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I am an ESOL Teacher at Midland Park Elementary School. I look forward to collaborating with parents and teachers to meet my ESOL students' needs this year! This is my second year teaching in Charleston County Schools. I taught previously in Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. I have taught First and Second Grade. I have also taught Reading Recovery and was a Master Reading Teacher for CCSD. I love living in Charleston and am thrilled to be at Midland Park Elementary School!
In First Grade we are building upon vocabulary and strengthening our literacy skills through the Words Their Way Program. We are working on developing our oral language skills through daily reading and writing.
In Kindergarten we are learning letters, sounds and high frequency words through daily reading and writing and academic routines.
- STUDENTS WILL COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH WITH THEIR PEERS IN SOCIAL SITUATIONS.
- STUDENTS WILL COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH WITH THEIR TEACHERS IN CLASSROOM SITUATIONS.
- STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO USE ENGLISH TO BE SUCCESSFUL WITH READING, WRITING, MATH, SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES.
http://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. It is a great way to bring interesting non-fiction stories into reading center time.
http://abcya.com/ Children can listen to short stories read aloud to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. ABCya! has a variety of educational games in addition to the featured stories. Free resources and materials are available for grades K through 5.
From The Kissing Hand read by author Audrey Wood toPinkalicious read by Victoria Kann, Barnes and Noble’s Online Storytime has popular children’s books read out loud. While there are no supplemental materials to accompany the stories, this free site is perfect for “Listen to Reading” stations.
http://starfall.com/ While some areas of Starfall are part of their premium service, they have many early reader stories available for free. Students can follow along as the story is read to them and can, in some instances, help create their own story. The website is highly engaging and a favorite of young readers.