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Cody Payne

Coach Payne's 7th Grade ELA

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads only lives one." -George R.R. Martin.  
I am Mr/Coach Payne. I am in my 2nd year teaching 7th Grade ELA here at Mustang. I am also an assistant coach for 7th Grade Football as well as 8th Grade Boys Basketball.
One of the main things I hope to accomplish in my class is to instill a love of reading! - or at least an enjoyment. I am a firm believer that if somone says they don't like reading, then he or she just hasn't found the right book yet! I try to be as enthusiastic as I can about these things in front of my students to show that it doesn't have to be boring!
A little about me! 
I am an avid fan of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones! When it comes to literature and popular TV shows or movies, I lean more toward the fantasy genre. Apart from that I am a huge sports fan, especially Golf and English Soccer! My Favorite teams are Everton FC (soccer), Oklahoma St, OKC Thunder, Indianapolis Colts, and Baltimore Orioles. 
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me at paynec@mustangps.org and I will do my best to reply within 24 hours.
My planning period is 5th Hr from 12:57-1:47