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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
I made these alphabet charts for classroom use. They are each 8 x 11. There are multiple cards for most letters. Colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink, gray, white. Shapes: circle, sphere, square, cube,
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
This FREEBIE is a whole group punctuation activity. Glue the flags to a tongue depressor or Popsicle stick and have a fun, interactive lesson with punctuation. Students can have a set of 3 for themselves or a group of 3 students can be a team.
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
L.K.2b, L.1.2b
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Parent hand-out to encourage successful reading activities at home. One sheet is in full color. One sheet is in black and white. Feel free to make a copy for each parent in your classroom. Thanks for shopping at Cathy Collier’s The W.I.S.E. Owl!
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
For Parents
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Have children with b and d reversals? Here are rhymes for remembering the correct formation of b and d. This set includes 2 posters, 2 posters with arrows and numerals for directions, a small desk plate, and 2 practice pages. Thanks for
Subjects:
Writing, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
FREE
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
This packet contains a poem based on a turkey to highlight r-Controlled Vowels. There is a Black and white copy, a color copy, a sorting sheet and a linking chart. Thanks for shopping at Cathy Collier’s The W.I.S.E. Owl! By the way... How to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Posters
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
This set of vowels includes 5 posters, one for each vowel with a short vowel picture association. It is designed to be part of the Stoplight Writing process - showing students to SLOW DOWN and be careful when reading and writing vowel sounds.
Subjects:
Spelling, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Posters
FREE
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Helping students write sentences that deserve a high five! This set of cards is to be used with a whole group writing lesson. Students are provided with the simple sentences containing “Who?” And “Did What?” puzzle pieces. Students are then lead in
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Teaching fix-it strategies is a great way to create independent readers. This set has 8 fix-its and 4 formats. Strategies include: Look at the Picture, Get Your Mouth Ready, Slide and Sound, Look for the Pieces You Know, Skip and Reread, Chop the
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
This packet is a companion set to Leprechaun in Late Winter. Includes: Leprechaun in Late Winter Word Card 16 individual word cards Predict-o-Gram Leprechaun in Late ABCs of Leprechaun in Late ABC Order using Vocabulary Cards Syllables using
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
FREE
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
This FOREVER FREEBIE contains 2 words cards and 4 writing papers. A religious Easter word card and an Easter Bunny word card are included. Enjoy! Thanks for shopping at Cathy Collier’s The W.I.S.E. Owl! By the way... How to get TPT credit to
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
I made these cvc sliders for classroom use. This can be used in small group instruction or intervention. Students will put their finger on the starting dot. While sliding their finger across the arrow they will make each letter sound as they get
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
FREE
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
I made this decoding strategy set for classroom use. This can be used in small group instruction or intervention. This intervention is described in detail, at
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
FREE
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
This Betsy Ross FREEBIE is created for emergent readers and writers. The set contains: Betsy Ross Poem Betsy Ross Poetry/Pocket Chart Center Betsy Ross 4 Square Betsy Ross Writing Paper Betsy Ross Song Thanks for shopping at Cathy Collier’s The
Subjects:
U.S. History, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables
FREE
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
We need to make sure we are sharing the true meaning of Memorial Day with our students (it isn't just a day off of school). This set includes: Memorial Day 4 Square Memorial Day Vocabulary Card Memorial Day Writing Paper Memorial Day Word Work
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
This is a FREEBIE set celebrating America's Birthday. It contains: Poem 4 Square Writing Paper Hidden Message Word Cards Although this is a FREEBIE, t is intended for single classroom use only. Please be respectful of my hard work and do not
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
This is a fun activity for early readers. You can use this as a small group activity, a reading intervention, or a fun homework activity. Thanks for shopping at Cathy Collier’s The W.I.S.E. Owl! By the way... How to get TPT credit to use on
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
There are 6 quotes to inspire and encourage you. Quotes from Aesop, A. A. Milne, E. B. White, Norton Jestor, Gils Andrese, and Roald Dahl. Thanks for shopping at Cathy Collier’s The W.I.S.E. Owl! By the way... How to get TPT credit to use on
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
The FREEBIE is an 8-page emergent reader for summer. The skills in this reader are identifying colors, word wall words (I, see, a), left-to-right sequencing, and emergent fluency. This contains full-color and black and white pages. Thanks for
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Printables
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
The FREEBIE is an 10-page emergent reader for summer. The skills in this reader are identifying colors, word wall words (I, see, a), left-to-right sequencing, and emergent fluency. This contains full-color and black and white pages. Thanks for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Printables
FREE
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By Cathy Collier The WISE Owl
Please enjoy this Veteran's Day Packet. It is designed to have activities to discuss and understand the value of our Veterans. The packet includes: full-color poem word card with 20 vocabulary words writing pages can/have/are This is part of a
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Other (Social Studies - History), Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for more than 25 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 currently a BOD member of the International Literacy Association (but these ideas are mine and are not endorsed by them 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.

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My blog is www.cathycollier.com

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