Welcome to Read 180 with Ms. McCafferty

  •  I'm exciting to be working with your son or daughter in the Scottsbluff public school. This year I will be teaching 12th grade Literature, Just Words, and Read 180 at Scottsbluff High School . Also, I will be teaching Read 180 and Just Words  to 7th and 6th grade students at Bluffs Middle School.

    12th grade Literture emphasizes the skills of reading and responding to literature, writing essays, correctly using the grammatical conventions of our language. Also, students will practice critical thinking, and develop clear, concise written communication skills through their speeches that will be shared.

    Just Word  is a phonics program the gives students strategies to decode challenging words. This tool can help them improve in their reading skills.

    The Read 180 reading program is designed to help improve student's reading levels.There are several components to the Read 180 program and together they will help build the skills to become a successful reader.

    • Software to build skills and provide practice in essential areas such as reading, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, phonics and spelling.
    • Audiobooks to allow students to read along with the help of a narrator and reading coach, who model strategies used by successful readers.
    • Paperbacks to allow students to select books to read independently. Students will have access to appropriate level, high-interest books.

    As a teacher in the community, I want to be a role model of integrity, academic excellence, outstanding character, and show students that I truly care about them. I believe an excellent teacher is always gaining knowledge and imparting that to the students. My personal educational philosophy encompasses a deep focus on each student's abilities and needs. My deep heartfelt desire is that my students would become all they can be and they would be equipped with the skills and knowledge that would enable them to function inside and outside of the classroom. 

     Ms. McCafferty will be completing thirty years in her teaching career. She has taught in the Alliance public school district, along with Chadron and Scottsbluff. This will be her 13th year at Scottsbluff High School and completing her 7th year at Bluffs Middle School.

    Ms. McCafferty earned her under graduate degree from Chadron State College, and received her Master’s in Reading Literacy from Concordia University in May of 2007.

    Outside of the classroom Ms. McCafferty enjoys spending time in the great outdoors riding her bike, gardening, camping, and hiking. Also, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

    If you need to contact me please email me at kmccafferty@sbps.net


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