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Nonfiction Bingo Playing Nonfiction Bingo games helps students learn how to identify nonfiction text features and reinforces the features as they read nonfiction articles and text. Included in this packet are: 4 pages markers 20 different Bingo
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Bloom Ball Reports A Bloom Ball report is based on Blooms Taxonomy that encourages higher level thinking. Your students will have fun as they work together to write, draw, cut out and glue the edges of the circles together for these colorful
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NonFiction Find It and Check It Are you looking for a way to familiarize your students with nonfiction text? Aligned with the Common Core, this packet of ready to print student worksheets has nonfiction feature lists that help students easily
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Get your students excited about the first ten amendments of the Constitution as they read situations they can relate to. This packet includes a chart of the first ten amendments and worksheets that ask them to decide which situations apply to the
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Nonfiction Detective Task Cards Use with nonfiction books, articles or textbooks. There are pre-reading, while reading and post reading cards. Students rate the nonfiction text and discuss their opinions. Run Nonfiction Detective contests for
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Design a Game Book Report This is a perfect book report to get your students excited about reading other books and learn about different genre. It's an easy, fun way to differentiate instruction! Perfect for any genre! There are 25 pages of ready
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FACTS or OPINIONS You Decide Packet Students often have difficulty distinguishing between fact and opinion. These worksheets help them understand the differences. There are a variety of activities for a wide range of learners. Answers are
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Common Core Reading Standards Main Idea Common Core Standard Reading Main Idea worksheets can be used with any story or book! Included in this packet are student worksheets for: topic, main idea, and supporting details. The worksheets provide an
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Common Core Setting Comparisons This packet of ready to print student worksheets for determining and comparing settings in stories, is aligned with Common Core RL.4.3 and RL.5.3 but can be used with any grade. There is a student friendly rubric
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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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Autumn and Fall Writing Papers As a Native New Englander, there’s always a heightened sense of excitement as summer wanes and the signs of autumn begin to appear. There’s nothing grander than seeing sugar maples dressed in their finest, brilliant
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Looking for something different to do with your students on Earth Day, April 22nd? These worksheets are designed so your students will have fun as they discuss ways to protect the environment, recycle and reuse. Worksheets include: My design of
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Polar Bears Close reading Informational text This is the perfect informational text, no prep resource, to connect English Language arts with social studies and science! I've laid the text over a light Arctic background. This packet of high interest
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Sequence Activity These are great activities to reinforce sequence using clue and transition words. Kids have to identify the clue words in the sentences, then draw one line under the event that happened first, and two lines under the event that
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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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NONFICTION STUDENT WORKSHEETS My non-fiction student worksheet template is best used with non-fiction books, autobiographies, biographies, articles and fact based texts. It's a great tool to help kids become familiar with nonfiction text and is
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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.