Ms. Kelly Snyder
Welcome to English Language Arts and Social Studies!
Grade 6 Homeroom
Grades 6, 7, and 8 ELA
Grade 6 Social Studies
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Sixth grade ELA and Reading focuses on developing the skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. We explore the themes of friendship, family, society, and self. We start the year off with the contemporary classic Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick. Our sixth grade learns from a variety of sources, cultures, and genres including the study of short stories, story elements, novels, memoirs, poetry, paragraph and essay writing, convention rules, parts of speech, vocabulary, and listening and speaking strategies. Above all, we strive for excellence!
In seventh grade English Language Arts and Reading students continue to grow and flourish in their skills as readers, writers, listeners, and speakers. Our themes throughout the year focus on friendship, community, working together to make a change, society, and self. Students engage in reading a variety of genres including informational texts, short stories, poetry, and S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. Through the literature we read and the research we conduct, we learn, grow, and shape our thoughts and ideas to better the community and world in which we live. Students continue to improve upon their writing skills through essays, narratives, poetry, vocabulary, and oral presentations. Above all, we strive to do our best!
Eighth grade is the gateway to high school and beyond. Therefore, students continue to develop their skills by practicing the steps of the writing process to develop narratives, conduct literary analysis, as well as compose expository, argumentative, and research essays. Students will continue to perfect their grasp for grammar, vocabulary usage, and sentence fluency as they continue to develop their writing skill and style. Throughout the year, students will explore the concepts of integrity, empathy, facing adversity, and blazing a trail through writing and literature, including novel studies of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Above all, we strive for success!
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