Featured author: Elizabeth Kenny-Foggin
Elizabeth Kenny-Foggin has taught elementary and high school special education in New York and New Jersey for over 28 years. Her passion for teaching students with learning disabilities was ignited by her cousin’s childhood schooling experiences. She says, “I really wanted to help people who didn’t have [many] opportunities.”
Elizabeth is also passionate about creating wonderful resources for teachers all over the country. Sometimes, she’ll even wake up in the middle of the night when an idea comes to her! Her resources cover a variety of disciplines — English, social studies, science, and more — and support the learning of students of all grade levels by focusing on reading and writing strategies.
Elizabeth is an Orton-Gillingham certified educator, making her an expert at teaching students with learning disabilities, and she trains teachers at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Watch our video to hear Elizabeth’s inspirational stories and ideas for helping students who have difficulty with reading and writing.
Her Resources: Highlighted
Get students’ competitive juices flowing as they play a card game to learn why various syllable types are pronounced they way they are. This card game features fabulous images and offers great reading, writing, and general knowledge development — all of which are critical for successful reading.
Are you “living by the seat of your pants” when planning English lessons? Well, with Elizabeth’s Know the Code resource, idioms will become a “piece of cake” for your students as they develop higher-level thinking to understand the nuances of words and vocabulary they encounter while “hitting the books.”
“And then, the worried teacher opened the door…” to find a great resource on the elements of a story! Help students understand the different elements of a story, so they can identify them within a text and write their own by including interesting characters, fantastic dialogue, and vivid imagery to keep readers on the edge of their seats.