Mr. Downey

Phone: 314-918-4669

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Liberal Arts, Cardinal Glennon College M.Div. in Theology, Kenrick Seminary B.S. in Secondary Education-History, University of Missouri-St. Louis M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Missouri-St.Louis Missouri Teacher Certification: Social Studies 6-12, Math 5-9, Science 5-9, Special Education-Cross Categorical K-12

Mr. Downey

Currently, this is my 7th year teaching at Hixson Middle School as a Special School District Resource teacher.  For the 2018-2019 school year, I will be teaching a 7th-grade IEP Math, an 8th-grade Learning Strategies in Reading Comprehension, co-teaching an 8th grade ELA class with Ms. Camden and a 7th grade Math class with Ms. Slalughter and providing Essential Skills support.  

I am on Blue Team 8 and my assignments and class homework will be posted on that site.

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    7th IEP MATH LEARNING REQUIREMENT 
    Students will be able to: 
    1.​Solve problems using all operations 
     
    with fractions. (CCS Math Content 
    7.NS.A.1, 7.NS.A.2) 
     
    2.​Use properties of operations to 
    generate equivalent expressions and solve 
     
    real-life problems. (CCS Math Content 
    7.EE.A.1, 7.EE.B.3) 
     
    3.​Draw, construct, and describe 
    geometrical figures and describe the 
     
    relationships between them. (CCS Math 
    Content 7.G.A.2) 
     
    4.​Solve real-life and mathematical 
    problems involving angle measure and 
     
    area. (CCS Math Content 7.G.B.4, 7.G.B.5) 
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  • 8th LEARNING STRATEGIES LEARNING REQUIREMENT

    A student will be able to:

    -infer while reading grade level text

    - summarize grade level text

    -judge if a word or phrase is important to the comprehension of text

    -recognize elements of a story such as a flashback, flash forward, and dialogue and how they are used to move the story along

    -determine important events to include in a summary

    -quote evidence from within text as support

    -accurately complete a plot diagram

    -identify author's message as it relates to the theme of text or script