My name is Irene and I LOVE teaching, especially reading and writing!! I am a licensed Reading Interventionist in the state of Wisconsin, as well as a former Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-grade teacher. I love to smile and laugh and am eager to help you find the pathway for reading and writing. As a Reading interventionist, I use the following research-based curriculum to help students learn to read. 1. *Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI)* by Fountas and Pinnel - This is a research-based and highly effective curriculum that includes a well-designed balance of phonics, word work, comprehension, fluency, and writing instruction in a motivating and digestible manner during each lesson. I have seen students make great gains using this program. * 2.* *Phonemic Awareness* by Heggerty - This highly effective curriculum helps students struggling with phonics to acquire critical phonemic awareness skills. 3. *Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS)* by Collaborative Classroom - This is a multisensory instructional approach offering lessons specifically tailored for older students as well as different materials designed for young students. 4. I also use *sign language symbols* and gross motor movement to teach letter-sound identification as well as difficult sight word recognition. I can't wait to share the awesome books I have with you that will help you discover not only that you too can read and write but that reading is wonderful!! Irene :)
Undergraduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelor of Education, Special Education
Undergraduate Degree: Silver Lake College of the Holy Family - Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Special Education
My hobbies include reading, gardening, walking, time with my father and family, and learning new languages. I am an Orthodox Christian and love to both attend services as well as serve my faith community.
Certified Reading Intervention