My name is Wayne Sorrels, and I teach 6th Grade Langauge Arts and 7th Grade Reading.
This will be my fourth year of teaching at Clark Middle School, following a 10-year career as an attorney. My number-one priority in my reading classes is to help students discover that reading can be a fun and rewarding experience. We read several interesting novels each year and complete a variety of creative activities and projects related to the novels. This not only encourages a lifelong love of reading, but allows students to learn the skills needed to master reading comprehension. We will also be studying the different types of literary genres so students will know how to interpret poetry, read plays, and understand the author's message and purpose in nonfiction texts.
My classes also study Growth Mindset and famous people who overcame obstacles. The Growth Mindset activities help students both develop a positive attitude and see that prior challenges in life do not dictate one’s future likelihood of success.
I enjoy bass fishing, mountain biking, hiking, weightlifting, spending time with my family, going to concerts, and listening to the best classic rock music ever made. Music and Language Arts are closely related, which is why my classroom motto is: English Rocks!
I have a wonderful wife whom I have been married to for 20 years, and an awesome 13-year old son.
• JD, Penn State – Dickinson School of Law
• BA (English/Writing), Susquehanna University (PA)
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org Phone | 469-952-5400