Open Mind Literacy

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Open Mind Literacy
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**Multisensory Literacy Activities Galore!** I'm a certified Orton-Gillingham Instructor and an IDA Certified Dyslexia Practitioner.
 
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This product is 29 different decodable stories to support phonics instruction!I created this product to reflect phonics, reading, and spelling lessons focusing on the following phonics/spelling rules:1. Digraph –ck story 2. Glued/welded sound(s)
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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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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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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 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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I created this 29 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:OpenClosedConsonant-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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I created this 5 page lesson plan to accompany Orton Gillingham 1:1 instruction. It could be suitable for small group instruction, as well. This lesson plan clearly walks through each component of the OG methodology and inclues a few helpful
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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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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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I created this passage to support the teaching of glued/welded sounds. The following glued sounds are included in this passage:-ank-ink-ing-all-amThis product is aligned to Orton Gillingham Lesson #7 (glued sounds), but it would fit well in any
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I created this reading passage to help teach Orton Gillingham Lesson - R-Controlled Syllables. This passage primarily follows the Orton Sequence so as to be appropriate for your student. I included a word count per line for you to monitor fluency
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Want to ensure that your students stay engaged over spring break? I put together this attractive activity packet for grades 2-5 to complete over Spring Break! Each day has a separate activity that includes a timeline. a friendly letter, reading
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I created this 204 word reading passage to accompany instruction with the trigraph -tch.The words in this passage use the following spelling patterns:short a, short ich, sh, th-tchqu-the FLSZ rule-ckThis easy to read story is a great opportunity for
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I created this story to complement the teaching of the consonant-le spelling pattern and syllable type. Your students will have the opportunity to practice reading and identifying various c-le words such as: giggle, trample, wiggle, turtle,
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I created this product to accompany the instruction of OG lesson #1: Short /a/. This 10 page product includes multiple multisensory activities to support the instruction of short /a/: (Click here for lesson #2 activities) Word List (words that
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I created this reading passage to support the instruction of the digraph -ck. This passage complements the teaching of Orton Gillingham Lesson #4, but it would be a wonderful addition in a whole group setting for shared reading, small group
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I created this story to complement the Orton Gillingham lesson that teaches the -igh spelling pattern.This product includes a student copy with a catchy story highlighting many different -igh words:high, light, bright, might, tight, and more. Also
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I created this 12 page packet to allow my students to practice their CVC words, as well as nonsense words. Using pictures, word boxes, matching, and more, your students will have the opportunity to learn about building words using the CVC pattern,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 8 years teaching experience, and I've taught both second and third grade. I have a Master's of Education as a Reading Specialist. I'm a certified Orton-Gillingham instructor, as well as an IDA certified 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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