Digital Download PDF (1.91 MB)
By Mr Kolenbrander
Turn on, tune in and drop out of your search for the perfect phrasal verb review game! This plug-and-play, jeopardy-style quiz game contains 30 fill-in sentences increasing in difficulty and requiring completion with commonly used phrasal verbs.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Games, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (1.10 MB)
By Mr Kolenbrander
Turn on, tune in and drop out of your search for the perfect phrasal verb review game! This plug-and-play, jeopardy-style quiz game contains 30 fill-in sentences increasing in difficulty and requiring completion with commonly used phrasal verbs.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 6th, 7th
Types:
Games, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (1.34 MB)
By Mr Kolenbrander
Turn on, tune in and drop out of your search for the perfect phrasal verb review game! This plug-and-play, jeopardy-style quiz game contains 30 fill-in sentences increasing in difficulty and requiring completion with commonly used phrasal verbs.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 6th, 7th
Types:
Games, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (1.23 MB)
By Mr Kolenbrander
Turn on, tune in and drop out of your search for the perfect phrasal verb review game! This plug-and-play, jeopardy-style quiz game contains 30 fill-in sentences increasing in difficulty and requiring completion with commonly used phrasal verbs.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 6th, 7th
Types:
Games, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (1.36 MB)
By Mr Kolenbrander
These 2-page informational texts with close-reading graphic organizers and a fun review word puzzle are part of my Fall Festivals from Around the World Poster Writing Project, as well as the Harvest Hi-jinks Digital Escape Room. This free sample
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.7
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

12 years EFL in South Korea, 2 years ESL in U.S.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Communicative, interactive

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A., University of Michigan M.A. (TESOL), Shenandoah University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I met my wife, Sihyun, while teaching in South Korea, and we have two boys, Joshua and Jaden, 17 and 13 years old.

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