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Pointing is a strategy that promotes one-to-one-correspondence. In reading, this strategy strengthens the ability to match letters to a sound and to the written word. 1:1 Correspondence helps beginning readers make text-to-word connections.1:1
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.1a, RF.K.1b
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Activating Strategies: Activate students’ prior knowledge. Using a variety of engaging strategies focused on activating prior knowledge sets students up  within a familiar context of what they currently know. Color-coded teacher task cards with six
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, For All Subjects, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Teacher Manuals, Minilessons
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Animated PowerPoint Presentations are sure to capture student attention! This step-by-step guide will get you started adding animations to your PowerPoint YOU CAN DO THIS! Learn the Following: Getting Started Types of Effects
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Instructional Technology, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia, Mini-Course
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Animals in the Wild - Stock Photos. These photos capture animals in their natural state and habitat. Perfect for Instagram, Blogs, and more!Contents:2 photos Wild Horses2 photo Deer1 photo Mountain SheepThese photos may be used in a variety of
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For All Subject Areas, Products For TpT Sellers
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Not Grade Specific
Types:
Multimedia, Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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Are synonyms and antonyms important to teach? Absolutely! Increase students' vocabulary base and help them write more vividly with these activities and games.Practice understanding of words by relating them to words with similar meanings.1st-4th.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
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Utilize the benefits of a clip chart to more easily manage your classroom Routines, Reading Groups, Stages of the Writing Process, etc. Get • a quick glance to check status, • ease of use• efficiency of every changing groups • efficiency of every
Subjects:
Reading, Classroom Management, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Classroom Forms, Literacy Center Ideas
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 Stock Photos. These photos show gorgeous open landscape of Colorado1 Perfect for Instagram, Blogs, and more!Contents:Contents:9 PhotosThese photos may be used in a variety of ways: - Backgrounds or Images within PowerPoint- Instagram- Blogging-
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For All Subject Areas, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Multimedia, Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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By MonicaCreates
Building Early Literacy Skills begins with a thorough understanding of Concepts of Print. These skills may seem very basic, but are crucial for further success as a reader. Pre-school, Kindergarten, and/or Struggling Readers will benefit from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Scaffolded Notes, Task Cards
CCSS:
RF.K.1, RF.K.1c, RF.K.1d
$5.75
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By MonicaCreates
Prior knowledge helps students focus on not only what is known, but also what is not known as well as what new there is to learn. Teaching strategies to utilize context clues is extremely important as effective strategies help increase
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Minilessons, Printables
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This is a fun activity that will get the brain in gear as it promotes critical thinking and forces you to get outside the box.  Get the creative juices flowing by challenging students further by having them create their own Wordles! Teaching
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.25
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By MonicaCreates
Are you looking tools to help a child develop independence when reading unfamiliar text?  Cueing and Prompting Strategies are an excellent way to focus on and enhance what the reader knows.More effectively reaches individual needs.Resources for
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Printables, Posters
$4.75
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Building Early Literacy Skills begins with a thorough understanding of Concepts of Print; including Directionality and Pencil Control.These skills may seem very basic, but are crucial for further success as a reader. Pre-school, Kindergarten, and/or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Assessment, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.1a
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By MonicaCreates
Spring Desert Flowers - Stock Photos. These photos capture the natural beauty of 12 spring desert flowers Perfect for Instagram, Blogs, and more!Contents:12 photos of flowersThese photos may be used in a variety of ways: - Backgrounds or Images
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Multimedia, Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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Not sure about purchasing the full product? TRY BEFORE YOU BUY with this sampling of the full product.Looking for an interactive, dynamic lesson to teach Forming Past Tense Verbs that will capture student interest and attention and subsequently
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
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Elementary Students will be actively engaged in these hands-on activities that meet Common Core Standards for Kindergarten - 3rd grade Forming Plural NounsIncludes: 3 Cootie Catchers+ Blank Template and Directions5 Pages of Sorting+ Directions,10
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.1.1c
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By MonicaCreates
Capture student interest and attention + improve comprehension with Animated Power Point Lesson Plans + Activities. Your Lessons and Hands on Activities to teach Formation of Plurals are DONE!EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS INCLUDED to teach plural
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas
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Capture student interest and attention + improve comprehension with Animated Power Point Lesson Plans!  EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS INCLUDED to teach plural (L1.1.c). 40 Screens Animated PowerPoint Presentation32 Screens Review Game25 Pages Printable
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
CCSS:
L.1.1c
$5.25
2 ratings
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By MonicaCreates
Think you can't use PowerPoint? This step-by-step guide will get you started. Reach the next level of lesson creation and presentation be creating engaging lessons that will capture students attention and increase their comprehension.INCLUDED: The
Subjects:
Instructional Technology, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Multimedia, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$6.75
1 rating
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By MonicaCreates
Figurative Language - Hyperboles. Studies show figurative language comes naturally to youngsters and helps them understand more complex concepts.Just cut and go with this 22card set. Match the hyperbole, meaning, and/or illustration.Table of
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
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By MonicaCreates
It may seem insignificant to know the difference between personification and onomatopoeia, but, UNDERSTANDING figurative language is crucial to having strong literacy skills.Literacy is more than just the ability to read. It is an the knowledge and
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.4
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Reading Specialist Title 1 Reading Teacher Literacy Teacher in Dual Language READ 180 Teacher Professional Development Creator and Presenter Become One With Your Laptop – MacBook Pro Basic Training, Google Docs Basic Training, iPad Rollout, and iPad Introduction

MY TEACHING STYLE

As a reading specialist, my goal is to best meet the individual needs of each child. Having a full tool belt of programs, resources, experience, and creativity as well as the ability to mix and match allows me to develop an approach that is most beneficial to an individual student.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

District Level Professional Development Presenter Integrating technology into the Dual Language Classroom feature article

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Miami University - Oxford,OH BS University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee El Ed, Reading Teacher

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Specific Skills / Training ElEd •Differentiated Instruction, Collaboration, and Technology Integration Reading: •Fundations, Wilson Reading System, READ 180, Literacy Intervention I and II, Technology Integration, Title 1 Dual Language •Dual Language Training: TPR (total physical response), Technology Integration, Collaboration,Differentiated Instruction. Technology •Technology Integration, Professional Development Presenter, Mac OS 10, Google Drive, Google Sites,

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