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Denise Giddens
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This is a two-week reading comprehension unit with a kite theme. It includes lesson plans, graphic organizers, and fiction/non-fiction passages. The unit provides teacher-directed instruction for the following reading/writing strategies: Critical
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This is an interactive PowerPoint that reviews singular and plural nouns. Students view three words and choose the singular or plural noun. The correct answer is highlighted. The PowerPoint is self-correcting so it can be used as an independent
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This is an interactive PowerPoint that reviews types of sentences - telling and asking. Students view a sentence and choose the type. If correct, the slide takes them to a new sentence. If incorrect, the slide takes them back to try again. The
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This book contains three phonics units for the following ending sounds: Unit 1 - nd, ng, nk, nt / Unit 2 - mp, sp, st, ft, pt, lk / Unit 3 - ck, ch, sh, th. For each of the three units, there are four teacher-guided practice pages, two
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This is a two-week reading comprehension unit with a whale theme. It includes lesson plans, graphic organizers, and fiction/non-fiction passages. The unit provides teacher-directed instruction for the following reading/writing
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This is an interactive PowerPoint that reviews the use of capitals and periods in sentences. Students view three sentences and choose the sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation. If correct, the slide takes them to three new
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This book contains four phonics units for the following beginning sounds: S Blends, R Blends, L Blends, and Digraphs. For each of the four units, there are four teacher-guided practice pages, two independent practice pages, and two home practice
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This book contains three phonics units for the following long vowels: CVCe, CCVCe, and Vowel Digraphs. For each of the three units, there are four teacher-guided practice pages, two independent practice pages, and two home practice pages. The book
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This book contains five phonics units for short vowels. Each unit is built around a short vowel sound in combination with several consonants. The book covers all five short vowel sounds and all beginning consonant sounds. For each of the five
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This book includes 20 teacher-guided lessons for the following word families: am, an, ap, at The book begins with phonemic awareness activities and progresses through phonics, writing, fluency, and comprehension. By the time students have finished
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This is an interactive PowerPoint that reviews the use of capitals and question marks in sentences. Students view three sentences and choose the sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation. If correct, the slide takes them to three new
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This book addresses CCSS for Key Ideas and Details for both literary and informational text. The lessons can be used to supplement any classroom reading program. The book contains four units that integrate critical thinking, graphic organizers and
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This is an interactive PowerPoint that reviews vocabulary - antonyms, compound words, contractions, and root words. Students answer the questions and the correct answer is highlighted. The PowerPoint is self-correcting so it can be used as an
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This is a reading comprehension unit with an April/May theme. It includes graphic organizers, writing activities, a non-fiction passage, and poems. The unit provides teacher-directed instruction for the following reading/writing
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This is a reading comprehension unit with a zoo theme. It includes teacher directions, graphic organizers, writing activities, and two types of passages - fantasy fiction and realistic fiction. The unit provides teacher-directed instruction for the
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This book includes 20 teacher-guided lessons for the following word families: id, ig, ip, it The book begins with phonemic awareness activities and progresses through phonics, writing, fluency, and comprehension. By the time students have finished
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This file includes 100 flashcards for beginning sounds. There are 4 cards for each letter except q. I make two copies on cardstock and use them for a matching game at learning centers. I also have flashcards for word families available on this
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This book includes 20 teacher-guided lessons for the following word families: ob, og, op, ot The book begins with phonemic awareness activities and progresses through phonics, writing, fluency, and comprehension. By the time students have finished
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This book includes 20 teacher-guided lessons for the following word families: ed, eg, en, et. The book begins with phonemic awareness activities and progresses through phonics, writing, fluency, and comprehension. By the time students have finished
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This book includes 20 teacher-guided lessons for the following word families: ub, ug, um, un The book begins with phonemic awareness activities and progresses through phonics, writing, fluency, and comprehension. By the time students have finished
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

4 Years in 1st Grade 3 Years in 2nd Grade 3 Years in 3rd Grade 10 Years as Reading Academic Coach serving Kindergarten through 5th Grade 2 Years as Troup County Academic Coach

MY TEACHING STYLE

All children deserve to be taught in a way that helps them reach their highest potential. Keeping their uniqueness in mind when planning activities and lessons, I present the content in many different ways so that all students can participate in learning. My classroom is an active and lively place! I like to hear the chatter of learning. By allowing them to work together, have lots of discussions, and share ideas, I am facilitating a risk-free classroom where they learn from each other. They take ownership and responsibility for their own learning when they feel that what they have to contribute is important and meaningful.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2003-2004 Teacher of Year Hillcrest Elementary School LaGrange, Georgia 2005-2006 Teacher of Year Franklin Forest Elementary School LaGrange, Georgia 2006-2007 County Teacher of Year Troup County, Georgia

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

1992 - B.S. in Early Childhood Education Magna Cum Laude Graduate State University of West Georgia Carrollton, Georgia 2008 - M.S. in Education Troy State University Phenix City, Alabama

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

School-wide Professional Learning Responsibilities; County-Wide Trainer for Promethean Interactive Whiteboard; Authored and Published Full Circle Reading Intervention Program