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I have taught Elementary Education for over 14 years and currently am teaching! I love what I do and know how to creatively engage my students to master standards for lasting confidence and success in their academic careers. My students' achievements are demonstrated on their high standardized test scores. More importantly, my students (who are forever my students) are people who enjoy learning!
I have been teaching phonic, reading, and all language skills in my classroom for 14 years. My ESL students are often my highest students! I use lots or visuals in my teaching and I check for understanding during every point in my lessons. I love communicating with my ESL parents and using my Spanish as they are trying to communicate with me as well in their second language!
I have a Masters degree in Education with a reading emphasis. and a specialist certificate for advanced learners.I have taught children to read for over 18 years. I teach the key standards and skills for phonics and sight words which leads to fluent reading success. I have even successfully taught 3 year olds to read sounds, blends, and digraphs, as well as long vowel sounds in order to read. I have worked with students in grades K through 12 grade to improve and gain in their reading fluency. I have worked with tutoring centers to help improve and strengthen their instructional practices. My student outcomes have involved success of growth from intensive to benchmark or challenge levels after a tutoring plan has been administered. Phonics are fun. It really is simple to me, but I have been sharing my formula to many for years. Children "connect" to my stories and stylized markings. They use these to write and learn with. These connections help them learn until the skill is automatic.
I teach reading skills using stylized markings and secret stories that will have my reader learning and laughing. They can recall the story related to the phonic or visualize what is taught. Soon they are applying when reading...and even better reading when other methods just didn't work for them. I fill in the gaps they have and help with sight words. My readers become experts at phonics. I use diagnostics to find out exactly what is missing with a student and add interesting fluency practice. Making learning a game is my specialty. Teaching reading is my passion.