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Fun! Motivating! Effective! Simple to Use!A new and better way to practice phonics and spelling--SOOOOOO much better than another monotonous workbook page!Be the great teacher who ensures reading success for ALL students with unique and effective
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.3e, RF.3.3, RF.3.3a, RF.4.3, RF.4.3a, RF.5.3, RF.5.3a
$1.00
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By Reading Spotlight
Motivating! Fun! Effective! Free!Easy to Make and to Use! Great for ALL grades!Use the media hype of a sport's Big Game to motivate reading improvement!This photo caption matching game can be designed for any sport--the World Series, Super Bowl,
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.3.3c, RF.3.4, RF.3.4c, RF.4.3, RF.4.4, RF.5.3, RF.5.4, RF.5.4c, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.7
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By Reading Spotlight
Fun! Effective! Motivating! Easy to Use!Two Games in One!Add enjoyment to fundamental phonics practice! So much better than another boring phonics worksheet! This Learn To Read Bingo game provides the extra practice in letter/consonant sound
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RF.K.1d, RF.K.2, RF.K.2b, RF.K.2d, RF.1.2b, RF.1.2c, RF.1.2d, RF.1.3, RF.2.3, RF.2.3f, RF.3.3
$4.99
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By Reading Spotlight
Fun! Effective! Motivating! Easy to Use! 2 Games in 1!Add some enjoyment to phonics practice!Effective and motivating--so much better than another boring phonics worksheet!Consonant Digraph Bingo provides extra practice in both beginning
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RF.1.2, RF.1.3a, RF.2.3
$4.99
Digital Download PDF (6.81 MB)
By Reading Spotlight
Like magic--make your students better readers quickly!So much better than all those Dolch words!Don't overload beginning or struggling readers with too much memorization. This set contains the ONLY high-frequency, irregular words they need to
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RF.K.3c, RF.1.3g, RF.2.3f
$5.98
$4.99
Bundle
By Reading Spotlight
SOOOOOOOO much better than Dolch Sight Words!The ONLY sight words kids need to memorize!!!!Do not overload or confuse beginning or struggling readers by making them learn more words by rote than necessary.Unlock the reader in all of them!The 100
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RF.K.3c, RF.1.3g, RF.2.3f, RF.3.3d
$2.99
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By Reading Spotlight
SOOOOOOOOO much better than Dolch Sight Words!The only words kids have to memorize!Do not overload or confuse beginning or struggling readers by making them learn more words by rote than necessary.Unlock the reader in all of them!The 100 words in
Subjects:
Reading, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RF.K.3c, RF.1.3g, RF.2.3f, RF.3.3d
$2.99
Digital Download PDF (2.51 MB)
By Reading Spotlight
Fun! Effective! Motivating! Easy to Use! So much better than another boring phonics workbook page!These two Reading Tutor Bingo games focus not only on the recognition of difficult cluster patterns, but also on the actual student pronunciation
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RF.2.3b, RF.2.3e, RF.2.3f, CCRA.L.1
$5.98
$4.99
2
Bundle
By Reading Spotlight
Different! Effective! Strategic! Fun! Easy to Use!Teach your students how to outline, how to prudently choose the best answer, how to sequence events, and how to complete a crossword puzzle. This bundle now includes Chapter By Chapter
Subjects:
Study Skills, Reading Strategies, Test Preparation
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.4, RL.1.5, RL.1.6, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.4, RL.2.5...
$7.98
$3.99
Bundle
By Reading Spotlight
More than just a final exam, this 33 item test (plus Extra Credit Short Essay Question) is designed to give students instruction in choosing the best answer in multiple choice tests, a strategy that is not often explained or practiced. It can even
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.2.9, RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.4.1, RL.4.2...
$1.99
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By Reading Spotlight
A really strong and pleasant large group activity to activate prior knowledge before reading the novel! It also adds visual and kinesthetic approaches to the auditory teacher prompts as it introduces a beginner's skill of outlining.Most urban and
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RI.2.3, RI.2.7, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.5.2, RI.5.3
$1.00
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By Reading Spotlight
Great review activity after the novel is finished--Perfect for learning stations, homework or seatwork!This 48 word Crossword Puzzle provides a review of novel details, word meanings, and spelling practice in an enjoyable format.Be sure to check out
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
RL.2.7, RL.3.7, RL.4.4, RL.5.4, CCRA.L.2
$1.00
3
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By Reading Spotlight
Students love this activity because they get to move around, and it is actually very good practice in the sequencing of events after the novel has been completed. There is a physicality to it that helps some children who have difficulty
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RL.2.5, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.5.5, CCRA.R.5
$1.00
6
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By Reading Spotlight
The BEST Questions for the BEST Children’s Book! Using effective instructional and comprehension strategies, this chapter-by chapter guide includes background information, vocabulary, questions, character, story, and theme maps, as well as numerous
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5...
$2.99
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By Reading Spotlight
A different way to improve vocabulary!Unique! Effective! Easy to Use! This Crossword Puzzle includes almost 50 plurals naming animal groups. An Answer Key is included.Be sure to check out these enjoyable grammar and spelling exercises,
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
CCRA.L.1
$1.49
2
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By Reading Spotlight
Helpful! Accurate! Easy Evaluation of Reading Level!Perfect for effective tutoring!These five original stories are informative and valuable to anyone trying to assess reading levels and difficulties in students who might be reading at levels
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
RF.K.1a, RF.1.1, RF.1.2b, RF.1.3, RF.1.4, RF.1.4a, RF.1.4b, RF.1.4c
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By Reading Spotlight
Fun! Effective! Motivating! Easy to Use!Add enjoyment to phonics practice! Effective and motivating--so much better than another boring phonics worksheet!This game provides the EXTRA PRACTICE in the most common initial consonant blends in English.
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RF.K.1b, RF.K.2, RF.K.2b, RF.1.2b, RF.1.2c, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.2.3, RF.2.3e, RF.3.3
$4.99
3
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By Reading Spotlight
Fun! Effective! Motivating! Easy to Use!5 Bingo Games in one bundle!These games provide extra practice in1. Beginning Consonants2. Ending Consonants3. Consonant Blends4. Beginning Consonant Digraphs5. Ending Consonant DigraphsOften ending
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RF.K.1d, RF.K.2, RF.K.2d, RF.K.2e, RF.K.3, RF.1.2b, RF.1.2c, RF.1.2d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b...
$14.97
$9.99
2
Bundle
By Reading Spotlight
Effective! Enjoyable! Easy to Use!Are your students having difficulty with less common vowel combinations and silent letters? This game is so much better than another boring phonics workbook page!The simple, repetitive, and enjoyable format
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.2.3, RF.2.3b, RF.2.3e, RF.2.3f, RF.3.3d
$2.99
1
Digital Download PDF (1.82 MB)
By Reading Spotlight
Fun! Motivating! Effective! Easy to Use!Are your students having difficulty with less common vowel and silent letter combinations? The simple, repetitive, and enjoyable format uses the latest brain research which indicates that humans remember in
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RF.1.2c, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3e, RF.1.3g, RF.2.3e, RF.2.3f, RF.3.3, RF.3.3d
$2.99
1
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

*Practical Experience in all Grades K-12 *Proven Effectiveness with Struggling Readers *Published Author (Scholastic Teacher Express) *Numerous Workshop Presentations for Teachers and Parents *Determined to Make a Difference

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe: *We CAN develop reading mastery with clear, focused instruction and compelling forms of practice. * We CAN encourage an understanding and a passion for reading in all students in all grades.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher Excellence Foundation, Teacher of Distinction

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. English, M.Ed. Reading

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Check out my website: www.readingspotlight.com for numerous free tips on teaching reading, spelling, writing, study skills, ESL, and much more! My blog: www.readingspotlight.com\ blog contains some of my most memorable experiences teaching reaching to struggling readers in a school with high poverty levels.

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