Kris Rushing
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Kris Rushing
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"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited." - Plutarch
 
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Drawing conclusions is a skill students need as early as first grade in order to become proficient in for their ultimate success on standardized testing in upper grades. This activity provides students with their first independent look as drawing
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Drawing Conclusion is a comprehension strategy that tends to confuse and give students a great deal of difficulty. These 28 individual task cards will give your students plenty of practice. Included is a student sheet to record their choices, as
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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
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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
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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
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Vowel digraphs include: oa, ee, ai, ay, ea, Vowel diphthongs include: ue, ew, au, aw, oo, oi, oy, ou, ow, It is sometimes hard enough trying to teach long and short vowel sounds, but next we have to introduce our students to vowel digraphs and
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These cards provide practice for your students with decoding words. Each list contains words with similar decoding patterns. Some of the cards contain different colored letters to provide your students that extra support they need when learning
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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
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Students have a difficult time understanding the different terminology with regard to reference materials. This activity provides practice with questions about the dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus, atlas and others. They will review vocabulary
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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
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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
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Students must be aware of the multiple meaning of words in order to understand many passages they will be reading. These 32 task cards will provide your students with practice in using multiple meaning words effectively. Run off the 8 pages of task
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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
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Do your students have a difficult time answering sequence comprehension questions? This packet will provide you with a variety of stories to help with these sequencing concerns. The packet contains colorful activities to motivate students as well
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As a Title I teacher I am always trying to develop activities that I can use with my students. This activity provides practice of basic sight words in a very repetitive way. Students must read a sentence and identitfy the appropriate picture. It
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Logic puzzles are a great way for your students to practice and use inferences. This packet includes 5 logic puzzles as well as a teaching page to use in a group or with a document camera. Each puzzle is centered around a Christmas theme. Perfect
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Phoneme Blending is a very important step in the development of literacy, as well as general language development. A child whose blending skills are proficinet can hear the sounds /s//ee//d/ and tell you they make seed. This packet consists of two
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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
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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
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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
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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.