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        Mrs. Crans, Skyview Upper Elementary School, Sixth Grade English and Geography Teacher
610-489-5000 ext. 36709

About the  Teacher...

       Welcome to Skyview and the Celestials' Team!  Allow me to introduce myself.  In 1995 I graduated from Gwynedd Mercy College with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education and began teaching at Arcola as an instructional assistant.  In 1998, I became a sixth grade English teacher for the team of the Explorers.  Currently, I am teaching sixth grade English and geography at Skyview for the team of the Celestials. I have earned my Master's Equivalency Certificate from the state of Pennsylvania as well as an English Certificate for grades seven to nine.  
 
        My husband and I live in the Methacton School District.  I am proud to say our son and two daughters are all Methacton graduates and have gone on to further their educational experience at post-secondary schools.

 


About English class... 

       
 
        Our  year begins with a series of introductory activities designed to acclimate our new students to Skyview.  We then move on to the regularly scheduled curriculum, which includes units in capitalization, punctuation, grammar, spelling, and the modes of writing.  To see the objectives for the English curriculum, please click on the link below.

        Major projects include:  Coat of Arms, Bio Poem, Friendly Letter, Personal Narrative, Holiday Memory Book, Research, Career Exploration/Business Letter, Informative Writing, and Persuasive Writing.

         Grades in English class are weighted.  The breakdown is as follows:

                                             Writing =            35%
                                             Tests =              30%
                                             Quiz/Projects =    25%
                                             Homework =       10%

 

 

Textbooks:    English (Elements of Language)   

 

Link to the Pennsylvania State Standards for Reading and Writing