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Lisa Falcon Rodriguez

Lisa Falcon Rodriguez (LA '04)

Teacher

Estelle Elementary School
Marrero, LA

At the time of the Award, Lisa Falcon Rodriguez was:

Teacher
Estelle Elementary School
Marrero, LA

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 3

Biographical Information

Lisa Falcon Rodriguez uses games to help her third-grade students improve their English, reading and math scores at Estelle Elementary School in Marrero. In "Caught'ya—Grammar with a Giggle," students receive a daily sentence in a continuing story in which they are the characters. Students must correct the errors in the sentence to earn tickets toward a monthly prize drawing. Mrs. Rodriguez also engages students in a math game show called "Everybody Counts" involving math-related skills such as reading calendars, telling time and making change. She incorporates a four-block format for language arts focusing on guided reading, writing, self-selected reading and words. Mrs. Rodriguez has presented to Jefferson Parish language arts teachers and the Louisiana Reading Association Convention and serves as a mentor teacher for student teachers from a local university.



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