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Novel Response Task Cards There are 120 activities on 22 cards that can be used with any book or story. Many are aligned with the Common Core. ...
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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...
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Maniac Magee Task Cards Activities include thought provoking open ended and opinion questions, literal and inferential
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Nonfiction Detective Task Cards are fun! Use with nonfiction books, articles or textbooks. There are pre-reading, while reading...
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NOTE: This packet has been updated and created with new software. If you've purchased it, you may download it again, free of charge. There are no...
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Foundational Skills Task Cards There are 24 cards Activities include: Write past, present, participle tense forms of verbs Identification of lo...
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One of my very popular Vocabulary Detective Task Card Contests! Run weekly contests using these simile,metaphor and personification cards! Kids ...
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These task cards can be used in a variety of ways. The activities can stimulate discussions and help students brainstorm for details about books ...
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Chasing Vermeer Task Cards 65 Comprehension Activities Petra and Calder attempt to find the missing Vermeer painting.These 65 stimulating compre...
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Use these Revolutionary War flash cards (16 pages) of notable people of the War, as a review for assessments. They can be laminated but most of t...
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Adjective and Adverb Task Cards Included in this packet are sets of adjective and adverb task cards. These rea...
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Vocabulary Detective Task Cards 4 Pronouns, Prepositions, Conjunctions This is the fourth in my series of Vocabulary Detective ...
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These open ended response cards can be used to prompt class discussions or as writing prompts as your students read books in class. They can be c...
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Flashcards are a great study tool for quizzes and tests! Assign ten per night to learn or have your students study them with friends in small gro...
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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. ...
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Halloween Task Cards and Writing Activities These Halloween task cards reinforce important ELA skills as you assess how well students organize th...
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These flashcards will help reinforce the definitions of the parts and functions of plants and flowers. Easy to cut out and laminate. Use as a pra...
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Another Vocabulary Detective Task Card contest! Run weekly contests using these common nouns, proper nouns and contraction cards! Kids find th...
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Common Core Informational Text - Words and Phrases Cards Use these 84 Common Core words and phrase cards to help your students understand the me...
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Your students will have fun playing Climate Weather Match Up Card Games! Included are 138 cards in black and white. The Wild Cards are in color b...
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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 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.