Kris Rushing
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United States - Virginia - Portsmouth
Kris Rushing
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"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited." - Plutarch
 
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Drawing conclusions is a skill students need as early as first grade in order to become proficient in for their ultimate success on standardized...
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Drawing Conclusion is a comprehension strategy that tends to confuse and give students a great deal of difficulty. These 28 individual task card...
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Reference Materials have become a difficult skill for many of my third graders. Not only do they need to know the types of references, but what ...
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Comparing and contrasting can be challenging for our slower students. This packet of colorful activities provides the extra practice some of you...
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When it comes to answering questions on comprehension passages, nonfiction passages seem to be the most challenging for my students. In this pac...
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Vowel digraphs include: oa, ee, ai, ay, ea, Vowel diphthongs include: ue, ew, au, aw, oo, oi, oy, ou, ow, It is sometimes hard enough trying t...
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Students have a difficult time understanding the different terminology with regard to reference materials. This activity provides practice with ...
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Do your students have a difficult time answering sequence comprehension questions? This packet will provide you with a variety of stories to hel...
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Some of our weaker students need lots of activities decoding multisyllabic words. This activity shows these students the natural break in these ...
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As a Title I teacher I am always trying to develop activities that I can use with my students. This activity provides practice of basic sight wo...
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Drawing conclusions is a comprehension strategy that needs to be taught even to our very young students. Great for beginning readers as well as ...
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These cards provide practice for your students with decoding words. Each list contains words with similar decoding patterns. Some of the cards ...
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Students must be aware of the multiple meaning of words in order to understand many passages they will be reading. These 32 task cards will provi...
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This activity shows children where the breaks are in various multisyllabic words. It requires students to use their knowledge of consonant sounds...
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As teachers we are constantly asking our students to decode words within the context of reading. For some this is very difficult to do. These s...
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Students in early grades need to begin to read and follow written directions. By the time students enter and complete second grade most standard...
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Phoneme Blending is a very important step in the development of literacy, as well as general language development. A child whose blending skills...
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Vocabulary is the basis for learning language. As children learn to read, they must learn to decode words, but they also must have word knowledg...
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Do you students struggle with guide words as much as mine do? This activity is brand new and provides a fresh new way for your students to alpha...
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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Preschooler and kindergarten students who have not had a reach exposure to reading as toddlers and preschoolers tend to lack knowledge of many an...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught for 32 years in Virginia. I am currently a Title I teacher working in Reading remediation, grades 1-3 in Chesapeake VA.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in a very hands on approach to teaching. Working with weaker students, I am constantly trying to come up with creative activities that will keep my students interested and willing to work to their fullest potential.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

1986 Teacher of the Year, 1997 Teacher of the Year, 1999 Reading Teacher of the Year, 2011 Reading Teacher of the Year,

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education K-4, Master's Degree in Reading K-12

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been married for 31 years and have two wonderful children. Both grown and homeowners. Their rooms have been dismantled and made into a craft room and an office. So I am seriously hoping they will NEVER come back to live. But if they do I would take them in with open arms.