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Personification, metaphor, simile, idiom, hyperbole, oxymoron, cliche, alliteration, imagery and onomatopoeia. Worksheets range in difficulty and can be used as assessments. Answers are included. Figurative Language Chart and Student
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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 to make these colorful
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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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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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Do you need activities that are connected to your Language Arts curricula that will keep your kids focused and involved during the excitement and anticipation of the holidays and vacation? The kids will have fun working on these activities not
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ABC Book Template for All Ages Teachers often think that ABC books are only for primary grades. I've successfully used ABC templates with middle school students for many different projects including science, social studies, geography, creative
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Halloween Student Worksheets Language Arts These Halloween student worksheets are fun and educational! I like to connect holiday words and activities with Language Arts. It's a way I can assess my students knowledge of concepts, skills and
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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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Twas the Night Before Christmas This is a 14 page packet that's fun to do before the holidays. It includes: a copy of the original poem, and other worksheets with rhyming activities, vocabulary, the history of the poem and how to include music and
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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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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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Kids are asked to think about things they're thankful for OR that they're thankful about something they did or accomplished. They're also asked to illustrate one of their ideas. I'm a teacher/author and offer K - 12 Language Arts, Science, Social
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These 124 creative activities can be used with any books or stories! Your students can choose from a variety of activities that include written response, art, poetry, music, hands on, written, technology and more. Great ideas for differentiation!
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This poem is a lot of fun to use when teaching rhyming words. One worksheet asks the kids to find the words that rhyme with those on the sheet. There's a vocabulary worksheet that asks the kids to find the words that are defined on the sheet.
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It seems that we often give our students bookmarks with reading strategies or questions to ponder about novels. I designed these bookmarks to be whimsical and fun while at the same time, encouraging a love of reading! Some of the expressions on the
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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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Winter is a time to have fun! These winter word activities will bring a smile to your kids' faces as they cut out word tiles and move them around to form winter words. Even putting winter words in ABC order is fun when it involves cutting and
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These Valentine's Day alphabet cards can be used in many ways! Suggestions are given when you download this packet. Feedback and Followers BONUS! With your purchase you will receive FREE UPDATES FOREVER at no charge! If you'd like to see more
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When the first crocus bloom in my New England garden, it's time to do Haiku poetry with my students! The photos and images are my own. Complete instructions are given. I've included websites that show Haiku with Haiga. These make an incredible
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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.