Hello! Welcome to Language Support at Hart Middle School! This class is designed to help ELL students get comfortable with school in the United States while also learning the basics of the English language. We will be working on reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the English language. This will include reading short essays, novels, and poetry. We will also focus on how to express ourselves through writing and will write poetry, narratives, and short non-fiction essays.  Through this class, our students will be able to improve their English language skills, while also learning how to appreciate literature.

Narrative Unit

For the month of September, we have been working on a narrative unit. Narratives are texts that tell the story of an individual person. They often focus on a life-changing moment that a person has experienced. We have read several examples, including "Growing Together" and "My People." At the end of this unit, we will be writing our own type of narrative through a poem.  We will have time to write in class, but students might have to continue writing at home. We will present these poems to the whole class! I am excited to see what they come up with and to learn even more about them!

A Little About Me!

FullSizeR2 (1)Hello! My name is Miss MacKenzie and this is my first year at Hart Middle School. I recently graduated from Oakland University and this is my first year of teaching. I have been working with ELL students for two years now and I love having the opportunity to learn about each and every student.

In my spare time, I love to read and write. Currently, I am reading Wishtree and I am loving the story. I also spend my time taking care of my two horses, two dogs, and one cat. I am a very busy person!

I look forward to working with your students this year!

Class Information

My Contact Information

Since I am between two buildings, the best way to reach me is through email. My email is jmackenzie@rochester.k12.mi.us. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

My Schedule

I am split between Stoney Creek High School and Hart Middle School. My schedule is:

1st- Stoney Creek High School

2nd- Stoney Creek High School

3rd- Stoney Creek High School

4th- Prep/ Travel/ Lunch

5th- Hart Middle School (Language Support ELA)

6th- Hart Middle School (Academic Support)