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 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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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 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 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 a 2 page quiz assessing a student's ability to identify cause and effect relationship within a text. Students are required to read a non-fiction passage and answer 8 multiple choice questions. Each question reflects a cause and
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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 designed this chart to accompany the Orton Gillingham approach. This sequence chart should be used to chart a student's assessments, prior to beginning OG instruction. Organized easily and sequentially, this attractive chart gives you the
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This product is a two page quiz on using Context Clues to figure out the meaning of unknown words. Using 8 multiple choice questions, students are required to read several passages and select the best possible answer. The passages are appropriate
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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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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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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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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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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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