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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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This product is a Novel Study duo complete with Judy Blume's Superfudge and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. 37 total pages of Reading Comprehension Activities complete with graphic organizers, work with vocabulary, short answer, and more. Tales
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This product is an entire school year's worth of daily journal prompts. There are 136 prompts total, broken down into monthly calendars. The prompts increase in complexity as the year progresses, and they require students to reflect on their
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This product is 17 page PDF file that contains the following: The Story Buddy- A two page graphic organizer that includes all major comprehension strategies: fact and opinion, main idea and details, summarizing, cause and effect, sequencing,
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This novel study is the perfect tool to teach James and the Giant Peach in your elementary classroom. I broke the 29 chapters into segments and created interactive graphic organizers and questions to assess your students' knowledge. I included a
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This product is a 26 page Novel Study created for Suzanne Collin's 2nd Hunger Games book- Catching Fire. The novel study includes approximately 80 comprehension questions.This product uses primarily short answer questions, as well as graphic
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This Newberry Award winning book is a favorite for upper elementary classes. I created this 23 page novel study to accompany Gary Paulsen's The Hatchet. Included in this packet are the following:Multiple choice comprehension questions for each set
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This 18 page novel study was created to support your use of Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl.This product is the perfect companion for your students as they read the enjoyable tale of a clever fox and his plane to defeat the local farmers. I
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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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