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    Ms. Tracy Jane Weidel
    Reading Intervention Teacher
    Email: tracyjane.weidel@slps.org
    Cell: 314.632.6155
    Room 109
     

     

    Hello Parents and Students! 

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. If you are new to Busch, welcome. We are so excited to have you as part of our school family. For those returning, I have missed you very much over the summer and am excited to work with you again.

    First quarter this year will be taught virtually. I know that virtual learning can be a strain on families, but I also know that it will equip our kids with essential technical skills they will need to thrive in today's world. Although this pandemic has been hard on everyone, especially our children, we are lucky to live in an age where learning and resources are right at our fingertips.

    I am committed to doing my very best to provide you with rigorous and engaging content that will help you improve your reading skills and enjoy reading even more.

    We're all in this together. I am here for you if you have questions or need assistance. 

    Best,
    Tracy Jane (Weidel)

     
     
     
     
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    2020-2021 Course Description: 
    Our reading intervention class is called Literacy Power Hour.  Some schools call it reading intervention, developmental reading, or Read 180.  Students who have additional literacy needs will have a double-dose of literacy. They will take my class in addition to the standard core English Language Arts class. My class will be differentiated to meet the individual needs of each student. We will focus on reading and writing skills, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and the simple joy of reading. We will use a variety of assessment tools to determine which students are a best fit for Literacy Power Hour.
     
     
     
     
    About Ms. Weidel: 
    This is Ms. Weidel's 11th year with the district and 9th year at Busch Middle School of Character. Ms. Weidel is a SIOP-trained teacher. In 2015, Ms. Weidel was named the UrbanFUTURE Teacher of the Year. Ms. Weidel loves swimming, her cats (Sherbie and Mo), and Oxford commas. When she's not at school, she's exploring St. Louis, taking pictures, or planning her next trip. 
     
    Degrees and Certifications:
    • Master of Secondary Education- University of Missouri-St. Louis
    • Bachelor of Journalism in Strategic Communication- University of Missouri-Columbia
    • Career Certification, State of Missouri, 5-9 ELA