Jen began teaching in 1998 and has worn many hats over the years, including Upper Elementary Literacy Specialist, Upper Elementary Literacy Coach, and classroom teacher. Jen has trained staff in implementation of best practices in Literacy, including Guided Reading, Vocabulary Development, Digging Deeper in Utilizing Student Data, and Focusing on Comprehension. Jen blogs about all things literacy at http://hellomrssykes.blogspot.com
I am particularly passionate about developing the vocabulary of all learners, which sets the stage for future successes!
NBCT, 2010 (Early-Middle Childhood Literacy)
I studied Elementary Education and K-12 Literacy at East Carolina University. Go Pirates! :)
I love teaching and sharing with other teachers.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Basic Principles, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, Literature, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, Martin Luther King Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text