Phone: 512-943-5150 ext 7773
Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: M.A. in Journalism, 2014 Baylor University B.A. in Journalism with English Minor, 2012 Baylor University Certified in: English Language Arts and Reading, 4-12 Core Subjects, 4-8 ESL Supplemental, 4-12 Journalism, 7-12
Ms. Liz Cohen
Welcome to 8th grade Language Arts. I am delighted to have your student in my class and look forward to a very successful year.
We will explore the literary genres of fiction, poetry, informational texts, persuasive texts and drama throughout the year. We will also practice the important skills of reading and writing every day.
Reading proficiency is the foundation for all learning and must be one the highest priorities for students. We will emphasize comprehension and content literacy this year.
In addition, our classes will explore the creation of each genre through the writing process. Students will enhance their language skills by emphasizing critical thinking and logical development of ideas as they use the communication skills of reading, writing, research, and media literacy.
My focus is your student’s learning and preparedness to meet the challenges they will encounter in high school next year. This is my fifth year teaching and I enjoy watching young minds grow and reach their full potential.
It is my mission to provide a challenging and nurturing learner-centered atmosphere and will base my classroom approach on students' academic and personal achievement. I am committed to helping your student achieve great success.
Please contact me at any time with your questions or concerns.
Class/Course InformationAssignment details can be found on Google Classroom.Tutorials are available every morning, except Thursday, from 8:15-8:40 am and after school by appointment.Your student is my number one priority. All calls and emails will be returned promptly.
Ms. Cohen's Daily Schedule
Before School 8:15-8:41 Morning Tutorials 1st Period 8:45-9:33 Pre-AP Language Arts 2nd Period 9:37-10:30 Pre-AP Language Arts 3rd Period 10:34-11:22 Core Language Arts 4th Period 11:26–12:14 Core Language Arts 5th Period 12:18-1:06 Core Language Arts Lunch 1:10-1:40 Lunch 6th Period 1:44-2:32 Conference Period SOAR 2:36-3:08 Intervention 7th Period 3:12-4:00 Team Planning