Welcome to Ms. Dowse's English Language Arts Class! I am originally from Long Island, New York, but I grew up in Marietta, Georgia. I earned two degrees at the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!!) in English and Political Science. Subsequently, I completed my Master of Arts in Teaching from Georgia State University. I am very excited to be a new member of the CMS Team!!
Course Description: In this course, we will integrate the different domains of Language Arts (Reading, writing, speaking, grammar, etc.) through the development of language skills and critical thinking. The course will cover the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (www.georgiastandards.org) and prepare students for the new Georgia Milestones Assessment. Each semester is divided into 9 week units during which students will learn, practice, and master skills and knowledge that will allow them not only to succeed in Language Arts, but also to see how the subject relates to their life and the world around them.