Open Mind Literacy

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I designed this 7 page activity packet to accompany The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I love to use this read aloud to expose my children to the concept of giving and sharing. This PDF file includes comprehension activities that will ensure
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This product is 20 different decodable stories to support phonics instruction! I created this product to reflect phonics & spelling lessons focusing on the following phonics/spelling rules: 1, Digraph –ck story (Lesson #4) 2. Glued sound(s)
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This product is a two page quiz on Making Inferences. Using 8 multiple choice questions, students are required to read several passages and select the best possible answer. Each question assesses students' ability to make inferences while
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Teaching Persuasive Writing is an important part of Common Core. In order to advance my students' skills, I created this activity packet. This product is a 7 page packet that starts with an introduction, graphic organizer, and student practice.
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This product is a three page quiz on students' ability to sequence events when reading. Using 8 multiple choice questions, students are required to read an interesting non-fiction text and select the best possible answer. The passages are
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I love to use Novel Studies, and this study was created to accompany Judy Blume's Superfudge. Complete with graphic organizers that enhance comprehension and an exploration of vocabulary, your children will enjoy completing this easy to use packet.
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This product is 40 prompts for a Reader's Response Journal on two individual label sheets. I designed these for my students' nightly reading homework. They LOVE choosing their nightly prompt label and attaching it to their Reader's Response
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This product is a 23 page activity packet to accompany Roald Dahl's hilarious book, 'Witches". This book is one of my children's favorites, and these activities will keep your students engaged in the book! I've broken down the reading into
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The attached files are an excellent way to launch persuasive writing in your elementary classroom. You will find an easy to follow lesson plan, graphic organizer, OREO activity sheet, and rubric to use as needed! Your children will enjoy the
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I created this story to support the teaching of open syllable words. This passage accompanies Orton Gillingham Lesson #15, but it would be an excellent tool in any classroom. Included in this purchase: Student Copy with clear and easy to read
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One of my all time favorite ways to teach sequencing is using paint strips. They are colorful, attractive, and eye catching, and they lend themselves perfectly to identifying sequencing words. Rarely do I have time to run to the hardware store,
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I created this test to assess my students' understanding of Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl. This easy to use assessment is three pages, and is divided into three parts: Multiple Choice Short Answer Short Essay Your students will answer questions
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I created this 26 page product to use with my Orton Gillingham Materials. This product includes the materials for Syllable Bingo. This is a handy way to reinforce your instruction for the following syllables: Open Closed Consonant-Le (or Final
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This product is a 13 page PDF file that I created as Reading Centers or Stations. There are 6 available activities: fluency, word study (word sort), sequencing, writing a friendly letter, fix me! (editing station), and figurative language frenzy.
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Students and parents alike frequently ask me for an appropriate book list on the student's independent book level. Using the DRA and Fountas and Pinnel's book levels, this list was created for all book levels, Kindergarten to Middle School!
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This product includes several of my best selling products! 5 No-Prep passages ready to print and go! Each passage focuses on a different spelling pattern, and the vocabulary/patterns used are appropriate for elementary aged students. The
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This tool has become one of the most valuable teaching resources that I use in my third grade classroom. The Story Buddy encompasses all major comprehension strategies from main idea and details, sequencing, fact and opinion, summarizing, and more.
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Reading Workshop (Guided Reading) is one of my favorite times of the day. In order to create a positive learning atmosphere, I created this weekly calendar for my students (and myself). On Monday, I list each of their assigned "Must-Do's" and
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This product is a 25 page novel study for Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by best seller Judy Blume. This book is a DRA level 40. This colorful activity packet includes the following: "Let's Get Started"- a pre-reading activity that requires
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This program was created when I saw the need to track my students’ mastery of individual comprehension skills. I identified the most crucial reading comprehension skills: cause and effect, author’s purpose, compare and contrast, identifying main
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 8 years teaching experience, and I've taught both second and third grade. I recently graduated with a Master's of Education as a Reading Specialist. I'm a certified Orton-Gillingham instructor, as well as Dyslexia Practitioner. I teach Balanced Literacy at the collegiate level- teaching reading is my passion!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I use multi-sensory strategies to instruct reading!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

New Teacher of the Year Award (2007) at University Park Creative Arts Elementary; Induction into the Herschel N. and Cornelia Everett Teaching Fellowship for high academic standing at Queen's University, Charlotte, NC (2012).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Education from Miami University (OH), cum laude, 2006; Master's of Education with a focus in Literacy from Queen's University of Charlotte, 2012. Certified at the Associate's Level in Orton-Gillingham. IDA certified Dyslexia Practitioner.

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