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Number the Stars Student worksheets in this literature guide include: characters, plot, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect,conflict/resolution, figurative language, response to text, vocabulary by chapter, parts of speech, verb tenses,
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Figurative Language Chart and Student Worksheets Included activities are for personification, metaphor, simile, idiom, hyperbole, oxymoron, cliche, alliteration, imagery and onomatopoeia. Worksheets range in difficulty and can be used as
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Novel Response Task Cards My novel response task cards can be used with any book or story. Teachers love them because they can be used year to year with a wide range of readers! The activities were designed for multi-levels to promote critical
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Book Report Trifold Use With Any Book Included are: plot, setting, characters, connections (text to text, text to self, text to world, themes, conflict/resolution, cause/effect, rising/falling actions/climax, and three main events. These book
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Poetry Task Cards Do you have students who just don't like to write poetry? These 27 Poetry Task Cards can be used to create poetry packets, as center activities or to model different types of poetry. Each card has a definition, example and
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Bridge to Terabithia Student Worksheets Activities include: sequencing, plot, setting, characters, character trait chart, letter writing, predicting, five senses, vocabulary by chapter, quotations, symbolism, parts of speech, likenesses and
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Similes, Metaphors and More Activities Packet This packet of ready to print student worksheets is a great resource that can be used year to year to reinforce figurative language. Included are worksheets for alliteration, similes, metaphors,
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Fantasy Essential Elements Literature Unit {NO PREP} Students love fantasy novels! This 69 page ready to print packet can be used with any fantasy story or book. Aligned with the Common Core. Just print the pages and you're all set to go! There
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Beatles Lyrics Figurative Language Fun! This is a real hit with kids and one of my best sellers! Play some Beatles tunes prior to giving your students these lyrics. They have to identify each example as a hyperbole, personification, simile or
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Common Core Figurative Language Common Core Standard Reading Figurative Language worksheets can be used with any story or book! There are three worksheets one for similes, one for metaphors and one for personification. The worksheets require
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Have you noticed that your students sometimes do not know how to spell the plural forms of nouns? This 10 page packet includes: one student reference sheet that has 8 plural noun rules . Students have to apply the rules to the activities on
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Snowball Synonyms is a fun, hands on craftivity project! Students cut and paste the synonyms on snowballs, then write sentences using some of the synonyms. This project is great for small groups and centers. Students can also write the synonyms on
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Creative Writing 48 Task Cards Keep creativity alive in the classroom! It's important to provide our students with creative writing activities. Teaching to the test takes up a lot of teachers' instructional time, thus our students are left with few
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Display these colorful question signs in your classroom. Signs include: WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHERE, WHEN and HOW There is also one sign with the words COMMON CORE and another that has the words ASK QUESTIONS. All are sized equally and are 8.04" x
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Common Core ELA Informational Text RI.5.1 - RI.5.10 Posters Display these colorful Common Core ELA informational text posters with an animal theme as you teach and review informational text. Print them on stock paper and laminate for future use.
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Langston Hughes Dreams Langston Hughes poem DREAMS seems like a simple poem, yet it teaches wonderful lessons. Your students will relate to this poem as they discuss its meaning and connect their dreams and goals to the poem. Included are
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Great graphic organizers to help your students organize their ideas! Take a stroll over to my blog, Teacher Park, where you'll find more teaching ideas resources, products and freebies. You can follow me on Teacher Park and on TeachersPayTeachers
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Journal Prompts FREE * * * * Do you have students who say they don't like to write or those who say they don't know what to write about? Watch pencils fly across their papers when they're given my 260 prompts that be used for daily journal
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Run weekly contests using these synonyms, homonyms, antonyms task cards. This is a valuable enrichment activity for word structure. Complete instructions are included. You'll see more of my Vocabulary Task Cards below. Have fun! I'm a
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Students often need reminders of how to spell plural nouns. This handy chart will help them remember the rules! Great for centers. Create a word wall! Worksheets and answers are included. PLEASE NOTE! This packet has been updated as of June 22,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been an elementary and middle school teacher for over 25 years in Connecticut and have served on ELA and history curricula committees. I was the Connecticut representative on the Weekly Reader National Teacher Advisory Board and appeared on ABC's "Good Morning, America", to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Weekly Reader. Working with the other state representatives and Weekly Reader's editorial, graphic arts and marketing departments, was an incredible experience! For ten years, I was a NASA/Lockheed Martin Mission Systems "Student Signatures in Space" teacher. My students, Board of Ed, staff and others signed NASA posters that accompanied astronauts during space missions aboard the space shuttles. We also participated in NASA's/Lockheed Mission System's "Space Day" held at the Mall, in Washington, D.C. where my students had the amazing opportunity to speak with space experts, like John Glenn, Homer Hickum and others.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Learning must be a personal and exciting experience for students. I have fun teaching and believe that humor is an essential part of the classroom. I'm a firm believer of Howard Gardner's "Multiple Intelligences" theory that all children have different strengths and learning styles. To accommodate my students, I always try to integrate art, music and hands on activities in my lessons whenever possible.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yes, I've received awards and have been honored for various accomplishments over the years, but personally, the greatest honor is to teach and encourage children to "reach for the stars" in order for them to recognize their talents and potential.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S., Western Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, two Masters Degrees

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

For four years, I was a guest presenter at the NELMS (New England League of Middle Schools) convention in Providence, Rhode Island. I shared several of my innovative projects with K-12 educators, from New England, Canada and other countries. I'm an avid writer and have written and edited a variety of educational articles, including a 250 page manuscript that will be printed in France next spring. I was retained by NASA as an author, in 2009, and write articles about various space topics for K-12 levels based on the National Science Standards. The articles are published by NASA and sent to teachers and students around the world. My current project is researching and writing a historical fiction novel about the Great Depression for kids, ages 9 - 14. It's a pleasure to be able to share my original lesson plans with with other educators.