Planning for my English 10 classes was different–these periods, one and four, I was taking over from the start. I needed to have a plan from day one all the way to my final day, October 16th. Continue reading
In the fall of 2014, I completed over 50 clinical hours at Mason City High School with English Department Chair, Deadra Stanton. My experience consisted of taking control of her 10th grade English classes, teaching every Friday.
One of my first set of lessons was on the book, Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom. Continue reading
As a secondary-level teacher, I will work with students grades 5th-12th. Continue reading
These are some pictures taken during my clinical experience at Forest City Middle School. Continue reading
Working one-on-one with middle school students for The Outsiders reading project. Continue reading
Brainstorming and working one-on-one with middle school students during the planning phase of their reading projects. Continue reading
In the Spring of 2014, I volunteered as an English/Reading tutor in Forest City Middle School in Forest City, Iowa. This was what I chose as my service learning project; I felt that it would not only benefit the community, but also my future teaching career. I was able to work with several different students: reading groups, worksheets, project-planning, and one-on-one work. [Click on the blue link below to view my video on the project]
Click here to understand the background of my Service Learning Project.
Lesson Plan: The House on Mango Street
Grade Level: Sophomore English
Teacher: Marisa Donnelly
Topic: Home / Home Identity
Time: 45 minutes Continue reading