Karen E Murano

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Karen E Murano
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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
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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
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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The activity is to practice rooms of the house and items in the house, through use of sentence frames. The vocabulary is elementary, close format, and has a visual word bank.
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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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.
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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
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This is a PPT activity that through TPR requires students to stand, pretend they are on the soccer field at the stadium, and practice prepositions by passing a pretend soccer ball. The activity is set to the music of "Rocky", and contains 56 slides.
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A crossword puzzle on Saber vs. Conocer, good for a warm up or independent practice assignment.
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This is part of a week to two week long unit (or two FLES lessons) on colors, animals, and animals habitats at the zoo. Includes animals flashcards, flashcards zoo holders, habitat worksheet, and teacher answer sheet or model. There is a separate
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This Columbus Day puppet is for beginning learners practicing colors. Through teacher guided practice, students can color the key, and than complete coloring the puppet independently. The picture can be pasted to a craft stick to create a puppet
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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
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This is a 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 the PPT
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This is an activity to practice colors and fruits. There is a colors key on the bottom right hand corner, that you can complete with students (read, repeat, color using the correct crayon) before they work independently on the picture.
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Students will learn and acquire a deep understanding of the present tense, preterit tense through visual association of the verbs within each group. The verb charts are based on the textbook series "Realidades". Teachers and textbooks often
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This cut and paste activity can be used after reading the book "Horrible monstruo verde" with your class. Also, a great informal or formative assessment for the early grades. Includes a second copy of the activity sheet with color key for students
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This is a pair activity to practice places in the community, like the game "battleship", in which students take turns guessing where the "papa" or "mama" works. Use privacy shields, and plastic bear markers as the game pieces. Students take turns
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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This is a pair activity to practice rooms in the house, like the game "battleship", in which students take turns guessing where the "oso" is. Use privacy shields, and plastic bear markers as the game pieces. Students take turns asking where they
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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Practice prepositions of location by playing the maracas. A class set of (plastic) maracas needed. Students will listen, dance/move, and practice prepositions by playing along with Señor Maracas or "Maestra". This activity simulates a "Wii" and
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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This is a vocabulary list and an activity for students to practice prepositions of location. It can be used separately or with the PPT for sale on the same topic.
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A student activity book to practice weather. There is also a "Maestra's Weather Tree" activity for sale in the store, another fun activity to practice seasons and weather. The book contains 64 pages which are differentiated for either grade level
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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.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 22 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, student participation and engagement, 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 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", 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 COLT Connecticut Council of Language Teachers 2013, Presenter COLT Connecticut Council of Language Teachers 2012, Presenter Association of Peruvian American Professionals (NEAG School of Education, ECE Program, Center for Latin American and Carribean Studies)- The University of Connecticut Spring 2012 (Technology/Wikispaces), Presenter ACTFL American Association of Teacher of Foreign Language, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2012 (Technology/American Association of Teachers of Italian Swap Shop Breakfast), Presenter ACTFL American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language 2012, Presenter COLT Connecticut Council of Language Teachers 2011, 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 Professional Development Certificate 2010 Monarch Teacher Network 2009 (Michoacán, México) Certificate of Highly Qualified Status Weston Public Schools 2006, Whose Who Among America's Teachers 2004-2005, Whose Who Among America's Teachers 2005-2006, Member Sigma Delta Pi Since 1992

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Alumna Emma Willard School Troy, New York Master's Degree Spanish, Middlebury College, VT 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

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