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I just purchased the first half of the syllabits in Spanish. Is there a second half available or do I have to buy the individual ones?
Thank you
March 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
Hi! Thank you for your purchase! I compiled both sets to 1 document and lowered the price. Do you remember what month you bought it? I can look for you, issue you a refund and then you can get the complete set here.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Super-Bundle-25-Slideshows-Spanish-Open-Syllables-SyllaBits-Silabas-Abiertas-224979

You may contact me here: bilingualliteracygeek@gmail.com
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Trinidad F.
Hi, I recently bought both sets of your syllabits and I absolutely LOVE it. I was wondering if you have any Sylla_Bits for listening station. I saw it at the end of one of your powerpoints but I was unsure if it was ready or not. Thank you for creating a GREAT resources!:D I am a big fan.
January 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Terri Matelski  (TpT Seller)
I purchased your set of Syllabits and LOVE IT. I was just wondering if there is a set order that I should present them to my students. I know these are going to be very useful!
January 7, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
Good morning, Terri. Thank you for your purchase and kind words! I do have a recommendation as to the order. I've pasted it below. It's also not a bad idea to introduce open syllables after the first closed syllables slideshow (CVC). Please feel free to base your decision on perceived level of difficulty for your students and your personal preference. Thank you for this question. You have inspired me to add this information to the slideshow set itself. Have a great year!

- Closed Syllables
- Double Middle Consonant
- Multiple Middle Consonant
- Open Syllables
- Final Silent –e
- -le Syllables
- Vowel Team Syllables
- “Noisy” Vowel Syllables
- R-Controlled Vowel Syllables
- Compound Words
- Mixed Practiced: 1 Syllable Words
- Mixed Practiced: 2 Syllable Words
- Mixed Practiced: 3 Syllable Words
- Mixed Practiced: 4 Syllable Words
- Mixed Practiced: 5 Syllable Words
January 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Mrs Andazola  (TpT Seller)
Hey! I'm a second grade teacher looking for some spelling literacy station activities in spanish. I was trying to take a look at your 2 syllable bundles to take a peek and see if its what I need but I could only find previews of the individual syllable products. So, my questions are: do you include anything that could be used for a spelling center? if so, what kind of material is it and how can be used?
December 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your question. My products at the present time are all slideshows for fluency building in English and Spanish. While they may indirectly help with spelling, I currently don't have spelling centers. I would like to make some in the future and I would be happy to notify you the moment that I do! You may follow me or email me at bilingualliteracygeek@gmail.com to get that notification. I wish you the best of luck in finding exactly what your students need. If you end up making the resources on your own, I hope you'll offer them for sale to fill that need...and let me know! :) Best wishes.
December 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Joseph McCright  (TpT Seller)
Do you offer a discount if I buy all of your Spanish language items? My students loved the "teaser" free item. Now I want to use the rest with them.

Joe in Johnston, Iowa
November 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your question and you interest! I'm so glad your students are enjoying them so far. I do have two bundles for the Spanish products. I'll paste the links below. If you have further questions, I welcome you to contact me here, as well as at bilingualliteracygeek@gmail.com. Best wishes!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/B-L-SyllaBits-Spanish-Compiled-Open-Syllables-Silabas-Abiertas-224974


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http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ll-Z-SyllaBits-Spanish-Compiled-Open-Syllables-Silabas-Abiertas-224979
November 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Yessica H.
Hey there. I just purchased your syllabits sets. How do I get the video?
October 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your purchase! I hope your students love them. The video that I have is an example of how to use it in whole group, but they may be used in small group or centers as well. Here is the link! If you have any trouble with it, please email me at bilingualliteracygeek@gmail.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFONtJd1EnI
October 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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I am very interested in purchasing your sylla bits in Spanish. This is my first year teaching Spanish for a K-8 setting. What is the difference between the $30 now $27 product and the $25?
August 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your interest!

The $27 is in English. There are two sets in Spanish at $25 each (B-L and LL-Z). I'm temporarily lowering the price of the Spanish sets today.:) Hope this helps. Have a great year!
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Brenda Fouse  (TpT Seller) re: B-L SyllaBits Spanish Compiled Open Syllables Silabas Abiertas
What's the correct order to use these in? I see you have two bundles. The B-L and the Ll-Z one. I also see you have the m free one as well as the s. Is it fine to start with m, s, then go through the first bundle, then second? What is best for the kids as far as syllable order
August 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
Hi Brenda!
Thank you for your question. The order that I recommend is below (and also on slide 5 of the slideshows). It’s based on the ease and frequency of the sound and separates sounds that could be confusing when learned consecutively. That’s the extent of the science behind it, however, so I don’t see danger in going through one set entirely before starting the other. Hope this helps!
ma, me, mi, mo, mu
pa, pe, pi, po, pu
sa, se, si, so, su
ba, be, bi, bo, bu
na, ne, ni, no, nu
da, de, di, do, du
la, le, li, lo, lu
ta, te, ti, to, tu
fa, fe, fi, fo, fu
ga, go, gu
gue, gui
cha, che, chi, cho, chu
ña, ñe, ñi, ño, ñu
va, ve, vi, vo, vu
lla, lle, lli, llo, llu
ca, co, cu
que, qui
ya, ye, yi, yo, yu
ja, je, ji, jo, ju
ge, gi
ra, re, ri, ro, ru
rra, rre, rri, rro, rru
za, ze, zi, zo, zu
ce, ci
ha, he, hi, ho, hu
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Buyer re: SyllaBits Spanish Syllable WorkPack Ma Me Mi Mo Mu Silabas Abiertas
Do you sell a complete pack of worksheets/activities for several of the sylla-bits sets? I'm thinking of purchasing a compiled pack of the slideshows, but I want to be sure I have activities to do with them. In looking around on the site, it's hard for me to tell if that's available yet. Thanks!
July 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
Hello and thanks for your question! I started making those, but the demand wasn't very high. I didn't sell a single copy. So, I started working on some projects that people were more in need of. However, you are the second person to ask me, so I may pick the projects back up in the future. If you email me at bilingualliteracygeek@gmail.com, I'd be happy to update you when that happens. Thank you, again, and have a wonderful school year!
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Susan F. re: Comprehension Questions Parent Letter In Spanish and English
Could the questions be used with the upper grades?
June 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
I'd love to send you a sample, so you can decide if it's right for your students and their parents. Please email me at Bilingualliteracygeek@gmail.com :)
June 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Marie Johnston  (TpT Seller) re: Closed Syllables SyllaBits Fluency Building Slideshow
Sorry-I just asked the question about rabbit, puppet etc.-if you can do this could I please have it in the normal powerpoint format? I appreciate your consideration in offering both formats.
May 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Marie Johnston  (TpT Seller) re: Closed Syllables SyllaBits Fluency Building Slideshow
Hi,
This is a wonderful product-your pictures re beautiful and I love the concept. However, since i couldn't preview the word list, I mistakenly thought it would be words with two closed syllables and a double consonant in the middle. Is there any way you could send me just the pages that have those words in this presentation? rabbit, puppet, etc? This is for developing 2nd grade readers in a Tier 3 intervention who aren't ready yet for all of the syllable types.
May 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your question and kind words. I'm happy to send you the slideshow I made for double consonants. Would you mind emailing me at Bilingualliteracygeek@ gmail.com. I'm happy to send it in the format you need.
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Brandi B. re: -le Syllables SyllaBits Fluency Building Slideshow
How many consonant le slides are in the powerpoint? Please email me at bburkett@pisd.us and bburkett31@gmail.com. Thanks for your help.
March 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
There are 115 slides that break down 26 words into two or more syllables, with emphasis on the -le part. If the slideshow ever grows, buyers will be invited to re-download it at no additional cost.

Thanks for you question!
March 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Closed Syllables SyllaBits Fluency Building Slideshow
Hi, What format is this in? Not familiar with the file type ppsx? Do you have in other formats. Looks great! Thanks, Sarah
March 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your question! I uploaded them in a format under PowerPoint that opens immediately in a show. It's meant to be easy for students to use independently as well. However I can also make it available to you in the normal PowerPoint format which I know is also useful to teachers.

Please let me know if this interests you.

Bilingualliteracygeek@gmail.com

Thank you!
March 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Hi: Thanks for your quick response. This is great product. Thank you for it. The 'presentation' version of the file works great. Thank you.
February 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: SyllaBits Fluency Building Syllable Slideshows Complete Set
Hi. I just bought the whole set, but it is working different than the powerpoint downloads I've done before. I would like to e-mail you directly to get feedback.
This is a great product -- but I need help to do what I need to with it-- right now I can't. 2callme22@gmail.com Thank you, pj
February 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
Thank you, PJ! I just sent you an email. It may be because I saved it in a format that would be easy for students to use independently, instead of having to navigate through the toolbar options to view the show. I did this because some like to use this as a center. I sent you the product in the "presentation" format. Due to its size, I sent it through Google Drive. Let me know if that works out better for you! Also, since it's a new edition, I am very curious to hear what you and your students think of it down the road. I hope they love it. Let me know!

Thanks Again,

Megan
February 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Liz Crow  (TpT Seller) re: Three Syllable Words SyllaBits Fluency Building Slideshow Mixed Practice
How many words are included?
January 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your question! That particular slideshow breaks down 20 words into the three syllables. It includes a random mixture of the various syllable types that the entire series covers. If more words are added to the slideshows in the future, which is quite possible, you will be invited to re-download it at no additional charge. In fact, if you email me at bilingualliteracygeek.com I would like to send you one of these for free so you can see what they are about. Specify if you would like this slideshow or if you're interested in a different one. It's a new English version of a successful Spanish product that has gotten a positive reaction from the TPT community. Since this version is new, I'm trying to get it some exposure. Please let me know if you have any other questions about this or any other product! Thank you!

Also, here is a link to a video of the Spanish version in use in a whole group lesson. They are not exact, naturally, because they are different languages, but the concept is very similar.

http://youtu.be/GFONtJd1EnI
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Just wanted to say that I have begun using these on my 1st graders and they have taken SO well to these syllables. They put the word together before I even scroll to the entire word--last week they pronounced "microscopio" without a single hesitation! I know you said that there was no demand for the accompanying bundles--although I can hardly see why--but that you did submit one onto tPt. Would I be able to try that one to see if that is something my students would do well with? I'm just not sure what to search for if it is still floating around tPt.
January 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
I'm so glad to hear it's been going well for them! That's exciting! As for the workpack, I would be more than happy to email you that for free in exchange for any insight you have into how it could be more useful to teachers and students. Maybe I've just been not great at promoting the item. Any advice you have would be appreciated. If you supply your email address, I'll send a copy to you.


Thanks again!
January 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: B-L SyllaBits Spanish Compiled Open Syllables Silabas Abiertas
Hola!

I have downloaded your free syllabits powerpoint and have reviewed your products on tPt for some time now. I am new to teaching (started last week) and would like to try your syllabits on my first and second graders this year. If the "m's" go well, I plan to purchase your entire bundle. I was wondering if you had published the accompanying assessments (I know the trial powerpoint says there is more to come, and that was one of them!) or if there are any assessment worksheets to go along with the powerpoint. I've been on your website before, but cannot seem to find the link to it now... not sure if your website might have an answer to this question and I'm just being redundant!

Thanks!
Dani
January 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
Thank your for your questions, Dani. I hope your students find the slideshows enjoyable. I have been working on the assessments for quite some time. Each syllable set was taking me about 50 hours, because I wanted them to be thorough and of good value. My plan was to make an extensive pack for each syllable set and release each one as they were completed. I posted one a while ago but sadly...it did not sell. Not a single one. That led me to believe that there wasn't much of a demand for it at the time. Maybe there were other resources out there fulfilling that need. Since I only try to post products that folks need-no fluff- I shifted my focus to some other products I'll be releasing soon. I will certainly go back to making the assessment packets as you have alerted me to the demand, I'm just not sure when. If there's anything in particular that you would like them to include, please let me know and I'll try to add it to the projects. For now, I'll think of a way to reword my "coming soon" notice. Thank you for considering my products and please let me know if you have any further questions. Have a great spring semester!

Megan
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Michele Alesch  (TpT Seller)
I will take it for $150. Thank you so much! Let me know what I need to do to purchase it.

Thanks again,
Michele
August 15, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
I'll change the price now! Thank you! Would you like me to send it to a home or school address? You may email me at meimeirose@gmail.com with info for privacy.
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Michele Alesch  (TpT Seller) re: Every Day Counts Calendar Math Kindergarten NEW Condition
I am interested in your every day counts calendar math set for kindergarten. Has it been used and is everything included? Would you be willing to take any less for it? I have a very tight budget and it wouldn't leave me much for the remainder of the year. Just let me know.

Thanks!
Michele
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Michele! It is a complete and unused kit. Everything that was shrink-wrapped still is. I did, however, have to write my name on the box to keep our TA's from removing it from the air conditioned storage room at my school. I definitely understand what you mean about the tight budget! Would it help if I make it $135 + the 15$ flatrate shipping for an even $150 (instead of 175+15)? Let me know if that works and I will adjust the price for you. Also, just as a side note, TPT now does school orders so you can now request it from your administration.

Thanks for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you!
Megan
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Dual Language Kinder  (TpT Seller) re: SyllaBits Spanish Ma, me, mi, mo, mu Syllable Slideshow Silabas Abiertas
Will you be creating any kind of package deal for people who would like to buy all the syllable powerpoints. I teach dual language kindergarten and these will be perfect for my students!

Johna
March 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Bilingual Literacy Geek  (TpT Seller)
YES! I have posted compiled versions of the Sylla_bits slideshows. They are in two parts due to size. I hope you find them useful! Also, I noticed that you purchased a couple of the slideshows individually after you asked your question, so I am putting the compiled versions on sale just for you. Thank you!
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a Teach For America alumn with 6 years of experience, primarily in 2nd Grade, 1st Grade, and Bilingual Kinder classrooms. I take joy in serving economically disadvantaged, minority and/or immigrant students in Houston, TX. I have also found it incredibly rewarding to work with incoming TFA Corps Members and new teachers, serving as a mentor through Teach For America and the Knowledge is Power Program.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Varied. Like all good teachers, I love to use visuals, realia, chants/songs, total physical response (movement), and tactile kinesthetic opportunities for learning. I also love technology!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was nominated for the Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching Award as well as Bilingual Educator of the Year.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BBA from University of Georgia and Teaching Certification from University of St. Thomas

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Originally from Savannah, GA, I attended high school at Savannah Arts Academy. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration. My intentions were set on consulting and entrepreneurship until Teach For America visited my business fraternity for an information session. I was brought to tears and embarassed that night by what I learned about the state education in our country, and the achievement gap that existed between economically disadvantaged students and their more affluent peers. Though in final round interviews with consulting firms, I instead took on the 2 year commitment to Teach For America and have now been in education for 4 years and counting! I cannot imagine having made any other decision.