Ms. Burleson's Class

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Mrs. Burleson

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Welcome to 6th Grade Language Arts!

Our focus this school year will be learning and developing our skills as critical thinkers, readers, writers, speakers, and listeners. The development and mastery of these important literary skills not only are important to achieving success in the Language Arts classroom, it is a critical component of achieving success in other school subjects, building strong relationships with others, and attaining a flourishing career as an adult.

In this class, students will read and respond to a variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction, short stories, poetry, and drama. In addition, students will read the novels, Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. 

In conjunction with literature and writing, it is imperative for students to be able to comprehend what they read and express themselves through the understanding and use of vocabulary. Vocabulary study is done in a number of ways including inferring meaning by using context clues, from reading selections and learning to identify roots, prefixes, and suffixes.