About Diaz...
Subject / Grade Read 180 7/8 Grade
Room: D-2
Phone: 480-883-5711
Email: Diaz
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Welcome to Read 180! I am very excited to be a part of the process of developing lifelong readers of all types! In Read 180, we meet every other day to work on a variety of reading skills and strategies. Students move through three rotations to practice reading. During independent reading, students choose books to read independently. At the computer rotation, students work on skills geared for their independent needs. Tutorial is a time for small group teacher led instruction.

My Education and Professional Background

I was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. I earned a Bachelor of Arts from Spring Arbor University in Michigan and a Masters in Bilingual/Multicultural Education from NAU. I have been working in Chandler schools for over two decades at the elementary and middle school level.

My Educational Philosophy

All children deserve a high-quality education every day. It is my goal to create a safe, joyful and challenging class for my students. This is accomplished by creating engage academic assignments that are developmentally appropriate and aligned with the standards. All students have a right to learn and be taught; all students are capable of learning and applying that knowledge. Students who have never read before just need some guidance in getting the right book into their hands. As an educator, I also provide the support and instruction to teach, review and extend reading skills and strategies.

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