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       Mrs. Claxton's Language Arts Class!   
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     Hello to all my 6th and 7th grade English Language Arts learners!!! I am excited to be your teacher this 2015-16 year and hope you establish a love of learning and reading!!
     
    This next year will be my 6th year teaching and I just love it. I have taught at Hanes Magnet School for two years,then in Honduras teaching 5th grade, John F Kennedy School, and now Wiley Middle School! Throughout my career as a teacher, I have taught SS to 6th grade, 5th, and 7/8 English Language Arts. I have been blessed to work at Wiley Middle School and believe we have the best working environment for our students to be successful! I am currently working on my Master Program in Curriculum and Instruction at Gardner-Webb University. Prior to working at Wiley, I received my Bachelor's Degree at Appalachian State University in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Social Studies and Language Arts. In 2010-11, I also received my certification in Academically Gifted Education at High Point University. 
     
    We will be reading several novels and learning the English Language Arts Common Core Standards for North Carolina, as well as  interactively with literature and reading. Our first novel will be your summer reading book!