Open Mind Literacy

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One of my favorite ways to add a little "spice" to my lessons is to integrate colorful paint strips. They are perfect for sequencing, making words, spelling lists, book marks, and more. The children love using them! I rarely have time to swing by
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When my class celebrates their published written work, it is important that the children are recognizing strengths in their peers' writing. I ask them to choose several different peers that they want to "compliment". They identify strengths in the
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I created this to use when hosting a Literature Circle. My students can easily track down their role and the description. I would suggest coordinating the colors with their group, etc. This item is handy to have posted in your small group area.
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Implementing the Diagnostic Reading Assessment, or DRA, is an extremely valuable tool in many classrooms. This product is a page of labels created to help you stay organized while implementing the DRA. The labels are 2 x 10 or 20 total. They
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Organizing school supplies is particularly difficult in the beginning of the year. My favorite way to keep track of both teacher and student supplies is using the attached product- supply labels! This product is 30 supply labels that you can use
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Enjoy this Thanksgiving word search! Your students will have fun tracking down words such as "gobble" and "turkey" as they celebrate the season. I included an answer key for your convenience.
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Enjoy this Thanksgiving word search! Your students will have fun tracking down words such as "gobble" and "turkey" as they celebrate the season. I included an answer key for your convenience.
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Enjoy this holiday word search as a FREEBIE! Your students will enjoy searching for common seasonal words! This is a PDF file and will require Adobe Acrobat file to open.
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I created this entertaining word search to accompany Jill Paton Walsh's The Green Book. Your students will enjoy hunting down key words! I've included an answer key for your convenience. Enjoy!
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For Complete Syllable Bundle-Click Here! This FREEBIE is a great way to introduce syllable types to students! Using the mnemonic CLOVER, students will begin to memorize the 6 major syllable types which supports reading development. I hope you
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I created this resource to support my students' understanding of conversions within measurement. For example, switching from feet to inches, miles to feet, etc. This would make a great addition to a notebook or as a tool in their math folder.
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I created this resource as alternate spelling homework for one of my students. There are 9 spelling activities that reflect the Orton Gillingham approach. Students may choose an activity each night to practice their weekly words. This file is a
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This phonics pack focuses on introducing the concept of suffixes to students. It covers the following suffix rules: 1-1-1 Spelling Rule Change the Y to I Spelling Rule Drop the E Spelling Rule This pack includes templates to cut out and practice
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This product is an Order of Operations quiz designed to assess students' ability to apply the correct order of operations.
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This product lists poems to help students remember the long vowel spelling patterns for long a, e, i, o, u, and /oo/. This document complements the Orton-Gillingham approach, but it could be used in any classroom setting. Interested in Orton
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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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