Marcella Hayden

                                                                            

Bachelor of Arts, English Major, Spanish Minor
Masters of Secondary Education, Concentration in Literature-Texas A&M University-Commerce

 

9-12 ELAR;  Dual Credit: British Literature, Rhetoric; UIL Coach: Writing, Debate, and Speaking Events



Wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, friend, and teacher all define who I am. These roles are not listed in order of importance as the moment decides the role and they all pull on my heart, soul, and brain in different ways at different times. 

My family has called Miller Grove home for eleven years and we love where we are. I am proud to raise my boys in this community and school. The halls of this school resonate with the values and integrity that are integral to creating successful future generations.

I am beginning my fourteenth year as a teacher and my eleventh as an English teacher here in Miller Grove. Teaching is my calling and my passion, and I believe each student embodies possibility and promise. My goal is to empower students by helping them find their path towards success and achievement. 



Below is a link to my website that explains in detail my philosophy and process regarding teaching reading in the classroom:

http://room107thereadingroom.weebly.com/



Lesson Plans:

English I and II: August 13 & 14: Welcome Back.  Marbles Analogy and general housekeeping. Virtual walk around Google Classroom and other online resources.  Student goal setting for the school year in ELAR.

August 17-September 4: Novel Study: For Every One by Jason Reynolds with self-reflection (It Is All About Me). Personal Narrative Essay Writing.  Begin research over a topic connected to the student personally. Begin independent reading and identify personal strengths and weaknesses in ELAR. 

English III, English 1301, and English 2322: August 13 & 14: Welcome Back.  Marbles Analogy and general housekeeping. Virtual walk around Google Classroom and other online resources.  Student goal setting for the school year in ELAR.

August 17-September 4: Novel Study-Dare to Lead by Brene Brown. Personal Value identification and study. Personal Essay that combines narrative, expository, and exemplification writing styles.

 

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