Loreen Leedy

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Similes are one type of figurative language from the Common Core State Standards 3.RL.4, 4.L.5, 5.RL.4, and 5.L.5. After students have been introduced to similes, making a class book is a great way to extend what they’ve learned. Each printable
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Similes and Meanings PLUS Simile Starters in one discounted pack! Similes are one type of figurative language referenced in the Common Core State Standards 3.RL.4, 4.L.5, 5.RL.4, and 5.L.5. After students have been introduced to similes, making a
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Similes are an important type of figurative language students learn in school. After being introduced to familiar similes, kiddos can write original similes with the help of the prompts in this packet. Each printable page has a simile prompt plus
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Nonfiction Reading Response Cards: Your kiddos can engage with any nonfiction book or informational text with these 5 sets of reader’s response cards. Choose from Sentence Start & End; Question & Answer; Word & Definition; Main Idea
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Valentine's Day reading will be extra special with this innovative digital picture book in PowerPoint format. It has a repeating sentence structure plus simple animations that assemble hearts and other shapes into 10 Valentine critters. Kiddos (and
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Valentine's Day Book: Choo-choo...The Valentine Train has its own mini-book! Lower level students can color or practice writing Valentine words while upper level students can write their own original stories with the help of the brainstorming and
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Valentine's Day Book: This digital picture book has a repeating sentence structure plus simple animations that assemble hearts and other shapes into 10 Valentine critters. Kiddos (and adults!) will find it a challenge to predict what the shapes will
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Young paleontologists-in-training will enjoy these book activities for my picture book My Teacher Is a Dinosaur and Other Prehistoric Poems, Jokes, Riddles, & Amazing Facts. The book gives a whirlwind tour of the history of life on Earth in 48
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Clickety-clack, here comes the Valentine Train combo pack! Designed with lower and upper level options, the printables included are: 1 The Valentine Train card gives kids the chance to create a unique gift card for someone special. It has
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Similes, metaphors, figurative language, animal sayings, and idioms are important for kiddos to learn. A popular picture book of mine is Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story. After reading the book, use this slideshow to review the similes in the story.
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What would happen if all the numbers disappeared? My picture book Missing Math: A Number Mystery tells the story...suddenly no one could count, add, subtract, multiply, tell time, use money, keep score, make phone calls, or take part in many
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MyPlate is the nutrition education program that has taken the place of the USDA's Food Pyramid. My picture book, Jack & the Hungry Giant Eat Right with MyPlate, provides a kid-friendly introduction to MyPlate. Like the traditional fairy tale,
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Your kiddos can multiply the Halloween fun after reading my picture book 2 X 2 = BOO! A Set of Spooky Multiplication Stories. Using this printable, students will record some items that are multiplied in the book. Next, they will write multiplication
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My picture book Seeing SYMMETRY has a myriad of colorful examples from animal bodies to quilt blocks to kaleidoscopes to cowboy boots. This packet has ideas for introducing the book then kids can search for symmetrical images inside it. Additional
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November is Picture Book Month, an international literacy initiative designed to engage children in reading a diversity of picture books. This free guide by educational consultant Marcie Colleen has great ideas and activities to celebrate! The guide
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm the author-illustrator of 40+ picture books used in elementary classrooms and by homeschoolers across the USA and internationally. TPT members may be familiar with Measuring Penny, Fraction Action, or Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story among many other titles with math, language arts, science and other curriculum content. As I develop and post my classroom resources, I love to hear feedback from the experts (you!)

MY TEACHING STYLE

My picture books introduce topics in an engaging visual way, often with multicultural children or animal characters. For TPT, my goal is to create attractive materials that students will have fun with while they're learning something new or reviewing topics they've already been taught. Grade 2 is a typical level for my books but it varies and they are regularly used in lower and higher grades than I'd originally imagined.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My books have been honored by The National Science Teachers Association, the American Library Association, the Florida Book Awards, and the Parent's Choice Awards, among others.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

After earning a B.A. in Art, a few years later I signed my first publishing contract at the age of 25. Since then I have learned how to illustrate and design my books using digital tools (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) mostly by reading how-to books and reading/watching online tutorials. I have visited hundreds of elementary schools in my career and from the start have been inspired by what teachers make happen in classrooms every day. It's fun to see the student projects, bulletin boards, posters, anchor charts, and other "stuff". And now with my Pinterest boards I can see classroom stuff anytime, which has been so motivating!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Please visit my blog and web site via www.LoreenLeedy.com. My husband Andy is a scientist working at Kennedy Space Center and we live in central Florida.

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