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Lisa Connors

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United States - Virginia - Lexington
Lisa Connors
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Learning should be fun. Instill in children a love of learning, the wonder of the world, and they will be lifelong learners.
 
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By Lisa Connors
This 2 page worksheet gives examples of how to write complete sentence answers to questions. It is geared for third through fifth grade, but could be used in middle grades for review. This is great to start the year off with your expectations of
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Study Guides
$1.50
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By Lisa Connors
A quiz to use for assessing understanding of animal adaptations. by Lisa Connors
Subjects:
General Science, Biology
Grades:
4th
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
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By Lisa Connors
In this lesson for grades 1-3, students investigate movement words and learn about regular and irregular verbs as they read about plant movement and seed dispersal. A fun way to engage students with verbs, this lesson is four pages long and
Subjects:
Science, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
L.1.1c, L.1.1e, L.2.1d, L.3.1d
$2.00
3
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By Lisa Connors
This ecosystems test is aligned to Virginia State SOL 4.5, but is applicable to many states' standards. It covers structural and behavioral adaptations, food chains, food webs, human impacts on the environment, life cycles, and ecosystem
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment
$2.00
10
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
By Lisa Connors
This lesson plan covers 1-3 days of reading and activities using The Gardener, a Caldecott Honor Book by Sarah Stewart. This book is useful for teaching context clues and inferring. It includes the lesson plan, a predicting activity using a
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Handouts
$2.00
8
Digital Download DOCX (0.07 MB)
By Lisa Connors
This unit is aligned with Virginia 3rd grade Standards of Learning but is applicable to other grades at the elementary level and even for 6th or 7th grade. It includes 7 lessons on geography, daily life, laws, art and architecture, and expansion.
Subjects:
Geography, Ancient History, Government
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Assessment
$5.00
7
Digital Download DOCX (0.22 MB)
By Lisa Connors
A great first-time or review of main idea and details for 3-5 graders. This lesson plan is for a whole-group, teacher led lesson and provides Bloom's Taxonomy questions and a worksheet to complete while reading the story. by Lisa Connors
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Guided Reading Books
$2.00
10
Digital Download DOC (0.04 MB)
By Lisa Connors
Math unit on graphing for 5th grade This unit is composed of five lessons that target Virginia SOL 5.18 and 5.19. The lessons are consecutive in content. The first lesson details ways to differentiate the classroom based on content, process, and
Subjects:
Graphing
Grades:
5th
Types:
Unit Plans
$5.00
6
Digital Download DOC (0.07 MB)
By Lisa Connors
This book makes a wonderful introduction to a unit on The Underground Railroad or for a stand alone guided reading lesson helping students to predict, infer, and connect to text. I have aligned it to Common Core English standards for grades 3-5
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books
$2.00
7
Digital Download DOC (1.79 MB)
By Lisa Connors
This is a great mid-year lesson to get some excitement back into your writing program. With many layers, Little Red Writing gives an example of a fractured fairy tale, while at the same time reviewing story elements and showing what happens when
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons
$3.00
6
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By Lisa Connors
Help your students discover the fascinating world of plants! This 40 page unit has everything but the plants! It is aligned with NGSS and most state standards for 4th grade. It is suitable for grades 3-5 and includes 8 lesson plans, student
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Assessment
$5.00
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By Lisa Connors
This unit focuses on life processes and specifically on behavioral and physical adaptations of animals. This unit has 5 lessons that use the 5-E's of inquiry learning. Each lesson is interdisciplinary with other content areas throughout the week,
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Rubrics
$5.00
5
Digital Download DOC (0.09 MB)
By Lisa Connors
This unit covers moon phases, rotation and revolution of earth, moon and sun, why we have seasons, and comparing sizes of earth, sun, and moon. It also includes a jigsaw that allows students to learn other facts about space and the history of our
Subjects:
General Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Test Prep
$5.00
5
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By Lisa Connors
This lesson starts by introducing students to reading strategies in general and then goes on to focus on predicting using the picture book Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. It is useful to begin learning about strategies or anytime students need a
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$3.00
3
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By Lisa Connors
This lesson plan is for k-2 using city dog, country dog by Mo Willems and illustrated by Jon Muth. It has a lot of potential for engaging discussion in the classroom from seasons and life cycles to friendship and loss, yet it is presented in a way
Subjects:
Life Skills, Biology, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$3.00
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By Lisa Connors
This powerpoint could be used for an introduction to stream ecology or to review at the end of a unit. It is great for middle or high school level students, but could be used for the pictures for upper elementary students. It is especially useful
Subjects:
Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
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Digital Download PPT (47.80 MB)
By Lisa Connors
By Hook or Crook I'll Read a Book is a story I wrote based on Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess and I use for Read Across America Day. Students read both Green Eggs and Ham and then are shown the slide show of By Hook or Crook I'll read a book. They
Subjects:
Writing, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
4
Digital Download PPTX (18.66 MB)
By Lisa Connors
This unit uses Sharon Creech's book, Walk Two Moons, to explore issues of diversity and prejudice. It can be used as a stand alone diversity unit, or as a literature unit aligned to the Common Core standards. Target grades are fifth through
Subjects:
Literature, Character Education, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
$5.00
6
Digital Download DOC (0.23 MB)
By Lisa Connors
Water Can Be... written by Laura Purdie Salas is a delightful read for use in science or language arts and will broaden student understanding of the many uses and roles of water in our lives. I use it in this lesson plan as an introductory lesson
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Science, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Printables
$2.00
2
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By Lisa Connors
This worksheet on subjects and predicates can be used as a study guide, in class practice or assessment. It includes a brief definition and explanation on how to find the subject and predicate in a sentence. Then it has eight sentences for student
Subjects:
Writing, Grammar
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
$1.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught for 6 years at the elementary level, coordinated several outdoor education grants, and also volunteered for an outdoor education program in my community. Please visit my website: http://lisaconnors.wordpress.com/

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands on and Socratic questioning style

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Publication: Connors, L. 2011. Trail Blazers: Fourth-grade students create digital field guides for visitors to the school’s nature trail. Science and Children 49 (4): 46-50. Milkweed Matters: A Close Look at the Life Cycles within a Food Chain. Illustrated by Betty Gatewood. Createspace October 2016. Oliver's Otter Phase. Lisa Connors, author. Karen Jones, Illustrator. Arbordale Publishing February 10, 2018.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a BS in Medical Technology, a MS in Environmental Studies and a Masters in Teaching

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I write children's books and I am a volunteer water monitor with Save Our Streams

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