Teaching Simply

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By Teaching Simply
Make teaching inferencing fun! The passages are written like mysteries to solve. Hints are given and students must determine what is happening using their inferencing skills. Great for engaging reluctant readers. The passages are short and
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
$3.75
28 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
Increase fluency with these quick drills using rapid reading charts! Great for beginners and students just starting out with fluency practice. This is one of many techniques used for helping dyslexic students and struggling readers become more
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.25
25 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
The ocean is a fascinating, underwater world of its own! This is a 71 page unit all about the ocean. Topics included are: ocean zones, tides, waves, tide pools, coral reefs, shells, trenches, plants, and animals. There are seven reading passages
Subjects:
Reading, Earth Sciences, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Mini-Course, Printables
$8.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
Engaging decodable short stories that have long vowel words followed by comprehension questions, color coding vowel spellings and illustrating the story. RECENTLY UPDATED with eight new stories!**All pages for this product appear in the
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$4.50
16 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
Introduce sorting items into categories by placing pictures in the correct column. This is a great way to introduce the skill of sorting that can be helpful later when students are asked to do word sorts, sort even and odd numbers into categories,
Subjects:
Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
Learn all about Ezra Jack Keats as an author and illustrator while practicing skills that go along with seven of his popular books. Teach students how to compare and contrast using a Venn diagram, discuss character traits, answer text dependent
Subjects:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Mini-Course, Printables
$3.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
Help students to be successful with these easy to read passages for beginners or struggling readers. Short reading passages to keep students from getting overwhelmed.**All pages included in the preview**Common Core
Subjects:
Reading, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
$2.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
Help students learn and remember the final trigraph spellings dge and tch. Anchor chart, practice pages, activities and games included. Different levels of worksheets and activities are helpful for differentiation. Here is what you will find in
Subjects:
Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
9 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
Have you ever wondered what makes us sneeze or how chocolate is made? Discover the answers to these questions and more as you read these engaging, informational passages! Start by introducing the vocabulary specific to the reading passage, read
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$5.75
8 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
Plenty of pictures, interactive activities, and practice worksheets to teach and reinforce CVCe. Common Core Aligned for K, 1st and 2nd grades: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.B Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes)
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
Are your students having trouble hearing the difference between short a and e? Here is a resource that will give students a variety of ways to practice their short a and e sounds. What you will find in this product: Page 1: Cover Pages 2-3: 18
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
6 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
Get ready for spring! Do you know the differences between butterflies and moths? Find out this and more when you teach this mini-unit! You and your students will enjoy the variety of activities, worksheets and resources! Common Core
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$5.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
This is a packet of 5 worksheets intended to introduce next year's class to their new grade. This is a great end of the year activity for students to use as a reflection of their year as well as giving a glimpse of the new grade level to incoming
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
6 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
Introduce and practice initial sounds with a full color, hands-on word sort and follow up worksheets for extra repetition! Every letter is represented in the hands on word sort and the cut and paste word sort worksheets. (x is presented as an
Subjects:
Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
This sequencing product is great for differentiation within a classroom where there are different ability levels. There are three sequencing activities: just pictures, stories with cut and paste pictures, and stories where the students read a story
Subjects:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
Use this resource to help students practice rhyming with this set of full color picture cards with 9 rhyming sets. Three games in one! Great for independent centers. Here is what you will find in this resource: Page 1: Cover for the
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
FREE
5 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
Plenty of practice with er, ir, and ur. There are a total of 16 words used for practice and review. Anchor chart, pre and post assessments, cut and paste worksheets, matching, writing sentences, a word sort, and a game for review and extra
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Homework, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
Bears, bears, bears! Students will learn all about black bears and polar bears. Reading passages, compare/contrast, fact/opinion and more! ***All pages in the product are included in the preview.*** This 28 page product includes: Page 1:
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Handouts, Mini-Course
$3.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
Here's a free summer crossword for your students to enjoy!
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
5 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Simply
The three most difficult r-controlled vowels to teach are er, ir, and ur. Students have to learn and commit to memory which one to use in which words. This product has 8 words for each r-controlled vowel. There are two sets of puzzles and a
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.39 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught in self-contained classrooms at the first and second grade levels. Teaching reading is my passion, and I have devoted the last 10 years to being a reading teacher for K-3. I worked in several public schools as a reading specialist and now have a private tutoring business. I have a master's degree in Reading Education and am a Dyslexia Therapist having studied the Take Flight program through Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Creating a lifelong enjoyment of reading and writing is my goal! Incorporating phonics along with sight word instruction, comprehension, vocabulary, and writing is what I have found makes the most proficient readers and writers. I am also a firm believer that reviewing all concepts taught on a consistent basis provides a firm foundation upon which to build lifelong readers and writers. With games, students become engaged and are reviewing skills while they think they are just enjoying a fun activity. It's a win-win! Giving students stories that they can relate to and the skills to read them teaches them to love reading. Most of my products are created to teach and review phonics and sight words as well as units of study that are engaging and interesting to even the most reluctant reader.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's in Elementary Education 28 hours of graduate school in reading education Master's degree in Reading Education (these were two different universities) Training as a dyslexia therapist

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been married for 26 years and have two sons.

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