Lauren Matarese

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Lauren Matarese
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Exposures to diverse domains and experiences increases the likelihood that a child will find something MOTIVATING!
 
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By Lauren Matarese
This organizer will help students learn how to become independent learners. As teachers, we should aid students in developing curiosity, pursuing topics that interest them, identifying intriguing questions, and setting goals. The organizer also aids
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Science), Gifted and Talented
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Graphic Organizers
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This is a fun writing activity where students will collect adjectives and nouns from a classmate/writing partner/friend and fill in the blanks to a story they wrote, to create a new, silly story. They will have practice using graphic organizers.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
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Students should be using revision strategies as they compose fiction stories, and after they compose. This checklist will help students keep track of which ones to focus on as they are writing, as well as after. Students will learn that some
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
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There are three sight word activities (three different levels) in this packet. You may place them in a literacy center, use during a literacy block, or for and other reinforcement/homework. Students are encouraged to practice writing the word in
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
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The following task cards are great to use for morning work, writing/literacy centers, enrichment centers, or as an anchor activity when students have completed other work. Students choose a task based on their interest in the topic. You may choose
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Gifted and Talented, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
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This is similar to the idea of a “read the room” or “write the room” center. Students will attach my teacher-created charts to a clipboard, and search the classroom walls for something specific, depending on the phonics skill you choose. It may be a
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
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Students take part in a nature walk in the season of Spring, and use their five senses to help them take notes on the signs of Spring. They use this graphic organizer to take notes and brainstorm about their favorite Spring activity. You may choose
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, General Science, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
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Students will cut out a set of words and re-arrange the words to try to make as many sentences/questions as they can. Each set of words focuses on a group of sight words (first grade.) The last set of words focuses on the /bl/ blend. Students will
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
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Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

During my full year leave replacement in Kindergarten, short term leave replacements in Pre-Kindergarten, first and second grade, along with substitute teaching in various grades and privately tutoring, my creative and enthusiastic approach to teaching afforded students the opportunity to learn through hands-on exploration, interactive experiences, and differentiation. I utilized classroom activities designed to foster the intellectual and social development of my students, while meeting the challenges of managing a diverse classroom and addressing the needs of all my students as individual learners.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I firmly believe that a multi-disciplinary, student-centered approach to education is essential in creating life long learners. I believe that individualized instruction, small group work, and acceleration all aid in challenging children in today's classroom. It is important to differentiate and take into account student's experiences, interests, and needs when planning lessons. I am enthusiastic in the classroom, creative with lesson planning, and very passionate about teaching.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My studies at SUNY New Paltz have provided me with a solid academic foundation, professional development, diverse fieldwork and a valued student teaching experience. I have completed coursework at Queens College that has led to a Masters degree in Literacy. I have learned how to work collectively and cooperatively with other professionals in planning programs to meet the needs of diverse populations of learners. Lastly, I attended Hunter College and have had the opportunity to earn a Gifted and Talented Advanced Certificate.

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