I taught 8th grade Language Arts for 3 years in Sandy, Utah.
Most of my lessons are designed using a teach, practice, assess, and re-mediate model. After I teach a skill or concept, I allow students low-risk opportunities for practice in small groups, partners, and individually; then, I administer a formative assessments to gauge what students have learned; finally, I provide opportunities for struggling students to master the skills and concepts.
In 2010 and 2011 my 8th graders scored significantly high on both the state persuasive direct writing assessment (DWA) and the end-of-level core criterion referenced test (CRT).
I graduated from Utah State University in 2007 with a Bachelors Degree in English Teaching.
In 2011 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and now get to stay home with her full-time. I miss teaching but find plenty of opportunities to teach my little one now.