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Ms. Cumbee's 6th Grade English Language Arts (ELA) Class

Welcome to 6th grade ELA

Please remember to have your laptops charged and have a pair of headphones in your laptop bag at all times.


Quarter 3 Essential Question: "How do life experiences shape the people we become?

   As we begin the third quarter, we will spend the first two weeks learning about important events/people that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement.  The events/people will help us better understand what America went through and then to make that connection once we read our third quarter novel, Watson's Go To Birmingham.


     In an effort to build passionate readers, we continue to build classroom libraries in which students have choice over the texts they select. There may be books in libraries that are identified by publishers as “young adult” due to the fact that our students are young adults. With that being said, “young adult” books are considered appropriate for up to 18 years of age. Please discuss with your children any parameters that you would like for them to follow as they choose texts from our classrooms.



This Week in Class:

This week we will continue to read our novel and work on understanding point of view.  We will continue to work on writing a compare and contrast essay using two different genres.  

This Week's Homework:
Monday: Worksheet Watson's Chapter 9-10
Tuesday: Watson's Read Chapter 11 & take notes
Wednesday: Write a theme paragraph for Chapter 11 (RACE model)
Thursday: Watson's worksheet Chapters 11-12
Friday: No homework!