Richard Giso
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As part of our social studies curriculum, students are expected to learn that Americans have a variety of different religions, family celebrations and customs. Also, we are expected to discover how family, individuals and communities have changed
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This item includes 48 question stick prompts to be used to generate an oral or written response to both narrative and informational texts. There are eight open-ended questions for each color-coded level of Bloom's Taxonomy. This item also
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This item includes all you need to print and laminate posters with informational text feature words to hang around your hall, classroom, or school. From there, your young sleuths try to "track down" the informational text feature with a clue book
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This is the perfect tool to help you organize a guided reading group. It includes room for you to easily check off strategies to be taught for Pre Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Format, Metacognition/Fluency Focus as well as Closure. It's teacher
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Follow my blog at http://mrgisosroomtoread.blogspot.com/. This over 80 page item has all you need to make over 350 phrase/sentence cards. It is differentiated into the following four groups of cards. •the Pre Primer Dolch Word List (for K and
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This item includes 40 sight word cloze activities. All sight words come from the typical K-2 sight word lists including the Dolch list, Frye list, etc. Completing cloze activities allows young readers to utilize their context clues, process of
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This item is a four part resource for measuring that aligns with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (1.MD 1 and 2) specifically. It's geared for first grade, but is perfect for practice and review for second grade. This Marvelous
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This product includes the classroom visuals you can use to teach Good Reader Strategies as well as practice sheets to use in whole class modeling and in guided reading groups for students to have practice using each Good Reader Strategy. Nine Good
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This product includes all that's needed to teach a social studies unit on family roots, family history, researching a country of origin, and primary economics in a community near or far. Also included is an activity for map skills and another
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I'm actually pretty excited to share with you my "Read It to ME Fluency Cards." You know when you have a project (or two, or three) hanging over your head? A project you can't wait to complete so that you can use it with your students? Well, my
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This bundle has 20 activities perfect for guided reading, for tutoring, for reading teachers, for reading workshop, or for creating reader response journals. They are included in both color and in black and white for your convenience. They are
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Included in this product are center directions, a double-sided recoding sheet and all the templates required to make about 20 newspaper scavenger hunts that children can use countless times. Just add newspapers and marvel as your students hunt for
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Check out my blog post on the effectiveness of these visuals. Work samples are included too! http://mrgisosroomtoread.blogspot.com/2013/02/solving-number-stories.html This is a handy tool that can be used as effective visuals to reinforce the
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This product is a black and white item that can be copied and stapled or copied and spiral-bounded to make an alphabet book. Alphabet books can be made as whole class, as a culminating project on a unit of study, or as an ongoing center activity.
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Please visit my blog for a post on this item with some photographs and some ideas for its usage. Thank you! http://mrgisosroomtoread.blogspot.com/2014/03/a-pocketful-of-poetry-for-poetry-month.html Keep a Poem in Your Pocket for poetry month and
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This item has what's needed to set up or update your Mathematics Center to the Common Core State Standards. It's designed for my grade one classroom, however it's appropriate for K-2. This download includes the following. Over 35 Manipulative Bin
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This product has all that you need to make a 30 pennant banner of discussion starters and questions to promote accountable talk in your classroom. They are perfect for all subject areas and have prompts or questions to keep the deep thinking and
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Please take some time and stop by my blog. http://mrgisosroomtoread.blogspot.com/ This item is a student favorite in my classroom! It has over 40 Read and Write the Room searches that cover a full scope and sequence of a typical phonics program.
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This product aligns perfectly with the features of informational text our young readers must now understand as part of the Common Core requirements. It includes 11 posters that feature the informational text followed by a child friendly explanation
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Come by for a visit! http://mrgisosroomtoread.blogspot.com/ This tool contains strategies children can use when they come to a word that is unfamiliar to them. You get a template that includes an icon that represents the particular strategy
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I proudly have 17 years of teaching experience at the elementary level. I have taught fourth grade for the first eight years of my career, and then moved for two years to a reading coach position under the Reading First grant. Having missed having my own classroom, I returned to my passion and started to teach first grade (for five years). Now I teach in an innovation school in a first and second grade classroom. Also, I have taught and continue to teach undergraduate and graduate programs at Salem State University. There, I work in the elementary education and literacy departments and teach courses on early literacy, children's literature and elementary education. I also enjoy supervising student teachers.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Three words that describe my teaching style include: visual, student-centered and systematic. I feel children learn best by being active in their learning via deduction, discovery and goal setting. Making connections and thematic teaching are key for young learners. Students in my classroom "do" and never take a "back seat" to the learning process. I think visuals are essential for students. They provide the tools needed to remember concepts taught. I make learning fun for both me AND my students!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

•Massachusetts: Governor's Outstanding Educator Award •Salem State University: Phi Kappa Phi Tradition of Excellence Award •Boston College: School of Education Donovan Scholar Award •Massachusetts: Paul Douglas Teaching Scholar Award •Harvard University: Phi Delta Kappa Future Teacher’s Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My undergraduate education includes a BA from Boston College with a double major in both elementary education and human developmental psychology. My graduate education includes a M.Ed. in literacy from Salem State University. I am licensed as an elementary teacher grades 1-6 and as a reading specialist--all levels. In addition, I have taken and facilitated courses for Scholastic, Inc. RED, and have taken LETRS training developed by Dr. Louisa Moats.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~Author Unknown~ Please check out my blog "Mr. Giso's Room to Read" and sign up for email updates or even become a follower. Check out pictures of my classroom, current projects and newly added items for sale. http://mrgisosroomtoread.blogspot.com/ Thanks for visiting, and remember--there's always "Room to Read!"

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