13 Years Classroom Teaching High School 1 Year Classroom Teaching Middle School 1 Year Director School Newspaper 6 Years Student Development Higher Education
Typical lesson follows this basic format using a variety of formats to touch numerous learning modalities. 1. Facilitated Socratic session and/or group activity to stimulate prior knowledge. 2. Interactive Media Presentation presenting subject area and skills with facilitated exercises to check for understanding. 3. Guided practice using concept or skill. 4. Individual exercises to practice skill. 5. Formative assessment to measure mastery of concept or skill.
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B.A. English Literature M.A. Education Teaching Credential Language Arts
I consider the early high school years as a time of transition. Prior to high school the focus in Language Arts classes has been understanding language. The exciting thing about high school instruction is that the focus should shift from understanding language to using language effectively. From its origins, language can be considered the most powerful force available to man. Everything starts and moves forward with effective communication and understanding. Your students' future success will very much involve their ability to use language effectively. I attempt to design each lesson plan and unit with this in mind.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (ELA), Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Informational Text, Close Reading