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This is an activity to accompany my book, Shawna's Sparkle. It also aligns perfectly with social emotional standards.
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You've read the book by Melissa Morrissey. Now answer these comprehension questions aligned to Common Core.
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All you need to teach the vocabulary from Shawna's Sparkle. Common Core aligned!
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Here is the free answer key to accompany Shawna's Sparkle Vocabulary and Comprehension Activities.
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This word search incorporates vocabulary words from Shawna's Sparkle by Melissa Morrissey.
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This crossword puzzle incorporates vocabulary words from the book Shawna's Sparkle by Melissa Morrissey.
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This is a compacting form with activities for the book Shawna's Sparkle by Melissa Morrissey. The form uses the different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Melissa Morrissey is an Illinois Teacher of the Year Finalist. She has twenty years experience teaching special education in settings ranging from self-contained to co-teaching, grades K-12. She is currently a special education program supervisor at Four Rivers Special Education District in Jacksonville, IL. Melissa supervises several districts. She also teaches Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and provides other professional development. Besides serving on the Educator Advisory Council of Advance Illinois, Melissa is also a member of the Illinois Educator Leadership Cadre of PARCC. Melissa is a member of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education, the Illinois and National Network of State Teachers of the Year organizations, and former chair of the Illinois Education Association Special Education Committee. Melissa wrote op-ed pieces appearing in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier and the State Journal-Register as well as an article for the “Core Connection” newsletter and a guest blog for Laying the Foundation. Melissa’s first book, Shawna’s Sparkle, was published by Shining Hall in 2014. Einstein the Science Dog Lost and Found was published in 2016. This book introduced the character, Einstein, and subsequent books will be aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Both books are printed in Dyslexie font to make them easier to read for children with Dyslexia.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach to the whole child, believing all children can learn.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2009-10 Top Ten Finalist ISBE Illinois Teacher of the Year 2006-07 Empire Who's Who of Women in Education 2005-06 Who's Who Among America's Teachers

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Melissa received her B.S. in education at Eastern Illinois University in the area of special education (intellectual disabilities, emotional disorders, and learning disabilities) with an option in elementary education. She completed an M.S. in education at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the area of elementary education with a concentration in reading. She completed her Type 75 certification at University of Illinois Springfield. She has also completed graduate coursework in brain research and related topics at Marshall University and Quincy University. She most recently received her Director of Special Education endorsement from Concordia University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Experienced public speaker, presented at Illinois Education Research Council, participated in research on feedback with Business Innovation Factory, co-director of Twelve Winters Press, published article on behavior management, edited books for local author, developed lesson plans and activities for reading series with Harcourt Publishing

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