English Reading Analysis/Essay Writing/Poetry Writing & Interpretation
Hello parents! My name is Christina Amato. I am a National Board Certified teacher in Early Adolescent English Language Arts. I have taught English Language Arts and essay writing for 33 years, and currently teach Middle School students in the Chicago Public School system. As a result, I have the most up-to-date materials and teaching methods available for all grade levels. I can assist your child with reading comprehension, literature analysis, author's intent, themes, imagery, etc., as well as help them write a well researched, in-depth essay.
In addition, I have created an original poetry unit for middle school students and have developed it extensively in my graduate studies over the past 15 years. Poetry writing and interpretation is one of my specialties.
Through weekly discussions and assistance, your child will come away with a better understanding of their assignment and improve their overall English skills.
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The student might begin by making a "KWL Chart."
K - Know "What I already Know"
W - What "What I would like to know"
L - Learn "What I have learned"
In addition, it is helpful for the student to think about what particular subjects/lessons/ideas have been difficult for them to grasp, despite having been taught the lesson previously.
It would also be helpful to the teacher if the student is able to communicate aspects of their learning abilities that have been helpful or are a hindrance to their learning. Do they have a disability and need the teacher to repeat something, explain it differently? Do they have difficulty with memory? Are they visual learners and need graphic organizers to understand a lesson more thoroughly?