Taught thirty years, English literature and writing in VA, NC, MD, JAPAN, secondary schools and colleges. Took retirement 2015, from Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA. My forte (along with covering literature and vocab) was teaching my students SOL tricks to use on their VA State writing and reading SOL tests. My students scored the highest in my school each year.
"Keep it simple. Keep it real. Keep it short." Sara Metz, MA Students have a very short attention span. In the first fifteen minutes, the teacher must hook the student with portable, memorable facts. They carry those facts into the SOL in their heads.
* SOL Excellence Reward 2006-2007 * Principal's Award, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA * Authors Guild / New York (1994-present)
BA/UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND MA/VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY +27 HRS SPED (UVA, GMU, UNCCharlotte, University of Central Arkansas] COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA POSTGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL LICENSE/ENGLISH [7/1/2013-7/1/2018]
* I am the mother of three and grandmother of seven. * Showed average students how to achieve top SOL scores. * My "SOL /SAT HELPS" sheet produced winners. * Students memorized tricks, carried them in their heads to test.