|Hi I’m Carol Aceto. I am a 6th grade Reading Teacher. I have been teaching Reading at Breed for five years, but have 15 years of teaching experience. I have a Master’s Degree in Reading and am certified in ESL, Elementary Ed. and Special Education as well.
My goals are to teach students to become independent, confident, strategic readers. In Reading class students work independently, in pairs, and in groups to practice the strategies and gain a deeper understanding of an author’s work. Students collaborate when discussing readings, conducting debates, and reading original poetry. Using the Common Core Curriculum and the new reading materials provided to the Reading Department, students will not only be learning reading strategies/standards, but also be able to apply those same strategies in other areas such as Science, Social Studies, and Math.
I firmly believe that every child has the ability to learn. At Breed, teachers are encouraging students to change their mindset for learning. Instead of thinking, “I can’t do it…it’s too hard,” think positive!! You CAN do this! Just ask yourself, “What can I try next? What do I know that will help me to figure this out?” If your child needs extra help, my “Night Back” is Tuesdays, though I am often available other days as well.
I expect all students to come to class on time and be prepared by bringing their supplies, and the novel we are currently reading. Students will have reading to do at night from the novel we are reading. Some novels students will not be able to take home because of the number of copies I have, in that case, students are encouraged to read at least 30 minutes every night-their choice. They may have projects or do extra credit which is done at home.
I am also working to build a classroom community where each person is valued and respected. Breed has a NO Bullying policy which is strictly enforced. I want students to feel comfortable and safe in my classroom.
Lastly, I hope to instill a love of reading!
My favorite reading quote: “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”