Janice Williamson and Barbara Lane, together have over thirty-five years teaching experience. We completed our Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Reading together which strengthened what we already knew: students need linguistic and visual learning aides to strengthen their comprehension skills. Simply Novel presented its innovative learning tool at San Bernardino County's VPSS Training in February and June of 2010, and was warmly received!
Yet to be added
Simply Novel Presented its innovative learning tool to San Bernardino's VPSS Training in February and June of 2010.
Janiceâ€™s teaching experiences include grade levels English 9 -11 as well as reading, Advanced Placement, and inclusion. Barbaraâ€™s teaching experiences include Language Arts and yearbook grades 7-8, English 9, English Honors grade 9, EL and British Literature grade 12. Both teachers hold a Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Reading.
Together, we were determined to apply these practices in our curriculum. After spending another summer vacation working, and talking with general and special education colleagues, we soon learned that what we were looking for wasnâ€™t available. And so, Simply Novel ~ a new idea was born. Today, standards direct educators to meet the needs of all students, inclusive of a variety of learning styles. Looks good on paper, but for those of us in the classroom, it isnâ€™t always the reality. The struggle to meet the rigors of a diverse classroom as well as the additional demands placed on educators presents a universal problem - the time factor. The product Simply Novel is not intended to replace the teacher; instead, it supports good teaching practices. Used appropriately, the program provides a foundation for learning. Prompted by cues, questions, and advanced organizers, Simply Novel ~ a new idea allows the teacher to focus on what really matters in the novel.