KRIS RUSHING

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United States - Virginia - Portsmouth
KRIS RUSHING
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By KRIS RUSHING
In many of our schools today we are working with students with very poor communication skills, either from poor environments or possibly students on the Autism spectrum. Whatever the reason we need to find ways to check for understanding and
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Guided Reading Books
$3.00
45
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By KRIS RUSHING
Drawing conclusions is a skill students need as early as first grade in order to become proficient in; and for their ultimate success on standardized testing in upper grades. This activity provides students with their first independent look as
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.00
274
Digital Download PDF (9.08 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
Reference Materials have become a difficult skill for many of my third graders. Not only do they need to know the types of references, but what each one is used for and how to properly use the dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus, etc. This packet
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$3.50
126
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By KRIS RUSHING
Comparing and contrasting can be challenging for our slower students. This packet of colorful activities provides the extra practice some of your students will need. Activity 1 - Consists of a beginning Venn diagram to use, comparing and
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities
$2.75
207
Digital Download PDF (12.91 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
This activity shows children where the breaks are in various multisyllabic words. It requires students to use their knowledge of consonant sounds, blends and vowel sounds contained within numerous syllables. This packet contains 42 picture cards
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Adult Education, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Centers, Activities
$2.50
45
Digital Download PDF (6.40 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
Logic puzzles are a perfect strategy for helping your students with problem solving skills. The student has to think outside the content of the story and use knowledge of language, personal experience and other external mental activities in order to
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Homework
$3.00
31
Digital Download PDF (8.98 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
Some of our weaker students need lots of activities decoding multisyllabic words. This activity shows these students the natural break in these words so they can easily decode them. Once they have decoded the word they look at the design that
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Centers, Activities
$2.00
54
Digital Download PDF (14.69 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
Logic puzzles are a perfect strategy for helping your students with problem solving skills. The student has to think outside the content of the story and use knowledge of language, personal experience and other external mental activities in order to
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.25
12
Digital Download PDF (13.17 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
When it comes to answering questions on comprehension passages, nonfiction passages seem to be the most challenging for my students. In this packet you will find 13 different nonfiction passages with comprehension questions to follow. These
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment
$7.50
85
Digital Download PDF (19.99 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
As teachers we are constantly asking our students to decode words within the context of reading. For some this is very difficult to do. These students need lots of practice at CHUNKING words. This activity provides this practice in a fun game
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Centers, Activities
$4.00
49
Digital Download PDF (7.31 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
These cut and paste worksheets are designed to provide your beginning readers with practice putting their reading to work. They can be uses as class work, homework or even as an assessment. There is no prep required just run off and use with your
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Reading, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
9
Digital Download PDF (10.86 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
Drawing conclusions is a comprehension strategy that needs to be taught even to our very young students. Great for beginning readers as well as nonreaders with support. This activity includes 24 riddles with matching picture responses. All the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Centers, Activities, Games
$2.25
45
Digital Download PDF (20.01 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
Some of our weaker students need lots of activities decoding multisyllabic words. This activity shows these students the natural break in these words so they can easily decode them. Students will also learn new concepts and vocabulary for those
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Centers, Activities
$2.50
67
Digital Download PDF (6.65 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
In order for students to be proficient at reading words with long vowel sounds they need a variety of opportunities to work with these words. This activity provides a fun way to practice long vowel sounds in context. Long vowel sounds included in
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards, Centers, Activities
$2.25
20
Digital Download PDF (34.24 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
This packet contains printable books that can be used for your Guided Reading. The levels range from A-C, ideal for Kindergarten or very low first graders. Each book is 8 pages in length and contain repetitive language with simple sight words.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Short Stories, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables
$8.00
19
Digital Download PDF (12.91 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
This is a teacher directed activity great for a small group of students. A very necessary skill to pass PALS assessments as well as other Phonemic Awareness standardized assessments. Students will listen to the instructor blend phonemes to build a
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities
$1.50
20
Digital Download PDF (13.05 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
Identifying main idea and supporting details is an important part of reading comprehension. State-mandated tests often assess whether or not students are able to find the main idea of a reading passage as well as identify supporting details. That
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Centers, Activities
$3.00
34
Digital Download PDF (21.33 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
Vocabulary is the basis for learning language. As children learn to read, they must learn to decode words, but they also must have word knowledge in order to make sense of what they decode. This packet of activity cards provides young students
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Centers, Activities
$3.75
32
Digital Download PDF (18.19 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
Students in early grades need to begin to read and follow written directions. By the time students enter and complete second grade most standardized tests require students to read and follow their own questions. These task cards will allow
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Task Cards, Centers, Activities
$2.50
56
Digital Download PDF (11.36 MB)
By KRIS RUSHING
Prefixes and suffixes is a skill that needs to be addressed in the primary grades, especially for some of our stronger readers. Our students need opportunities to apply their new knowledge in the context of sentences. These task cards provide this
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards, Centers, Activities
$2.25
16
Digital Download PDF (7.24 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught for 32 years in Virginia. I am currently a Title I teacher working in Reading remediation, grades 1-3 in Chesapeake VA.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in a very hands on approach to teaching. Working with weaker students, I am constantly trying to come up with creative activities that will keep my students interested and willing to work to their fullest potential.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

1986 Teacher of the Year, 1997 Teacher of the Year, 1999 Reading Teacher of the Year, 2011 Reading Teacher of the Year,

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education K-4, Master's Degree in Reading K-12

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been married for 31 years and have two wonderful children. Both grown and homeowners. Their rooms have been dismantled and made into a craft room and an office. So I am seriously hoping they will NEVER come back to live. But if they do I would take them in with open arms.

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