ELA 6: Course Description

ELA 6th Graders
This course will include work in all aspects of the language arts: Speaking, Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading, and Writing. Just as importantly, much attention will be focused on the key elements of Focus, Self-Control, Organization, Time Management, and Listening Skills. 

Everything in my classroom is centered around my students' mastery of these elements as they will play a vital role in their education and in fact, their lives. 
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Resources (YouTube videos & other elements we'll use in the classroom)

Plan Book & Lessons

Your student will be challenged to apply what's been taught throughout the year. The link provided below will connect you with my plan book and lessons. Please feel free to access it to find assignments, etc. 



I will also be using Remind.com to help you. I run an open classroom; feel free to drop in anytime, but make certain that you check in with the office first and obtain a Visitor's Pass. 

Supplies List for 6th graders/Students in the intervention classes simply need a folder and pencil. 

  • One Two-inch binder with pockets (used is fine) Five divider tabs
  • One 70-80 page spiral bound notebooks
  •  Pencils & Pens
  • A pencil pouch for the binder
  • An open mind and willing spirit 

About Mrs.Lori Sanborn:

This is my 25th year of teaching at Memphis Junior High (of course back in the olden days, it was known as "Memphis Middle School"). Each year is a new adventure. Case in point: This is the first time that I will be working more intensively with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in need of ELA intervention.  Wonderfully, these classes are small so much can be accomplished. We will be working with a NWEA program and also with Corrective Reading.  I personally guarantee fantastic results!


At Memphis in Fall, I coach cross country runners at the junior and senior high schools. If you would like your child to participate, please contact me. This last year, we also brought back Track and Field! More information will be given out in March.

Personally, my husband, Alan, and I have been blissfully :) married for over 36 years. We have three adult children. Our two sons and their wives have blessed us with our four grandsons! Our youngest, Marirose married her college sweetheart and they live right here in Memphis. 
I enjoy playing sports (soccer, running), reading, raising animals, gobbling down chocolate, and traveling with my family.