6th Grade ELA

Mrs. Smith

Southern Middle School

Mrs. Smith

6th Grade ELA

What to expect this school year...

Welcome to the Tiger Family!

This year will be full of learning and fun! My teaching philosophy is school should prepare students for real-life by looking like real-life. This means projects, choices, workshops, rubrics, goals, and deadlines. My passion is showing students learning is a life-long process, not just something you do to get a good grade.

This year will be my eighth year teaching. I attended Wingate University in Wingate, NC where I received a degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Services. After attending Wingate University, my husband and I moved to Texas where I continued my education and earned my teaching license. My teaching career began in Texas; however, I was born and raised in North Carolina. After moving back "home" to North Carolina, I got my NC teaching license and found my Tiger Family here at Southern Middle School!

I look forward to learning with you this school year!


"Real reading" involves knowing how to choose a just right book and when to abandon a book. "Real reading" involves reading for enjoyment, reading for learning, reflecting, generating questions, making inferences, as well as connecting reading to one's own life. Reading should be enjoyed daily.


Writing is more than organization, grammar and writing conventions. A good writer has those traits plus more. A good writer writes with his/her voice, superb word choice, sentence fluency, and generates central ideas to entertain, persuade, or inform his/her reader. A good writer SHOWS not tells his/her message to the reader.

Fun facts about me:

I have an almost four year old son I enjoy playing and cuddling with at home. He spends most of his days playing with cars, running around, and pretending to be a dinosaur, Spider-Man, or Catboy from PJ Masks. I am a big fan of coffee and hot tea. My favorite color is purple! I enjoy traveling and have been fortunate enough to visit Spain & Morocco while in college.

Plan B SMITH CLASS Daily Schedule- 6th Grade
SMITH CLASSROOM COPY Zoom Meeting Expectations

“The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”

― Roy T. Bennett