Resaca Middle School
6th Grade ELA/Writing Syllabus
INSTRUCTOR: D. Sanchez
PHONE: (956) 254-5159
CONFERENCE PERIOD: 1:07 PM-2:02 PM (5th Period)
This sixth grade course is designed to review the fundamentals of writing, and develop the student’s writing skills to succeed in all areas of their academic career, as well as meet the academic writing standards for the STAAR exam. Students will engage in a variety of writing tasks including but not limited to: journals, poetry, research papers, fiction and non-fiction essays, writing projects, and letters.
The goal of this class is to bring about a greater understanding of the writing process, parts of speech, and effective writing techniques and writing conventions. By the end of the school year, students should have a good understanding of the writing process and rules of grammar so they will be able to write effectively.
Students are expected to turn in daily work and homework ON TIME. If the student has an excused absence, it is the responsibility of the student to ask the teacher for his/her make up work on the day he/she returns.
Daily Work/ Homework/Quizzes 40%
Students will be assigned essays or other projects that must be completed outside of class. Students are expected to do their own work. The class will be conducted under the honor code.
Be On Time
Respect school and other’s property
Be Considerate of others
Listen and Follow Directions
Do Your Absolute Best
Follow and Obey All School Policies
No Food/Drinks in class (except water)
Quantity Item Description
1 Pack of notebook paper
1 Composition book
1 Spiral wide-rule notebook
1 Plastic pocket folder
1 Box of Kleenex (tissues)
1 USB flash drive