Growing Through Literacy

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Growing Through Literacy
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Teaching...can be likened to a conversation in which you listen to the speaker carefully before you reply. -Marie Clay
 
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This PowerPoint was designed to be used with the book "Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids" by Carol McCloud and the “Bucket Fillers Printable”. After reading the book, show the PowerPoint to the class. Discuss
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These compare and contrast cards show what happens when a flood or a drought strikes. They can be used in a PowerPoint, a SmartBoard lesson, or by being printed out and laminated I used them after showing a YouTube Video found at:
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These sequencing cards show what happens when a Tornado strikes. They can be used in a PowerPoint, a SmartBoard lesson, or by being printed out and laminated I used them after showing a YouTube Video found at:
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This is a printable of an out stretched hand. It is designed to be used at the beginning of the school year as you help your students set their hopes and goals for the coming school year (as recommend by Responsive Classroom). Generate a list of
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These sequencing cards show what happens when a Blizzard strikes. They can be used in a PowerPoint, a SmartBoard lesson, or by being printed out and laminated I used them after showing a YouTube Video found at:
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This Smartboard lesson was designed to be used with Allen Say's "TEA with MILK." The first slide uses visual aids to introduce the tricky vocabulary in the story. The second slide has writing prompts based on the story.
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This mind map is designed to help students visualize as they analyze fictional text or plan for fiction writing by helping them to see how events are connected. This allow them to infer and draw conclusions about how events occur in sequence. The
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This mind map is designed to help students visualize as they plan for informational writing by helping them to see how events are connected. This allow them to infer and draw conclusions about how events occur in sequence. This resource is referred
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These sequencing cards show what happens when a Thunderstorm strikes. They can be used in a PowerPoint, a SmartBoard lesson, or by being printed out and laminated I used them after showing a YouTube Video found at:
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This is a SmartBoard lesson that builds student question skills using the informational text. The photographs and text come from Cameron Bredeson's book "Fun Facts about Turtles." The lesson has students predict if the author will tell them about
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This is a SmartBoard lesson that builds student question skills using the informational text. The photographs and text come from Cameron Bredeson's book "Fun Facts about Frogs." The lesson has students predict if the author will tell them about the
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This is a SmartBoard lesson that builds student question skills using the informational text. The photographs and text come from Cameron Bredeson's book "Fun Facts about Lizards." The lesson has students predict if the author will tell them about
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This simple Narrative Reading checklist is based on the Narrative Learning Progression in Lucy Caukins' Units of Study in Reading. To use it I have the Narrative Learning Progression chart with me as I am conferencing and I code the checklist
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This is a SmartBoard lesson that builds student question skills using the informational text. The photographs and text come from Cameron Bredeson's book "Fun Facts about Snakes." The lesson has students predict if the author will tell them about the
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This Smartboard lesson is designed to be used with William Steig's book "Gorky Rises." The first page provides images help ESOL and Sped. student with tricky vocabulary in the text. The second page has a link to a video building prior knowledge
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This is a SmartBoard lesson that builds student question skills using the informational text. The photographs and text come from Cameron Bredeson's book "Fun Facts about Alligators." The lesson has students predict if the author will tell them
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This is a SmartBoard lesson that builds student question skills using the informational text. The photographs and text come from Cameron Bredeson's book "Fun Facts about Salamanders." The lesson has students predict if the author will tell them
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This notebook file provides an easily manipulable template for creating Interactive Morning Messages on the Smart Board. This template will allow you to create a weeks worth of interactive morning messages quickly and easily.
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This Smartboard lesson is designed to be used with a biography of author William Steig. The first page shows several children's books written by William Steig and images of vocabulary relating to his life. The second page is writing prompt
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This Smartboard lesson was designed to be used with Allen Say's "The Bicycle Man." The first slide uses visual aids to introduce the tricky vocabulary in the story. The second slide has writing prompts based on the story.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently a Literacy Resource teacher at Hollin Meadows Math and Science Focus School and a Professional Contributor for WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment)Consortium Blog . I have 15 years of experience in Reading Recovery, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade and Kindergarten. Currently, I co-teach in grades 2 and 3 to support English Language Learners. I have a lot of experience collaborating with others. I have worked with 12 co-teachers and 6 instructional assistants in my career.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Eager to collaborate with other teachers to motivate and support diverse struggling learners as they build literacy skills using compassionate, rigorous, and results oriented practice. •Holds Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction & Bachelors Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education •15 years of successful teaching experience in ESOL Resource, First Grade, Reading Recovery, and Kindergarten. •Dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating and nurturing early literacy in at-risk learners.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

•Grade 1, 2 and 3 Literacy Resource Teacher supporting the needs of English Language Learners. •Professional Contributor for WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment)Consortium Blog •Participant in Virginia Center for Excellence in Teaching (VCET) Leadership Academy at George Mason University •Presented School based Professional Development courses •Grade 1 teacher in an inclusion class working collaboratively with a SPED teacher and an Instructional Assistant •Candidate for National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certificate in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts •Reading Recovery teacher for 4 years between 2007 to 2011 •Lead Presenter at National Reading Recovery and K-12 Classroom Literacy Conference in 2012, 2013, & 2014 •Presenter WIDA National Conference 2013 •Collaborating with a Reading Recovery teacher and a Literacy Collaborative Coordinator to conduct teacher research to promote student comprehension of Nonfiction text •Grade 1, and Reading Recovery teacher for 10 years in a Title 1 school with a high ESOL population •Member of the Response to Intervention Committee, the School Improvement Team, and Lesson Study Pilot Program Team at Hollin Meadows Elementary •Grade level team leader and mentor teacher specializing in demonstration lesson in writing workshop and guided reading based on the tenets of Fountas, Pinnell, and Richardson •Participated in many professional development opportunities including: Reading Recovery, Responsive Classroom, Leveled Literacy Intervention, Lesson Study, Guided Reading Training with Dr. Jan Richardson and Literacy Collaborative

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.S. Curriculum and Instruction McDaniel College, Westminster, MD. 2008 Bachelor of Science Elementary and Early Childhood Education Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. 2000 Professional Certifications Virginia State Elementary Education PREK-6. 2005-2015 New York University Reading Recovery Certification, 2008 National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certificate in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts (pending in November 2014)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My personal life is integrated in a multicultural community. My husband immigrated here with his family from South Korea at the age of 4. We have friends from diverse backgrounds including, El Salvador, Peru, Cambodia, and Pakistan. Some came as children and some came as adults. All of them had to learn to communicate when they arrived. They have shared their stories and struggles with me. I will bring this knowledge and some of their stories toy blog as well as those from the children and families that I work with professionally.

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