Rachel Castaneda

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United States - North Carolina
Rachel Castaneda
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By Rachel Castaneda
This is a simple yet helpful graphic organizer for teaching students how to summarize fiction stories. I specifically designed this one with the "SWBST" boxes on the same page as a space to write the summary in complete sentences. My students have
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Writing, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Printables
FREE
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By Rachel Castaneda
This poster is a simple page to print and reference throughout the school year! It can be helpful to provide to classroom teachers as a reminder about how they can best help their English language learners.
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
FREE
2
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By Rachel Castaneda
This is a simple and meaningful activity to do at the start of the school year. It can be done at any time, but I found it to be most helpful at the beginning of the year!I begin with a class discussion about what it means to be a successful
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
$3.00
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By Rachel Castaneda
These Amazon wish list cards are easy to edit and display at open house! They print 6 per page.
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
FREE
Digital Download PPTX (1.31 MB)
By Rachel Castaneda
This product can be used both with and without the game, "Bubble Talk."Inferencing is a critical reading skill that you want students to understand and master. Each year, I spend lots of time teaching inferencing to my students. I made this
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (1.75 MB)
By Rachel Castaneda
I use this punch card during the last three weeks of school to encourage my students to keep working hard/demonstrating positive behavior. Let's be real- the last few weeks of the school year can be rough! Sometimes you need something new and fun
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
FREE
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By Rachel Castaneda
If you are using the EL Education Curriculum in your 4th grade classroom, you are going to want to download this PowerPoint! I have created this resource (more units and modules coming soon!) to guide you seamlessly through your lessons. This
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$12.00
1
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By Rachel Castaneda
This poster walk is to be used in Module 4, Unit 3, Lesson 13. I pasted in images from the websites included in the EL education plans. I suggest pulling up each slide on different devices (there are 5 slides so you would need 5 stations for this
Subjects:
Other (ELA)
Grades:
4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
Digital Download PPTX (1.16 MB)
By Rachel Castaneda
This PowerPoint presentation includes an outline of Module 4, Unit 2, Lessons 9-13 for the EL Education curriculum, grade 4.The slides will guide you seamlessly through the lessons. Included are teacher notes to walk you through the lessons as well.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
Digital Download PPTX (11.34 MB)
By Rachel Castaneda
Enjoy this free printable! This quote is great to frame or print poster sized!
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Printables
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.67 MB)
By Rachel Castaneda
I created this credit page as a resource that can be used by various sellers on TpT! Download this PowerPoint and copy/paste the slide onto the last page of your product. Add links to credit any fonts, clipart, or digital paper you use! Remove my
Subjects:
Other
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
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By Rachel Castaneda
This State Symbol project is designed to be an engaging, student led research project. My students have LOVED completing my booklet version year after year. With remote learning in full swing I decided to create a virtual option! Students will
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
1
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By Rachel Castaneda
I am using this file to support my students in previewing their book club book choices. This is an editable file and allows you to create your own book previews for whatever books you are using with your students! There are video directions
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
3
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By Rachel Castaneda
This digital poster includes recommended reading lists that I shared with my fourth graders. It is best suited for grades 4-6. Feel free to share this freebie on your class website, in Google Classroom, in emails with parents, etc.I hope you enjoy
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Internet Activities
FREE
1
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By Rachel Castaneda
This virtual learning weekly reflection will open in PPT. I suggest uploading it to Google Classroom as a Google Slide presentation (or the platform you use) so students are able to edit directly in the document! You can make a copy for each
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$4.00
Digital Download PPTX (0.54 MB)
By Rachel Castaneda
This resource is designed to be used with the EL Curriculum for Grade 4. This PPT aligns with Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 1. It can be shared digitally with students rather than hanging posters around the classroom. I set up 7 chromebooks around the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
Digital Download PPTX (1.84 MB)
By Rachel Castaneda
This easy-to-edit slideshow can be shared in Google Classroom! Students will simply sign on and edit their information on their slide. Teachers should create a sample slide (delete mine!) and edit the message on slide 2 as they see fit. I plan to
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
Digital Download PPTX (0.89 MB)
By Rachel Castaneda
This virtual learning welcome packet is fully editable! Detailed directions about how to edit are included on the very first slide. Please note that this product is not grade specific even though the preview shows fourth grade.I created this
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$6.00
6
Digital Download PPTX (4.72 MB)
By Rachel Castaneda
This bundle includes PowerPoint slides for Module 4 Units 1-3If you are using the EL Education Curriculum in your 4th grade classroom, you are going to want to download these files! I have created this resource to guide you seamlessly through your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$36.00
$32.00
3
Bundle
By Rachel Castaneda
This bundle includes PowerPoint slides for all three units for Module 3 of EL Education. Each unit will open as a single PowerPoint file. There are also two additional PowerPoints included- one for the Poster Walk as well as another for the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$36.00
$32.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently an ESL teacher in Cary, North Carolina. This is my first year teaching ESL after teaching fourth grade for the past 8 years. I have a background in special education and I worked as a special education teacher in New York before moving to North Carolina.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Fourth grade is a crucial year for students to become more independent as learners. I spend a lot of time in the classroom increasing my students' responsibility for themselves and their work. We do a lot of partner and small group work in my classroom. When students enter my classroom they often struggle to communicate effectively about their ideas and learning. A goal of mine each year is that my students learn to speak and listen to others independently and successfully by developing communication skills. Most of the items in my shop reflect my teaching practices. I have spent a lot of time making resources that are useful to upper elementary teachers, however many organizational items can fit a multitude of grade levels!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I represented my school as Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year. I was also a finalist for Wake County Teacher of the Year for the 2017-2018 school year.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated in 2009 from SUNY Geneseo with a dual degree in childhood and special education. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy, ages 3-12.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Instagram: @mrscteaches4th Classroom website: www.mrschde.weebly.com Follow me on Twitter! @mrschde

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