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Welcome to 6th Grade Reading Expansion    

Reading Expansion  Email:

Instructor: Mrs. Lee                                                     Phone : 565-3343 

Overview and Purpose 

Reading expansion is a supplemental course designed to enhance student's close reading skills and support the implementation of Common Core Reading Standards. Students will read widely and deeply from among a broad range of challenging literary and informational texts . They will also integrate their knowledge by responding to the content through class discussions, multi-media activities and written responses. 


Education Standards

1) Key Ideas and details                       3) Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 

2) Craft and Structure                           4) Range of Reading and Text Complexity 

Texts used: 

Ready Common Core Workbooks - integrated program of assessment and data-driven instruction designed to supplement the teaching of CCSS. 


Novel Units

Hatchet -- by Gary Paulsen 

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’ Dell 

Bridge to Terabithia - Karherine Patterson 

Wrinkle in Time -  by Madeline L’Engle  

Syllabus - Please see attached course calender in links on the left. This is a pacing guide, and may be subject to change as we progress through school year.

Assignments --all assignments will be posted on Google classroom at the beginning of each week. This is our homebase for all communication. Code to join class will be emailed to students and sent home in instructional materials. Parents may also access google classroom to stay informed about their students progress- your student or the teacher can invite you to join.


Google Meets- Your google meets code will be emailed to you and is also avaialble in your google classroom. 


Grading- We will adhere to the school district Standards based grading policy . Please check your student’s progress, grades, missing work information on Google classroom parent access. Final grades will be available on Skyward family access. 

Materials: will be distributed Aug 31 - Sept 1st

Charged Chromebook 

Reading Ready Workbook

Novel and reading guide

Spiral notebook to use for journaling                  


Classroom procedures

Before Class-    Set yourself up in an area free of distractions

                          Bring materials to class 

                          Arrive on time

                          Enter in a polite manner- Chromebooks muted 

                          Be attentive ready to learn 

During Class-   Follow classroom and school rules 

                         Listen carefully to directions 

                         Read through the assignments and directions before you begin

                         Work to the best of his/her ability 

                         Ask for help when needed 

                         Stay in class until dismissed

After Class - Check assignment calendar in google classroom 

                         Complete and turn in independent work daily 

                         Gather school materials to bring back the next day 

Absences  -- If you have to miss a class for some reason - please watch the recorded      

                      lesson and let me know that you have done so. 

If you are having trouble at all -- please reach out to me right away. I can be reached easily by email or phone. 

Looking forward to a memorable school year! 
Mrs. Lee