Heather Picolotti
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Heather Picolotti
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"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness is never decreased when being shared". - Gaut".
 
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Encourage your students to use better word choice in their writing as they discover how to correctly apply connotation to enhance the tone of their writing. Students will create connotation lines and apply selected words to their own piece of
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Use this activity packet as you work through the classic story "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. This packet includes character webs, vocabulary, review questions for Act 1 and Act 2, character sketch pages, and various other lessons to
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Use this template to help your students create a well written summary. This template includes suggested hand gestures to improve introduction of the process, transitions to use within a summary, and contextual clues to help guide your students as
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This packet of student handouts will help guide your students through the writing process of a narrative essay. It includes narrative writing tips, character development, plot diagram, imagery or sensory details, leads, conclusions, revision, and
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This is a week long unit for the study of this famous poem. The lesson focuses on the following: literary devices, inferences, theme, symbolism. The study is enhanced with lessons to activate background knowledge, vocabulary, sequencing, and
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This is a creative writing lesson which allows the students to create a menu for their own restaurant using adjectives to describe food items on the menu. This lesson included the student handout with directions and expectations for the project, as
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This writing lesson was developed to be used with the story "When I was Young in the Mountains" by Cynthia Rylant. Beginning with examples of good word choice and evaluating how authors use precise nouns, vivid verbs, and lively adjectives to
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Use this lesson during the revision process to encourage students to use effective transition words in their writing. Students will identify various transitions and chart them before the go back to their own writing sample and revise by adding
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Spelling Baseball SMARTboard File Download this interactive baseball game for your students. This game is designed to be played much like a spelling bee; however it�s fast paced and more engaging. The interactive screen contains a
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This unit lesson will guide your students through the revision process. Move through the revision lessons as slowly or quickly as needed for your students. Provide writing breaks for your students to look back at their own writing and apply the
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This SMARTboard presentation is a review game to use as you review common and proper nouns. Student use whiteboards to paper to respond to the categories displayed on the SMARTboard. This game may be played with teams, pairs, or individually.
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This SMARTboard presentation offers 4 review activites your students will find worthwhile and creative. Use these minilessons as an introduction or review as you study the use of pronouns in language arts.
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This SMARTboard presentation provides multiple lessons to use while studying the use of adjectives in writing. There are guided lessons and four writing prompts focused for the use of adjectives in student writing.
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This writing unit will guide your students through the writing process of a research paper. Begining with collecting data, creating notecards either on index cards or electronically, drafting the essay, revising, and editing. Rubric samples
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This unit was developed to use on your SMARTboard as an introduction to mythology. The unit includes student surveys, vocabulary development, contextual clue practice, true/false questions, comprehension questions, and an enrichment activity for
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This formative assessment is designed to enhance the instruction of a unit on persuasion and/or friendly letter writing. The students work with their parents to develop a list of opposition to a simple request. The students then write a friendly
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Use these sentence wheels to challenge your students when working with your parts of speech unit. Student must write sentences which correctly reflect the various parts of speech indicated on the sentence wheels. This is an exciting way to review
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This is a wonderful week before Winter Break writing activity. The lesson is in SMART Notebook format. The students develop an identity as a misfit toy stuck on Misfit Island. The task is to write a letter of application to Santa and persuade
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Students will use this SMARTboard lesson to revise their expository essay. The pages will help your students add elaboration, voice, support, details, transitions, and fluency to their rough draft. They will proof their essay with a guided peer
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This SMARTboard presentation offers practical writing applications for the study and use of prepositions within student created writing. Creative lessons to introduce and review prepositions.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 7 years experience in teaching middle school literature and language arts. I have a masters degree in educational leadership and administration. I am a strong supporter of A.V.I.D.; P.B.I.S.; and Quantum Learning. I love my job!

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I believe in adding several layers to all lessons. My lessons will have extra materials that you may use to preview, review, or enhance your lessons.

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