Women's History
Caroline B. Cooney

Caroline B. Cooney
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 12
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.98

     challenging words:    indifference, unexplored, morality, suspense, best, award-winning, recognition, nominee, full-length, romance, heavily, currently, settlement, backyards, reading, sequel
     content words:    Caroline B., Old Greenwich, Hardy Boys, Cherry Ames, Student Nurse, New Yorker, Eventually Cooney, April Love Story, Milk Carton, Whatever Happened

Print Caroline B. Cooney
     Print Caroline B. Cooney  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)

Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)

Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML

Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity

Feedback on Caroline B. Cooney
     Leave your feedback on Caroline B. Cooney  (use this link if you found an error in the story)

Caroline B. Cooney
By Jamie Kee

1     Caroline B. Cooney, an award-winning American writer, was born May 10, 1947, and grew up in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. She was always an energetic child who was involved in a number of activities. Cooney loved school and was an avid reader. Some of her favorite book series as a child were The Hardy Boys and Cherry Ames. The characters in these books influenced her life. In fact, the chief reason Cooney went to nursing school in Boston was because of Cherry Ames, Student Nurse.
2     In sixth grade Cooney knew she wanted to be a writer because her teacher, "the best teacher I ever had," focused heavily on writing. As a way to get students writing, the teacher would take covers off The New Yorker, pass them out, and expect the students to write short stories based upon whichever cover they got. According to Cooney, that was when she started writing and never stopped.
3     After Cooney graduated from high school and started college, her plans were to be a nurse. She went to nursing school for a year but never finished. She then studied music but again didn't complete her schooling. Ultimately, she left college having never gotten a degree. Cooney did continue her writing while attending college. During her twenties, Cooney wrote eight full-length adult novels. Unfortunately, none were published.
4     Eventually Cooney began her professional writing career. She never considered writing a difficult task as a child, and even now writing comes easy for her. She was once quoted as saying, "I love all of it, thinking up the plots, getting to know the kids in the story, their parents, backyards, pizza toppings."

Paragraphs 5 to 12:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable

Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!

Women's History
             Women's History

More Lessons
             High School Reading Comprehensions and High School Reading Lessons

United States
             United States

    American Government  
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
    Children in History  
    Government Careers  
    Hispanic Heritage  
    How Can I Help?  
    National Parks and Monuments  
    Native Americans  
    Presidents of the United States  
    Women's History  

United States History
    A Nation Divided
    A New Nation
    After the Civil War
    American Revolution  
    Cold War
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
    Lewis and Clark
    Spanish American War (1898)  
    The 1890's  
    The 1900's  
    The 1910's  
    The 1920's  
    The 1930's  
    The 1940's  
    The 1950's  
    The 1960's  
    The 1970's  
    The 1980's  
    The 1990's  
    The 2000's  
    The Civil War
    The Great Depression
    The United States Grows
    The War of 1812  
    Wild, Wild West  
    World War I
    World War II  

50 States

             Fifty States Theme Unit

Document Based Activities
      Document Based Activities

More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets

Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
50 States

Monthly Themes

Place Value
Time and Calendar
Earth Day
Solar System
Following Directions
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
All About Me

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Order of Operations
Community Helpers
Addition and Subtraction
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts

Copyright © 2011 edHelper