Need a copy of the Accelerated Reader & Book Log
I have been at McSwain for 18 years. I love reading, writing, and history and enjoy teaching these subjects. I like middle school and hope you have a great experience. Working hard and doing your best is important as well as behaving.:)
This year you will see me for three periods: two periods of language arts and one period of history.
Each day, always arrive with a pen, pencil, reading book, and planner. You will be given the first 5 minutes of each day to write in your planner.
The best way to contact me is via email. See contact above
READ 30 MINUTES EVERY NIGHT
Individualized Daily Reading Research
Anderson, Wilson, and Fielding (1988) led one of the most extensive studies of independent reading in which they investigated the relationship of reading time to reading achievement. The study found that the amount of time students spent reading independently was the best predictor of vocabulary development and reading achievement gains.
The research indicates that independent reading is probably the major source of vocabulary acquisition beyond the beginning stages of learning to read. Students who read more can learn the meanings of thousands of new words each year.