I've taught ELA and reading to students in grades 6-8 for 25 years. My love for reading and the belief that reading is a lifeline to success gave me an opportunity to develop a curriculum for remedial readers teaching reading strategies, phonics, and the importance of gaining a bigger vocabulary.
Using the corners of my classroom was one way to get students up and moving. Whether I placed numbers, colored squares, letters (or nothing at all) in the corners, it was a quick way for the class to see the diversity of experiences, opinions or even who got the right answer. It also let me know if I needed to spend more time on what we were studying. I found the corners could be a part of just about any lesson.
The spelling program I created for my students, Spelling--An Integrated Approach for Middle School, was recognized with featured articles in the Redford Observer, MEA, and NEA.
I am a K-12 Reading Specialist and have a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Teaching from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
I retired 2016 and realized what I missed most was developing curriculum. I am excited to still be able to contribute to the education of students and be a part of teachers' classrooms!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Arts & Music, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Problem Solving, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Winter, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, For Administrators, Phonics, Classroom Community