SpenceMan's Strategies for Learning

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By SpenceMan's Strategies for Learning
This worksheet shows students how the use of the prefix "un" changes the meaning of a word to its exact opposite. It has an autumn theme and an art activity for those who finish quickly.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Autumn
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
L.2.4b
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With a Halloween theme, this 4th grade worksheet introduces students to the figurative language of the simile. First, it asks them to identify the two things being compared in similes. Then, students write their own similes using sentence
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Halloween
Grades:
4th
Types:
Activities
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This lesson helps 2nd graders learn how to add descriptive details to their writing using adverbs and adjectives. It starts with providing just a subject and an action verb (these are the "bare bones" of the sentence). Next step is composing a
Subjects:
Writing, Halloween
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1
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These is a fun worksheet for grades 3-5 with an Owl theme for October that helps students build vocabulary by reading contextual clues. This worksheet addresses common core standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRAL.4 -- Determine or clarify the meaning of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Autumn
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
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Student are asked to discern the meaning of made-up words (all relating to Halloween) by reading contextual clues. Then, students have the opportunity to draw their interpretation of one of these made-up words and write a caption for their
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Halloween
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities
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This lesson asks students to circle idioms within the context of a paragraph and find an idiom (select from a given list) to complete the paragraph. It's a fun way to introduce idioms to 3rd and 4th graders!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Autumn
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
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This is a fun, new methodology for teaching vocabulary with monthly multicultural themes that will help your students build a body of general knowledge about the wide world around them. For more information about the methodology, please download
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Other (Social Studies - History), Study Skills
Grades:
5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

5th grade general education grades 1-8, special education grades 6-8, creative writing

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in a knowledge construction model of learning and always seek to build my students' funds of general knowledge.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA, English MFA, Creative Writing M.ED, Special Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a former advertising copywriter who became a teacher at age 45.

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