The Literacy Spot

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“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss
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Reading and Writing are reciprocal process .... The more your students write about their reading, the better they will understand what they have read. Fountas and Pinnell, two of my favorite literacy leaders, have taught us that “Reading is
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#GuidedReading The purpose of this product is to have a tool that will enable children to acquire two key principles in literacy learning: 1) You can hear the sound at the beginning of a word. 2) You can match letters and sounds at the beginning of
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#GuidedReading If you have read Jan Richardson’s book: The Next Step in Guided Reading, you know that in Chapter 3 she talks about the Pre-A reader … or early emergent reader and the use of a letter tracing book for fostering alphabet recognition,
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Are you teaching about Growth Mindset or GRIT in your classroom? Do you have students in your room that are easily angered or frustrated or overly excited? Using a mood meter enables your students to think about their mood and feelings and teaches
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Why DoYou Need This Product? Do you notice some of your students misspell the same words over and over again? Do they constantly ask, “how do you spell ___”? If so, then this product is a must for your classroom! A word wall is a must, especially
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Why Do You Need This Product? Do you notice some of your students are not learning sight words or are not reading and writing them automatically? Research shows that knowing sight words automatically helps students build fluency. When students know
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This Four Corners activity is perfect teaching students to value OPINIONS. It can be used for building relationships in the beginning of the year ... getting to know our classmates or during a unit of study on opinions and explaining why. This
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End of Year Awards with a Superhero Theme! Why You and Your Students Will #LOVE This Product? This set of awards is “SUPER” way to show your students just how much you value them. They will love {and so will their parents}, that you thought of
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These lesson plans were created based on the professional book, The Next Step in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson. There is a 2 page lesson plan for each developmental stage of reading that will enable you to be more intentional in your teaching
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Why Do You Need This Product? Are you teaching your students how to regroup with 2-digit addition? Do your students like to work with partners during math? Do you like your math lessons to be hands on with gradual release of responsibility? Do you
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A fun way for your students to practice their addition facts with sums of 12-24. I had my students solve the facts then check them with a calculator (for calculator practice). Once they checked their work with the calculator they colored it. This
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I am a literacy specialist that has 25 years experience. My experience includes teaching Kindergarten through Fourth grade and Reading Recovery. I was also a Literacy Coach for K-2 classroom teachers and a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for Reading Recovery teachers. For 5 years I was the district wide Literacy Specialist for the county I work in and I delivered professional development, offered literacy resources and classroom support for K-5 teachers. During the 2016-17 school year, I decided to go back into the classroom because I was missing teaching students. I taught 2nd grade and fell back in love with teaching!!! During the 2017-18 school year, I transferred schools and taught 3rd grade and next year (18-19) I will teach 2nd grade again :) ... stay tuned and join me on this journey as I develop some new resources to use with my students!!


“It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations--something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.” ~ Katherine Patterson


Teacher of the Year at the school level 2x


B.A. Elementary Ed from East Carolina University (ECU) • M.Ed Reading Education (ECU) • K-12 Reading Certification (ECU) • Literacy Leadership Certificate from UNC.Wilminton


A Little Bit About Me • I'm a wife to my college sweetheart and mom to two young men (and a cute yorkie-poo too) • I love spending time with family and going to the beach • I love spring and summer and sunny days best! • I love girly time with friends and going to out to eat Mexican, Sushi or Italian • I am a healthy lifestyle kind of girl and my favorite health and beauty products come from Arbonne. Follow me on Facebook: Read my Blog:

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