Alison Horstman

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This verb PowerPoint features ten verbs. Each verb is followed by a corresponding picture and sentence. Students practice identifying the verb in a sentence. After a short wait period the answer is given. This is a great teaching tool for English
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This is a reading packet that includes seven stories each with corresponding comprehension questions. I give this packet to students to provide reading material over the Christmas break. Parents are encouraged to read along with any child who is
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This adjective PowerPoint features ten adjectives. Each adjective is followed by a corresponding picture and sentence. Students practice identifying the adjective in a sentence. After a short wait period the answer is given. This is a great
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This compound word PowerPoint features 13 compound words. Each compound word is used in a sentence and includes an illustration. After two separate words are read, there is a short wait time before the compound word is read. The slideshow is fully
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This PowerPoint slideshow features 13 short vowel words that change to a new word when the silent e is added.
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These five songs help to introduce each of the five long vowel sounds. I create a large poster copy to display on my white board. Students take turns using my pointer to lead the class in singing the song. After singing the song several times, I
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This reading comprehension packet includes passages on five insects: butterfly, ladybug, ant, walking stick and praying mantis.
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The phonics practice pages that I have created target long vowel words. The practice pages are simple and student friendly. Students are asked to read and highlight long vowel words in the context of a sentence. Students are then asked to
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This PowerPoint slideshow features er ir and ur words. Each slide has a featured word, illustration and sentence.
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This PowerPoint features 10 long e words. Each word is followed by an illustration and a corresponding sentence. Each slide is fully narrated. There is a short wait time before each word is read aloud to give the learner the opportunity to
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The phonics practice pages that I have created target short vowel words. The practice pages are simple and student friendly. Students are asked to read and highlight target words in the context of a sentence. Students are then asked to illustrate
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This PowerPoint slideshow includes the following shapes: triangles, rectangles, squares, circles, pentagons, hexagons and octagons. The sides and vertices are labeled and counted for each shape. The definition of a polygon is given.
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This short "u" PowerPoint features ten short "u" words. Each word is followed by a corresponding picture and sentence. This is a great teaching tool for English Language Learners. It may be used to teach a whole group lesson or it may be used to
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This PowerPoint slideshow features 10 contractions.
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This PowerPoint features 10 long o words. Each word is followed by an illustration and a corresponding sentence. Each slide is fully narrated. There is a short wait time before each word is read aloud to give the learner the opportunity to
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This PowerPoint features 10 long u words. Each word is followed by an illustration and a corresponding sentence. Each slide is fully narrated. There is a short wait time before each word is read aloud to give the learner the opportunity to
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This is a five story comprehension packet. All of the stories are Spring related. Students are asked to identify the main idea, define vocabulary and sequence events. I send this packet home for reading/comprehension practice over the spring
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This short "e" PowerPoint features ten short "e" words. Each word is followed by a corresponding picture and sentence. This is a great teaching tool for English Language Learners. It may be used to teach a whole group lesson or it may be used to
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This short "i" PowerPoint features ten short "i" words. Each word is followed by a corresponding picture and sentence. This is a great teaching tool for English Language Learners. It may be used to teach a whole group lesson or it may be used to
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

18 years experience teaching first grade in Houston area public schools

MY TEACHING STYLE

Making teaching meaningful and fun are two of my top priorities. In teaching Language Arts I emphasize the importance of "Word Power." I teach students that analyzing words in many different ways adds to their word power ability. We learn about men and women who have used word power to make the world a better place. Incorporating hands on activities such as handling and observing live ladybugs, flying kites, helping to care for a first grade garden, keep students energized, excited and eager to learn in first grade.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was awarded, Young Educator of the year and Educator of the year awards while teaching at Lamar Elementary in the Houston Independent School District.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts in Education from Sam Houston State University Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction from University of Houston Downtown

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a Christian. I am married to Daniel Horstman. We have three wonderful children; Benjamin, Elisabeth and Katherine.

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