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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Workbooks, Activities
$4.00
2
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By Karen E Murano
A crossword puzzle on Saber vs. Conocer, good for a warm up or independent practice assignment.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
1
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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities
$2.50
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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Study Guides
$2.50
4
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By Karen E Murano
This is a two page Cornell notes present subjunctive 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
Types:
Study Guides, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
1
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By Karen E Murano
This activity has a video link for the Italian alphabet with alligned activities. A chart with the Italian alphabet is included, and two maps of Italy. Included is a listening comprehension activity of the letters, spelling out names using Italian
Subjects:
Italian
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Higher Education
Types:
Internet Activities
$3.50
Digital Download DOCX (0.17 MB)
By Karen E Murano
This is a collection of six books for beginning Spanish learners studying animals, colors, and habitats. Each booklets is a animal classification (mammals, insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, plants) for students to practice their writing, animal
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets, Activities
$5.00
Digital Download PPTX (24.38 MB)
By Karen E Murano
This is a series of 3 video question or short answer sheets that will align with any Level I Spanish textbook. The videos are authentic (from YouTube, links are included), and the speakers in the videos are native speakers. The teacher can review
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Assessment, Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
$4.00
1
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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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
$5.00
2
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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
2
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By Karen E Murano
The activity is to practice rooms of the house and items in the house, through use of sentence frames. The vocabulary is elementary, cloze format, and has a visual word bank. Google Doc link to my TpT included.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
2
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By Karen E Murano
This four page activity set allows students to practice foods and fruits, through expressing likes and dislikes. The activities review and practice vocabulary, contain visual reinforcement, and allow students to express their own food preferences.
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
1
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By Karen E Murano
This is a collection of songs, for grades K-6, that promotes language learning- acquisition and proficiency. Student vocabulary and love of language learning will increase through the songs included. The songbook is 13 pages/contains 26 songs, and
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Songs
$5.00
2
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By Karen E Murano
This is a two page Cornell notes Gustar 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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Study Guides, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
2
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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:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Study Guides, Interactive Notebooks
$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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Internet Activities, Homework
$2.00
3
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By Karen E Murano
A 37 page geography unit includes a suggested sequential guide (includes seven links of e-games), seven target language geography video links, Quizlet links, and interactive game links, vocabulary of geographical features and landmarks with practice
Subjects:
Italian
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Internet Activities
$8.50
Digital Download DOCX (23.86 MB)
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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$4.50
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By Karen E Murano
A visual and written way for students to think about and learn the weather in Spanish. Includes three pages or three different lessons. Students will learn forecasting the weather by writing the weather, drawing the weather, and associating the
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$4.00
1
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By Karen E Murano
This is a PPT that can be used to make a word wall when teaching colors with the "Oso Pardo, Oso Pardo ¿qué ves ahí?". There is a 15 page bundle for sale in the store, a two or three day unit, and assessment. Two color pictures of the completed
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Flash Cards, Posters
$3.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 25 years of public school teaching experience in the State of Connecticut. I taught for the past nine years in Weston, Connecticut. Certified K-12 Spanish & Italian 7 years high school experience 13 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 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 Master's Degree Spanish, Middlebury College, VT 6th Year Certificate Educational Leadership Administration and Supervision, University of Connecticut NEAG School of Education Post-Graduate Studies Italian, 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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