Mrs. Laura Burgess
Instructor of: 6th Grade English Language Arts


Contact Info
  • Phone: (706) 865-4060
  • Extension: 6610
  • Email: laura.burgess@white.k12.ga.us

Bio: I have taught 6th grade ELA for 4 years now here at White County Middle School, and I am one of the Cross Country coaches.  When I am not in the classroom or coaching, I  enjoy spending time with my husband, Steve, and our son, Thomas.  We enjoy kayaking, hiking, fishing, camping, gardening, reading, and spending time with our families.

Education

Associates of Science in Business Administration -- Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College May 1999 

Bachelors of Arts in Middle Grades Education --  Piedmont College December 2008 

Master of Art in Middle Grades Education -- Piedmont College  July 2012



Experience

White County Intermediate School 2012-2013. Special education teacher. 

White County Middle School 2013 - present. 6th grade ELA.






Weekly Lesson Plans:
Monday 2/27
  • DLR week 24 Monday and Tuesday only.
  • Discuss and review narrative writing 
  • Review elements of plot and draw plot mountain.
  • Review RACE writing strategy for constructed responses
  • Digital.Readworks.org article "Little Red Riding Hood" read and answer questions.
  • DLR week 24 Monday and Tuesday Homework.
Tuesday 2/28
  • Complete digital.readworks.org Article
  • Review narrative writing vocabulary  
  • Discuss author's point of view
  • Writing prompt: Tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood from the point of view of the Wolf 
  • Narrative story read aloud together as a class from the book "The Other Side of the Story" - "The Story of Little Red Riding Hood" (as told by the wolf)
  • DLR week 24 Monday and Tuesday Homework.
Wednesday 3/1
  • Students will view Flocabulary video - Point of view Links
  • Point of view writing activity
  • DLR week 24 Monday and Tuesday Homework.
Thursday 3/2
  • DLR WEEK 24 DUE Monday and Tuesday questions only.
  •  Timed write: WWW "Rewind or Pause Button" 
  • Computer Grouping based on MAP scores
    • Compass Odyssey
    • Read Theory
    • Vocabulary.com
    • Reading Detectives
Friday 3/3
  • Seqquence of events activity
  • Complete any missed work from the week
  • Media Center for Check out.