Loreen Leedy

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Use these FREE printables to support student engagement with the informational book Amazing Plant Powers as they label a photosynthesis diagram, go on a scavenger hunt, and complete a book report poster activity, a plant adaptation search, and/or a
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If you need a diagram, an animal body parts labeling activity, or quick prehistoric printables, this bundle has 3 options: a saber-toothed cat, woolly mammoth, or giant ground sloth. Add to a unit about Ice Age mammals, North American natural
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If you need a diagram of a giant ground sloth, an animal body parts labeling activity, or a quick prehistoric printable, this one just might be perfect. Add to a unit about Ice Age mammals, North American natural history, evolution, megafauna, or a
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If you need a saber-toothed cat diagram, an animal body parts labeling activity, or a quick prehistoric printable, this one just might be perfect. Add to a unit about Ice Age mammals, North American natural history, evolution, or a STEM nonfiction
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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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If you need a dinosaur diagram, a body parts labeling activity, or a quick prehistoric animal printable, this is a great option. Add to a Dinosaur unit or a nonfiction research project. The realistic artwork provides students with an accurate
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If you need a sea turtle diagram, a body parts labeling activity, or a quick marine animal printable, check out this popular option. Now with a life cycle labeling printable, too! Add to an Ocean unit or a nonfiction research project about the
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If you need a woolly mammoth diagram, an animal body parts labeling activity, or a quick prehistoric printable, try this easy option. Add to a unit about the Ice Age, North American natural history, evolution, or a nonfiction research project about
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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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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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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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These Monarch butterfly nonfiction activities include 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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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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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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 TEACHING STYLE

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.

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, and have received numerous starred reviews.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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!

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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