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Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

                Welcome to 6th Grade Reading! We are looking forward to a wonderful year packed with reading, writing, and student centered learning.

Course Description

This course focuses on developing effective reading process by:

  • Using reading skills with varied content (fiction and nonfiction)
  • Applying reading strategies consistently before, during and after reading for active comprehension
  • Selecting the most appropriate reading strategy to use while reading difficult or confusing text.

  The Common Core Standards focuses on reading and study of writing, speaking, listening, and vocabulary. These components will be studied and used in everything we do each day of the school year and throughout our lives. We will be reading and studying a variety of texts including fiction (novels, short stories and drama), and nonfiction literature.

                In order to make learning an active learning experience rather than a passive activity participation is vital. If a student’s participation and performance become a concern, there will be immediate parent/guardian contact. I also encourage you to contact me if there are any concerns about your child’s placement or progress.

                Grades will consist of participation, class work, homework, quizzes, journals, tests, presentations, projects, and seminars. Many grades will be taken from large group work, small group work, and independent work. Students are expected to read at least 20 minutes per night.

Course throughout the Year

The students will be completing various reading assignments throughout the year including class assigned novels and free choice novels. Each quarter there will be a book report project due. Students will recieve the guidelines for this project in the first few days of school. There will also be reading assignments, reflective journaling, and other assignments throughout the school year. 

Make-up Work

Students are responsible for making up any work they may have missed due to an absence. There will be AIS/extra help during fourth period several times a week. This time can be used to make up missing classwork, catch up on assignments, or for any addtitional help with classwork or projects.



The basic code of conduct applies in all of our classes.

  • Be on time!
  • Be Prepared with...

                                   Agenda book

                                   Reading book

                                   Pens and pencils



                                   Sticky Notes

                                   Compostion Notebook/Journal


  • Listen carefully to the teacher.

  • Avoid talking to friends during class instruction.

  • Write down assignments and due dates carefully.

  • Participate actively in class discussions.

  • Ask the teacher questions when I don't understand.

  • Always be respectful of one another.




 Students are expected to read an independent reading book for at least 20 minutes every night.





Dover Union Free School District   2368 Rt 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 832-4500   Fax: (845) 832-4511

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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