This is my eighth year teaching middle school English, grades 6 and 7. I have taught inclusion, honors, and gifted classes, and I'm excited to share some of the lesson ideas that have worked well for my kids!
I like to help students see underlying concepts and connections. In life, they won't need to remember novel characters or the chronological order of events in a story, but they will need the thinking skills to analyze text, communicate effectively, and solve problems. I try to create activities that address specific standards while also helping students develop a general understanding of greater concepts that connect to their lives.
This isn't actually an award for me, but I'm super proud of it: I had a spelling bee student two years ago make it to DC for the National Spelling Bee! SO COOL!
I have a BA in English from Old Dominion University with an emphasis in teaching grades 6-12.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Religion, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, Valentine's Day, Spring, Informational Text, Close Reading