Loreen Leedy

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These popular nonfiction Monarch life cycle activities plus a group collaborative poster with realistic artwork are now in a discounted bundle. It includes a 3D life cycle craftivity, an informational text passage with photographs, a life cycle
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Your students will read an award-winning nonfiction picture book, review sea turtle facts, complete a KWL chart, label two sea turtle diagrams, and more with this discounted bundle of life cycle activities. The realistic illustrations in Tracks in
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Symmetry for Fall, Winter, and Spring are together at last in this discounted bundle of popular math resources. There are 3 ability levels for each of the 46 designs, which makes 138 options in all. Beginners will color symmetrically. Intermediate
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Rounding to the nearest 10 and 100 can be tricky for students so use this discounted bundle with games, puzzles, and color-by-code printable pages for extra practice. Great for math centers or fast finishers! If bought separately these resources
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Here are Similes and Meanings PLUS Simile Starters in one discounted pack! Similes are one type of figurative language referenced in the Common Core State Standards L.3.5, L.3.5a, L.4.5, and L.4.5a. After students have been introduced to similes,
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Kids of all ages love comics and comic books and these 48 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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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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