Laura Spezzano

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United States - North Carolina - Wilmington
Laura Spezzano
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By Laura Spezzano
This is a six page book that your students can make that covers healthy habits. You can arrange the 6 pages in any order you would like. After discussing all of the things that help keep us healthy, your class can make the book and read it
Subjects:
Reading, Health
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.00
41 ratings
3.9
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By Laura Spezzano
This item contains retelling pictures for seven popular children's stories including; Brown Bear, The Mitten, Five Little Monkeys, Old MacDonald, Cookies Week,Five Little Ducks, Little Red Hen and I Went Walking. There are pictures to retell and
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Minilessons
$1.00
27 ratings
3.6
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By Laura Spezzano
This item includes a book to make with your students illustrating the life cycle of a pumpkin. It also includes photos of the different stages of the life cycle as well as book and lesson suggestions.
Subjects:
Reading, Earth Sciences, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.50
23 ratings
3.9
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By Laura Spezzano
These 6 items give reading stategies to use with your students for instruction and as a reference. There are also materials directed to parents to explain how they can help their child learn to read. The Reading Strategies chart with it's picture
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, For Parents
$1.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Spezzano
This is a great book to make during December. It's a 7 page book, including the cover. It covers the 5 senses as well as different things that we have to celebrate the December holidays.
Subjects:
Reading, Biology, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$1.00
14 ratings
3.9
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By Laura Spezzano
We all know how hard it is to come up with just the right words for those report card comments. Here is a list of phrases that have worked well for me over the years.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Assessment, Professional Documents, Scripts
$0.25
9 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Spezzano
This item contains 52 pairs of kid-friendly rhyming pictures to use with your students to help develop their sense of rhyme. They can be used as lesson tools, center activities and for games.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
12 ratings
3.8
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By Laura Spezzano
This is a collection of 10 seasonal poems including Goodbye Hello, March, Snow, The March Winds, Yellow Daffodils, Let's Go Fly A Kite, May Time Six Frosty Snowmen, Snowball and Wonderful Weather. Enjoy them to introduce the characteristics of a
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables
$1.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Spezzano
These six poems are great for the beginning of the year. They cover friends, manners, numbers, letters and self. The poems can be used as a large group activity to encourage discussions and can also be used for shared reading activities.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$0.50
10 ratings
3.9
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By Laura Spezzano
Eric Carle is a great author study to do with primary students. His books are fun and appealing to young readers and teach great lessons. I've outlined how to put on a class play of The Hungry Caterpillar in this product. All the parts are here.
Subjects:
Reading, Drama
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Projects, Activities, Scripts
$1.00
3 ratings
3.8
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By Laura Spezzano
A children's favorite story, Brown Bear Brown Bear, can be expanded with these simple ASL instructions for retelling the story. A great way to teach about tolerance and differences. Also makes a great presentation for families once the children
Subjects:
Reading, American Sign Language
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, For Parents
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Laura Spezzano
When your students say they don't know what to write about pull these pictures out. These 10 pictures make great writing prompts for primary grades. They can also be used at the preschool or kindergarten level as discussion starters.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Visual Arts, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
$0.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Spezzano
Here are 5 pages of worksheets to review some first grade math skils such as addition, subtraction, adding 3 numbers, greater than/less than, missing addend and the commutative property of addition.
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Math Test Prep
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Homework
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By Laura Spezzano
This item contains pages for three books that your students can make, all dealing with colors. The first is an adaptation of Crews' Freight Train. The second is a rhyming book showing things that are each color. There are templates you can use to
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Poetry
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Laura Spezzano
Apples are a wonderful subject for young children to study and they offer a bushelful of lesson ideas. Late September, early October is the perfect time for this unit. October is Apple month so apples are everywhere. Also, September 26th is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Measurement, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Clip Art
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Spezzano
These are three homework pages that help children get ready to read. The fun poems are used to help the children notice print, recognize letters and learn some vocabulary. Having the parents do the activities at home with their child, also helps
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, For Parents
$0.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Laura Spezzano
These three worksheets each contain 5 sentences with blanks in them. There are 5 Kindergarten core words listed below the sentences. The student needs to write in the correct core word. It can be used as a homework activity or in a Literacy Center.
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Homework, Literacy Center Ideas
$0.50
3 ratings
3.8
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By Laura Spezzano
Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash by Sarah Weeks and Nadine Bernard Westcott is a fun story that helps children with rhyming. This activity is a great reinforcement and assessment to follow up the reading of the story. Your students will have fun
Subjects:
Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$0.50
3 ratings
3.9
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By Laura Spezzano
Here are worksheets and an interactive whiteboard activity to help your students practice addition and subtraction and help them understand the relationship between addition and subtraction. There are 5 worksheets and 8 interactive pages for you
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Interactive Whiteboard, Homework
$0.75
1 rating
3.4
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By Laura Spezzano
These three documents contains graphic cues to help early writers as well as practical instructions for teaching young children how to write. There are also helpful hints for parents so that they can support their child's learning.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, For Parents
$0.75
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching for 14 years in the primary grades, Pre K through 1st. I've been a classroom teacher, reading teacher and literacy coordinator. I started teaching in New York and now teach in North Carolina.

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I want my students to love learning and become lifelong learners.

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I have my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in elementary education.

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