Open Mind Literacy

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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 9 page PDF file created to assess students' ability to read a passage and draw conclusions. This quiz includes a reading passage and 10 questions that will determine if students have a clear understanding of how to draw a
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I created this 25 page novel study to accompany Roald Dahl's silly tale, The Twits. This engaging activity packet includes a variety of activities that will ensure your students' understanding of the text. I broke down the 29 chapters into
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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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This product is a 24 page novel study for Lois Lowry's classic text Number the Stars. Your students will enjoy this attractive activity packet that uses a variety of activities to enhance their understanding. Students will start with an engaging
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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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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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This product is a 21 page activity packet created to accompany Roald Dahl's The BFG. This packet includes a variety of creative activities that will ensure that your students will stay engaged with the text. The 24 chapters are broken down into
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This product was designed to accompany Jill Paton Walsh's The Green Book. Included in this product: The Green Book Novel Study- 21 pages of comprehension activities and questions for each chapter. Your children will enjoy this engaging packet,
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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 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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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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This product is a 4 page quiz assessing a student's ability to identify the Author's Purpose for writing the passage. Students are required to read several passage and answer 8 multiple choice questions. Each question requires the student to
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My OREO products are my best-selling products, and I created this 3 page PDF file to perfectly complement the other items. This easy to use graphic organizer will assist your students in carefully planning out their persuasive essay in several
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I created this engaging packet to accompany The Green Book by Jill Paton Walsh. This 21 page activity packet requires students to read each chapter, answer comprehension activities, and complete an additional activity to enhance their
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I created this 13 page document to introduce syllables to my students. This packet is an introductary packet that explains the meaning of a syllable and goes into detail explaining the 6 syllable types, division rules, and more. Included in the
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4.0
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This product is a one page PDF file. The Reading Partner was created to allow upper elementary students the chance to use a comprehensive graphic organizer while reading. Created from the same train of thought as the Story Buddy, the Reading
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This assessment was created to accompany The Green Book by Jill Paton Walsh. This test is made up of 25 points total: 10 multiple choice, 5 short answer, and 5 essay questions. You will be ably to easily gauge your children's mastery of the
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I created this 12 page product to support students taking the ISEE (for private school entrance). The format of this practice test mimics the actual ISEE test and provides helpful hints and strategies. Additionally, an overview of the test is
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Teaching genres is now easy! This product is a 14 page PDF document to teach all of the major genres. Each page includes a student-friendly definition of the genre, along with examples. These are perfect to print and post on your wall when
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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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