Nina Mengali

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Nina Mengali
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By Nina Mengali
HOW LUCKY AM I!?!?!? I have had the honor of teaching with the CREATORS/AUTHORS of the DRA and DRA2 in my very own building. (Yes, it was created right here in Central Ohio and by REAL teachers!) So, with their influence, I have created lesson
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Classroom Forms
$4.50
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By Nina Mengali
HOW LUCKY AM I!?!?!? I have had the honor of teaching with the CREATORS/AUTHORS of the DRA and DRA2 in my very own building. (Yes, it was created right here in Central Ohio and by REAL teachers!) So, with their influence, I have created lesson
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Classroom Forms
$4.50
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By Nina Mengali
If you are searching for a way to get your students to enjoy reading, become more expressive, read aloud with confidence, become more fluent…then let the magic begin!! I have found using Reader’s Theater with large and small groups really helps my
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, End of Year
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
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By Nina Mengali
This Zoo Field Trip Booklet is designed to give your student’s some focus while they are on their classroom field trip at the zoo. I have found that many of my students go to the zoo with their families often and having this Zoo Field Trip Booklet
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Science, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Workbooks, Activities, Printables
$4.50
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By Nina Mengali
If you are searching for a way to get your students to enjoy reading, become more expressive, read aloud with confidence, become more fluent…then let the magic begin!! I have found using Reader’s Theater with large and small groups really helps my
Subjects:
Reading, Black History Month
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
16
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By Nina Mengali
Owl Themed Look Whooooo’s Helping Job Chart Cards Owl Themed Look Whoooo’s Helping Job Cart Cards!!! These job chart cards will serve as an easy, child friendly, way to teach responsibility in your classroom. These jobs will help keep your class
Subjects:
Life Skills, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.50
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By Nina Mengali
If you are searching for a way to get your students to enjoy reading, become more expressive, read aloud with confidence, become more fluent…then let the magic begin!! I have found using Reader’s Theater with large and small groups really helps my
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading Strategies, Thanksgiving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
10
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By Nina Mengali
If you are searching for a way to get your students to enjoy reading, become more expressive, read aloud with confidence, become more fluent…then let the magic begin!! I have found using Reader’s Theater with large and small groups really helps my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, End of Year
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
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By Nina Mengali
If you are searching for a way to get your students to enjoy reading, become more expressive, read aloud with confidence, become more fluent…then let the magic begin!! I have found using Reader’s Theater with large and small groups really helps my
Subjects:
Drama, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
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By Nina Mengali
Write-In Rhyming Mini Sight Word Books Fry Words 1-25 These Write-In Rhyming Mini Sight Word Books use the first set of 25 Fry words. The repetition, rhythm and the pictures make sight word learning more fun and MEMORABLE. There are three parts
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$8.50
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By Nina Mengali
If you are searching for a way to get your students to enjoy reading, become more expressive, read aloud with confidence, become more fluent…then let the magic begin!! I have found using Reader’s Theater with large and small groups really helps my
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading Strategies, Thanksgiving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
10
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By Nina Mengali
If you are searching for a way to get your students to enjoy reading, become more expressive, read aloud with confidence, become more fluent…then let the magic begin!! I have found using Reader’s Theater with large and small groups really helps my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, End of Year
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
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By Nina Mengali
Sentence Reading, Writing, and Building Printables! My students love, love, love these worksheets! They are designed to progressively become more difficult. They begin with 10 three-word sentence printable worksheets. Next, there is a set of 10
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$6.00
18
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By Nina Mengali
This Read Across America Socks, Fox, and Feet Literacy and Math Activity Fun Pack is filled with printable activities to help your students continue to grow in their literacy and math skills while enjoying some Dr. Seuss Books and incorporates
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$5.00
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By Nina Mengali
If you are searching for a way to get your students to enjoy reading, become more expressive, read aloud with confidence, become more fluent…then let the magic begin!! I have found using Reader’s Theater with large and small groups really helps my
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
5
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By Nina Mengali
If you are searching for a way to get your students to enjoy reading, become more expressive, read aloud with confidence, become more fluent…then let the magic begin!! I have found using Reader’s Theater with large and small groups really helps my
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, General Science, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
5
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By Nina Mengali
This Mosaic Butterfly Craftivity Kit is just plain fun and adorable! It also teaches SYMMETRY and uses a variety of GEOMETRIC SHAPES! AND…I gave you Black and White OR Color options for your mosaic pieces! Just PRINT and Go – NO PREP!! Who
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Visual Arts
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.50
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By Nina Mengali
If you are searching for a way to get your students to enjoy reading, become more expressive, read aloud with confidence, become more fluent…then let the magic begin!! I have found using Reader’s Theater with large and small groups really helps my
Subjects:
U.S. History, Reading Strategies, Thanksgiving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
5
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By Nina Mengali
If you are searching for a way to get your students to enjoy reading, become more expressive, read aloud with confidence, become more fluent…then let the magic begin!! I have found using Reader’s Theater with large and small groups really helps my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Drama, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
6
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By Nina Mengali
If you are searching for a way to get your students to enjoy reading, become more expressive, read aloud with confidence, become more fluent…then let the magic begin!! I have found using Reader’s Theater with large and small groups really helps my
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Black History Month
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Scripts, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
6
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I teach kindergarten at Wickliffe Progressive Alternative School, in the Upper Arlington school district in Central Ohio! What a dream job!! I am also an adjunct professor for Ashland University teaching Improvisational Drama for the Classroom and Adding Laughter in Learning.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I strongly believe in building learning experiences through thematic units of study and have the luxury of a teaching position that allows me to do so. Wickliffe Progressive Alternative School is committed to the belief that children learn best through a thematic, integrated approach to learning in which teachers incorporate the district courses of study and the children’s interests to build authentic learning experiences. I have used improvisational drama in my teaching throughout my entire career.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2009 Upper Arlington Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. The Second City Conservatory Improv Actor Award. Creator/Producer/Star of the longest running children's local television program in Central Ohio.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Education and my Master of Arts degrees from The Ohio State University. I am a graduate of The Second City Comedy Improv in Chicago, Illinois. I would fly to Chicago every weekend for classes for 2 1/2 years. I earned quite a few frequent flyer miles. The last three months of my career at The Second City I had to perform on stage every Monday night at 8:00. I was also teaching full time during this entire experience. I would catch a plane immediately after my students left the building every Monday, performed on stage in Chicago, fly home ready to teach on Tuesday morning! It was an experience of a lifetime! I loved every second of it.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have also been fortunate enough to write, produce and star in my own children’s television program in central Ohio called Crystal Palace. It aired in the Central Ohio area for 11 years. It was a comedy for kids. The Columbus Dispatch newspaper described it as a cross between Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and a Saturday Night Live for kids. That too, was an experience of a lifetime. You may visit my television show web site at www.NinasCrystalPalaceTV.com. I have also posted vignettes of my TV show on YouTube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvQ3aeQsBB8) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nftV2e1elw4) I live in Central Ohio with my wonderful husband, our two kittys and our very talkative Quaker Parrot. I plan on going back into production with a new television program for children. I am currently working on authoring a series of children’s books about a robot. I enjoy traveling and camping in the western Untied States with my husband during our summers. We love to ride ATV’s in the mountains!

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