Teaching Language Arts
I have taught Language Arts in
middle school and junior high. My teaching style involves active learning and portfolio
assessment. I hold a 09 Standard Teaching Certificate from the State of
Literary Connections – A series of literature circles for four novels relating English/Language Arts and Social Studies classes.
Number the Stars - This website includes and overview and the complete set of modules for Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars.
Publications – I have a series of publication available for free online. Most are based on religious instruction but connect to other subjects as well.
- This is a teacher-to-teacher resource for religious education that discusses how to use literature to enrich Catholic catechesis. Four books are analyzed in detail. This resource includes a select bibliography and a list of alternative assessments.
Praying With Poetry (ISBN 978-1-4657-5091-4) - Poetry is a form of literature that eludes definition. It is an art form that emerges from the pure human need to express oneself. By reading and reflecting on literature, such as poetry, the reader identifies and empathizes with the writer. The shared experience is similar to that of a group therapy situation. After all, there is nothing new under the sun