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Figurative language refers to words, and groups of words, that exaggerate or alter the usual meanings of the component words. Figurative Language includes simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, idioms, and cliches.
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Need a fun way to practice R Controlled Vowels? Here's a fun way for kids to practice R controlled vowels! This resource is a Bingo type game played with dice to practice reading words with R controlled vowels. It has a football theme. The
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Homographs are words that are spelled alike, but have different meanings. Brain research tells us that using the arts helps children connect to their learning. When children illustrate homographs, it makes them visualize the meaning of the word.
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Athletes need warm ups. Musicians need warm ups. Did you realize readers need warm ups, too? I always start readers with a warm up exercise that's below their instructional reading level. Experts say children should read words in phrases rather
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Contractions, plurals, and possessive nouns? Do your students stick an apostrophe in every word ending in s? This set has a few tricks to help them remember when to use the apostrophe (possessives and contractions) and when NOT to use that
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Do your students confuse area and perimeter? Students struggle to remember "which one" is perimeter and "which one" is area. Here's a sorting game to help them figure it out, along with a couple of tricks to help them remember. For other Math
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This resource gives your students plenty of practice on their mapping skills! Here are 48 task cards to get students interacting with the map of the United States. The tasks include names of states, capital cities, and bodies of water. I encourage
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Want your students to have fact fluency on addition and subtraction facts? This resource is color coded, research based, and designed for fact mastery. It doesn't make sense to present all 200 addition and subtraction facts to the kiddos at once!
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Children LOVE Cuisenaire Rods, and they are a fun way to build knowledge of fact families and fact fluency! Cuisenaire Rods are loved by children, and they are great tools for math manipulatives. Do you have a tub of Cuisenaire Rods that aren't
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I always start readers with a warm up exercise that's below their instructional reading level. Experts say children should read words in phrases rather than in isolation. Reading these phrases for a few minutes will have the children warmed up and
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This resource contains 30 task cards with a Science theme. They are designed for second graders. These Task Cards are a fun way to practice science skills or review basic science knowledge. The students will be practicing a variety of science
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This resource contains 30 task cards for the children to practice short and long vowel sounds, as well as r controlled vowels, and vowel teams! These cards can be used in Scoot games, Read the Room, center activities, and resources for "fast
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I always start readers with a warm up exercise that's below their instructional reading level. Experts say children should read words in phrases rather than in isolation. Reading these phrases for a few minutes will have the children warmed up and
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Are your students interested in camping? This camping unit is a great end of the year to review literacy as well as math skills. It also would work great for summer school, or even starting off the school year. I would also recommend it for
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Many children come to school without basic Number Sense. Here are some activities to do with Cuisenaire Rods that help build their sense of number, in a fun way! Cuisenaire Rods are loved by children, and they are great tools for math
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Learning Tools at their fingertips! Rather than a few resources for the child's desk name tag, here are several pages of tools that the children can use to make their own tool folders or "offices". These are also helpful in Interactive Notebooks.
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I always start readers with a warm up exercise that's below their instructional reading level. Experts say children should read words in phrases rather than in isolation. Reading these phrases for a few minutes will have the children warmed up and
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Looking for some practice adding two digit numbers that's a little different? Here's a Bingo type game with dice to practice adding two digit numbers (no regrouping). It has a baseball theme. The roll of the dice determines which number to
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Children need plenty of practice with long and short vowel patterns! Here are 10 practice sheets, each with 27 different words for practicing long and short vowels. There are 2 sheets for each vowel, one with nonsense words and one with real
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These task cards practice the foundations of our language: nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs! These cards can be used in Scoot games, Read the Room, center activities, and resources for "fast finishers". My task cards are great for End of the
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I am an experienced teacher who is fascinated by how the brain learns. My products reflect years of studying brain research and 38 years of teaching experience. I've got a lot of tricks up my sleeve!

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I have done much studying of recent brain research, and look for ways to include proven methods into my teaching. My activities are typically social and fun, as this promotes learning! I bring experience as well as a passion for learning into my resources and my classroom.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a focus on reading from Plymouth University in Plymouth, NH . I have a Master of Education degree in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass.

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Besides close to 40 years of teaching, I also have extensive training and in musical theatre, dance and voice. Being from the Boston area, I can't help but be a fan of Boston sports, especially the Red Sox!