I received my Master's in Teaching in the area of reading specialist. My current job involves working with struggling readers at the middle school level, but I have taught students at all levels of proficiency during my 9 years teaching. In addition, I have taught English language development for students who are learning the English language and speak a different primary language - although I only speak English.
I have read many of the classics, and I enjoy analyzing literature with students at the high school level; yet, I feel comfortable with all grade levels, including college students.
One writing program for students at the elementary and middle school level that I find effective is the Step Up to Writing Program. It has engaging lessons, and I have seen it greatly improve students' writing.
I find great success for students with the repeated reading method to increase comprehension. One past student whom I tutored after school increased 59 points on his CST from one year to the next.
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