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    Cross Middle School - Class information

     

    Language Arts-Reading

    OUR CLASS PERIOD WILL INCLUDE LESSONS BASED ON THE 6TH GRADE STANDARDS:

    • Analyzing short stories/Literary Elements/Outside Reading
    • Reading comprehension strategies
    • Discussion, collaboration, journaling with novels
    • Elements of Poetry
    • Vocabulary/Greek and Latin stems
    • Daily Warm Up - spiral learning
    • Writing using the 6 Traits and the Writing Process

     

     

    Grading

    • Reading - reading activities, book report, novel and short story work
    • Writing - journal, writing activities, essays, poetry
    • Language Skills - bellwork, grammar, vocabulary

    Grades are updated weekly on Tyler 360.

    Required Reading

    Students will be expected to read a novel each quarter and complete a book report.

    Absences

    • Students are expected to make up work that they missed.  They will be given a day for each day they were absent to turn in work.  If assignment is late - please put a note on side - absent. 

    Communication

    • Schoology
    • By email - kbuckwalter@amphi.com (I will check my email at the beginning and end of each school day)
    • By phone - 696-5964 for classroom (I do not answer my phone during teaching time, if you MUST speak to someone call 696-5920 for office)

    Goals for our Classroom

    • Work hard and do our best
    • Practice INTEGRITY
    • Achieve academically and be quality citizens with outstanding character
    • Be respectful
    • Be responsible
    • Be organized