YouTube Lessons: https://www.youtube.com/c/CarolMcNally Mom of four; Granny to six ; Sunday school teacher 10+ years ; Public school teacher (Title 1, middle school ELA regular education and support classes) 20+ years...retired ; Literacy Coach ; Instructional Coach ; School improvement team member for nearly all of my teaching career; Author of significant amounts of ELA curriculum for my district, most recently a revision of 6,7, and 8 regular and advanced/accelerated ELA curriculum and supporting documents/materials aligned with CCSS; Currently ELA teacher in of our district's advanced/accelerated program; Fellow: National Writing Project Adjunct Professor: Western Michigan University
Constructivist: I believe that students learn best when they set their own learning goals and discover information for themselves. I use inquiry learning in my classroom as a structure for learning about the time periods from which literature emerges. My classroom is built around individual choice in reading and writing.
2004 Excellence Award for a Professional Development Program - Michigan Association of School Boards; 2008 Annual Recognition Award for Educational Equity - American Association of University Women
Bachelor of Science: Business, WMU; Teaching Certification k-8, English & Language Arts, WMU; Master's degree: English, WMU; Certification in Gifted Education, Purdue
My focus is on equipping students with strategies for learning. Learning is not remembering;, it is not doing; it is not completing. Learning is developing automaticity with skills and owning concepts to support their journey and success in higher level academics.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Education, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, Literature, Professional Development, Basic Reading, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading