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By Heidi Givens
Are you one of the lucky teachers who has discovered the Bedrock Literacy Curriculum by Kristin Anderson Di Perri, Ed.D.? If so, I am going to make your day! This bundle includes 300+ vocabulary cards taken right from the curriculum. Also is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, ...
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards
$1.00
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By Heidi Givens
Are you one of the lucky teachers who has discovered the Bedrock Literacy Curriculum by Kristin Anderson Di Perri, Ed.D.? If so, I am going to make your day! This bundle includes 60 sentences of increasing difficulty to use with the Daily Reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Activities, Assessment, PowerPoint Presentations
$1.00
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By Heidi Givens
Are you one of the lucky teachers who has discovered the Bedrock Literacy Curriculum by Kristin Anderson Di Perri, Ed.D.? If so, I am going to make your day! In this packet, you will find resources to use to complete the objectives for “Unit 3
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
PreK, 8th, Adult Education, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
26
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By Heidi Givens
Are you one of the lucky teachers who has discovered the Bedrock Literacy Curriculum by Kristin Anderson Di Perri, Ed.D.? If so, I am going to make your day! In this packet, you will find resources to use to complete the objectives for “Unit 4
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, ...
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Flash Cards
$1.00
21
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By Heidi Givens
If you enjoyed my Super Bowl packet, you will love this. This product is a must have for any elementary teacher that loves to teach Language Arts and math skills in themes. With March Madness about to begin, this packet is a fun way to practice
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$4.00
27
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By Heidi Givens
Practicing letter recognition is a critical skill for reading readiness. The same is true for deaf children learning American Sign Language. They need to practice recognizing the handshapes of ASL. The worksheets in this packet can be used as
Subjects:
American Sign Language
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$2.50
15
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By Heidi Givens
This product is a must have for any elementary teacher that loves to teach Language Arts and math skills in themes. With the Super Bowl coming up, this packet is a fun way to practice various skills. Included are the following games: -Football
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Games
$5.00
17
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By Heidi Givens
These materials were created as a supplement to Kristin DiPerri's Bedrock Literacy Curriculum Unit 11. In this zip folder, you will find resources to use to complete the activities for “Unit 11 Sentence Structure” page 121-131. Pre/Post unit
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, ...
Types:
Activities, Assessment, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
21
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By Heidi Givens
Students can practice their knowledge of the handshapes of American Sign Language by playing this Tic Tac Toe game. A student chooses a square, then must think of a sign that uses the handshape in the square. If the partner agrees that it is an
Subjects:
American Sign Language
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.00
18
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By Heidi Givens
If you have purchased Kristin DiPerri's Bedrock Literacy curriculum or need other ways for teaching reading than the standard basal reading series, then this product is for you! In this zip folder, you will find resources to use to complete the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, ...
Types:
Activities, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$1.00
17
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By Heidi Givens
Here is another great resource for deaf and hard-of-hearing children to practice recognizing ASL handshapes. Graphics From the Pond http://frompond.blogspot.com
Subjects:
American Sign Language, Special Education, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables
$1.00
16
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By Heidi Givens
Here is a bundle of all my ASL Handshape Family games and worksheets. Save $1.00 by purchasing this bundle instead of each product separately. Included are: ASL Handshape Family Concentration ASL Handshape Family Formative Assessment ASL
Subjects:
American Sign Language
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
11
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By Heidi Givens
Which Picture Is Out focuses on developing a child’s schema, critical thinking skills, and expressive language. For each picture, allow multiple students opportunities to determine which picture should be out and justify why. There is no one
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, ...
Types:
Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$1.00
15
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By Heidi Givens
Have you enjoyed my other ASL Handshape Family products? If so, then you need to have this. Students are given another opportunity to practice recognizing linguistic features of ASL. This Bingo game includes 10 Bingo cards, 40 SIGN calling cards
Subjects:
American Sign Language
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Games
$1.50
8
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By Heidi Givens
This game gives students practice in the linguistic features of ASL by playing Concentration. The game consists of 12 handshape cards and 12 signs. Print them on cardstock and laminate. Students turn all cards face down then try to match the
Subjects:
American Sign Language
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Games
$1.00
7
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By Heidi Givens
Practicing letter recognition is a critical skill for reading readiness. The same is true for deaf children learning American Sign Language. They need to practice recognizing the handshapes of ASL. This fun hidden puzzle is free for you to use
Subjects:
American Sign Language, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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By Heidi Givens
This set includes all 8 concentration games. - pets - weather - animals - fruit - vegetables - insects - transportation - clothing
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$5.00
5
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By Heidi Givens
Here is a way to formatively assess your students' knowledge of the handshape parameters in American Sign Language. You can use these worksheets as a pre/post test, formative assessments as you teach, for homework or just for extra practice. Use
Subjects:
American Sign Language
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
7
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By Heidi Givens
Here is a fun interactive way for your deaf and hard-of-hearing students to practice recognizing the handshapes of American Sign Language. Just print, cut, and glue. Your students will enjoy sorting the signs into the families. The games can be
Subjects:
American Sign Language
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
10
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By Heidi Givens
Children love to play games as they learn. With Insect Concentration, students can practice picture and word recognition all while playing a game. These cards were made large enough so they could also be used to play Go Fish. Once you print onto
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$1.00
4
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 25th year of teaching. I have worked in 3 states as a classroom teacher of the deaf, reading specialist, and now an itinerant teacher. I have also had the privilege of teaching college ASL classes and doing various presentations around the US. to teachers, interpreters and parents on American Sign Language, reading, and bilingual education. For 2 years I served as a director of special education.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I strongly believe that all children have the ability to learn at high levels. I push students as hard as I can. When you set high standards, the students will reach them.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am a member of the 2019-2021 National Geographic Teacher Advisory Council, and 2014-2016 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. I was the 2013 Kentucky Elementary Teacher of the Year. In 2011, I became a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Exceptional Needs Specialist. I am also the president and co-founder of the Kentucky Educators for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my Bachelors in Deaf Studies and my MEd in Deaf Education from Boston University, my Director of Special Education certification from the University of the Cumberlands. I am currently pursuing an EdD in educational leadership from the University of the Cumberlands.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been married for 21 years to my best friend and have 4 beautiful daughters.

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