Morgan Cook

Special Education

Room
105

Phone
402-436-1255

Email
mcook3@lps.org

Morgan Cook

Special Education

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Classroom Information
About Me

7th Grade English Course Description:

English 7 builds students’ skills in writing and reading with an increased focus on nonfiction. Writing instruction reviews the narrative mode and continues to build academic writing skills with the argumentation essay, text-dependent analysis, and character analysis. Ongoing instruction in standard English conventions parallels the writing assignments, emphasizing practical application of these skills. Reading instruction focuses on vocabulary development and building comprehension and close reading skills, as applied to short texts as well as novel studies. Each unit in reading is designed with a gradual release approach, starting with whole-group instruction, moving toward small-group learning, and concluding with students independently reading and applying reading strategies. Seventh Grade Nebraska State Language Arts Standards are assessed through coursework, District Common Assessments, and the NSCAS-ELA.

8th Grade English Course Description:

 English 8 continues to build students’ skills in writing and reading with an increased focus on nonfiction. Writing instruction focuses on academic writing, which includes nonfiction narrative, informative essay, explanatory essay, argumentative essay, and text-dependent analysis. Ongoing instruction in standard English conventions parallels the writing assignments, emphasizing practical application of these skills. Reading instruction focuses on vocabulary development and building comprehension and close reading skills. Each unit in reading is designed with a gradual release approach, starting with whole-group instruction, moving toward small-group learning, and concluding with students independently reading and applying reading strategies. Eighth Grade Nebraska State Language Arts Standards are assessed through coursework and the NSCAS-ELA.

Schedules

Ms. Cook's Schedule

1st Period: 9:54-10:38 

2nd Period: 10:40-11:24 

3rd Period: 11:26-12:10 

Lunch: 12:12-1:02

4th Period: 1:04-1:48 

5th Period: 1:50-2:34 

6th Period: 2:36-3:20

I am from Norfolk, Nebraska. I taught in Stanton, Nebraska from 2013-2016. I was the middle school special education teacher.  Then I moved to Lincoln and began the 2016-2017 school year at Nuernberger Education Center. 

Professional Experience

I earned my Bachelor's degree from Wayne State College in Social Sciences and Secondary Education in 2013.

I earned my Master's degree from Doane University in K-12 Special Education and Curriculum and Instruction in 2017.

I earned my second Master's degree from Doane University in Educational Leadership in 2020.