In the 6th Grade Reading class we will be using the Harcourt StoryTown Series, as the students used in the elementary school. This text will be supplemented with novel studies.
Given the new "block" scheduling now implemented in the Middle School we will be able to flow seamlessly between reading and writing. We will begin our year focusing on both fiction and non-fiction selections. There will be a focus the structure of both types of stories and the techniques the authors use to engage the reader.We will be able to focus on an author's specific writing technique and learn how to utilize those skills in our own writing. The learning opportunities available to us have just increased exponentially.