I have been teaching for 12 years. During that time I have taught all grade and ability levels. I have taught in both rural and urban schools. I have taught in comprehensive education sites and in alternative ed.
I plan by starting with a high interest concept, current event, or piece of literature. Then I go to at the Common Core Standards to see what my students need to learn. Then I plan a unit by designing each lesson to match the standards, while keeping the students interested and furthering their reading and writing skills.
I have been a presenter at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention, the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA) Annual Conference, and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Convention.
I have an undergraduate degree from New York University and a Masters Degree from University of California at Santa Cruz.
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English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Literature, Economics , Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Earth Day, Informational Text