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 33 (75 pages total) different decodable stories to support phonics instruction! (plus running record forms and individual fluency tracking forms for grades 1-5!)I created this product to reflect phonics, reading, and spelling lessons
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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 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 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 groups,
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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
$6.00
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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 sections,
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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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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 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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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 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 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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4.0
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This product is 12 2-3 page comprehension quizzes to assess student's mastery on individual comprehension skills. Additional resources listed below. Here are the reading comprehension skills included: cause and effect author’s purpose compare
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28 ratings
3.9
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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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3.9
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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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4.0
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This product is a 24 page novel study created for Robert Kimmel Smith's Chocolate Fever.This entertaining book is a DRA level 34, and one of my students' favorites!Students will start by identifying the author's purpose, genre, and make predictions
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23 ratings
4.0
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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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