Welcome to 8th Grade Reading! This course will be challenging, exciting, fast-paced and above all else, thought provoking. I have high expectations of excellence from each of you and I know you will exceed them!
We will focus on thinking creatively and critically by drawing upon a wide breadth of knowledge across multiple disciplines. These are skills needed more than ever in today's fast paced and ever changing world.
We will employ a wide variety of educational methods and technology, including, but in no way limited to, novelization, primary source analysis, project based learning, oral communication, analytic/creative thinking and even some preparation for the STAAR test.
Edmodo and Canvas will be our classroom platforms, there you will find all of your class notes, assignments, updates, resources,, online textbook access etc. Edmodo allows for a two way communication between myself and the students. It also allows students to answer questions of each other. On the left hand menu, please click on Edmodo Instructions for instructions on how to follow our class. www.edmodo.com
In addition, I use Remind to send classroom updates, reminders, and important information right to your cell phone. Please click on the Remind Instructions on the left for more information.
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I am a 12 year Pearland resident and have two beautiful children, Will and Lucy. Will attends Alexander Middle School and Lucy is a Shadycrest Owl! I am a proud gradute of Texas A&m University and attended the University of Akron in Ohio, where I earned a master's degree in education. I love reading, running, and spending time with my family and friends.