Hello! My name is Jennifer Landes, and I am extremely excited to be the Language Arts teacher for the Investigators. I received my degree in English and my Secondary certification through Mary Baldwin University. This is my fourteenth year teaching, although not all of them have been in the public school setting. I homeschooled my children for many years and also taught for homeschooling communities. This is my fifth year with Augusta County Public Schools, two of which have been at Stewart Middle School as the eighth grade Reading Lab instructor. Although this is my first year as an Investigator, I already feel part of the Investigator team.
I have an exciting year planned for your student, filled with dramatic stories, stimulating discussions, and captivating presentations. Implementing various reading strategies, the Investigators will read both fiction and non-fiction texts as well as current news articles. Through reading, they will strengthen their writing skills by annotating, forming opinions, and writing persuasive, narrative, and expositive papers. Investigators will use computers to enhance their learning by creating and presenting original works.
I can be reached during my planning period (11:50-1:15) as well as before or after school.
I look forward to a great year,