6th /7th Grade Resource English Language Arts & Reading


Welcome to 6th /7th grade English Language Arts & Reading! Your child will receive Specially Designed Instruction to address his/her unique learning needs so that they may accomplish their IEP goals and objectives.  I am excited to begin this semester with a new group of amazing readers and writers! I would like to take the opportunity to share with you the expectations for our classroom.

In order to become a fluent reader, a student must read every day. To maintain their reading level, a student must read 30 minutes a day. To raise that level, they must read even more. Practice is the key. Therefore, your student’s homework every night will be to read at least 30 minutes in the book s/he has been given  to read in class.  We will be using an online program for Reading – & Istation. While students may bring books from home or the city library, we also go to the Hedrick library every otherTuesday, so students who wish to can check out books or renew a current selection. I have a library in my classroom to provide students with yet another source of books. Students are to bring their ipad to school every day. This is part of their grade. Parental guidance works best with each student for book content and subject matter, so please take an active interest in what your student is reading.

Grading System:

Daily Grades

(Journals, class assignments, homework, etc.)

Major Grades

(Quizzes, Tests, Projects, Essays)


 Progress Reports: The grading periods are divided as 4 – 9 week periods. Each 9 weeks your child will bring home progress reports on the 3rd and 6th week if their grade is 75 or below.   For up-to-date details on your student’s grades, please go to:, Parents, Skyward Family Access and set up a family log-in to view your student’s grades online. Skyward also allows you to use Google Translate to select a language of your preference.

Late Work/ Absentee Work: The consequence for late work is to complete the work. Students are expected to turn in all work in a timely manner.  When a student is absent, it will be the student’s responsibility to obtain the missing work. Students are accountable for completing all work.

Tutoring:  Tutoring is from 8:30- 8:55 AM daily except Friday.

IncentivesStudents who display positive Wrangler attitudes and actions will be rewarded with Classdojo points as part of our classroom incentives and rewards.  Receiving Classdojo points can be rewarded with prizes or other privileges to be given in class.  The weekly top STAR STUDENT will be selected and posted in the hallway. (REWARDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN TO ANY STUDENT WITH DEMERITS.) Points will restart each 9 weeks period.

Every 9 weeks, students also have the opportunity to attend the No-Demerit Party providing that they do not receive any demerits during that grading period.

 Website: To access lesson plans, class updates, and ELA resources go to our website: Sign up for updates & your child gets 10 pts.

Contact:  Jan Ashley  – or Phone: 972-350-8938

Conference period: 12:39-1:21