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Mrs. Tonya D. Fulton's Bio

 “If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can

stop you!”-Unknown

Welcome to my 8th Grade English Language Arts at BelAir K-8 STE(A)M School.    My name is Mrs. Tonya D. Fulton, and this is my 23rd year of teaching with three of those years in Hawaii.  I am excited about this school year here at BelAir K-8 STE(A)M. During my time at Morgan Road, I was named 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year and one of the top five finalist for  Richmond County School System.  My education includes a Bachelor of Science (Paine College), Master of Sports Science (United States Sports Academy), and Education Leadership (Cambridge College).   In previous years, I worked as a coach and Business Manager, grade level chair, SACS committee, taught 4th-9th grades, Leadership Team,  PBIS Coach, and  Gifted and Talented Endorsement.  I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with your child this year.

This course is designed to emphasize critical reading, comprehension, and writing skills. 8th grade is a very crucial year for students because they are required to pass all parts of the Georgia Milestone End of Grade Assessment and read on a Lexile level of a 1010L or higher by the end of the school year!!!!!!! Comprehension strategies will be expanded to help students better understand and retain what they read. Students will further develop critical reading skills, and expand their written and spoken vocabulary. We will also focus on literary analysis, annotating texts, paraphrasing, and citing textual evidence. We will read a variety of materials including short stories, novels, poetry, and other literary works. The class will focus on the development of informational, argumentative, and narrative writing skills. It is my goal to engage, challenge, and improve the academic performance of my students through exciting and meaningful lessons and activities.

Building a strong learning community with parental involvement is very critical. My email address and school phone number are listed below. I encourage you to communicate with me if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to a wonderful and exciting year with your child and I believe that this school year will be AWESOME as your child journey through the five strands of reading to include: phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehending literary and informational texts and become historians.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Tonya Fulton

FultoTo@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher