I am in my sixth year of teaching as a second career. I have a B.S. in Written Communications and completed alternative certification for ELA. I finished an M.S. in Education, 4.0, from William Woods University in August of 2014. My experience has been in small town and inner-city public schools, and I now teach in a private school. I have created most of my own curriculum since day one.. I am now putting my original work together in units and packets.
I teach from the skill up, basically common core. I excel in teaching many ,many standards in single lessons and/or units. For example, using 2-3 texts at a time; often a combination of literature and informational text. (i.e., the book Night and a legal copy of the Nazi Creed.) I like to focus on critical reading and response writing. I also teach the writing cycle and have created my own form of "frame writing" which has been incredibly successful in taking virtual non-writers to good writers within a school year. All my assignments and/or units have a list of skills taught that can be easily converted to specific Common Core strands or any other requirements.
Test scores have increased everywhere I've taught in at least one of my subjects.
I have a B.S. in Written Communications from Eastern Michigan University and completed alternative certification for ELA. I achieved an M.S. in Education, 4.0, from William Woods University in August of 2014.
I'm a single, fifty-something lady with two grown children. I live and breath English and am always creating new curriculum. My dream for retirement is to make 2-3 trips abroad each year. I want to fund my own 2 weeks of mission work and then 2 weeks of fun and sightseeing.