I specialize in K-5 elementary literacy skills and resources, and love every minute of it. I started as a K-3 Reading Interventionist. I've also worked as a classroom assistant helping struggling students with math, reading, and writing, a private reading and writing tutor, and in an after school program. I love writing crazy stories for kids! I love it so much that I've self-published five children's books. If you need to contact me about my products, please email DMWLewis@gmail.com. Pinterest!
I like to teach with lots of enthusiasm to get students excited and interested in subjects that used to bore me in school. I incorporate as much creativity in my resources as possible. Here is the video link to an all-school assembly good behavior reward for my 4th grade lunch/recess students last year. It features me taking a pie to the face, the Toilet Paper 2000, and 400 screaming kids on the last day of school- May 26, 2016. Mr. Lewis' Last Day Marbles and Pie Assembly
For the 2014-2015 school year, I was one of the top Literacy Tutors in an AmeriCorps' K-3 program, Colorado Reading Corps. United Way Denver featured my story here: David Lewis United Way Denver
I have my Master's of Science.
My ultimate goal is to instill the passion of reading and writing into my students student, filling them with confidence they need to succeed. Laughroom Literacy Studios' motto is "Read it with a Smile!" I believe that every story read by kids should be read with a smile. Whether that story makes the student laugh, make them feel fuzzy inside, or just entertains them in general, my goal is writing stories that make them keep coming back for more. Literacy time in class shouldn't ever be a chore, but unfortunately, for struggling readers it can be the toughest part of the day. There are too many students behind grade level for so many different reasons. I certainly hope that long term my work can make a difference in as many classrooms as possible. If I can make a teacher's job a little easier, then I'm happy. If I've inspired a student's newfound passion for reading, then I've done my job.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature, Short Stories, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Winter, Informational Text, Handwriting, Close Reading