Mrs. Johnson- Reading/Social Studies

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Mrs. Amy Johnson 


Hi! I am Mrs. Johnson and I teach 6th and grade reading and social studies. This is my 17th year teaching and my 8th year teaching at Oltman Middle School. I love to read, go for walks, watch sports and hang out with my friends and family. 

Reading classes:
We will be using Scholastic Read 180 curriculum in our reading classes. We will also practice using critical reading strategies to improve comprehension of both fiction and nonfiction text. 
*Student are expected to read at home for 20 minutes everyday. 

Social studies classes:

The grade six social studies curriculum focuses on the state of Minnesota.    

To view Minnesota’s 6th grade social studies standards click on the link below:

6th Grade Social Studies Standards

Our key topics we will cover throughout year include:

Minnesota Geography – We will study the physical geography of Minnesota using websites including google earth and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 

Dakota and Ojibwe – We will read and analyze a variety of texts and sources to learn about the indigenous people of Minnesota’s cultural past, relationships with settlers, and their continued presence in our state.

Timeline of Key Historical Events- We will create a timeline describing significant historical events comparing and contrasting perspectives of people throughout Minnesota history.

Present Day Minnesota–We will compare and contrast recent immigrants to Minnesota and how Minnesota has changed from the past to the present.

Minnesota State Government – We will explain the relationship between the three branches of state government. We will address/debate a state/local issue defending and justifying a position with evidence.

Students will use critical reading and writing strategies to understand and study social studies content throughout this class. We will examine and analyze text to better understand the state of Minnesota.