Loreen Leedy

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This Freebie is a guide to the math, science, language arts, and other picture books by children's author-illustrator Loreen Leedy. Her titles include Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story, Measuring Penny, Fraction Action, Jack & the Hungry Giant
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Rainbow Clip Art: Make eye-catching educational resources, cards, posters, journal and scrapbook covers and pages with this collection of high quality, original graphics. Great for themes such as St. Patrick’s Day, Writing, Art, Weather, April, and
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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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These Back to School and End of the Year poster activities are a fun and fast way for your kiddos to write about their interests, goals, or memories related to the school year. They will complete the writing prompts then add doodles and photos as
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Kiddos can write about their interests and goals for the new school year with this print-and-go poster. They will complete the writing prompts then add doodles and photos (if desired). Great back to school activity for getting to know new
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This Five Senses poster activity and graphic organizer will help your kiddos focus on descriptive sensory language. Students will look for examples of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touchable details in any book or text then record it in the
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Owl foldable craft + owl graphic organizers + owl writing papers now in one discounted pack! ($6.00 if purchased separately) Whooo’s In My Class? is an easy print and go option that’s great for the first day or week, a back to school project, and a
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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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Owl foldable craft: If you need a folding owl printable, back to school project, or community building activity, this wide-eyed owl is an easy print and go option. A how-to-assemble poster and bulletin board headlines are included. See the thumbnail
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Owl graphic organizers and writing papers can inspire a variety of projects at any time and are especially good for fall and winter. Unit themes include birds, nature, forests, animal senses, and food chains. Choose from 18 options with primary
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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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When the end of the school year approaches, this printable poster lets your kiddos make a quick summary of their experiences. They will finish the writing prompts then add drawings and doodles and photographs as desired. An example poster is
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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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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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Monarch Butterfly Nonfiction Activities: this packet has realistic original artwork, photographs, a 3D life cycle craft, informational text, a life cycle poster, Monarch butterfly facts, a Monarchs Are-Can-Have-Need printable for writing notes, a
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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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Rabbits Nonfiction: This packet has original artwork of realistic rabbits, a printable folding craft, informational text, bunny photographs, rabbit facts, rabbit words, a fact vs. fiction Venn diagram, a Can-Have-Are Chart, body part diagrams to
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Kids of all ages love comics and comic books and these 40 templates provide plenty of options for a wide variety of projects to help meet Common Core State Standards. A few possibilities are retelling or writing stories; informational texts; math
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This animated picture book is in Keynote format with simple animations that assemble hearts and other shapes into 10 Valentine critters. It runs on an iPad or Mac. Kiddos can guess what the shapes will turn into...a ladybug, a butterfly, a frog?
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Valentine's Day 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 adults!)
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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 enjoy 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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