Marsha Cozart

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Mrs. Cozart

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It's a great privilege to teach at the "Best Middle School in Georgia and I am very excited to be your child's Reading/Ela teacher. This is my 15th year of teaching and I am anticipating an exciting and fulfilling school year with your child.  As an educator, I believe that great teachers never stop learning, so I continuously seek out educational opportunities to learn new innovative ways to educate my students.  In 2012, I received my Master's Degree in Education from the University of West Georgia.  

Your child will receive engaging, authentic, and relevant learning opportunities in my class.  This will enable them to continuously develop as great readers, writers, and speakers. I strive to create exciting learning opportunities for students while maintaining high expectations.              

As your child’s first and most important teacher, you powerfully influence in your child’s with their efforts to become a skillful reader.  Whether your child is already a proficient reader, a struggling or reluctant reader, your positive encouragement can help them make continuous strides toward success.  Below are some suggestions that can be used to support reading at home:

*Help your child see that reading is important. Set a good example for your child by reading books, newspapers, and magazines. Talk about what you are reading.
* Read and discuss newspaper and magazine articles. 
* Visit bookstores, public and school libraries regularly to find materials for reading. 
*Encourage your child to re-read material to get a deeper understanding of its contents. This is particularly true for non-fiction material (textbook content) and material was written above grade level. 

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Mrs. Cozart 
7/8TH GRADE READING/ELA
marsha.cozart@dcssga.org 
770-651-5567