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McGowin, Jill

Schedule for 2014-2015

1st period: SCE Reading I

2nd period: SCE Reading I

3rd  period: SCE Reading I & II

4th period: Conference

5th period: Lunch & Connections

6th period: SCE Reading I & II

7th period: SCE Reading I

8th period: Dyslexia & Dysgraphia Screening/Testing

Telephone: 210.397.5150 ext. 3207


 D eveloping good reading skills is an ongoing process, and it requires just as much attention for our older students as it does for beginning readers. In today’s fast-paced world, literacy demands are expanding, and they include more reading and writing tasks than at any other time in history. Students need high levels of literacy to understand the vast amount of information available to them, and to fuel their imaginations as they help create the world of the future.

  • Ms. McGowin and the International Reading Association believe that adolescent learners require:

    1. A wide variety of reading material that appeals to their interests
    2. Instruction that builds their skills and desire to read increasingly complex materials
    3. Assessment that reveals their strengths as well as their needs
    4. Expert teachers across the curriculum
    5. Reading specialists to assist those learners who experience difficulty
    6. Teachers who understand the complexities among individual adolescent readers
    7. Homes and communities that support their learning

Ms. McGowin attended SMU and SWTSU for undergraduate studies. She double majored in English and Speech Communication. She received her Texas Teaching Certification in Secondary English ( 6-12) , Speech Communication (6-12) , Secondary Language Arts/Reading ( 6-12), and English as a Second Language ( EC-12) at SWTSU. She attended graduate school at UTSA and holds a Reading Specialist Certification (PK-12) and Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Linguistics's. In 2006, she was awarded her Master Teacher certification through Region 13 &  UT Austin. She specializes in dyslexia, dysgraphia & related disorders. 

Classroom Policies and Procedures

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Reading Class Procedures_HS (2).pptx 12/21/2013
Materials_Needed_for_Class.docx 8/23/2014

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Materials_Needed_for_Class.doc 11/2/2013

Links for Reading & Writing

Site Description Your student may work on the program at home. Each month 4 articles should be completed.

Lesson Plans

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