I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express my excitement about working with your child this year. The main goal of sixth grade English/Language Arts is for students to learn how to read “deeply” and widely across literary genres using books at higher Lexile levels. There is also an increased emphasis this year on reading more non-fiction texts.
Over the course of the year, students will hopefully become more independent readers. Students will read a variety of text types centered on unit themes that are relevant to young adolescents. Students will explore and apply themes through different texts and respond by writing for different purposes and audiences. Students will be encouraged to collaborate and engage in discussions with peers on different topics for a variety of reasons.