Tennessee School for the Deaf - Knoxville
Language Arts at TSD
Mission Statement
The teachers in Tennessee School for the Deaf's Language Arts Department are dedicated to promoting motivated, lifelong readers and writers by engaging students in authentic and meaningful literacy experiences.
Our Website
The Tennessee School for the Deaf’s Language Arts Department has designed this website with the hope that it will be a useful resource for educators, parents, and students. It is our mission to not only provide quality educational experiences for our students but also to be a resource to parents and the education community.
Assessments
The assessments tab provides links to websites with more information about the assessments required by the State of Tennessee as well as assessments TSD uses to track student progress. These websites have a lot of useful information about the assessments along with practice tests and sample items to help students with preparation.
Curriculum
The Tennessee School for the Deaf follows the state mandated standards. The curriculum tab provides links to the Tennessee Curriculum Center and Common Core Standards. There is a lot of useful information for teachers and other educators on these websites.
PowerPoints
The PowerPoint tab provides presentations that are useful for teaching or reviewing literacy skills in the classroom, cottage, or home. The TSD Language Arts Department encourages any educator, student, or parent to use this resource.
Resources
The resources tab provides a variety of information: templates for organizing information, video mini-lessons, games for review, educational apps, and sign language websites.
Web Links
The web links tab provides links to websites useful in the classroom or in the home. The web links are categorized by school in order to make this information more user friendly.
Teachers
Elementary Language Arts Teachers
  • Ashley Allis
  • Catie Blackwood
  • Marti Holman
  • Kim Davis
  • Darcy McAffee
  • Lauren Skellenger
Secondary Language Arts Teachers
  • Laura Bledsoe
  • Emily Hall
  • Stephanie Moore
  • Pat Rittenhouse
  • Susan Satterfield
  • Karen Simmons
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