Marissa Graff

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Marissa Graff
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Students learn best when activities are meaningful & hands-on. In other words, keep them busy and wear them out :)
 
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This lesson is memorable and easy to set up. Students explore the three types of motion using hands-on stations. Includes a full lesson plan and follow-up activity, as well as student recording sheet. *Please email me at graffkidlit at gmail dot
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This 7-question quiz tests student understanding of what it means to show good citizenship. Each question features pictures to help students with special needs, second-language needs, or who are still learning to read. Easily adapted to be a
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Students enjoy this creative writing assignment. After providing some example read-aloud trickster tales, students use the "Mad Libs" style template to plan out their own trickster tale. Included: *full lesson plan with strategies for
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This quick 8-question quiz checks whether students have mastered understanding of seasonal changes and how they affect humans, plants, and animals. This quiz can be used as a worksheet, as well. Pictures included for every answer so it's easy for
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Students review and complete activity for each major concept of animal and plant adaptations. Concepts include: *adapation *migration *camouflage *dormancy *hibernation
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After a brief read-aloud using If You Lived With the Iroquois by Ellen Levine, students create wampum jewelry using pasta and yarn. Perfect for studying Native Americans or for a Thanksgiving craft. Included: *Materials List *Full, detailed lesson
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I have done this activity every year, whether teaching first grade or fifth grade. After reading Stone Soup, students make their own soup with this easy and fun activity. Included: *Parent letter to request item from home for soup *Easy-to-adapt
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This lesson is a huge hit with young writers around Thanksgiving time. After a read-aloud, students use the graphic organizer and writing paper to make the convincing argument that their turkey is something other than a yummy turkey to eat. Instead,
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This is hands-down one of my students' favorite activities each year. We pretend we are in an old-fashioned classroom for at least a portion of our day, complete with games and snacks. The activity is followed up with a writing prompt to reinforce
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Students love learning when it includes yummy pictures of pizza, cookies, donuts, and more. In this activity, students cut and paste pictures of food to represent sharing with 1, 2, or 3 other people. Included: *two pages of cut and glue activity
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Promote student accountability and self-reflection with this simple weekly behavior chart! Students color in the appropriate emoticon and check off behavior descriptors for their day's behavior. There is an area for you (or the student) to elaborate
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This lesson allows students to actively participate and demonstrate knowledge of the stages of the butterfly life cycle. This lesson integrates science, reading, and writing standards of learning. After a read-aloud, students use life cycle picture
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This activity is a great way to see what your students have learned about a particular Native American tribe's shelter, clothing, transportation, food, and the lives of tribe children. It integrates writing, reading, and social studies objectives.
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This is a fun and simple way to teach the concept of long ago versus today. Use the included parent letter to have students bring in old-fashioned toys from home, such as blocks, puzzles, yo-yos, and more. Suggested read-aloud and writing activity
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This craft is easy to make and adorable to use for a decoration. Step-by-step instructions are included, as well as two read-aloud suggestions for highlighting life as a pilgrim boy or a pilgrim girl. Tracers are included, as well as photos to
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This step-by-step lesson plan uses Lio Lionni's Tillie and the Wall to teach primary students about the concept of perseverance, or not giving up. A read-aloud and discussion are followed up by student written response and a fun art project!
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Glyphs are a fantastic way to mesh together reading for directions, math, and holiday fun. This scarecrow glyph activity is hands-on and loaded with autumn flair. Included: *Detailed lesson plan on introducing the glyph *Directions sheet (glyph
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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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The best way for students to learn about what materials dissolve, whether in hot or cold water, is through their own experience. This lesson plan and two recording sheets make it easy for students to figure out this objective. This package is meant
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Two graphic organizers are included, one using Handwriting Without Tears lines for K-2 and one using lines that work better for grades 1-3. Each has a space for a topic sentence and four supporting detail sentences for young writers to form a
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This matter quiz comes from first grade level curricular standards. Each of the ten questions features pictures to help students who have special needs, that speak more than one language, or who are still learning to read. Easily adapted to use as a
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've had the joy of teaching elementary school for 9 years. In that time, I've taught pre-k, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades. Regardless of age level, I've watched students flourish and learn, while receiving praise from parents for the activities I plan that allow for exploration, movement, and meaningful learning.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Students learn best when they're up and moving, creating, and building understanding through the experiential and constructivist models.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have served as team leader for my grade level, as well as served as a mentor for first-year teachers. It's been my pleasure to work as the cooperating teacher for multiple student teachers.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Boston University, B.S. Childhood Education Walden University, M.S. Elementary Reading & Literacy Vermont College of Fine Arts, M.F.A. in Writing for Children & Young Adults

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