Cathy Collier The WISE Owl

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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Need ideas for teaching, intervening and creating independent activities for early learners? This is the set for you. Cause and Effect requires scaffolded activities and lessons. This set includes:The set contains:24 Cause and Effect Sets for Whole
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
37
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Wouldn't you love an easy writing plan for your early learners? Here is the fall version of this tried-and-true method. This can be easily differentiated and can accommodate learners of all levels. The earliest learners can write predictable
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.K.1, W.K.2, W.K.3, W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3
$6.00
32
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Wouldn't you love to have a full year of writing centers or lessons ready to go? This is it. 4 square writing is perfect for early writers and can be easily differentiated for all learners. This is a COMBO Pack containing Fall, Winter, Spring, and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.K.1, W.K.2, W.K.3
$24.00
$20.00
36
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Need ideas for sharing this with your early learners? This pack combines both skills in the Compare and Contrast lessons. Comparing and Contrasting for early learners is important in reading and writing. Compare and Contrast requires scaffolded
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$6.00
28
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
What a hard skill for early learners! Well, it used to be. This packet is designed to help primary students understand making inferences. The lessons are designed to take students through a variety of inference models from using images to using the
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
17
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Need a quick intervention for getting students to hear all the sounds in a word? This intervention uses a stoplight to show students how to write the beginning, middle, and end of a word. Using 3-letter short vowel words, students will practice
Subjects:
Writing, Early Intervention, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.2c, RF.K.2d
$4.00
22
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Do your students have difficulty changing from long to short vowels? Teaching them the reading strategy Flip the Vowel can help this skill become automatic. This set includes a Flip the Vowel Anchor Chart, Bossy e Anchor Chart, full-color small
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables
$5.00
19
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Wouldn't you love an easy writing plan for your early learners? Here is the winter version of this tried-and-true method. This can be easily differentiated and can accommodate learners of all levels. The earliest learners can write predictable
Subjects:
Writing, Winter, Presidents' Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.K.1, W.K.2, W.K.3, W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3
$6.00
19
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Need word work for your students? Want them to manipulate letters? Have tubs of magnet letters? This is perfect for you. 6 centers, ready to print! This set can help you teach a process and provide lots of product! The product was recently updated
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
9
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Sometimes teaching digraphs (ch, sh, and th) to early readers can be hard. This pack provides many activities and resources for whole group, small group and individual practice with beginning and ending digraphs. It contains 6 pages of activities
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
CCSS:
RF.1.3a
$4.00
9
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Main Idea and Supporting Details can be tricky to teach to early learners, but this is the set to make it happen. The activities can be differentiated for students at varying levels. The set contains these 6 Main Idea Activities:10 Topic, Main Idea
Subjects:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
12
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Wouldn't you love an easy writing plan for your early learners? Here is the spring version of this tried-and-true method. This can be easily differentiated and can accommodate learners of all levels. The earliest learners can write predictable
Subjects:
Writing, Easter, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
CCSS:
W.K.1, W.K.2, W.K.3, W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3
$6.00
14
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Need materials for a Parent Engagement Meeting? This A-Z Power Point gives parents ideas for supporting early literacy. This is a Ready-Made Parent Engagement Presentation. Making parents our ally and our partner in their child’s education should
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Handouts, For Parents
CCSS:
RF.K.1, RF.K.2, RF.K.3, RF.K.4
$4.00
10
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Students LOVE these sheets. You will know they are manipulating letters to create words. You will know they are using what they know about sounds and features to make new words. You will know they are using knowns to discover unknowns.Students will
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
11
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Drawing Conclusions is a tricky skill for early learners BUT this set is ready for your early learners. There are 10 Drawing Conclusion sheets with stories with the "I conclude" starter10 Drawing Conclusion sheet with stories without the "I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables
$5.00
9
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
This set includes 20 word ladders and answer sheets.Students will use pictures to change either the beginning, middle, or ending letters to create new words. There are also some ladders with beginning and ending blends and beginning and ending
Subjects:
Spelling, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.1b, RF.K.2c, RF.K.2d, RF.1.2, RF.1.2a, RF.1.2c
$4.00
6
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Do your students need practice using context clues? This decoding strategy is perfect. When students are learning to read they need practice skipping words and reading to the end of the sentence, then reread the sentence for understanding. That is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
$3.00
5
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Want many ideas for teaching sequencing? Here it is AND it's an UPDATED set (as of May 2020). This Sequencing Pack includes writing paper and sequencing pictures in a variety of formats. Once this is taught in a whole group setting, this can be
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
8
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
This concept of word set is designed as an intervention for students who are at the developing and rudimentary levels of concept of word as defined by the PALS (Phonological Awareness and Literacy Screening) test. However, this intervention can be
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$48.00
$43.20
11
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Here is the strategy lessons and activities you've been looking for! Each lesson has activities for independent practice and understanding. 9 decoding strategies are included for all learners.Decoding Strategy Look at the PictureDecoding Strategy
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$34.00
$30.00
11
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for more than 30 years. I have taught special education, regular education, but my favorite years were spent in a kindergarten classroom. I'm a Reading Specialist in a K-2 school. I have a passion for teaching the Emergent Reader and Writer. I also LOVE presenting to teachers. I have presented at the Virginia State Reading Association Conference, the North Carolina State Reading Association, the Keystone State Reading Association, and the International Reading Association Conferences in Chicago and New Orleans. I'm always up for traveling to a conference. If you'd like to know, just ask.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have taught a balanced literacy classroom for many years. I have had whole group instruction and small group instruction. I believe in hands-on learning with independence.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was the Reading Teacher of the Year for Chesapeake Public Schools in 2007. I am a past BOD member and Past President of the Virginia State Reading Association. I was selected as Vice Chair of the Governor's Teacher Cabinet in 2013-14 and was a member of the Standards of Learning Reform Committee, as well. I am also a past BOD member of the International Literacy Association (but these ideas are mine and are not endorsed by organization in any way).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My undergraduate in Special Education was earned in 1989 from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. I received my Master's of Education and my Reading Certificate from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in 1996 and 2009, respectively.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My blog is www.cathycollier.com

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