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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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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 a new, different and fun way to have your students research U. S states? This project motivates even the most reluctant students to join in the fun when they discover they're travel agents! All student worksheets, detailed instructions,
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Do you have enough time to create complete packets of student worksheets for all the books you read with your students? My ready to print worksheets for The Indian in the Cupboard are perfect for busy teachers who just don't have enough hours in a
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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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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 Core Figurative Language Common Core Standard Reading Figurative Language worksheets can be used with any story or book! There are three worksheets one for similes, one for metaphors and one for personification. The worksheets require
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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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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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Common and Proper Nouns Student Worksheets Do you have students who forget to capitalize proper nouns or they capitalize many common nouns? These common and proper nouns worksheets, aligned with the Common Core will help them remember how to
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Are your students still not sure what facts are most important, when they read nonfiction text? This worksheet is a valuable teaching tool and can be used to model nonfiction text. It can also be used as pre- and post- assessments. Download
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Design a hybrid car! Play an Environmental Match Game! Draw or paste pictures on a Recycle, Reduce, Reuse poster! Research animals and add the information to the animal cards! PLEASE NOTE: This packet of activities has been updated as of March,
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This worksheet asks students to make predictions and to decide what strategies they used. It can be used with any book or story. Great for centers, literature circles, guided reading and small group work. I'm a teacher/author and offer Language
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This is a great Earth Day or nutrition, healthy foods activity. Discuss healthy foods with your students and what choices they should make in order to fill up a bag lunch. Show them food labels and what to look for that's nutritional and what's not
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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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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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Kids love learning about Ireland as they work on these ready to print worksheets. This packet can be used in Language Arts and/or social studies classes on St. Patricks Day which is a great way to integrate the two subjects. Another of my St.
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Download these ready to print student worksheets to teach or review the prefixes, UN and RE. My cover says there are two worksheets. There are three! :) Worksheets are in black and white. Aligned with the Common Core! Three student worksheets and
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Over the years, I've surveyed my students to see what kinds of books they love to read. I remember one day when my fifth grade teacher introduced Jack London's Call of the Wild by reading a chapter of it to us and I was hooked immediately! I became
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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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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.