• STEAL Welcome to 6th grade language arts! Thank you for visiting my page. Updated 2/15/2019.



    Students are well into their book reports and our adventure unit.

    In 2nd and 3rd cores, we are reading Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.

    In 1st and 4th, we are reading Peak by Roland Smith.

    Both are adventure books with action, strong characters and themes!

    We are learning STEAL- an acronym for characterization techniques and students are writing adventure stories.

    Important due dates: 1st & 4th cores- book reports due Wed. Feb. 20, study frag, frail, and frac root words!

                                         2nd and 3rd- book reports due Tues. Feb. 26  No reading log will be given on Tues. Feb. 20 as students should finish their book reports!                                                                     Study literary terms!



    • 1st 9 weeks: Launch Unit, Reading literature, genre study, writing skills
    • 2nd 9 weeks: Unit 2: Reading for information and research
    • 3rd 9 weeks: Unit 3: Adventure! Reading literature
    • 4th 9 weeks: Unit 4: Argument and EOG review

    Vocabulary & grammar infused within all units


       If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at: mcenalm@gcsnc.com. Thank you!

    Home reading: 30 mins. 5x per week (GCS Reads 30)



    • Bookopolis

      A fun online place to keep track of books you have read, want to read, or are currently reading. Read and write reviews and look at what other students are saying about books.

    • Guys Read

      A website founded by author Jon Scieszka to motivate boys to read more and broaden their literary interests.

    • The Brown Bookshelf

      A site that brings awareness to Black voices in literature by showcasing the many wonderful books that are available to young readers.

    • A Mighty Girl

      A site that showcases books, movies, and other material with the aim of empowering and celebrating girls. 

    • Tween Tribune

      A place to read interesting articles on a variety of topics from current events and sports to science, history, and entertainment.

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