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Niki Burnett
TEACHER
Office Hours: 12:44- 1:35
Room: Room 14
Phone: 361-878-2960
Grades: 6th

Biography

I have a BS degree from Texas Tech University and received my teaching certification from Texas A&I Kingsville. I have been in education for the past 24 years. Eight years teaching 4th grade and twenty two years teaching 6th and 7th grade. I really enjoy being part of the "transition" for the 6th graders. It is a huge stepping stone for some of them. From my own experience, raising two boys, I know how important these years are. It is my goal to help make this experience go as smoothly as possible. One of the biggest hurdles in 6th grade seems to be organization. The students now have different classes as well as teachers, and it is overwhelming to some of them. We are trying to help the students out with this by having them keep an Interactive Notebook. This notebook has all of their work and any notes they have taken. If you need to know how your child is doing, all you have to do is look in their Interactive Notebook.

 

English Language Arts and Reading Philosophy, Grade 6
Students read a variety of literary selections and informal texts, identifying distinguishing
characteristics of various literary forms. Students compare, contrast and analyze concepts across text. Students produce multi-paragraph compositions with varied sentence structure for different purposes. Students present oral and written reports that include visual aids, media, and citations.

Classroom Rules:
Be Honest
Be Kind
Be Respectful

Overview of the Year: English / Pre-Ap

1st Six Weeks                               2nd Six Weeks                                                      3rd Six Weeks
Nonfiction                           Expository and Procedural Texts                           Fiction
Personal Narrative       Revise and Edit Writing Skills                                Short Story

4th Six Weeks                            5th Six Weeks                                                      6th Six Weeks
Literary Analysis (Novel, Drama, Poetry) Persuasive and Expository Texts Informational Texts
Expository Writing                    Persuasive Essay                                                    Research

Tutoring:
Tutoring is for extra help to add clarity and increase understanding. In order for me to help you with homework, classwork, or other materials you must ATTEMPT it first. Extra help will be provided Wednesday mornings 8:15 to 8:45 and afternoons by appointment.

 

I have a BS degree from Texas Tech University and received my teaching certification from Texas A&I Kingsville. I have been in education for the past 24 years. Eight years teaching 4th grade and sixteen years teaching 6th and 7th grade. I really enjoy bein
   

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