7th grade English/7th grade Honors English
This course provides students with an in-depth study of the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards (AZCCRS). This course will utilize the SpringBoard curriculum, the College Board’s official Pre-AP program, to develop students’ abilities to read, write, think, and communicate critically. Students will regularly engage in reading from multiple genres, acquiring vocabulary in context, writing development, listening and speaking in whole or small group formats, and presenting informally or formally. Honors students will also participate in Socratic Seminars and quarterly Literature Circles.
This is my fifth year teaching English at Mesquite Junior and my third year as the English Language Arts Department Chair. I am also working on the Junior High ELA Curriculum Committee at the district level. I graduated from ASU in 2010 with a B.A. in History, a B.A. in Political Science, and a Certificate in Civic Education. In 2011, I graduated from ASU with a Master's in Secondary Education. I am currently working towards a second Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.