00509  SPECIAL EDUCATION

judene.cook@lowndes.k12.ms.us

Currently, I teach a variety of classes and fulfill several roles:

* Resource Class: Students receive testing accommodations including read aloud or extended time to complete tests, re-teaching of general education concepts in English Language arts or math, and teaching students to identify their personal and academic strengths.

* Special Education Reading and Language Arts: Students read aloud using various chapter books as a class and focus on comprehension, vocabulary, reading fluency, grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph development. Students also read books independently at home as well as complete projects and reports.

* Inclusion Classes: I attend general education classes and support the teacher and students in the classroom setting.

My goal as a teacher is to help each student find his or her strengths which leads to improved self-confidence. This is the key to success as a student and as a productive member of our community.