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Bachelor of Arts, English Literature and Composition--Ohio University Honors Tutorial College
Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy--Kent State University
K-12 Reading Endorsement--Ashland University
Academically and Intellectually Gifted Certification--High Point University
In eighth-grade language arts, we will focus on the essential life skills of reading, writing, speaking, viewing, and listening. Making a leap forward in terms of text complexity--transitioning from young adult to more classic literature--students will navigate both fiction and nonfiction with a strong emphasis on close reading and careful selection of textual evidence.
Eighth-grade language arts will be marked by a heightened expectation for analysis, insightful commentary, and critical thinking. We will strive for an increased awareness of author's intent and a maturation of writing in terms of style and complexity.
I value fun, humor, hard work, and routine and seek to empower students to be self-sufficient thinkers and communicators!