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Jennifer Neff, Master of Science in Education
|Name||Jennifer Neff, Master of Science in Education|
|Role||First Grade Teacher, ELL coordinator|
ReadWriteThink has encouraged me to broaden my teaching, adding new and innovative techniques to my repertoire of teaching strategies. It has given me new perspective on how to address student needs and make learning more hands-on and engaging through the use of technology.
Jennifer Neff majored in elementary education and Spanish at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, graduating in 2007. A year after obtaining a first grade teaching position in Eldridge, Iowa, she began working on a master’s degree emphasizing bilingual/ELL education at Western Illinois University. Jennifer has just completed her fifth year of teaching and continues to enjoy employing new teaching techniques in her classroom.
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Grade 1 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Through this lesson, primary students strengthen their phonemic awareness while using picture books featuring alliteration as models for their own writing.
Grades 1 – 3 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students move from modeled to independent comprehension of fiction stories by using texts by Jan Brett and interactive tools that demonstrate their comprehension.