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After a first career in corporate finance, Sharon O. Faulkner decided to pursue a second career in education, completing a master's degree in elementary education at Rivier College. She has spent the past seven years writing curriculum for various clients. For NCS Pearson/Educational Structures, she designed numerous elementary level lesson plans covering language arts, math, science, and social studies. She also recently wrote sections of several middle school textbooks for CPO Science.
Sharon is a member of the International Reading Association and has been involved in her oldest son's school as a Parent Teacher Organization Board member, School Improvement Council member, and chair of the Cultural Events Committee. She is now a Board member, responsible for publicity, at her twin sons' preschool. When designing lessons, she loves to incorporate literature as a means to spark student interest in and enthusiasm for new concepts.
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Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students thoroughly explore identifying synonyms and adjectives before using them to add variety and interest to their own writing.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
Students demonstrate comprehension by responding to open-ended questions based on the Newbery Honor book Mr. Popper's Penguins, and then draw from the text and their personal experiences to create journals.