Luongo-Orlando, Katherine 1969-

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LUONGO-ORLANDO, Katherine 1969-

PERSONAL: Born August 27, 1969, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; daughter of Umberto and Victoria (Stillo) Luongo; married Matteo Orlando, December 21, 1996; children: Issabella Victoria. Ethnicity: "Italian." Education: York University, B.A. and B.Ed. (with merit), both 1992; University of Toronto, M.Ed., 1998. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Children's literature, visual arts, music, drama, storytelling, theater, reading.


ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Pembroke Publishers, 538 Hood Rd., Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 3K0. E-mail—[email protected]


CAREER: Middle-school teacher and music director in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1992-97; John D. Parker Junior Public School, Toronto, teacher, beginning 1997. Workshop presenter.


AWARDS, HONORS: Recognition award, Ontario Association of Junior Educators, 1999.


WRITINGS:

A Project Approach to Language Learning: LinkingLiterary Genres and Themes in Elementary Classrooms, Pembroke Publishers (Markham, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

Authentic Assessment: Designing Performance-basedTasks, Pembroke Publishers (Markham, Ontario, Canada), 2003.


Author of curriculum materials for local schools.