Lisa Zang

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Decimal War is a motivating way to reinforce the concepts of decimal place value, addition, and comparison. Four variations allow you to reinforce students’ understanding of place value and comparisons to the hundredths place, reinforce students’
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An easy step by step unit plan of 4-5 days (one hour of math class per day) that has students learning how to solve for an unknown in a multiplication equation--Common Core Standard 4.OA.A.2--by starting with the multiplication table and the concept
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Through close reading of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven, student's learn to analyze for setting and mood by connecting the poem's words and phrases with the mood created by Poe's poem. In his day, Poe's performance of The Raven earned him rock star
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What student doesn't want to hear his or her teacher imagining himself at the age of one hundred? A fun and engaging paragraph writing lesson that can be used as a foundation lesson, a fun 100th day of school lesson, or anytime the students need
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This beautiful story and teacher-friendly lesson combine to connect students with Nikolai and his search for the answers to the three questions that he believes will show him how to be a good person. By putting together provided cut-outs of story
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Ten projects to use as culminating, extension, or accompanying projects to the reading of 21 Balloons by William Pène du Bois with clear and concise directions/expectations for each project. A Project Choice and Expectation Handout Sheet for
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What students wouldn't be motivated to learn what they need to learn in order to turn their classroom into a shrunken head museum, where biographies come to life and parents and the whole school visit? This is highly motivating unit in which
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Reading/Writing Activities using Ray Bradbury’s short story All Summer in a Day • An Engaging Literary Connection to a Solar System Science Unit • A Reading/Writing activity for Fantasy or Science Fiction Units focusing on author’s craft, mood,
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Learning to Write Point of View with the Classroom Gnome and Travel Journal (also replaces Star of the Week kinds of activities) Great for the first weeks of school! Activity: After learning the folklore of gnomes, meeting and naming the new
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This is a novel study unit in which students follow, and eventually become, a character from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, presenting speeches in a classroom Hobbit banquet of their own at the novel's end. “Characters” give toasts to the “assembly”
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This is a favorite in my class. Students have one minute to Speak-Out on fun and thought-provoking topics, such as “Tell us a story about the time you encountered an alien,” or “Tell us why going to school is unnecessary nowadays.” For the
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My husband created this for me (he's a professional scientific and medical illustrator) when I was having trouble getting my students to connect with the relative size, scale, and distance of the planets in our solar system. (That peppercorn,
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Every year for the past 10 years, I've sent this letter to parents once school has begun. The students bring the letter home as homework for the parents and the students love that idea. As you can see from the preview file, the parents appreciate
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You will use these games throughout the year as warm-ups, concept reinforcing activities, and assessments. Name the Common Concept is a snap to incorporate; can be used to reinforce, extend, and assess student mastery of any concept you are
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"I have 52 tens and 3 hundreds. Who am I?" The idea of each digit in a number holding a place of value based in ten, clicks with the students using these riddles. The students have to really stop and think about the values in these riddles to make
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This is a complete and easy to use unit plan for the novel Afternoon of the Elves By Janet Taylor Lisle that can be used with both 4th and 5th grade for a whole class close reading unit, or just as easily and effectively for small leveled reading
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Everyone loves the memory games that encourage student practice of multi-step directions. In this version designed for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, a student decides on the number of tasks she is willing to try, draws that number from the 76 task
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Common Core Objectives (4th grade and intermediate elementary) in reading, writing, and speech and language are covered as students learn the expectations of American table manners; explain their own ideas, understanding, and experience; build on
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Students will learn to identify, measure, and construct angles and and construct equilateral, isosceles,and scalene triangles in a highly engaging lesson using the concept of the Bermuda Triangle as the foundation for engagement. This lesson is very
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My husband (a professional scientific and medical illustrator) and I, created this movie when I was trying to get the students to understand the concept of Pangaea. I could point to the map and show how the continents might have fit together, but I
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

18 years of teaching experience in the US Maryland/Washington DC area public school setting. Grades 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 Instructional Team Leader 4th grade

MY TEACHING STYLE

Learning situations and activities that require student processing and application of course content in creative and original ways, encouraging student engagement, participation, and concept ownership.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year Nominee for Howard County Public School System, 2001

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA, Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan MS, Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas, Dallas, Texas MA, Master of Arts in Teaching, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

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