Ms Cerra

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Ms Cerra
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By Ms Cerra
These two activities are perfect for the first day of school. The Summer Fun Inventory is a great morning work activity and the Lollipop Buddy Interview has been a favorite in my class for years.
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities
$1.00
26 ratings
3.9
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By Ms Cerra
Create a positive learning environment in your classroom right from the start! Teach children how to "fill" their classmates' buckets through kind words and actions.
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Cerra
These pages can be used to teach new material when using Orton-Gillingham or as a supplement to any word study instruction. Included are 40 pages of the most common affixes and roots. This is an expanded version of my earlier OG New Learning for
Subjects:
Reading, Special Education, Phonics
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts
$8.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Cerra
These pages can be used to teach new material using Orton-Gillingham or as a supplement to any phonics instruction.Each new learning page consists of:• 3-4 words for the auditory and visual connection• A keyword with picture• Stated rule or word
Subjects:
Spelling, Special Education, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts
$1.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Ms Cerra
These pages can be used to teach new material when using Orton-Gillingham or as a supplement to any phonics instruction. This expanded version includes 138 pages of new learning concepts (previous version was 68 pages). The concepts in this bundle
Subjects:
Reading, Special Education, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$16.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Cerra
Help your students understand the true meaning of the word "HERO" with this fun activity!
Subjects:
Civics, Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities
$1.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Cerra
Students can practice basic addition and subtraction facts with these fun games! Four Thanksgiving themed games included: * Turkeys vs. Pilgrims * Turkey Turnaround and Related Facts * Turkey Make a 10 * Slice of Subtraction
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Thanksgiving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Games
$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Cerra
These pages can be used to teach new material using Orton-Gillingham or as a supplement to any phonics instruction.Each new learning page consists of:• 3 words for the auditory and visual connection• A keyword with picture• Stated rule, word
Subjects:
Special Education, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.21 MB)
By Ms Cerra
These pages can be used to teach new material using Orton-Gillingham or as a supplement to any phonics instruction.Each new learning page consists of:• 3-4 words for the auditory and visual connection• A keyword with picture• Stated rule or word
Subjects:
Spelling, Special Education, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Handouts
$1.75
1 rating
4.0
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By Ms Cerra
Four St. Patrick's Day Math Games Games require dice, game chips or unifix cubes, coins * Adding coins (penny, nickel, dime) * Adding coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter) * Two addition games for facts to 12
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Measurement
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Games
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Cerra
This product contains 25 word study games that focus on specific spelling patterns and sounds. Each game includes word cards, but teachers can also use word sorts found in other word study programs if they prefer. Games are aligned to seasonal
Subjects:
Spelling, Holidays/Seasonal, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Games
$8.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Cerra
This product will help 2nd and 3rd grade teachers easily and effectively differentiate spelling for their students. It includes 41 word lists with the most commonly used words. Each list focuses on a specific spelling concept and a homophone pair
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Homework
$8.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Cerra
Included are two songs and two raps that help reinforce common social studies/geography concepts: * Continents and Oceans Song * Continents, Countries, and States Rap (explains the differences between all three) * Urban, Suburban, Rural Song * HOMES
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Songs
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Cerra
Students can practice addition and subtraction facts with these fun games that require minimal preparation. Includes: 6 games Addition facts to 12 and 18 Basic subtraction Mix of addition and subtraction for more advanced learners
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Games
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Cerra
Holiday Calendar Looking for a simple but meaningful holiday project for your students? Have them create a calendar for the 2016 year which includes all major federal and seasonal holidays. 1. Choose from one of the 4 cover choices. 2. Choose a
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, The New Year
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, For Parents
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Cerra
Students will love sharpening their word study skills through these fun interactive games. They're perfect for learning centers, small group, or partner work. These 3 games include: * A direction sheet * Cards * Game pieces
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Games
$2.00
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By Ms Cerra
Students can share what they've learned from their independent reading with these winter themed response activities. What’s included? 1. Organizer for recording story elements (students can glue on real marshmallows or draw them at the top of the
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Cerra
These pages can be used to teach new material using Orton-Gillingham or as a supplement to any phonics instruction.Each new learning page consists of:• 3-4 words for the auditory and visual connection• A keyword with picture• Stated rule or word
Subjects:
Reading, Special Education, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.35 MB)
By Ms Cerra
These pages can be used to teach new material using Orton-Gillingham or as a supplement to any phonics instruction.Each new learning page consists of:• 3-4 words for the auditory and visual connection• A keyword with picture• Stated rule or word
Subjects:
Reading, Special Education, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Ms Cerra
These pages can be used to teach new material using Orton-Gillingham or as a supplement to any phonics instruction.Each new learning page consists of:• 3 words for the auditory and visual connection• A keyword with picture• stated syllable type• 9
Subjects:
Special Education, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables
$1.25
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

* Classroom teacher since 1998 * Certified Otron-Gillingham teacher * Reading Specialist * Reading Intervention for primary grades

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe learning should be interactive, meaningful, and fun. I'm democratic in my approach and encourage active participation and problem solving. Building character and knowledge are equally important in my classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year 2013

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in English Literature from Boston University MA in Elementary Education from Lesley University Orton-Gillingham Certified from Fairleigh Dickinson University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I've published four Scholastic Teaching Resource books on reading response "trifolds" as a tool for independent and guided reading: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/187-6024620-0405631?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=reading+response+trifolds

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