Mrs. Ryder
6th grade language arts

Language arts MAP testing: May 24-25

Language arts final exam: June 4 - 5

Welcome to 6th grade language arts with Mrs. Ryder! I hope you had a fun, relaxing summer and are ready now for all the fun, challenges, hard work, and opportunities that BTMS has to offer. I am looking forward to co-teaching with both Mrs. Hamblin and Mr. Steinberg this year and getting to know all of you!
I am excited that you and your child are part of our crew for this year!

                                                        Homework and reminders


 May 28,  

No School


May 29, 2018

HW: Final exam packet - part 1


Weds., May 30,  2018


HW: Final exam packet - part 2


May 31, 2018


HW: Final exam packet - part 3


June 1, 2018


Review for final exam!!


Frequently asked questions: September 2017


Q: What supplies will my child need for language arts this year?

A: Students need the following for LA:

  • A three-ring binder – you may choose to carry a binder solely for LA or designate a section in a larger binder for LA. It is completely up to you, just be sure to have a supply of loose leaf paper for your binder!
  • A folder designated for LA ONLY.
  • Plenty of pens and pencils.
  • A highlighter.

Please bring these supplies to class EVERY day!


Q: How much homework will my child have in language arts?

A: Homework will vary; there will be some assignments that span over a few days, and some assignments that are given for a particular night. In addition to written homework assignments, students are expected to read independently for at least 20-30 minutes, 4-5 nights a week.


Q: How can we find out what the homework is for the night?

A: The best way to find out what the homework is will be to ask your child. Homework is written on the board when it is assigned, and students are given plenty of time to copy the assignment into their agenda book. We work very hard in the classroom to help our students become as independent as they can be; we appreciate your help at home as well!

Most of the time, Mrs. Ryder will post daily and long term assignments on her web page, just in case you need to double check.


Q: Do you accept late homework assignments?

A: Yes. As per school policy, assignments are accepted ONE DAY late only, and only for half credit.


Q: What should my child do if he/she is absent?

A: It is imperative that your child takes responsibility him/herself to find out, in a timely fashion, what classwork and homework they missed during their absence. He/She will be expected to complete and hand in missed work by the due date they are given.

If your child misses class for lessons, rehearsal, practice or a meeting, he/she is still responsible for handing in homework on its original due date and obtaining homework for that night. Students do not get extra time to complete a homework assignment if they simply miss class for lessons or a meeting.

Q: What’s the best way to get in touch with you?

A: Email. You can email Mrs. Ryder at wryder@burltwpsch.org .  You can call to leave a voicemail if you prefer, but we check our email more frequently than our voicemail. You can reach me by phone at (609) 699-4021 – ext. 6386. Also, you can always write a good, old-fashioned note. I respond to those too :-)

Q: Are there any materials and/or supplies that you accept as donations?

A: Yes! Thanks so much for asking! We always appreciate donations of tissues and/or pencils (believe it or not – we always run out of pencils as the year progresses).

Also – if you happen to have any unused bean bag and/or reading chairs that are in excellent condition but are neglected at your house, we would be happy to take them off your hands.

Q: When is Back to School Night?

A: Thursday, September 28. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there!


Q: What if I have a question that was not answered on this paper?

A: Please don’t hesitate to ask! Get in touch with us at your earliest convenience and we will be happy to address any of your comments, questions, or concerns!

Thanks for your support at home! We’re looking forward to a great year!

Instructions for Accessing Collections Textbook 

from Home

  1. Type in my.hrw.com
  2. Log in using the username and password given to you in class.  
  3. From the Dashboard, select “Student eBook”
  4. Select the “Contents” icon on the upper left side of the screen.
  5. Look for the Collection's name (e.g.,  Facing Fear)
  6. Look for the story title (e.g., “The Ravine”)
  7. Select “Read the Text” to read the story, or “After Reading”  to complete assignments.


  • Store your username and password in a secure location.  If you happen to lose your log-in information, contact me because I have it saved.

  • If you do not have access from home, let me know and we can make arrangements for you to complete the assignment from a school computer.

Mrs. Whitney Ryder
699-4021 ext. 6386