Welcome to 6th Grade ELA

Hello Sixth Graders!

Welcome back to Budlong and the start of the 2017-2018 school year. I hope you had a restful and relaxing summer, and are geared-up to start an awesome year! My name is Mr. Hoerner, and I will be your sixth grade ELA teacher.

This year will be different than your experiences in fourth and fifth grades. The Spring Board curriculum that we will be using is designed in a way that requires us to think critically, make connections, and form our own opinions as we explore many genres of writing. We will begin this year with Narratives and Short Stories, followed by Expository/Informational texts, and finishing the year with Argumentative writing and Debates. Many of these topics you've already studied, but have perhaps called them by different names. I am confident that you have the strategies and skills to succeed, and I am sure there will be a great deal that I can learn from you as well.

Don’t forget your first day of school is Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. Please bring all of your essential supplies, and some of the optional (but highly appreciated!) supplies as well. If you’re not sure what to get, please take a look at the Budlong 2017-2018 supply list that can be found on the school’s website. I know that you’ll have a lot of questions. Don’t worry, it’ll be everyone’s first day, and we’ll figure it out together. Have a great last, few days and I will see you all soon!


~Mr. Hoerner