I was a Texas public school teacher for 15 years. I taught 8th grade PAP ELA and on-level ELA, middle school gifted and talented ELA, PAP and on-level English I, and on-level English III. I now teach in a Texas charter school. I have taught 6th and 7th grades here, and I currently teach 8th grade ELA and PAP English I.
I love creativity in teaching. I enjoy giving kids choices that will prove that they know the material in a way that may be different than just a paper and pencil test.
BISD Middle School teacher of the year- 2006
Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington
Wife, mom, and some time blogger. Visit me at Johnston's ELA Gems or you can find me on Facebook, Instagram @johnstonselagems, and Pinterest.
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Study Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Close Reading