Jennifer Wood

Hello My Name Is...

Jennifer Wood


Hello, my name is Jennifer Wood and I’m very excited to be teaching 8th grade English Language Arts.  This is my second year at University Academy, but I’ve been an educator for 13 years.  I knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was in 7th grade, so I guess you could say I am truly living my dream.  It is my goal this year to help your students to realize their dreams through reading, writing, and exploration of all kinds.  

I am married and have two children of my own, both grown and now out of the nest. My family is my inspiration and they keep me striving to be better every day.  I love to travel and play with my new dog, Atlas, and go to live music events.  

I am excited for this 2019-2020 school year!  Go Gryphons! 

There are several great books out that would benefit your student to read and that they might find enjoyable.  I highly recommend reading more to increase all skills in ELA.  It is a wonderful way to absorb new vocabulary, grammar skills, and comprehension all while enjoying a book! Please see the following possible novels for your student:
Recommended Books!

ELA Online Classroom Instructions and Information: 
All 8th Grade ELA Classrooms have moved online to Google Classroom.  If your student cannot see my classroom, please email me as soon as possible and I will give you a login code.  Your student should check there daily for instruction, homework, etc.  

Novel Explo students can access a reading log here.  Parents, please sign off daily on student work, they should read for approximately 30 minutes each day. Feel free to take a photo of this completed document and email me with their progress! 

My office hours will be from 9 - 11 am and 2 - 4 pm daily.  I will be online and available to students and parents during this time.  After this time, please allow until the following day to answer any questions. 

All assignments will be listed on Google classroom as well as on my UA calendar listed on the tool bar in the upper left corner.  If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to email me and I will be happy to help!