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By Growing Firsties
We can help our beginning readers grow into independent readers with strong reading comprehension by teaching them important self monitoring skills they can use while reading. These self monitoring skills are great decoding strategies and reading
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Test Preparation
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Lesson
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.4a, RF.1.4b, RF.1.4c, RF.2.3, RF.2.4a, RF.2.4c, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
$5.00
$4.00
621
Digital Download PDF (33.66 MB)
By Growing Firsties
Do you want to build deep-thinking readers that can correctly cite text evidence and self-monitor their reading? This 1st grade reading comprehension bundle is exactly what you need! This 1st grade reading bundle includes printables, anchor charts,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.1.6, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4
$22.00 $15.00
$12.00
233
Bundle
By Growing Firsties
Sight Words can look so much alike and be tricky to master. These packs help your readers look closely across the word from beginning to end and also practice some math skills!Please click either link above to check out the previews for each pack.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Centers
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4, 1.NBT.C.4, 1.OA.A.1, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b, RF.1.3g, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3e
$7.50 $6.50
$5.20
120
Bundle
By Growing Firsties
Teaching first grade look alike words can be really tricky! 1st grade students need lots of extra practice to master commonly confused sight words. This no-prep printable pack includes 43 pages of 1st grade sight word activities to help your early
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Centers
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4, 2.MD.D.10, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.C.6, 2.OA.A.1, 2.OA.B.2
$4.50
$3.60
181
Digital Download PDF (21.30 MB)
By Growing Firsties
Self-Monitoring reading is an essential yet challenging skill for many readers - including early and beginning readers! Yet, this is one of the most important reading strategies we can teach our students. Learning to self-monitor improves our
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Homework, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.K.3c, RF.K.3d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3b, RF.1.3g, RF.2.3, RF.2.3f
$4.50
$3.60
28
Digital Download PDF (5.46 MB)
By Growing Firsties
Self-monitoring reading is an essential yet challenging skill for many 1st grade students. 1st grade “look alike” words and commonly confused sight words can trip up new readers and prevent reading fluency. Whether your students have difficulty
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Lesson
CCSS:
RF.K.3c, RF.K.3d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3b, RF.1.3g, RF.1.4a, RF.1.4c, RF.2.3, RF.2.4a, RF.2.4c
$22.50 $19.50
$15.60
11
Bundle
By Growing Firsties
Self-Monitoring reading is a difficult reading skill for many readers - including early and beginning readers! This pack has 20 practice printables to help readers look carefully at all the parts of the words! If you have readers that skip over
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
1st
Types:
Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.K.3c, RF.K.3d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3b, RF.1.3g, RF.2.3, RF.2.3f
$4.00
$3.20
16
Digital Download PDF (6.37 MB)
By Growing Firsties
This Fast Phonics BUNDLE practice pack includes 2 - 20 half page sized no prep printables to provide brief, focused practice on decoding CVC words. Fast Phonics is aligned with the Science of Reading in that it promotes beginning readers reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RF.K.1b, RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.K.3d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3b
$6.00 $5.00
$4.00
1
Bundle
By Growing Firsties
This Fast Phonics practice pack includes 20 half page sized no prep printables to provide brief, focused practice on decoding CVC words. Fast Phonics is aligned with the Science of Reading in that it promotes beginning readers reading through a word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RF.K.1b, RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.K.3d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3b, RF.2.3
$3.00
$2.40
3
Digital Download PDF (13.09 MB)
By Growing Firsties
This bundle is gives readers practice self-monitoring their reading. It contains two great no prep print and go packs to help slow your speedy readers down, nudging them to look carefully at all the word parts, beginning, middle and end! If you have
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b, RF.1.3d, RF.1.3g
$9.00 $8.00
$6.40
5
Bundle
By Growing Firsties
Self-Monitoring reading is an essential yet challenging skill for many readers - including early and beginning readers! If your readers substitute words that look similar (such as on for no, saw for was, them for then or want for went), then this no
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Math
Grades:
1st
Types:
Homework, Printables
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.3b, RF.1.3g
$9.00 $7.50
$6.00
3
Bundle
By Growing Firsties
Self-Monitoring reading is an essential yet challenging skill for many readers, especially when working with first grade look alike words! If your students substitute commonly confused sight words (such as them for then or want for went), then this
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Math
Grades:
1st
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.K.3c, RF.K.3d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3b, RF.1.3g, RF.2.3, RF.2.3f
$4.50
$3.60
3
Digital Download PDF (7.02 MB)
By Growing Firsties
Self-Monitoring reading is a difficult reading skill for many readers - including early and beginning readers! If you have readers skip over beginning, middle and/or ending word parts when reading, this no prep print and go pack of 25 printables is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
1st
Types:
Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.K.3c, RF.K.3d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3b, RF.1.3g, RF.2.3, RF.2.3f
$4.00
$3.20
5
Digital Download ZIP (14.13 MB)
By Growing Firsties
This targeted Fast Phonics practice pack includes 20 half page sized no prep printables to provide brief, focused practice on decoding words with blends and short vowels. Fast Phonics is aligned with the Science of Reading in that it promotes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RF.K.1b, RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.K.3d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3b, RF.2.3
$3.00
$2.40
1
Digital Download PDF (13.71 MB)
By Growing Firsties
This targeted Fast Phonics BUNDLE practice pack includes 2 - 20 half page sized no prep printables to provide brief, focused practice on decoding Blends and Beginning Digraphs. Fast Phonics is aligned with the Science of Reading in that it promotes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RF.K.1b, RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.K.3d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b
$6.00 $5.00
$4.00
Bundle
By Growing Firsties
Help your students learn to decode beginning and ending digraphs with these fun Fast Phonics activities. This bundle includes 4 fun and engaging activities for each of the beginning digraphs and each of the ending digraphs.  In “Look Closely”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RF.K.1b, RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.K.3d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b
$6.00 $5.00
$4.00
Bundle
By Growing Firsties
This Fast Phonics practice pack includes 20 half page sized no prep printables to provide brief, focused practice on decoding silent e CVCe long vowel words. Fast Phonics is aligned with the Science of Reading in that it promotes beginning readers
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RF.K.1b, RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.K.3d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3b, RF.2.3
$3.00
$2.40
Digital Download PDF (2.71 MB)
By Growing Firsties
This Fast Phonics practice pack includes 20 half page sized no prep printables to provide brief, focused practice on decoding CVC words. Fast Phonics is aligned with the Science of Reading in that it promotes beginning readers reading through a word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RF.K.1b, RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.K.3d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3b, RF.2.3
$3.00
$2.40
1
Digital Download PDF (15.19 MB)
By Growing Firsties
This targeted Fast Phonics practice pack includes 20 half page sized no prep printables to provide brief, focused practice on decoding words with beginning or initial digraphs. Fast Phonics is aligned with the Science of Reading in that it promotes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RF.K.1b, RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.K.3d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b, RF.2.3
$3.00
$2.40
Digital Download PDF (15.64 MB)
By Growing Firsties
This targeted Fast Phonics practice pack includes 20 half page sized no prep printables to provide brief, focused practice on decoding words with ending or final digraphs. Final Digraphs included are -sh, -ch, -th, -ck, -ng. Fast Phonics is aligned
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RF.K.1b, RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.K.3d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b, RF.2.3
$3.00
$2.40
Digital Download PDF (15.33 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

In addition to being a wife and mom to two adorable (and semi-sassy kids)...I've been a 1st grade teacher, Reading Specialist, University Instructor and Freelance Literacy Consultant.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Committed to learning and growing together in an environment that accepts, honors and celebrating everyone.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Working with kids is reward enough for me!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree from University of WI-Madison; Master's Degree from University of WI-Milwaukee

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have taught for over 20 years - mostly first grade.

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