Welcome to Lewiston English and Language Arts! My name is Amy Little and I teach English at Lewiston Consolidated School. I grew up in Lincoln and graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School. I went on to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree. My husband and I wanted our two sons to grow up on a farm and go to a small school, so we moved down to Crab Orchard in 2013. I started teaching here in the Fall of 2012 and have enjoyed everything Lewiston Tigers!! GRrrr. I am passionate about reading, writing, spelling, and grammar, just ask the Lewiston students. I am pursuing my Master's Degree from the University of Nebraska-Kearney through their e-campus. It is difficult to juggle so many different things, but I know it has strengthened my technology skills. Also, I am learning and implementing many new ideas in my classroom. It has provided me with the opportunity to make new friends and network with people from all over the world.
The state has mandated that every junior in Nebraska take the ACT as the Standard Educational Assessment. The ACT is a timed test for reading, science, math, and writing. Nebraska implemented this change during the 2016-2017 school year. I have adapted my classroom to increase the rigor of their work, address the writing prompt, and prepare them for this test. Each school district is required to test their junior class in the spring on the appointed date. The expense of the ACT is covered by the school district, so essentially all Nebraska juniors will have a chance to take the ACT for free.
Lewiston students are more than just a face or a test score; they are important in continuing to show their academic abilities. There is value in attending a small school where the teachers, staff, and administration know and understand the needs of each student. The school IS the community in which we are all FAMILY.
I invite you to stop by and talk to me about what's going on in English class. I am an avid reader and like to talk about books!
This year students will have access to Spelling City, here's a link to visit spelling and vocabulary lists.
The junior class will have opportunities to practice the ACT on these two sites.
I am putting a link to Planbook.com that will allow students and parents a chance to see the lesson plans for their classes. Also, the journal is included in case you missed class on this day.