I am a fifth year teacher. My first year, I taught high school in Ohio, then I taught middle school for three years in Ohio. Now, I'm teaching middle school in Virginia! I have a heavy theatre background, which I often incorporate in my English classroom.
Often I will start class with a bell ringer, before moving on to some sort of whole group or small group instruction. I favor a "discovery" style of learning, which forces to come up with answers on their own--and sometimes the questions too! I favor class discussions and lots of background information, as well.
RESA certified teacher in the state of Ohio. AP Language and Literature certified.
Bachelors of Science in Education, Integrated Language Arts 7-12 (original degree) Minor in English Ohio Licensure English 7-12 Virginia Licensure English 6-12 Working on pursuing Masters of English
I've worked with Common Core and Virginia's Standards of Learning. I've developed test prep for the OAA, OGT, and AIR tests. Typically, assignments have heavy vocabulary and writing focuses.