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Foundational Skills Task Cards These task cards are a perfect way to determine if your students have mastered foundational skills. You'll be amazed when you find that students in grades 4 and 5 often need a review of these important skills. This can
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Speling Activities to Use with any Spelling list Differentiated spelling activities instill a love of words, if presented in meaningful and sometimes, humorous ways. No more memorizing lists and lists of words. No more writing spelling words ten
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One of my best sellers! Aligned with the Common Core. This 12 page packet includes lessons of how to teach irregular and participle forms of verbs as well as worksheets that can be used as classwork, homework or as assessments. Two charts of
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Ready to print worksheets and syllables chart to help your students understand syllables and how to decode words. Included are: Syllables rules chart 2 student worksheets (answers included) Worksheets require students to think of other words that
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Common and Proper Nouns Practice for the Common Core Do you have students who forget to capitalize proper nouns? These common and proper noun, ready to print worksheets, will help them remember how to identify them. Aligns with Common Core
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These prefix worksheets contain prefixes such as: ante, anti, circum, inter, pre, post, sub, super, semi,dis,co, trans and more. Students must interpret definitions of words with those prefixes as they're used in sentences and to also figure out
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Kids love games! This common and proper nouns game is a fun way for your students to review nouns. Included in the packet: Colorful game board Game markers Game stickers given to winners Complete how to instructions Word Wall signs 140 common
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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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Homophones Are Fun Students often confuse common homonyms that are used in their daily writing like the words wear, where, there, their and they're. To complete these activities, students use context clues to determine the answers. Answers are
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One of my best sellers! Do you have students who forget to capitalize proper nouns or capitalize common nouns? These common and proper noun worksheets will help them remember how to identify these two types of nouns. Aligned with the Common
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These activities are aligned with the Common Core ! 3.L.4, 4.L.4 AND 5, L.4 but can be used with any grade. Good practice! Students often confuse common homonyms that are used in their daily writing. Words such as wear, where, there, their and
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Compound Words Fun Activities You and your students will have fun working with compound words when they do these activities. This 21 page packet includes: sheets of compound words to cut out and laminate so the kids can match them up, written
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Doesn't it seem like each year there are more and more kids who can't spell? In my opinion, they need more understanding of the sounds of letters and letter blends to help them decode unfamiliar words. Teaching mini lessons of phonics rules
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Kids love contests! With the great response I'v had about my six Vocabulary Detective Contests, I decided to create Phonics contests. This is my first Phonics packet and are contests for long vowel sounds, including Y when it has a vowel sound.
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Kids love contests! With the great response I'v had about my six Vocabulary Detective Contests, I decided to create Phonics contests. This is my second Phonics packet and are contests for short vowel sounds. The contests increase your students'
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Creating this cute CVC mini-book is fun! The kids have to add initial consonants to make words. The next step is to glue them to templates included in the packet. Other sheets ask them to fill in vowels to make words. This is CVC lesson
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This is a PowerPoint Show of First Grade Dolch words 1-40.There is a six second delay but the show can progress with a click. There is also animation. I chose a white background with soft pastel blue at the bottom of each slide. There is no sound
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Your kids will love doing these worksheets with Rufus the Bear as they create words with short vowel sounds. Good for vowel sound reinforcement and word recognition. I'm a teacher/author and offer K - 12 Language Arts, Science, Social Studies,
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Irregular Verbs Past and Participle Free Sample This free sample has a chart and tips about irregular verbs. See my Irregular Verbs, Past and Participle Forms packet that includes worksheets, answers and a partially completed sheet that students
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There are three homophone worksheets. They can be used for classwork, homework, or as an assessment. Answers are included. Students often confuse these words, so the more practice the better! Please note: The cover of this packet says there are
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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.