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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Phonemic Awareness Segmenting and Blending Onsets and Rimes This center aligns with CCSS for kindergarten and 1st Grade- RF.K.2c: Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$2.00
66
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Phonics-Short Vowels Practice BUNDLED Blending Words and Sentence Fluency See all five individual centers for more information. By purchasing this bundle of all five, you will save $1.50. Kindergarten and First Grade are the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$6.50
32
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Freebie in Color Phonemic Awareness & Phonics Diphthongs ou & ow Practice #1 This is a literacy product designed to be used with a small group of first or second grade students that need more review with these sounds. However, the pages
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Flash Cards
FREE
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Phonics Segmenting 46 3 Syllable Word Puzzles This ELA center is perfect to use with high first grade or regular second grade students. Segmenting-chunking multi syllable words take a bit of practice for even the best of students. I use this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$4.00
11
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
This is an early reading skill taught in Kindergarten and First Grade. Many children have trouble understanding what is expected. This literacy center has 26 pictures with words for the teacher to say and show. There are 26 pictures that match
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$1.50
41
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Variant Vowels Phonics 1 ou ow all au aw As at risk readers struggle to decode
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$3.00
21
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
This is the beginning level of understanding the concept of dropping final sounds from words. It is easily understood if you begin with compounds first. There are 36 compounds to “see and say”. Children understand instantly when you show them a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$1.50
15
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
This is an early reading skill taught in Kindergarten and First Grade. Many children have trouble understanding what is expected . They tend to delete both phonemes and say the word family or rime. This literacy center has 28 pictures with words
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$1.50
30
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Phonics: Segmenting/Chunking 13 four Syllable Picture Words 1. Trace, 2 . Build color coded syllables and syllable puzzle pieces, & 3. Write/Spell Wipe Mats (shape boxes and blank squares) This is the perfect word phonics center for first
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
$4.00
9
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Monster Style Digraphs in Short Vowel Word Families Starring: wh th ch sh ck 1. There are 48 monster word cards
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$4.00
22
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Phonics Variant Vowel Phonograms au, aw, all, & ar Practice #1 Blackline This literacy center is perfect for first and second grade students that need extra help in decoding words. These
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$2.50
9
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
This literacy center has 4 pages depicting this special night. Each page has five or six pictures to label. This would be an excellent writing activity on labeling . Tis the season for magic and these pictures are worth a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$1.00
16
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Phonics: Decodable Reading Flurries “Winter Wonderlands of Words” This is a quick on going phonics activity to do in your small group instruction.This literacy phonics product covers a wide range of abilities from kindergarten to second grade. It
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Winter, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables
$1.50
15
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Phonics-22 Word and 22 Sentence Fluency Practice Pages Easter Extravaganza This is an easy and quick on going phonics Easter themed activity to do in your daily small group instruction. This literacy phonics product, covers
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Easter, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
$3.00
8
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Old McDonald's Farm A E I O U -ck Ch Sh Th Wh This 3 part emergent, interactive reader is so much fun to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$4.00
10
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Phonics-Segmenting Diphthongs & Variant Vowels oi, oy, & oo Literacy Center Color Practice #1 (There is a blackline center if you do not want this in color.) This phonics center is designed to be used with one to six students in a group.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.50
11
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Phonics-Short A Practice - Blending Words and Sentence Fluency The slinky sound straw and the fold over flap make this a fun activity for kindergarten and beginning of the year first
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Early Intervention
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$2.00
14
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Phonics- Ending Digraphs, Rhymes, Initial & Final Letter Sounds Winter Is for the Birds This phonics product is designed to use with kindergarten and first grade students.
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Winter, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
$3.50
10
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Winter Fun Activities Segmenting and Blending CVCE and CCVCE Picture Words This center
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Winter, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
$4.00
5
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By Gail's Reading Rubies
Phonics: Segmenting CVC Sounds Using Candy Canes and Stockings This ELAR literacy center will keep the little elves in your Kindergarten room focused. It is designed for small group
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Flash Cards
$3.00
8
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

"Once upon a time," I went to college and earned a degree in speech pathology and audiology. My teaching career stopped for a bit when our first son was born. Next I became an elementary special education teacher. Life went by, I got a masters degree in elementary education and had two more sons. Once again I changed my teaching assignment. I retired last year with a total of 38 years in education with 26 as a first grade teacher. My sons are grown and on their own. Now I get to tutor 18 kindergarten students and six 2nd grade dyslexia students. My part time teaching gig makes my heart sing and I am truly living "happily ever after! "

MY TEACHING STYLE

I had a traditional first grade classroom for years. I used the basal religiously until I learned enough computer skills to get hooked on the teacher chat boards and teacher web sites. Then my real education began because I became a lurker! I started learning ways to do things better in my regular classroom due to teachers all over the nation sharing what was good in their classrooms. I began doing the Daily Five after reading the book written by the two sisters. I did many science activities for hands on learning. We watched the life cycles of butterflies, planted a field of bluebonnets beside our school, watched tadpoles change into frogs, hatched eggs into baby chicks, observed earthworms, etc. It was good!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was recognized as the Outstanding Educator of the year by my school system in 2008 during the community Chamber of Commerce yearly banquet.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Bandera High School in Bandera, Texas. I graduated from Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas with a B.S. degree in speech pathology and audiology. I earned a LD (Learning Disabilities) certificate from West Texas State and then received a Masters of Education from East Texas State in Commerce, Texas. In the beginning of my teaching career I spent several years in special education by being a speech therapist and an elementary resource teacher. Then I spent over 25 years in regular education teaching first grade. Now I am tutoring kindergarteners (RTI response to intervention) and teaching 2nd graders with dyslexic tendencies.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am still married to my college sweetie after 39 years. He is the dad of my three sons. My oldest son was born with multiple handicaps. It wasn't easy raising him but we loved him so we took one day at a time, sometimes one hour at a time. We kept him at home with us until he was 26 years old and then placed him in a group home. He is only 15 minutes away and is doing well most of the time. The other two sons have masters degrees and darling wives. We have two "grand dogs".

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