Loreen Leedy

United States - Florida
Loreen Leedy
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Words + Art + Information = My favorite way to teach and learn. 'Follow Me' for new freebies and more!
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This FREE packet has animal tracks and several baby animals to craft, draw, color, and/or label that are featured in Step by Step, my new nonfiction picture book for PreK, Kindergarten, and First Grade. In the book, readers see a set of tracks,
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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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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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This FREE packet contains the I Can Fill Up My Plate! printables for students to respond to writing prompts and write lists of foods in the Fruit, Vegetables, Grains, Protein, and Dairy groups. Next they decide which foods to put on their plate.
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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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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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I am the author-illustrator of over 40 picture books used in elementary classrooms and by parents and 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 my classroom resources are developed and posted, I would love to hear feedback from the experts (you!) My newest title is an informational book about animal tracks for PreK to Grade 1 called Step by Step.


My picture books introduce topics in an engaging visual way, often with multicultural children or animal characters. The illustrations may be comical or realistic. Several titles have been used by textbook companies or featured by Scholastic Book Fairs. 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. Grades K – 2 is a typical range for my books but it varies and they are regularly used in lower and higher grades than I'd originally imagined.


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, and have received numerous starred reviews.


After earning a B.A. in Art, I signed my first publishing contract at the age of 25. I started with traditional media such as pen and ink, and since then have learned to illustrate and design my books using digital tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. A recent acquisition of an iPad Pro and pen has provided new creative options to explore. I have visited hundreds of elementary schools in my career and have always been inspired by what teachers make happen in classrooms every day. It's great fun to see the student projects, bulletin boards, posters, anchor charts, and other learning paraphernalia. And now with my Pinterest account I can see classroom activities anytime, which has been so motivating!


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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