Welcome to 6th Grade Language Arts.
We are very fortunate at Belle Plaine Middle School as our 6th grade students get two class periods per day to learn, develop and apply the required skills assigned in our Language Arts currriculum. Each student will have a 50 minute class dedicated to Reading/Writing and an additional 50 minute period dedicated to English/Writing.
6th Grade Reading Class: Will be taught by Ms. Katherine Smith
Our class objective will be to introduce, practice, master and apply all skills needed to meet the English Language Arts requirements of the the College, Career Reading Standards. In this class we will collaborate, innovate, participate, and evaluate as we discover the world of fiction and nonfiction texts. We will strive for student led conversation and student driven collaboration as we unmask the joy of becoming a lifelong reader.
6th Grade English Class:
Our class objective will be to practice, master and apply grammar skills to improve our written communication. We will learn to write for a variety of purposes. We will write for a variety of audiences. We will write for short periods of time and for extensive period of time. We will use the Six Traits of Writing and the Writing Process to guide us on our way to becoming effective writers.