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Figurative Language Chart and Student Worksheets Included are activities for: personification, metaphor, simile, idiom, hyperbole, oxymoron, cliche, alliteration, imagery and onomatopoeia. 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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Fairy tales are a lot of fun! This is one of my most popular and best selling products. This 13 page packet explores the elements of fairy tales. Students rewrite traditional fairy tales as modern ones, (Fairy Tale Makeovers) write an interview
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Al Capone Does My Shirts Student Worksheets Worksheets include: characters, character changes throughout the story, plot, settings,themes, symbols, a note taking sheet, predictions, vocabulary, letter writing, connections, thought provoking
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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 now 20 pages. New pages include a mini poster that can be displayed at centers. The pictures on the poster
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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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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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Brian's Winter Student Worksheets Worksheets include: Plot, setting, characters, themes, letter writing, making connections, predictions, five senses, rising, falling actions, climax, figurative language, cause/effect, tic tac toe, bookmarks,
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One of my best sellers! Teach Newton's laws of motion, by relating them to moves that basketball players make in a game! There is a student handout page that describes the laws and also worksheets that ask your students to decide which laws apply to
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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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Tiger Rising Ready to Print Student Worksheets This is my new 55 packet with ready to print student worksheets! Included are: plot setting, characters character traits, response to text, predictions, connections, figurative language, note
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Use this grammar assessment as a diagnostic or end of the year assessment, as a teaching tool or practice for mandatory state tests. Aligned with the Common Core. Included are: Nouns, verbs and verb tenses, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns,
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This packet has various sequence activities that help you assess your students' ability to put things in order. I'm a teacher/author and offer Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, American History, Novel Packets, Grammar, Back to School,
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Best seller! My ready to print student worksheet packets save teachers time! These self explanatory, student worksheets are designed to encourage students to become actively engaged readers through conversation and collaboration with their peers in
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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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Expository Writing Essentials This is one of my best sellers! Perfect packet to align with the Common Core! Students who write narrative stories in primary grades often need a transition to expository writing. These worksheets will help them
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Shiloh Student Worksheets This story is written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. These Shiloh worksheets work well with guided reading groups, literature circles,or as independent seat work. They can also be used as assessments, or homework. This
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Thanksgiving Five Kernels of Corn Activities "Five Kernels of Corn" is an unforgettable story of the hardships that the Pilgrims endured when they first came to the New World.It's based on authentic accounts at that time. Five kernels of corn
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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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HISTORICAL FICTION BOOK REVIEW PACKET Do you want to know how well your students read and comprehend historical fiction novels? This packet asks students to THINK, CONNECT and CRITIQUE what they've read. A rubric is also included for an oral
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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.

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