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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By Open Mind Literacy
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Assessment, Professional Documents, Rubrics
$4.00
36 ratings
4.0
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By Open Mind Literacy
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
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$2.00
25 ratings
3.9
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By Open Mind Literacy
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
45 ratings
3.9
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By Open Mind Literacy
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$5.00
29 ratings
3.9
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By Open Mind Literacy
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
24 ratings
4.0
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By Open Mind Literacy
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,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Printables
$8.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Open Mind Literacy
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Poetry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$2.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Open Mind Literacy
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
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$10.00
28 ratings
3.9
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By Open Mind Literacy
This product is a 5 page assessment created to assess second and third grade language arts skills. The following skills are assessed: Word Study Objectives: synonyms, antonyms, compound words, multi-syllable words, inflectional endings Language
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$3.50
20 ratings
3.9
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By Open Mind Literacy
This product is a 3 page quiz that assesses a student's ability to identify the difference between a fact and opinion. Students will read an interested non-fiction text about chimpanzees, and then be asked various question stems that assess fact
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
8 ratings
3.6
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By Open Mind Literacy
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$2.25
5 ratings
4.0
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By Open Mind Literacy
I created this 12 page product to support students taking the ISEE (for private school entrance). The format of this practice test mimics the actual ISEE test and provides helpful hints and strategies. Additionally, an overview of the test is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
8 ratings
3.8
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By Open Mind Literacy
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,
Subjects:
Spelling, Short Stories, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Open Mind Literacy
This assessment was created to accompany The Green Book by Jill Paton Walsh. This test is made up of 25 points total: 10 multiple choice, 5 short answer, and 5 essay questions. You will be ably to easily gauge your children's mastery of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Open Mind Literacy
This 5 page Fractions Test was created to directly correlate to Common Core standards. The following standards are assessed: 3.NF.1 3.NF.2 3.NF.3a 3.NF.3b 3.NF.3c 3.NF.3d This assessment is broken down by standard and charts are given to
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Open Mind Literacy
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$2.00
7 ratings
3.9
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By Open Mind Literacy
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
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$2.25
3 ratings
3.7
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By Open Mind Literacy
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.25
4 ratings
4.0
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By Open Mind Literacy
This product was created to assess my students' progress with cursive handwriting. I use Handwriting Without Tears, though this product will work with most cursive curriculum. Your children will enjoy these engaging sentences, and you will have a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Handwriting
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$2.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Open Mind Literacy
I created this file to support the test prep for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). This file is 6 documents that assess a student's ability to select the best fitting synonym, based on the verbal reasoning portion of the ISEE. Each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$3.00
6 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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