Lisa Connors

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A quiz to use for assessing understanding of animal adaptations. by Lisa Connors
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4th
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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
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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
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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
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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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
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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
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4th, 5th
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4.0
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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,
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This unit is aligned to Virginia Standards for 3rd grade map skills, but will be useful for many state standards. It includes 6 lessons, two student worksheets, a student study guide, and a test. You will need to provide maps and globes to
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3rd, 4th
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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
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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
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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
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This unit has 6 lessons plus a review lesson and assessment. It includes lessons on chemical and biological components of water and covers life cycles of frogs and mosquitoes.
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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.
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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
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4 ratings
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This quiz goes with the vocabulary for week 2.
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3rd, 4th
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This lesson is great for a 3rd or 4th grade beginning of year science lesson. It is aligned with Virginia SOL for 4th grade. This lesson teaches students that they already are scientists at the most basic and important level and gives them
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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
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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This test is aligned to 4th grade Virginia SOLs and closely aligned with national standards for teaching weather. It covers cloud types, weather instruments, and atmospheric concepts for fourth grade. See the weather partner cards I sell for a
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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
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Maple by Lori Nichols (2014 Nancy Paulsen Books) http://lorinichols.com/Lori_Nichols/NEW_BOOKS.html Students will listen to a story and engage in discussion in a guided reading format making predictions and connections to the text. Students will
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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.

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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