Melanie Smith

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The text and clip art on this bookmark are purposefully simple, with the focus on teaching primary students the "tools" they can use to figure out unknown words during reading. These tools match plastic tools that I purchased years ago, which I
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This handout explains how to use each of the word-solving tools. It is useful for both parents and teachers when helping students solve unknown words during reading. It correlates to the other materials available in my TPT store.
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These are the smaller version of the "Word-Solving Tools" for student use. I recommend printing the tools on colorful heavy card-stock and laminating them prior to cutting out. The tools can be cut out and placed in a plastic baggie for student use
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These are the enlarged version of the "Word-Solving Tools." They are useful for teacher modeling, displays, and bulletin boards. Teach students the strategies that they can use to solve unknown words during reading by also downloading the
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This one-page file includes written explanations for using the "Word-Solving Tools" in first grade. Both parents and teachers can use this sheet to understand how students should use the tools. Correlates to the "Word-Solving Tools Bookmark,"
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Whether you don't have the plastic tools, find the paper tools to be cumbersome, or just want some kinesthetic energy in your reading instruction, then this video is for you! I demonstrate hand motions for the 8 tools/strategies that students can
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The text and clip art on this bookmark are purposefully simple, with the focus on teaching first grade students the "tools" they can use to figure out unknown words during reading. These tools match plastic tools that I purchased years ago, which I
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began teaching in 1998. After classroom teaching all subjects for six years, I became a reading specialist. I am currently working in Virginia as a K-5 reading specialist.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I will do whatever my students need!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am National Board Certified in Literacy/Language Arts.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Gannon University, Erie, PA, BA 1998 Hood College, Frederick, MD, Masters in Curriculum & Instruction, Reading Specialist certification, 2005.

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