Jane Maitski

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Holes ,written by Louis Sachar, is a Newbery Award Winner book published in 1998. It is an excellent book for teaching characterization, the comprehension skill of irony, and cause and effect. This unit divides the book into five sections. Each
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A euphemism is an inoffensive word or phrase that is substituted for another word or phrase that may be considered sad, offensive, hurtful, or shocking. Usually we use euphemisms when we talk about death, bodily functions, or death. This worksheet
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An idiom is a type of figurative language that is used by authors of short stories and novels to make their stories more interesting. It's important for students to understand and master this comprehension skill. This worksheet reviews twenty common
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The Egypt Game written by Zilpha Keatley Snyder is a Newbery Honor book. The book is a contemporary mystery novel. Comprehension skills that can be covered by using this book are: using similes, metaphors and idioms, making generalizations,
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Misty of Chicoteague by Marguerite Henry is a Newbery Honor Book. Written in 1947, this novel is set on the islands of Chincoteague and Assateague which are off the coast of Maryland. Two siblings, Paul and Maureen, are living with their Grandfather
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My Brother Sam is Dead, written by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, is a Newbery Honor Book, an ALA Notable Children's Book, and a National Book Award Nominee. This historical fiction novel is told from the point of view of 12-year-old
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A Wrinkle in Time, written by Madelaine L'Engle, is a Newbery Award Book. Written in 1962, the themes of good versus evil, being different, and the difficulties of growing up are still relevant today. Considered one of the first science fiction
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond, written by Elizabeth George Speare, is a Newbery Award Winner book. This unit divides the book into five sections. Each section has a list of vocabulary words with the definition of the word as it is used in the book and
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Similes and metaphors are types of figurative language used by authors in short stories and novels. Understanding the meaning of both terms aids in reading comprehension. An explanation sheet of both terms, a worksheet which requires the student to
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The View from Saturday, written by E.L. Konigsburg, is a Newbery Award Book. A diverse group of four sixth-graders come together to form the first sixth grade Academic Bowl team from Epiphany Middle School in New York under the guidance of Mrs.
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The Master Puppeteer written by Katherine Patterson is a National Book award winner. The story is set in 18th century feudal Japan (the Tokugawa Period) during a time of extreme famine. A poor Japanese boy goes to work in a traditional puppet
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Old Yeller by Fred Gibson is a Newbery Honor Book. Written in 1956, this classic novel about a boy and his dog is set in the Texas hill country during the 1860's. 14-year-old Travis, 5-year-old Little Arliss, and Mama must keep their farm running
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The Whipping Boy written by Sid Fleischman is a Newbery Award Book. It tells the story of a naughty prince who never gets a whipping because he has a servant who takes his punishments for him - a whipping boy. The prince runs away taking his
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The Cay (pronounced key) by Theodore Taylor begins on the island of Curacao, a Dutch island just off the coast of Venezuela. It’s 1942 and the German submarines are torpedoing the large oil refineries which are supplying the Allies with fuels for
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Appropriate for advanced 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, Cornelia Meigs’ biography of Louisa May Alcott, Invincible Louisa, won the Newbery Medal in 1934, as well as the 1963 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women and
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Appropriate for advanced 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, Cornelia Meigs’ biography of Louisa May Alcott, Invincible Louisa, won the Newbery Medal in 1934, as well as the 1963 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women and
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Casey at the Bat by Ernest L. Thayer is a famous poem written at the turn of the 19th century when baseball was a popular national pasttime. This unit comprises a comprehension worksheet, vocabulary words with definitions, and a test - both a
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Mental Math Directions Have a couple of minutes at the end of your math period? Everyone packed up and ready to go, but you want to use the time to continue developing your students’ math abilities? The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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Mental Math Directions Have a couple of minutes at the end of your math period? Everyone packed up and ready to go, but you want to use the time to continue developing your students’ math abilities? The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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This test covers the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with fractions (all positive answers) and is broken down into twenty-five subskills. By breaking down the test into subskills, it allows a teacher and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My 24 years of teaching experience include teaching an SLD/EH resource room, regular elementary education (Gr. 3), and serving as a resource teacher at a K-8 catholic school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

As a resource teacher, I assist regular education teachers in providing accommodations for those students with identified learning needs. Modifications to tests need to be simple and easy to use and not create an additional burden on the teacher. My modified tests provide for simple accommodations, with the added benefit of the teacher being able to use the same answer key.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Special Education Millersville University, PA Masters of Education University of South Florida

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Student Council Adviser - 5 years NJHS Chapter Adviser - 2 years

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