Karen E Murano

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By Karen E Murano
This is a 29 page workbook that matches the PPT presentation for sale next to this product. As you present and guide students learning the passato prossimo for the first time, they can take notes from the PPT. All activites in this workbook are in
Subjects:
Italian
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, 7th
Types:
Activities, Workbooks
$4.00
5
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By Karen E Murano
This is a PPT that includes a warm up of a weather slide, lesson objectives and "Can Do Statement". Included is the presentation of the formation of the passato prossimo with "Avere" and "Essere", examples in English, one whole class activity for
Subjects:
Italian
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, 7th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
$5.00
4
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By Karen E Murano
This is a 102 page bundle of interactive notebook pages for level I Italian. This is a starter bundle (more pages will be added over the course of the coming months, and anyone who purchases the item can check back for an updated download as it is
Subjects:
Italian
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Activities, Assessment
$30.00
1
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By Karen E Murano
This verb timeline includes 11 verb tenses or all of the verb tenses for Spanish levels 1-3. Students can see clear articulation of verbs through the visual and the sentence examples.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, 7th
Types:
Study Guides
$2.50
5
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By Karen E Murano
This is a 94 page food unit and bundle. 1. Student resource index2. Interpretive listening podcast on "Gelato" with activity3. Interpretive reading "Eating Habits" with comprehension activities4. Writing short answer response, open ended questions
Subjects:
Italian
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cultural Activities, Assessment
$20.00
Digital Download DOCX (38.92 MB)
By Karen E Murano
A worksheet with five open ended questions on food and food preferences as they relate to school lunches from around the world. The link for a short video is included, however the video is in English.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$2.50
3
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By Karen E Murano
Hispanic Heritage can be celebrated in the targeted language with second language learners as young as grade 2 or 3. This is a set of templates for a simple and easy project to expose them to Latinos(as) that have made great contributions to
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$5.00
1
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By Karen E Murano
This is a lesson to be used for grade K. Students trace greetings words, color and cut out two puppets, before pasting together. Afterwards, practice the greetings "Hola" and "Adios" together (listening and speaking skills, by turning the puppet
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$2.00
3
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By Karen E Murano
This is a 21 slide PPT based on a set of Novice Low to Novice Mid CI videos and questions based on the 8 videos series by PBS Learning Media initiated by filmmaker Ken Burns (videos are 3 min. or less each). The activities are ideal for level I
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities
$5.50
Digital Download PPTX (12.91 MB)
By Karen E Murano
This 25 page bundle contains two readings, one covers the explanation of Carnevale masks, and the second the history behind Carnevale and the Battle of the Oranges in Ivrea, Italy. The opening page is a student guide to the activities including
Subjects:
Italian
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Cultural Activities, Activities
$5.00
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By Karen E Murano
This is a first day of school activity for students to do to present themselves to the class. The icons are in Italian. Topic Included:Favorite pizza / La mis pizza preferita1.) Favorite type of pizzaFavorites / I miei favoriti2.) Music3.) Art4.)
Subjects:
Italian
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Handouts
$1.50
Digital Download PPTX (2.40 MB)
By Karen E Murano
This is a two video series (video links are included, but you will have to look for the videos online) on "Made In Italy" based on an Amazon video and a Netflix video (which you will have to rent) titled “Traditions Around the Table” (video found on
Subjects:
Italian
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Activities, Internet Activities
$4.50
Digital Download DOCX (0.05 MB)
By Karen E Murano
This is a two page Cornell notes Gustar with Nouns editable PDF document. The second page includes a sentence map example for students to practice. Also included are Common Core terms for grammar.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Study Guides
$3.00
2
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By Karen E Murano
This is a two page Cornell notes for Ser to identify and state origin (only) editable PDF document. The second page includes a sentence map example for students to practive. Also included are Common Core terms for grammar.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 4th, 5th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Study Guides
$3.00
2
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By Karen E Murano
This is a flipped classroom assignment on the uses of the verb "ser" for adjective physical and personality description. It is based on a video by Señor Jordan, and the homework duration is 15-20 minutes. The flipped classroom model allows
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Internet Activities, Homework
$2.00
3
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By Karen E Murano
A worksheet with six open ended questions (with piacere) on food and food preferences as they relate to school lunches from around the world. The link for a short video is included, however the video is in English. This is a nice warm up activity.
Subjects:
Italian
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$2.50
1
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By Karen E Murano
This is an eight page interpretive reading on Italian food and meal habits. There are five activities that follow the three (fairly short) readings, including key vocabulary, food vocabulary centered on meals, matching, short answer questions, and
Subjects:
Italian
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$4.50
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By Karen E Murano
This is an activity based on part I of the PBS documentary "The Italian American" (Part I of a four part series). The questions cover the full length of the documentary 45:25 minutes. The questions are written in simple language, appropriate for
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Italian
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 7th
Types:
Movie Guides, Cultural Activities, Activities
$4.50
Digital Download DOCX (0.10 MB)
By Karen E Murano
This is a alphabet presentation for introducing the letters and letter sounds. It is PPT format and can be edited. The letters and picture coincide with the textbook Percorsi, however applicable to all textbooks.
Subjects:
Italian
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Multimedia, Minilessons, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
1
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By Karen E Murano
This is the second of two Italian "La Befana" holiday songs. "La Befana vien di notte" is a fourteen page bundle to engage students and teach the Italian tradition of La Befana. Included is the song "La Befana vien di notte", lyrics in Italian and
Subjects:
Italian
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Activities, Internet Activities
$4.00
1
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

( https://sites.google.com/view/ctitalianteachers/home?authuser=2 ) I have 25 years of public school teaching experience in the State of Connecticut. I taught for nine years in Weston, Connecticut, a high performing district. Since that time I have been teaching in two different districts which are diverse and Title I. Certified K-12 Italian, Spanish 7 years high school experience 15 years middle school experience 5 years elementary school Connecticut- State Certificate of Qualification in Elementary Spanish / Italian Grades K-8 (101) Connecticut- State Certificate of Qualification Secondary Education Spanish / Italian Grades 7-12 (023, 020) Connecticut- State Certificate of Qualification in Intermediate Administration and Supervision (092) Weston Public Schools Certificate of Highly Qualified Advanced Placement Program Certificate Pace University TEAM Mentor Certification, 2015 Using SEED to Enhance Teacher Performance- Exceeds CT Proficiency Standards Rating, 2015 Modified Oral Proficiency Certification MOPI ACTFL Winter Institute 2018

MY TEACHING STYLE

Acquisition and proficiency based, learner centered/interactive classroom, project-based learning, integrated performance assessments, student voice and student leadership, imbedding technology in lessons and in student assessments, kinesthetic activities, student learning stations and centers. Please contact me if you would like any document modified to coincide with your school's curriculum.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Developed repeated student state-wide CT COLT Poetry Contest award winners 2004-2011, 2021 Presenter 13th Central Connecticut State University Conference for Language Teachers "Assessing Students’ Proficiency, Alternative Strategies to the Classroom", 2019 Presenter 12th Central Connecticut State University Conference for Language Teachers "Comprehensible Input: A Coherent Approach", 2018 Presenter 11th Central Connecticut State University Conference for Language Teachers "Alignment and Coherency of Technology in the Digital 21st Century Classroom", 2017 Presenter Full Day District-Wide Professional Learning "Alignment and Coherency of Technology in the Digital 21st Century Classroom" Stratford Public Schools, 2016 Presenter Annual Fall Conference Connecticut Council of Language Teachers "Alignment and Coherency of Technology in the Digital World Language Classroom", 2016 Organizer and facilitator of First Annual State of Connecticut FLES Elementary World Language Teacher Share Day, 2014. Presenter Annual Fall Conference Connecticut Council of Language Teachers, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019 Presenter Association of Peruvian American Professionals (NEAG School of Education, ECE Program, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies)- The University of Connecticut, 2012 Presenter Annual Fairfield County World Language Share Day, 2012, 2013 Presenter ACTFL National Conference Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012 Guest Speaker Central Connecticut State University Elementary World Language Methods Course, “Rigorous FLES Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment”, 2012 Recipient grant IACE Italian American Committee on Education, towards teacher’s salary $8,000, 2019-2020 Recipient grant IACE Italian American Committee on Education, Arcobaleno educational materials $3,000, 2019 Honorable mention 1st annual 401(k) Champion Award national competition, Jackson, Grant Investment Advisors, Inc. Recipient grant IACE Italian American Committee on Education, Edizioni Farinelli $3,000, 2018 Recipient grant IACE Italian American Committee on Education $7,000, 2018 Recipient Middlebury College Grant for Italian, Middlebury College Graduate Language School, Mills College Campus, California 2018 Recipient Middlebury College Betty and David Jones Scholarship, Middlebury College Graduate Language School, Mills College Campus, California 2017 Recipient National Italian Language Foundation Generoso Pope Foundation Scholarship, Middlebury College Graduate Language School, Mills College Campus, California 2017 Monarch Teacher Network Certificate, Michoacán, México 2010 Recipient Monarch Teacher Network Scholarship, Hartford, Connecticut 2009 Developed repeated student state-wide CT COLT Poetry Contest award winners 2004-2011 Whose Who Among America’s Teachers 2005-2006 Whose Who Among America’s Teachers 2004-2005 Weston Education Foundation, Grant Recipient Technology, 2004 Brookfield Education Foundation, Grant Recipient Technology 1999 Member of the Sigma Delta Pi, National Spanish Honor Society 1991

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Alumna Emma Willard School Troy, New York M.A. Spanish, Middlebury College, VT 6th Year Certificate Educational Leadership Administration and Supervision, University of Connecticut NEAG School of Education M.A. Italian- Mediterranean Studies, Middlebury College, VT

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Member of the National Network of Early Language Learning since 2013 Member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages since 2011 Member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese since 1999 Member of the Connecticut Council of Language Teachers since 1994 Member Connecticut Education Association since 1994 Member Connecticut Italian Teachers Association since 2004 Member National Education Association since 1994 Member Sigma Delta Pi National Spanish Honor Society since 1991 Professional Development Certificate 2010 Monarch Teacher Network, Countries of study: Spain, Mexico, Italy. Countries of travel: Costa Rica, France, Germany, Switzerland, Canada

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