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A "Cay"ribbean Island Study

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A "Cay"ribbean Island Study

Grades 4 – 7
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute lessons
Lesson Author

Cathy Allen Simon

Cathy Allen Simon

Urbana, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


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Sherricka Francis

October 27, 2016

I am an exchange teacher from Jamaica and I was researching ideas for a lesson I'm trying to plan, to teach my children about my culture, through expository writing. When I saw this, my day was made! This lesson is just what I needed; some students are not very receptive to the idea of someone outside of their own country and culture teaching them.

Thank you so much for sharing this.


Ginger Riffe

December 08, 2013

Cathy, I have not taught your lesson yet but am very interested. Sounds like a perfect winter book club. My question is- do you have any book suggestions- same theme but lower reading level? Would love to do an entire class study of the Caribbean just need some books grade 3 and maybe even one grade 2. If you know of any would appreciate it.
Thank you,
Ginger Riffe


Angela Cooper

September 17, 2011

I began teaching this year after being out of the classroom for over ten years. I taught high school in the past so my new role as a middle school language arts teacher was overwhelming. When I found your website, I was so excited.

I teach in a small, rural community with small, tight budgets. I also do not have a "teacher's resource or supplies" store nearby. This site not only gives me fresh ideas but allows me to know what resources/tools/book/etc. that other teachers recommend without having to order (via internet or catalog) blindly.

Thank you so very much.



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