Mrs. Katherine Matta

Phone: (210)356-4400

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts English Certifications: English 6-12, Reading 6-12, Special Education EC-12

Mrs. Katherine Matta

  I am happy to be at Jackson Middle School for my 23rd year.  I am a graduate of Madison High School in NEISD. I attended El Dorado Elementary School and Wood Middles School, also in NEISD.  I have a bachelors in English from St. Mary's University. My certifications are in English  grades 6-12, Reading grades 6-12, and Special Educations grades EC-12.  I am excited to see the full potential in each and every student and am thankful to the parents for sharing their students with me.

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    Lessons for the Week of March 23-27

    Reading

    6th

    8th

    -Vizzle-Plot of a Story

    -Vizzle-Individual IEP Goals

    -Vizzle- Figurative Language

    -Vizzle- Individual IEP Goals

    TEKS 6.6 A Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Drama-Analyze linear plot developments (e.g., conflict, rising action, falling action, resolutions, subplots) to determine whether and how conflicts are resolved.

    TEKS 6.8.A Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language

    Explain how authors create meaning through stylistic elements and figurative language emphasizing the use of personification, hyperbole, and refrains

    7.8.A Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language

    Determine the figurative meaning of phrases and analyze how an author’s use of language creates imagery, appeals to the senses, and suggests mood

    8.8.A Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language

    Explain the effect of similes and extended metaphors in literary text

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                            

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Writing

    6th

    7th

    8th

    Vizzle- Memoirs

    Vizzle- Individual IEP Goals

    Vizzle-Verb Perfect Tenses-Multi Activity

    -Vizzle-Perfect Verb Tenses

    -Vizzle- Individual IEP Goals

    Vizzle-Verb Perfect Tenses-Multi Activity

    -Vizzle-Perfect Verb Tenses

    -Vizzle- Individual IEP Goals

    TEKS:5.17A Writing: Write a personal narrative that conveys thoughts and feeling about an experience.

    6.16 A Write a personal narrative that has a clearly defined focus and communicates the importance of or reasons for actions and or consequences.

    6.7A Identify the literary language and devices used in memoirs and personal narratives and compare their characteristics with those of an autobiography.

    TEKS: 7.19 A.i Oral and Written Conventions/Conventions Verbs (perfect and progressive tenses) and participles

    8.19 A.i Oral and Written Conventions/Conventions Verbs (perfect and progressive tenses) and participles;

    Vizzle-Verb Perfect Tenses-Multi Activity

    -Vizzle-Perfect Verb Tenses

    -Vizzle- Individual IEP Goals

     

     

     

     

     

    Social Studies

    6th

    7th

    8th

    -Vizzle – What is Culture?

    -Vizzle- Individual IEP Goals

    -Vizzle-San Antonio Landmarks

    -Vizzle- Individual IEP Goals

    - Vizzle- Westward Expansion

    - Vizzle- Individual IEP Goals

    TEKS: 6.13 A Culture- Identify and describe common traits that define cultures and culture regions.

    6.13D Culture- Identify and explain examples between and among cultures

    TEKS 7.8B Geography-Locate and compare places of importance in Texas in terms of physical and human characteristics such as major cities, waterways, natural and historic landmarks, political and cultural regions, and local points of interests

    TEKS 5.4C History

    Identify reasons people moved west

     5.4D History-Identify significant events and concepts associated with U.S. territorial expansion, including the Louisiana Purchase, the expedition of Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny

    8.1A History-Identify the major eras in U.S. history through 1877, including colonization, revolution, creation and ratification of the Constitution, early republic, the Age of Jackson, westward expansion, reform movements, sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction, and describe their causes and effects

     8.1B History-Explain the significance of the following dates: 1607, founding of Jamestown; 1620, arrival of the Pilgrims and signing of the Mayflower Compact; 1776, adoption of the Declaration of Independence; 1787, writing of the U.S. Constitution; 1803, Louisiana Purchase; and 1861-1865, Civil War

    8.6B History-Analyze the westward growth of the nation including the Louisiana Purchase and Manifest Destiny nation, including the Louisiana Purchase and Ma Destiny

     

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    Life Skills

    -Vizzle-Community Jobs

    TEKS 2.11C-Government

    Describe how governments tax citizens to pay for services

    K.7A Economics

    Identify jobs in the home, school, and community K.9A Government

    Identify authority figures in the home, school, and community

     

     

     

Class Schedule

  • Period 1:  8:25 am- 9:16 am:    ALE Language Arts
    Period 2:  9:20 am- 10:06 am:  ALE Language Arts
    Period 3:  10:10 am- 10:56 am:  ALE Reading
    Period 411:00 am -11:46 am:  Conference
    Lunch  : 11:46 am-12:16 pm:  Lunch
    Period 5: 12:20 pm - 1:06 pm:   ALE Social Studies
    Period 6:  1:10 pm - 1:56 pm:  ALE Recreation and Liesure  
    Period 7: 2:00 pm -2:46 pm: ALE Social Studies
    Period 8: 2:50 pm -3:40 pm:  Workskills