Hi! I'm Leslie, an elementary teacher with a passion for literacy instruction and advocacy. While I have taught first, second, and third grades, my most influential experience was gained during the 5 years I taught a reading class for children with dyslexia. My classroom instruction revolved around providing multisensory phonics instruction for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, and the knowledge I gained during that time has drastically shaped my priorities as an educator. Currently, I teach second grade, and I continue to prioritize multi-sensory phonics instruction in my classroom on a daily basis.


I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts for Early and Middle Childhood.  Additionally, I have received training in the Orton-Gillingham approach through both, the Institute for Multisensory Education (IMSE) as well as Brainspring. I am also a LETRS-trained teacher. Currently, I am pursuing certification as a Dyslexia Specialist. The Tally Tales site is my creative outlet for sharing my experiences and lessons learned as an educator, as well as my instructional products.


Join me with a cup of coffee, and stay a while! I hope you will find my posts and products to be useful for you along your own educational journey. Thanks so much for visiting me here! 

© 2019 by Leslie Tally and the Tally Tales. Proudly created with Wix.com Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this content without express and written permission from this author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Leslie Tally and the Tally Tales with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.