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Here are the common core standards for Second Grade in a simple chart form to use as individual progress reports or report cards. Each common core standard is listed and has columns and rows to record dates, progress or grades, and comments. These
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Original illustrations set these sight word noun picture and word cards apart from the rest. Your students will love the colorful pictures. There are many ways to use this product: on a word wall, as a matching game, or flash cards. You can cut out
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Superlatives: Big, Bigger, Biggest is a collection of activities to introduce students to comparatives and superlatives. Activities include: Sorting cards, class games, drawing activity, worksheets and story time fun. Can be used with or without
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Idiom Matching Cards. Make Idioms fun by playing games with this set of 34 sets of cards. Each set has an illustrated idiom card and a definition card. Play Memory/Concentration, Speed Match, Mixer Match, or use for writing prompts. These cards are
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Winter Animals and Snowman Flip Book Writing Activity. A snowman, bear, and penguin with flip books on their bellies make a fun writing activity that is perfect for decorating a bulletin board. This flexible product can be used with the pre-printed
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Synonyms and Antonyms. This is a bundled package containing 32 synonym matching cards and 32 antonym matching cards. These products are available separately, but if you buy them together, you save money! Help your students learn synonyms, or words
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Back-to-School Backpack Flip Books. This fun back-to-school activity helps you learn about your students and makes a great bulletin board display. There are nine different backpacks, so every student will find one that he or she likes. Each is a
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Help your students learn synonyms, or words that mean the same thing, with these large, colorful matching cards. Print on heavy paper or laminate and use at a learning center or for a group activity. 32 cards. This product is also included in a
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Idioms Resource Bundle. Save money with this Idioms Bundle containing five complementary products: posters, matching cards for games, task cards and worksheets, a power point presentation, and idiom worksheets. The bundle is almost a 30% savings
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This huge collection of 95 individual images of each of the common Sight Words is for personal and commercial use. The uses for these cute images by artist Brennyn Carmen go far beyond teaching the nouns. Use them for worksheets, borders, bulletin
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These 29 Halloween black and white line drawing images by Brennyn Carmen are in .gif format with transparent backgrounds. You can size the images and place them on any background. Use for your personal, classroom and educational products. Perfect
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Help your students learn antonyms, or opposites, with these large, colorful matching cards. Print on heavy paper or laminate and use at a learning center or for a group activity. 32 cards. This product is also included in a money-saving
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Full color Halloween clip art for your personal, classroom, or educational product use. Includes 31 images of ghosts, witches, monsters, pumpkins, cats and bats by Brennyn Carmen in color pencil. Use for class decorations or on your worksheets and
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Emotions and Feelings Writing Prompts. These writing prompts help students recognize and express their feelings and emotions. The original expressive cat clip art helps make these prompts simple and fun. There is one handout with a list of emotion
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Three full-color Halloween handouts for Pre-K, Kindergarten, First and Second Grades including rhymes, picture matching and Halloween word/picture matching. Copies well in black and white.
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ABC Alphabet Posters for your classroom. Original clip art and clear lettering will help your students learn their alphabet. ABC posters are also a great bulletin board idea. You might also like Dolch Noun Matching Picture and Word Cards Winter
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Ask your students to give anonymous words of praise. Pass out a list of five or so students and these cute animal tags to each student and have them write compliments on them. Not only is this an excellent exercise in seeing the good in people and
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Idiom Worksheets. These idiom worksheets complement any lesson on idioms. There is a blank template for students to write in the idiom of their choice, or you can use the three worksheets with provided idioms and illustrations. You might also
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught: Composition, Humanities, and Creative Writing, Literature and English. I have worked as a developer and writer of K-6 Curriculum.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in English M.A. in English

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Before I became a teacher, I spent twenty years as a freelance writer and editor, primarily for middle-grade readers. I am the author of a few dozen how-to children's books, young adult novels and many magazine articles. I used to write K-6 curriculum-based quizzes for a publishing company. I currently teach first-year college students. visit my blog at: http://compositionclassroom.blogspot.com

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