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About Me

About Me:
Hey there! My name is Ms. Hennigan, and I'm proud to be joining the 7th grade team at La Vega Junior High George Dixon Campus! Education has always been a passion of mine, and I can't wait to get to know you. There is so much that i'm looking forward to this year. Go Pirates!   
 
Current Classroom Topic: 
3rd 6 weeks: Analysis and Composition of Informational Texts 
 
Educational Philosophy:
My teaching philosophy is based on my belief that the activities of reading help us construct meaning from our experiences by prompting us to think critically about our world.
- Promote critical thinking and creativity.
- Engage the students' interest and demonstrate the relevance of reading to their lives. 
- Acknowledge and support each student as an individual learner. 
- Participate as a fellow learner with students. 
 
Essentials: 
  • Students will use context such as contrast or cause and effect to clarify the meaning of new words.
  • Students will use text evidence to support an appropriate response to questions. 
  • Students will explain the author's purpose and message within a text.
  • Students will make inferences and use evidence to support understanding. 
  • Students will summarize texts in ways that maintain meaning and logical order.