Not a member? Join for FREE
Home
Kris Rushing
 (157)
United States - Virginia - Portsmouth
n/a
4.0
834 votes
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited." - Plutarch
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
Please Rate Me!
3.9
Drawing conclusions is a skill students need as early as first grade in order to become proficient in for their ultimate success on standardized...
$2.25
Digital Download
3.9
4.0
Drawing Conclusion is a comprehension strategy that tends to confuse and give students a great deal of difficulty. These 28 individual task card...
$2.25
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
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 ...
$3.50
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
When it comes to answering questions on comprehension passages, nonfiction passages seem to be the most challenging for my students. In this pac...
$7.50
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
Students have a difficult time understanding the different terminology with regard to reference materials. This activity provides practice with ...
$2.00
Digital Download
4.0
3.9
Do your students have a difficult time answering sequence comprehension questions? This packet will provide you with a variety of stories to hel...
$3.50
Digital Download
3.9
4.0
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...
$3.00
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
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...
$1.75
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
Comparing and contrasting can be challenging for our slower students. This packet of colorful activities provides the extra practice some of you...
$2.50
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
Drawing conclusions is a comprehension strategy that needs to be taught even to our very young students. Great for beginning readers as well as ...
$2.00
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
Some of our weaker students need lots of activities decoding multisyllabic words. This activity shows these students the natural break in these ...
$1.75
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
This activity shows children where the breaks are in various multisyllabic words. It requires students to use their knowledge of consonant sounds...
$1.75
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
Phoneme Blending is a very important step in the development of literacy, as well as general language development. A child whose blending skills...
$2.25
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
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...
$5.00
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
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...
$1.50
Digital Download
4.0
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Duration:
N/A
4.0
Students need to identify vowel sounds including digraph and diphthongs. They can be very difficult for the average child much less the weaker s...
$2.50
Digital Download
4.0
Subjects:
Grades:
Duration:
N/A
4.0
These cards provide practice for your students with decoding words. Each list contains words with similar decoding patterns. Some of the cards ...
$1.50
Digital Download
4.0
4.0
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...
$2.50
Digital Download
4.0
3.9
Preschooler and kindergarten students who have not had a reach exposure to reading as toddlers and preschoolers tend to lack knowledge of many an...
$1.50
Digital Download
3.9
4.0
This packet contains two activities which can help children better understand the use of the digraphs, ch, th, sh, and wh. Both activities are ha...
$3.00
Digital Download
4.0
Showing 1-20 of 119

FEEDBACK



















































Showing 1-50 of 826

Ratings

Digital Items
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:
Hard Goods
N/A
Shipping Efficiency:
N/A
Overall Quality:
N/A
Accuracy:
N/A
Practicality:
N/A
Thoroughness:
N/A
Creativity:
N/A
Clarity:
Used Goods
N/A
Shipping Efficiency:
N/A
Item as Advertised:

4.0
Total:
834 total vote(s)
Ask Kris Rushing a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
Jackie Crews
Jackie Crews  (TpT Seller)
Thanks Kris. I did get some of the Fountas and Pinnell info before you mentioned it from another reading specialist in my district. I don't have the time right now to pour over it, but I am going to attempt an interactive reader for my kids and I might post it. I'm thinking that it will be an A or B. Maybe you can check it out when I'm done and tell me what you think. I'll send you the file if you want. Thanks!
March 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Jackie Crews
Jackie Crews  (TpT Seller)
I continue to search for things my ESL kinders and first graders can read. I'm trained as a reading specialist as well, but am unsure of how to level books. How do you know that the books you make are a certain level? I would like to purchase some of yours this coming weekend and also make a couple of my own for my students. I have all the grades in my building to service, so I have a large variety of leveled things in my store. I really don't have time to do too many, but I would like to try a couple. Just don't know how to level them.
February 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
Hi Jackie, To be honest I am no expert nor do I have a formula. I was a Reading Recovery teacher for 18 years, and am a Reading Specialist as well. I am quite confident in leveling lower reading books. Fountas and Pinnell have a variety of texts out that may help you in this endeavor. As a Reading Specialist you maybe able to purchase their Leveled Book List to help you with published text. As for the books I have written, I use various tools to determine their level of difficulty. Repetition of text, concepts, vocabulary, return sweep, sentence length as well as similar leveled text to determine these levels. I am confident the few books I have made are quite accurate. As we get into the higher levels it becomes much more difficult. Good Luck with your store. I hope I have been a little helpful. Kris
February 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
ALICIA P.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PROMPT REPLY! I WAS ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THE MATERIALS! ITS LOVELY! THANK YOU!!!
January 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
No problem Alicia, I am glad you had success with the download. I hope your students enjoy this activity. Kris
January 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
ALICIA P.
HELLO!
THIS EVENING I PURCHASED YOUR VERB ITS A JUNGLE THEMED INFLECTION WORK WITH -ED, -ING,
ALONG WITH OTHER WORKS. TO MY SURPRISE I WAS UNABLE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR PRODUCT. IS THEIR ANY WAY YOU CAN EMAIL THE PRODUCT TO ME??
MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS msprather04@yahoo.com

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.
ALICIA
January 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
Hi Alicia, I'm so sorry you are experiencing a problem. The file would definitely NOT fit through on an email it is to large. If you are having a problem printing please check with the HELP icon in the upper right hand corner of TPT. They should be able to direct you as to your best course of action. If you find them not helpful let me know and we can try something else. Kris
January 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Buyer re: Basic Prefixes and Suffixes
Can you give me a list of the suffixes and prefixes included in the pack?

Thanks!
November 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
Prefixes used include: re, dis, mis, pre, un, im,
Suffixes used include: ful, ly, er, ness, less, able, ing, y,

Thanks for the question, I did go back and edit my description.

Kris
November 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Buyer
Actually- all of the ones under phonemic awareness would be great! :)
Thanks
November 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
:)
November 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Buyer re: Phoneme Blending
Hi do you have a phonemic pack (blending, segmenting, manipulation) etc. ?
November 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for the question. No I do not have a Phonemic Awareness packet. But you have given me an idea to maybe combine the activities I have developed. I will work on it. Thanks. Kris
November 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Buyer re: Basic Reading Comprehension Fun
Love this idea. Do you plan on making more? (A-D)?
Thanks!
Yvonnee
November 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
Hi Yvonnee, I have several activities that are very similar in my store that are designed for lower levels. Beginning Picture Comprehension, and Kindergarten Reading Comprehension. If these are not exactly what you had in mind, I sure can take a look at making a packet for A-D. Let me know what you think of the other two activities. Thanks for the question. Kris
November 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Buyer re: Position Words Packet
Hi. How many cards are there for sorting? Are they limited to the prepositions listed in the description or are there more? Thank you
September 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
Hi Marlow, The packet contains the prepositions listed. Each set for example' around and through has 12 pictures to sort. With four sets there is a total of 48 pictures to sort. I hope I have answered your question. Have a great year. Kris
September 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Buyer re: Drawing Conclusions / Early
You have made two mistakes on your answer cards. First the question about Patty - the cat does not have an answer card (you probably need to switch eat lunch with cat). Second The Do not feed the duck answer should not have a question mark. Please fix so that I can and anyone else who has purchased these can have to corrected cards.

I have to admit that I am very disappointed. It is quite costly and time consuming to print these colored cards and cut them out to only discover errors and that they can not be used.

Please rectify.
April 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
Error corrected. You will only have to reprint ONE page (first answer page). Would love to see your work some time? Sorry for the inconvenience.
April 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Buyer re: Vowel Digraphs & Diphthongs / Basic
Hi- I notice that you have au and aw pictures on the same page mixed in. What other patterns are also pictured and taught together? Thank you for your time.
April 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
TY for asking. Digraphs au, aw is the only one together. Ai, ay, long ea,ee, short ea are by themselves. Diphthongs oi, oy together, ou, ow together, and ue, ew together. Long oo, oa, short oo by themselves, for a total of 12 activity boards. Each page has 10 picture sounds to identify. I hope I have answered your question. Have a great day. Kris Rushing
April 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Lindsay T.
Hi Kris! Thank you so much for getting back to me. I did get the copy of the spinner, but I was unable to open it. This is a silly question, but how do I privately send you an email?
April 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
You would just have to give it here on the question board. That is the only way I know. TPT should have sent you another email or link to the new spinner game that I re-downloaded. Evidently they did not. Here is my email. Karush@cox.net Just send me a short text about what grade level you teach and I will take care of you right away. Kris :)
April 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Lindsay T.
I was wondering if you received the question I sent you about my purchase?
April 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
Hello ltrinkle, I did get your email on April 9. When I went to investigate the problem I noticed that TPT downloaded my file as a PMX file, which is not compatible with most computers. I went to re-download the file and it denied me to duplicate an existing file without deleting the first one file. When I did, is also deleted all communication which was your original e-mail. The TPT site assured me they sent you a copy of the Comprehension Spinner activity you had purchased. I hope you received it as they stated. If NOT; PLEASE email me your email address or I will make contact with the Tech department again to see what has happened. Now that I have this contact with you I will make sure you get what you requested. I am so sorry for the mix up. Please respond ASAP so that I can make sure you get this activity. So for the delay from the 17th. I have been away at our state's reading conference. Best to You, Kris
April 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Lindsay T. re: Comprehension Spinners
Good morning! I purchased this yesterday, and I was wondering what program I need to be able to open it.
April 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Buyer re: Easy Picture Comprehension
How many phrases/answer pictures are included in this?
April 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
Hello, There are 20 books with questions and 20 pencils with answers. I hope this helps. Let me know if I can be of further assistance. Kris
April 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Buyer
My email is: Tdesk1@comcast.net
Thanks again for the extra activity!
March 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Buyer re: TV Cartoon-Fill in the Blank
Thank you for the extra activity. I just wanted you to know about the mistake. The students really loved your activity. I will pick the TV cartoon activity. Thanks again. Your products are super.
March 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
Send me your email address so I can send it by PDF file. I just appreciate you finding my mistake. Kris
March 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Nura D. re: Drawing Conclusions / Early
This looks great! Do you know how I can accommodate my lower students using this activity?
December 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
Hi Nura, I suggest for your slower students to pair them with a stronger student who can read the passage to them. Together have them select the answer. Also have them go back and use a dry erase marker and justify why they selected the answer they did. Even your slower readers are working on the skill of drawing conclusions even if they can not read the entire passage. Good luck and have a wonderful holiday season. Kris
December 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Fran Gordon  (TpT Seller)
I downloaded again, and found Kobe corrected. There is a typo on the "Dictionary or Encyclopedia" page (5. To read today's new) and a grammar error on Reference Aids (Should be "At what temperture"). I'm trying to be nice and not just give you low numbers on the evaluation, because I think you have a B- product that should be a solid A. If I didn't value your effort and content, I wouldn't put this much time and effort into corresponding with you.
October 21, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
TY phrang, I appreciate your help. I need you sitting on my shoulder when I am typing. A second pair of eyes is so helpful. I corrected the two items you told me of and I hope you will try to use them with your students. I DO appreciate your help. I just didn't want you unhappy, that is the only reason I suggested a refund. If you couldn't use a part of the purchase because of the font size I wanted you to be satisfied. I wish for you a successful school year and thank you again for your assistance.
October 21, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Fran Gordon  (TpT Seller) re: Reference Material Activities
You still have Kobe Bryant's name misspelled. There is a capitalization error on an earlier page. The font is very difficult to read on a crowded page. I'm still going to use the game cards, but I'm disappointed that I can't use the handouts.
October 21, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
The font is 14. I do not know why you cannot use the pages. My students do not have any difficulty with its size. If you send me your email I will send the PDF directly to you if you think it will help. I did correct the Kobe as well as Circle. There was a lot of text and I am sorry for the errors. It has been resubmitted. If you are still dissatisfied just request a refund.
October 21, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Fran Gordon  (TpT Seller) re: Reference Material Activities
I could love this packet, but you have too many typos. I don't feel like I can use this with my students without retyping it. Any chance you would send me the file in Word so that I can clean it up? Thanks.
October 4, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
Please forgive me. I wish I could send it to you however it was not created in Word. I did review my pages and corrected everything I could find. I have resubmitted the file so I hope this will take care of any concerns you have. Again I am very sorry.
October 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

n/a
Buyer re: Preschool/Kindergarten Task Cards
I am not able to download this, it is giving me a bad gateway notice? I have been able to download all the other items I bought so I don't think it is me, although I am not a computer genius:) Please let me know if there is anything I can try, thank you!

Mary
August 1, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
n/a
Kris Rushing  (TpT Seller)
Hi Mary, You ahve asked a question even I am unsure of. The program was made on print master and converted to a PDF. Make sure you have the most current Adobe Reader on your computer. If you still have difficulty,there is a help area on TPT where a comp geek can help you. If you still have difficulty, I'm sure they can refund your money. I wish I could say I know what to do. If you can not download and are still interested I can try sending to you as a hard copy. SO SORRY Kris
August 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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.