Beth Goodwin

Wells Junior High School Special Services

Grade 8 Resource Teacher

This is me, Beth Goodwin


Phone 207 646-5142 x3386

My classroom phone goes directly to voicemail during the day.

The best way to contact me is by email which I check several times a day. If its an emergency, please call the WJHS office at 646-5142

Room- the Grade 7/8 Resource room is located in the middle of the 8th grade hall.

These are the expectations for myself and my students

At the Resource level of support, most students will receive their academic instruction in mainstream classes that are co-taught or supported by a special educator and include modifications, accommodations and other supports to provide to access the curriculum and to support learning.

Additional IEP services and goal work for reading, writing, math, and executive function skills are provided in Room 207 the Resource Room, by myself and a team of Ed Techs.

Reading Skills

Students receive specially designed reading decoding, fluency, and reading comprehension instruction, and support for the Grade 7 ELA curriculum. Specific programs we use include Visualizing and Verbalizing, Seeing Stars, and Wilson Reading System. Online resources include Read&Write, Fluency Tutor, and MindPlay

Writing Skills

This year students will focus on narrative and persuasive writing, while continuing to use digital tools to support their effectiveness. Click here for Writing tools 4 all, my wiki for writing tools

Math Skills

Eureka Math is the 7h Grade mathematics curriculum. Students who receive specially designed math instruction will receive a combination of Eureka curriculum and targeted skills instruction in order to meet IEP goals and WOCSD learning standards.

Number Worlds is a program we use with students needing specially designed instruction to address gaps in skills.

Click here for parent information to support your child's progress, and here for the Eureka curriculum.

Click here for a visual math dictionary

Executive Function (EF) skills

Organizing and planning, starting and completing work, time management, and regulating emotions can be especially challenging for some students.

Here are great resources for understanding more about Executive Function skills, and ADD and ADHD in girls

Educational Technology

“For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.” (Bryant & Bryant, 2002)

Students will use a variety of tools including Google Classroom, Khan Academy, NoRedInk, Vocabulary Spelling City, Learning Ally, Flipgrid, and Bookshare for formative assessments, skills practice, collaborative work, submitting assignments, previewing material and accessing print-based materials.

Devices- 8th graders will use the same laptop assigned to them last year. The device is provided through the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI). With permission this device can travel from school to home. In 8th grade, the expectation is that phones are kept in lockers during the school day.

Student and Parent Resources

WJHS Student Handbook (link) The Student Handbook is also published in print form in the student agenda

Common Sense Media reviews for technology and entertainment (books, games, movies, websites)

Minerva- Maine's on-line library

Jupiter Grades this is the WJHS digital gradebook

Bookshare students with a print-based disability use Bookshare to access textbooks, novels, and printer material

Bookshare parent login

Learning Ally audio books

Understood online resources for parents of students with learning disabilities

Khan Academy online learning resources

Maine Department of Education (Learning Standards, COVID19, etc)