Welcome to 6th Grade English Language Arts (ELA)!
My name is Mrs. Thomas, and I am passionate about the power of language and stories. I believe it is critical that everyone (including myself) grow in becoming excellent communicators - which is one of our primary goals in ELA. You can download a PDF of my syllabus which includes my classroom expectations by clicking here.
You can easily contact me through my email: [email protected]. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have!
WHAT WE WILL LEARN: So that we can harness the power of language as our own, and learn to fully enjoy the art of stories, in 6th grade ELA we explore the various genres, the elements which comprise a narrative, informational texts, writing techniques, the writing process, sentence structures, and more!
WHERE TO ACCESS INFORMATION: You can access all course information and material on Canvas. I have also created a "Remind," so that you can receive text updates or announcements regarding 6th grade ELA.
To receive my text reminders (I promise I won't bombard you with information), simply download the "Remind" app; click "Join a Class;" and enter the code: ELAupdates.
Click here to go to the Canvas log-in page.
ABOUT MY CLASS: This year, I have chosen to refer to my classroom as: "The Garden."
In a garden each plant is on a journey of growth, and each grows differently - a garden contains many different kinds of wonderful plants: each one with unique strengths and qualities. I have also chosen to refer to myself as the gardner, because, as a teacher, it is my responsibility to do whatever I know best to help each of my students grow.
Like the many plants in a garden, I believe each student is their own talented and beautiful individual, and has unique gifts, needs, and capabilities. I'm looking forward to becoming well acquainted with each of my students, and hope that my classroom, like a garden, will be an ideal environment for fostering growth and exploration!
I'm looking forward to a fabulous year of English Language Arts!