Hello parents. My name is Miss Freay. I am a Bilingual English Language Arts (ELA) Resource teacher at McGinnis Middle School for grades 6, 7, and 8.
I have been teaching since 2002, and spent 13 of those years at the elementary school level.
I enjoy reading and learning new things. I also enjoy being outdoors, gardening and spending time with my family.
My greatest joy is helping students and working with them one on one or in a small group.
My goal and the goal for all my students is that they grow academically by becoming better readers and writers.
It is my hope that they increase their reading level by the end of each school year. We can achieve this goal by creating a daily habit of reading and writing. Students need to become more independent and take ownership of their learning.
Students can read from assigned weekly readings, favorite books they may have at home or books in the classroom or school library.
Each student will have a notebook in which to respond to the daily/weekly reading assignments. We will also use a virtual notebook found in our Google classroom .
Here are several free websites where students can select books to read online:
The district has also provided 2 websites that they can log into by using their school email and password to sign in. The websites are:
https://www.bookshare.org/ and https://learningally.org/app Here they can access the novels we will be reading in class throughout the school year. These 2 apps have the text to speech capability as well as highlighting for them to take notes and mark the text.
In addition, there are many books they can look up by name on YouTube. If for any reason they are unable to log into Bookshare or LearningAlly, they can access the novels through YouTube or in our Google Classroom Folder.
I can be reached at email firstname.lastname@example.org