Talking with My Hands

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Do you use the Liberty Kids television series in your classroom? If so, here is a great viewing guide with history and ELA questions to keep your students engaged while viewing. Questions cover historical facts about the Battles of Lexington and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (ELA)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Movie Guides
$1.95
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By Talking with My Hands
How many of us have students or children with hearing loss who know nothing about hearing? Help your students become familiar with the audiological terms as it relates to them. This item provides a simple framework for a minilesson on individuals'
Subjects:
Special Education, Back to School, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Minilessons
$1.00
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By Talking with My Hands
Do your students struggle to write syntactically correct sentences? I developed a sentence syntax card to help students formulate sentences in English word order. Great for any student with language delays, including speech students, the Deaf, and
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
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By Talking with My Hands
Want to keep your students accountable for studying their vocabulary and/or spelling words every week? Here is a great word work menu filled with different activities for students to choose from. Activities help students study spelling, definitions,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.99
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By Talking with My Hands
Do you have special education students of transition age? Do you encourage students to participate in IEP meetings? Maybe your school even has student-led IEP meetings? Help your students understand their IEP by having them participate in the
Subjects:
Specialty, Special Education
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Workbooks
$5.00
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By Talking with My Hands
Do you have Deaf or hard of hearing students who don't understand their hearing loss? Do other students want to know more about a DHH student's hearing? This PowerPoint is great to help your DHH and hearing students alike learn how our ears work,
Subjects:
Anatomy, Physics, Special Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Simulations
$2.00
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By Talking with My Hands
This is a short quiz that requires students to review the positive and negative integer operation rules and solve basic, one-step math problems using positive and negative numbers. This is an excellent way to do a quick, formative assessment to
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Math Test Prep
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Math Centers
CCSS:
6.NS.C.5, 7.NS.A.1b, 7.NS.A.2a, 7.NS.A.2b, 7.NS.A.2c
$0.95
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By Talking with My Hands
If you have a student who uses a personal FM system, this tip sheet will provide you with all the information you need to know in a quick, easy to read format! This tip sheet makes a great handout for regular education or general special education
Subjects:
Special Education, Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Other, Professional Documents, For Parents
$1.25
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By Talking with My Hands
A very quick and easy quiz on atoms and their structure. Great as an entrance or exit ticket! Colorful and eye-catching, this quiz requires students to demonstrate understanding of what atoms are and label the subatomic particles. Please note: this
Subjects:
Chemistry, Special Education, Test Preparation
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment, Science Centers
$1.00
12
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By Talking with My Hands
If you are looking for a way to incorporate real-life application into your math instruction on decimals and percentages, you must check out this multi-level worksheet activity! Students solve common math problems that may arise while eating at a
Subjects:
Algebra, Word Problems, Decimals
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
6.EE.B.7, 6.RP.A.3c
$1.99
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By Talking with My Hands
Some students need a little more reminding to be able to keep themselves organized for school and homework. Help your students develop independence by providing them with a daily checklist of tasks throughout the day, both during school and at home.
Subjects:
Special Education, For All Subject Areas, Study Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Handouts, Homework, Classroom Forms
$1.00
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This is a great plot summarizing activity and sequencing assessment for a novel study on The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis! Laminate and cut the cards for students to sort in groups, or print multiple copies, cut and give to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.3, RL.5.3, RL.6.3
$1.95
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By Talking with My Hands
This is a cheat sheet I give to my students to help them remember what to do with positive and negative integer operations. Includes adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. ***How to get FREE TpT credit to use on future purchases*** • Go
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Scaffolded Notes, Math Centers
CCSS:
6.NS.C.6
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By Talking with My Hands
Encourage family to support their child's speech and language development with fun holiday activities to do at home over the Winter break. This is a calendar mat that has a daily activity for the 2 weeks of Christmas break. Each activity is
Subjects:
Oral Communication, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, For Parents, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.2, CCRA.SL.6
$1.75
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By Talking with My Hands
Do you have students who struggle to follow complex or compound sentences in conversation? Do you students have difficulty remembering or processing multistep directions? These problems can result from difficulty with auditory discrimination or
Subjects:
Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$1.00
6
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By Talking with My Hands
This digital product provides the introductory handout for a research essay and presentation project on storms and/or natural disasters. The activity can be done as a group or independent project. When completed students will have a finished essay
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Internet Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.10, RST.6-8.1
$1.50
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By Talking with My Hands
Do your students struggle with finding ways to fit in the required 20 minutes of reading every day? Are they getting tired of reading the same types of books? Inspire your students to keep up and find new ways to read for 20 minutes every day! Give
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Homework, For Parents
CCSS:
CCRA.R.10
$1.00
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By Talking with My Hands
Perfect for any civics or upper level social studies class, this weekly current events assignment requires students to keep on top of the news. Get students thinking critically about world and local news. Challenge them to apply the constitution to
Subjects:
Civics, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.8, RH.9-10.8
$1.75
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By Talking with My Hands
This is a differentiated, cross-curricular activity that brings social studies into the English Language Arts or reading classroom. Students read and learn about Anne Frank and the WWII Holocaust while learning to use context clues to determine the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Informational Text
Grades:
7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
CCSS:
RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4
$5.00
5
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By Talking with My Hands
For all the tutors, literacy coaches, and itinerant special education teachers out there! Here is a quick and clear way to log your tutoring/service minutes and keep notes on student strengths, weaknesses and progress. Form includes space for
Subjects:
Special Education, For All Subject Areas, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, Professional Documents, Classroom Forms
$1.00
2
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hello! My name is Alex Roman. I am a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH). I have taught all ages from 3-21 and all grade levels. I spent two years as an itinerant teacher before becoming a classroom teacher. I taught middle school students with hearing loss in grades 6-8 for 5 years, and I now teach kindergarten through 2nd grade Deaf and hard of hearing students, the majority of whom are also ELLs. I have a self-contained group that stays with me all day, excluding related arts. I teach all core subjects for all the grades, including language arts/writing, reading, math, science, and social studies. I also have a resource/tutorial group from each grade level that rotates in and out throughout the day. I also provide services from mainstreamed DHH students on consultation and being homeschooled. These students receive auditory training and instruction in study skills and self-advocacy as well as support for their academic coursework. In addition to Deaf education, I also provide tutoring to English language learners of all ages and homebound services to students with chronic illness.

MY TEACHING STYLE

We use American Sign Language and Cued Speech in my classroom depending on the communication decisions made by each student's IEP team. My teaching style is heavy on game-based learning and very student led. I also rely on academic conversations to support student language development and content comprehension.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2012-2013 Teacher of the Year, April 2013 CEC presenter, Nov. 2011 Distinguished Climber for Collaboration, Aug. 2011 Classroom Library Reading Grant Recipient, Sept. 2016 Dollar General Literacy Grant Recipient

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in English language development. I did my BA in elementary education (K-6) and Special Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (K-12). I also have TESOL and TEFL certification.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Follow me on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/saieeda/ and check out my blog at https://talkingwithmyhandsdhh.wordpress.com/ I presented for the Council of Exceptional Children in April 2013 on Writing Styles of Deaf and Hearing Authors. I have also written a couple of articles on Deaf education, one of which is available online: http://cochlearimplantonline.com/site/life/college-guide/preparing-for-college/ten-steps-for-preparing-for-and-succeeding-in-college-when-you-have-a-hearing-loss/

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