Mary Garman

Posted on September 12, 2015

Class Descriptions

Welcome to my Teacher Page!  As a Special Education teacher at CR Anderson Middle School, my classes are designed to help students who may need additional supports to make as much progress toward their Math and Reading goals as they can in the school year.

Read 180:  Mrs. Tara Patterson and I teach a Two-Hour Read 180 class together for 7th and 8th Graders Period 1 and 2.  Read 180 is a very impressive curriculum that I love to teach!  Read 180 uses high-interest subject matter, software, and engaging media, as well as large and small group instruction to build on and improve reading confidence.  Progress in Read 180 is measured by a score called lexile.  Lexile refers to the complexity of text that a student can read and comprehend.  As a student’s word recognition, vocabulary, and comprehension skills develop, his/her lexile range will raise.  The curriculum also provides a library of high-interest independent reading material, where students can select books at their specific lexile, which is the best place for them to start building new skills.  A student’s lexile is determined through two Read 180 assessments.  The first is the Scholastic Phonics Inventory, which measures early reading skills.  The second is the Scholastic Reading Inventory, which assesses current lexile level.  These assessments will be available on a quarterly basis to help students track and see their own reading growth.  The School District also tracks reading progress through the STAR Reading assessment, and the results of these assessments will also be available to parents and students to follow reading progress.  I truly look forward to another wonderful year of Read 180!

6th Grade Math Recovery:  Mrs. Kathryn Reed and I are teamed up to teach this Math class, which allows us to provide extra support to your student.  This class follows the 6th Grade core curriculum, with additional supports.  Students have daily access to SuccessMaker, a software based program that reinforces and builds on math skills.  We are also really pushing fluency and accuracy on basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Picking up flash cards in these operations, and spending 15 minutes every evening, a few days a week, reviewing math facts with your student, will be of great benefit to your student!  The STAR Math assessment has been completed to provide data about current skill levels, and will be repeated several times through the year to allow students and parents to track their math growth.

7th/8th Grade Math Recovery:  This Math class uses the 7th Grade core curriculum, intertwined with re-teaching and reinforcement of pre-requisite skills.  Students also have access to SuccessMaker, a software based program that reinforces and builds on math skills.  In this class, I am also really pushing fluency and accuracy on basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Picking up flash cards in these operation, and spending 15 minutes every evening, a few days a week, reviewing math facts with your student, will be of great benefit to your student!  The STAR Math assessment has been completed to provide data about current skill levels, and will be repeated several times through the year to allow students and parents to track their math growth.

7th/8th Grade Math Replacement:  This Math class is using the 6th Grade core curriculum, with accommodations and modifications, to expose students to the higher level math concepts.  Students also have access to SuccessMaker, a software based program that reinforces and builds on math skills.  In this class, I am also really pushing fluency and accuracy on basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Picking up flash cards in these operation, and spending 15 minutes every evening, a few days a week, reviewing math facts with your student, will be of great benefit to your student!  The STAR Math assessment has been completed to provide data about current skill levels, and will be repeated several times through the year to allow students and parents to track their math growth.

Mary Garman's Schedule

  • 1st Period

    Read 180 7th/8th

  • 2nd Period

    Read 180 7th/8th

  • 3rd Period

    Recovery Math 6th

  • 4th Period

    Prep

  • 5th Period

    Case Management

  • 6th Period

    Replacement Math 7th/8th

  • 7th Period

    Recovery Math 7th/8th