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Ms. Andrea Brown-Smith
My name is Ms. Andrea Brown-Smith, and I will be seeing your child for 5th grade Reading in-person this year. I am a Birmingham native. I completed my undergraduate studies at Alabama State University, where I earned my Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Elementary Education. Currently, I am in my eighteenth year of teaching, eight of those years with Birmingham City Schools and ten years with Montgomery County Schools.
My goal for the school year is to promote reading and literacy r through a variety of genres, using Schoology. We will also be spending more time utilizing close reading skills with nonfiction text. Students are encouraged to read whatever might be around them and to read often. The key is to find something you like and find out as much as you can about it.
During this time, my expectations are still high despite the pandemic we will have a great year and students will be prepared for the challenges in middle school.