I have taught 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts and World History for the past eleven years in a rural town in Washington State. I have a double Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Elementary Education as well as my Master's in K-12 Reading and Literacy. Much of my experience is with students of poverty and who are migrant and second language learners.
I prefer a classroom that is heavily focused on student discourse and activity. I try to create lessons that appeal to different learning styles and personalities while still getting content knowledge across. I also enjoy of focusing on concepts that my students find intriguing and integrating that into my language arts classes - for example, I use the Holocaust as a jumping off point for historical fiction, 9/11 for creating fictional narratives, and bullying for writing research papers and building websites.
Kappa Delta Pi - Honor Society in Education Washington State Fellows Program - ELA Washington Leadership Advisor Certificate - WACA GLAD Trained
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Black History Month, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Student Council, Test Preparation, Close Reading