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Mrs. Jennifer Knight
Hello! My name is Jennifer Knight, and I teach eighth-grade Language Arts at Davidson. I am from Augusta, have been married for twenty-seven years, and have two sons. I earned my bachelor's and master's degrees from Augusta University, and this year will begin my twenty-eighth in the classroom. I have taught all high school ELA grades and levels, including AP Literature and Composition, in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. I have also taught French I, SAT Prep, Yearbook, Creative Writing, and Credit Recovery classes. Additionally, I have been a Teacher of the Year, a Rock Hill Distinguished Climber, a Senior Project Coordinator, a yearbook sponsor, a graduation coordinator, and a club sponsor, to name a few. I have a tremendous passion for the written word, and I love having conversations with others about meaningful literature and effective writing. Also, I love all things Georgia and Georgia Bulldogs, and I collect unusual pens!
I look forward to a wonderful year with your student! Please feel free to contact me if I can help in any way.
Nuggets for Success in Mrs. Knight's class:
1) Check Canvas daily and work ahead where possible. Canvas is updated weekly and every time something changes. It is extremely helpful if you check for upcoming quiz, test, and project dates. That way, you can work and study ahead and not leave a lot of homework for the night before something is due.
2) Maintain effective communication with Mrs. Knight. Email or send a Canvas text (see #4) with any questions you have about an assignment or upcoming quiz or test. Emailing about current or upcoming absences is helpful, too.
3) Check your Infinite Campus every one to two days. Knowing where you are with your class average on a regular basis can help you maintain or improve your average. Additionally, you can check for missing work.
4) Download the Canvas Communication App. There is an app for students and an app for parents/guardians. It is helpful to download the apps for communication purposes. I send out valuable text reminders and communication all year. You can also text me with questions using the app.
5) Attend tutoring. Any time you are encountering something in class that you struggle with, it is a good idea to attend tutoring with Mrs. Knight. My tutoring hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:15, or by appointment. I also offer help with study skills, organization, time management, etc. Be prepared to let me know what you need help with upon your arrival. You are welcome to use the time to work, read, get caught up, etc, or we can work together.
6) Be proactive about makeup work when absent. Check Canvas, email me, or speak to me before or after class or school for missing work.
7) Maintain your class agenda. It is helpful to have a list of tasks to check off at home each night as you work on homework and upcoming assignments.
8) Turn in missing work, even if it is late. Any time you miss turning in an assignment, take the time to get it done and submit it to Mrs. Knight for late credit.
9) BE PROACTIVE, NOT REACTIVE! This important philosophy makes for successful academic performance in a class.