Literacy Counts

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Students will practice using tried and true reading strategies on a daily basis in order to show that they have been not only reading, but comprehending. Students will predict, summarize, react, connect, question and visualize before completing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
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By Literacy Counts
Here you will learn everything you will ever need to know about the Reading section of the ACT Test. This is a must read for any high school student, teacher, parent, and administrator looking to raise ACT Reading scores. Contents Include: • ACT
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Test Preparation
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep, EBooks
$18.00
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By Literacy Counts
This list of math vocabulary terms was first seen in an article published in the International Reading Association’s Reading Today in December 2010. Over 50 of the following 75 terms have been randomly found on the Math section of the ACT over the
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Math Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Word Walls
$4.00
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By Literacy Counts
This test is a timed, pressured nightmare. Students are told it will decide the rest of their lives. They feel pressure from themselves, parents, teachers, peers, principals, coaches, and so on to do as well as they possibly can. However, in many
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Test Preparation
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Test Prep
$8.00
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By Literacy Counts
The Literacy Exit Ticket is a graphic organizer used to ensure an active close reading of a given assignment. This organizer can be used from the primary levels all the way through high school and can accompany any reading in any subject area. It
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
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By Literacy Counts
Do you know the meaning of the word pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis? Although it's one of the largest toughest words in the English language it can easily be broken down into word parts and analyzed to reveal its meaning. Once
Subjects:
Vocabulary, For All Subject Areas, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
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This activity is a fun and memorable way to activate your students higher order thinking and inference skills through quote analysis while acquiring new vocabulary and background knowledge along the way. Each quote directly relates to the power of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$2.00
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By Literacy Counts
This organizer is fresh way to learn new vocabulary that not only works, but is fun as well. After choosing a new term to learn and writing its pronunciation and definition at the top, the student is to write a word that the new term sounds like
Subjects:
Vocabulary, For All Subject Areas, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
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By Literacy Counts
This vocabulary running record can be used in any subject area at any grade level deemed fit. The student is to keep record of any term that he/she comes across in class that the student personally does not know and complete the graphic organizer
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Flash Cards
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By Literacy Counts
33 writing prompts/discussion starters designed to aid students in thinking critically about both fiction and non fictional text while practicing solid reading strategies. For example: • Create an icon or symbol for each character or person you
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
$2.00
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By Literacy Counts
This graphic organizer can be used in any subject at any grade level deemed fit. Its purpose is to help guide students through their assigned reading in class or at home. If done correctly this organizer will create instant meaningful
Subjects:
Vocabulary, For All Subject Areas, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Homework, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
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By Literacy Counts
185 of the most common Greek and Latin prefixes, roots and suffixes in the English language all in one place and ready for teaching and learning! All lists include the root word being taught, its meaning and two example words! Common Core
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, ...
Types:
Word Walls, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
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By Literacy Counts
The Active Reading Exit Ticket is a graphic organizer used to ensure an active close reading of a given assignment. This organizer can be used from the primary levels all the way through high school and can accompany any reading in any subject area.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught high school Language Arts for 10 years. I am currently the Reading Specialist of a high school in Illinois and teach a Reading class designed to help at-risk students.

MY TEACHING STYLE

The character is in the trying. Work hard and have fun!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Awards Illinois State Board of Education’s Those Who Excel Award, 2008 Two-time Teacher of the Month Award 2008, 2011 Publications Vocabulary Words Count in Math, Too -International Reading Association’s Reading Today (December 2010 edition) The Root of the Problem -Great Educators: 2011 Edition

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of St. Francis Master of Science in Reading Illinois Type 10 Certificate, Reading Specialist Southern Illinois University Bachelor of Science in English, Minor in Speech Illinois Type 09 Certificate

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am the Reading Specialist of a high school in Illinois. I received the Those Who Excel award of recognition by the Illinois State Board of Education in 2008 for contributions to education in Illinois and first published an article in December 2010 titled Vocabulary Words Count in Math, Too which appeared in the International Reading Association’s Reading Today. Not long after I was also published in the 2011 edition of Great Educators. The article featured in that book was titled The Root of the Problem-Vocabulary in the Classroom.

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