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calbrecht
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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About calbrecht

Teacher, Learning Coach and a passionate learner. These "titles" have me always looking for new ways for students to engage in their learning and make the content meaningful to them. Most of the resources I share were build for specific contexts but can be easily adapted to your own needs. I try to share the editable version as often as possible.

I also write a blog full of reflections on my time in the classroom. You can find this at courtneyalbrecht.ca
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Grade 5 Year Plan

Sample year plan for grade 5 including religion, art, health and PE. No French
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creating a culture of feedback in your classroom

A step by step method of teaching the feedback process to students. Includes a link to a blog post from my first year teaching the feedback process and my contact information if there are any questions.
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Genius Hour Proposal

Indepth Genius Hour proposal that looks at competencies, design thinking, reflection, and being an Engaged Thinker
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Common Spelling Rules for Word Work

A list of spelling rules to work through for word work. Developed by a learning coach and literacy intervention specialist.
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Get to Know Your Child Parent Form

Form sent home for parents to give some quick and relevant information about students and gather contact information for easy access
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Provinces of Canada Parade Float Project

Project to review the provinces of Canada. Could be modified to be the regions of Canada or regions of Alberta.
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UnRubric Assessment Tool with explanation

Student Reflection and Teacher Feedback tool for assessment. Fully editable to suit your needs. The sample included is from a grade 5 project. Updated: Now includes a "how to" or explanation of how I use the tool in my classes.
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Planning a Persuasive Letter

Planning sheet for students as part of persuasive letter writing - used for grades 4 - 6
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What does Canada Mean to Me

Activity was originally framed around a brief introduction to Canada 150. Students answer the following questions in a brief presentation: What does Canada mean to you? Pick an event/invention/person in Canada’s history. How has this impacted Canada and helped shaped our nation’s...
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Circuit Task Book

Using traditional wire circuits, circuit scribe and snap circuits
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Home Necessities Math Project

Student-created project for review of place value and budgeting based on a staff member buying their first house and creating a budget for what they would need to put in their house.
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Google Maps Task

Mapping with Google Maps task
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Inquiry project on land use in the wetlands

This project was made by the students in my class with some support. It was modified from a few different projects found online to fit the needs of the students. Includes skills from LA, Social and Math as well. No assessment tool...
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Lesson Plan to teach socratic circle

Introductory lesson to teach a socratic circle. Was used for a teacher evaluation purposes as part of grade 5 social studies unit however it can be easily modified to any topic and grade.
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Weather Machine Build Challenge

I run this building challenge similar to the Chopped show on the Food Network prior to teaching current machines/devices used to measure various components of weather.
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Imagine a World Without Canada

A great introduction to any history class.
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Weather Watch unit plan

Quick overview of weather unit for grade 5
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Ask Me Anything interviews

Opportunity for students to connect with various members of the community. This is the outline of the project and how it connects to curriculum. Students loved the opportunity to meet new people and learn about the role they play in the community.
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Boreal Forest Digital Field Trip

Worksheet for a self-guided digital field trip to the boreal forest
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Discussion Questions for Reading

A template to help students develop good discussion questions as a part of a literature circle or other reading groups
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Why Learn French Project

This project is used to as an introduction project for students in a second language class. The resource includes a Student Reflection and Teacher Feedback assessment tool based on competencies.
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Inquiry based problem solving guide

Problem solving guide based on the inquiry process. Used with middle years students
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Research task on the regions of Canada

Lesson plan for learning about the regions of Canada
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Book Club Reading Plan and Activities

This is a shared reading resource with activities and rubrics/continuums to support teachers who have students reading at several different levels. It was designed for independence and student-led book groups.
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Break Cards

Break Cards for students to help self-regulate. Students will fill them out and bring it to you. Gives students ownership over their learning and ability to self-regulate. I laminate mine and use a wet erase pen so they can be reused. Also...
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Day Plan Template

Colourful day plan template based on a 6 block day. Word document that is editable. This was created on a Mac using pages originally so you may need to adjust the shapes so they line up properly
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Beginning of year student questions

A quick "intro" activity for students to tell you a bit about themselves and their learning needs.
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UnRubric assessment Tool

Student Reflection and Teacher Feedback tool for assessment. Fully editable to suit your needs. Sample included from a grade 5 project.
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What Am I writing prompt

Writing prompt to create riddles in order to practice descriptive writing. Was originally used for ESL but could be adapted to work with any grade!
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Reading Plan for Student Led Book Club

Ideas, activities and reading plan for a student led book club
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Regions of Canada guiding questions for research on the regions of Canada

Chart for gathering brief information about the regions of Canada
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Persuasive Writing Unit Plan

Adapted from the Writer's Workshop model
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LA Film Study

A year end educational twist to watch a movie
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Lesson plans for ranking the regions of Canada

A critical analysis about comparing life in the regions of Canada
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Design Your Own Kingdom

Follow up activity for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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Problem solving strategies and checklist

Used for weekly problem solving
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Various Continuums for Reading Skills

Assessment tools that will work for various reading skills - Were used to go along with activities in a student led book club
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Sample Numeracy Block

This is usually how my numeracy blocks look.
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Critical Challenge on comparing Aboriginal groups

Used as an introduction for students to compare the lives of different aboriginal groups before looking at various traditions.
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Time Table Template

Colourful time table on a 6 day cycle with 6 blocks a day. Word document that is editable. This was created on a Mac using Pages originally so you may need to adjust the shapes so they line up properly in Word.
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Goal Setting Template

Template to set goals for citizenship and academics
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Project Identity

This project is designed to have students question who they are and what they stand for. They are to think about the following questions: "How do you think the world sees you? How do you want the world to see you?" and...
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Reading Strategy Template for Predictions

Simple guided strategy for well developed predictions
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Oppositional Defiance Disorder Tip Sheet

Quick tip sheet for teachers working with a student who has ODD
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Socratic Circle for determining the best region to live in Canada

A fun wrap up to any study on the regions of canada
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Natural Disaster Survival Plan for Science and Social

Combine the geographic regions and weather in this problem-based challenge
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Literacy Block Outline

How I run my literacy blocks
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Patterns and Equations unit break down

Breakdown of lesson progression. Task cards are simply questions taken from a teacher resource and put in cards. Students complete them and take a picture that is uploaded to Google Classroom.
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Historical Canada Mini-Museum - 5.2

Project to introduce or wrap up the studies on the ways of life and stories of Canada
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Reading response questions for Wendell the Worlds Worst Wizard

Questions developed using the teacher toolkit, CAFE/Daily 5 and Super 6 reading strategies for Wendell the World's Worst Wizard. Used for retelling the story, critical thinking, connections, predictions, and questioning.
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Writing Prompt for Life Before Canada

A writing prompt to encourage students to think about what life would have been like before Canada became a country. Allows students to think as Aboriginal peoples, Explorers, Settlers, Politicians, or many other prespectives.
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Grade 5 Draft Curriculum Map

Curriculum map for grade 5. Does not include Phys Ed or Health at this time
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Critical Challenge for the Greatest Legacies

Critical challenge adapted based on various resources to have students learn about the various groups in Canada
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The Debaters Assignment

Debate with facts and humour on a given topic! Students will go face to face debating either for or against. Based on the CBC Radio comedy show “The Debaters”, face off to see who has ability to persuade their classmates which side...
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Tip Sheet for hard to motivate students

Quick tip sheet for teachers working with a student who can be hard to motivate
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Organization writing rubric

A simple rubric focused on organization
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Grade 5 curriculum map

Recent grade 5 curriculum map