Ms. Risa Cohen

Phone: 651-293-8800x44478


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Ms. Risa Cohen

I welcome the opportunity to get to know all of my students and their families. I’ve taught English and reading for sixteen years, and this is my fourth year at Como Park Senior High School.  I teach Foundations of Reading 9, College and Career Reading, and Creative Writing. 

Foundations of Reading 9     College and Career Reading Syllabus    Creative Writing Syllabus

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I believe that strong reading, writing, and study skills are the key to academic success. The goal for students in my reading classes is to develop and strengthen these fundamental skills with progressively more difficult text and to read independently for enjoyment. We have been given a class library and with the availability of texts on the ipads, I’m encouraging all my students to read at least twenty minutes every day outside of school. 

Reading twenty minutes daily makes a difference:  over the course of a year, you will read 2 million words. As you read more words, your vocabulary grows.