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International Literacy Day  

Parents and Students,

     In recognition of INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY, Monday, September 8, the Sixth Grade students will select their favorite character from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and will dress like that character. The students will need to prepare a brief speech explaining why they selected that particular character. This should give you, as the parent, a week to help prepare your child. Hope this is a fun experience for all!


Rachel Jones

What Is Happening This Week!  

Dear Parents,

     This week we will continue to study inferences but in fictional writing (RL.6.1). On Tuesday we will take the Grammar Benchmark Test to see at what level your child remembers grammar, mechanics and punctuation. Wednesday will be the first vocabulary test. It will have test items on the definitions, synonyms and using the word correctly in a sentence. New vocabulary words will be assigned on Thursday. Don't forget that next Monday is Labor Day. There will be no school so enjoy the end of summer. If you have any questions, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or Thanks!

Rachel Jones

Homework Begins!  

Homework begins this week in 6th Grade ELA. Please view the Assignments page, File Manager page and the Calendar page for more information. I am implementing "Class Dojo" which is an app that tracks students positive as well as negative behavior. A letter with student and parent codes will be sent home on Monday, August 18. Please read carefully, copy the codes, sign and return! Students will take "Global Scholar Test" on Friday. This is one of many assessments we use to monitor a student's progress in reading. Please encourage your child to do his or hers best. Have a great week!



Rachel S. Jones

6th Grade ELA

Welcome to CMS Sixth Grade ELA!  

Welcome to CMS Sixth Grade ELA 2014-2015! I am excited about the new school year as your child enters the 6th grade. In an attempt to keep parents and guardians more informed, I will be using this site to post important announcements, homework assignments, study guides, weekly vocabulary words, yearly and monthly standards. You can find these updates on the assignments links, calendar links, file manager and other links on my page. The "Other Class Info" links provides the monthly menu, yearly standards and unit standards.

Another tool of communication will be Remind 101. This will allow me to text students and parents important information regarding assignments, tests and events. Your child has been given a phone number (256-274-0946) and a code for each of my class periods to give you the opportunity to establish this contact. Please make use of the parent-teacher-student communication tool.

I also use INOW as a way of informing parents of homework assignments. Please check the homework tab for this information.

In the weeks to come, I will also implement DOJO as a way of monitoring, documenting and informing student's behavior in my class. Look for additional information in the days to come.

Last, but not least, there will not be homework assignments for the August 11 - 15. I would like to get to know my students before we tackle the responsibility of completing homework! I am sure the students will be thrilled to know this!

Thank you for your response to Remind 101 and the information you provided in the student letters. This will help me as I work with your child. Once again, I am looking forward to establishing a partnership with you and your child for a successful school year!

Rachel S. Jones

6th Grade ELA