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Laura Snyder
Language Arts Teacher
Laura Snyder

In 6th grade Language Arts, the central "theme" of our texts and novels is the idea of coming of age and growing up. We look at how adolescent kids deal with their place in society and what other factors shape who they are and who they become. Throughout the year, we have four major units. We begin the year by reading a variety of short stories and students write their own story using what they have learned about character development and plot. Next, we read and study the novel "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt. After that, we do a cross-curricular research project with their Foundations class. We research the Japanese American Internment Camps and students learn about finding reliable sources and skills to writing a strong research paper. We end the year by going back in time to The Great Depression as we read and study the novel "A Long Way from Chicago" by Richard Peck.

To see more of what we are doing in 6th grade Language Arts (as well as to find our spelling list, syllabus, and other important materials), visit my classroom website: www.snyder6.weebly.com

The best times to contact me are before/after school or during my plan period (10:25-11:10 a.m.).

This is my third year teaching 6th grade Language Arts. I graduated from Kansas State University in 2015 with dual majors in English and Secondary Education: English. I'm so excited to have your student in my class this year!



Phone: 785-456-7682 (ext. 4101) Email: Laura Snyder