Currently, I teach 6th grade Language Arts Literacy in NJ. Prior to that, I've taught 3rd, 5th, and 7th grades. I've been teaching for 12 years! I've also written curriculum for my district and am called upon for guidance in the area of Language Arts Literacy.
I use the Reading and Writing Workshop model for majority of my lessons. I am sure to break up my lessons to allow for direct teaching, partner work, independent work, and reflection. I am a firm believer in utilizing strong mentor texts but also allowing student choice in their reading.
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I have a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Family and Child Studies and a Master's Degree in Literacy (which resulted in a Reading Specialist certification).
I am a big geek and I love it! I love science fiction, fantasy, comics, graphic novels, and video games. I try to incorporate this into my teaching regularly. I also try to encourage fitness and positive physical and mental health. My Instagram is @readwriteteachela.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Library Sciences, Classroom Management, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Close Reading