Mrs. Smith is certified in English and Language Arts, has a Reading Specialist Master Degree, and an ESL endorsement. She currently teaches 8th grade reading classes.
Mrs. Smith teaches 8th grade reading as well as 8th grade 21st Century Literature. Mrs. Smith is excited to begin the year teaching reading skills to her students. Mrs. Smith's 21st Century students will begin with text structures and move to story elements with short stories or projects at the end of the first semester. For the second semester Mrs. Smith will focus on literary devices, genre, and text features in preparation for the state reading test. Mrs. Smith requires reading students to read a minimum of two hours every two weeks and to turn in a signed reading log. All students should be studying their vocabulary words all year long.