Welcome to Team 6-3 Language Arts at Howell Middle School South with Mrs. Gallagher! 
Hi, everyone! This is going to be an exciting year for all of us in Language Arts and I am truly looking forward to having you in my class! During your sixth grade year, we are going to be reflective readers. As we read, we will scan the pages very carefully and explore the theme, look at how a character changes over time, visualize the setting and its affect on characters, examine an author's use of figurative language and imagery, and see symbols. As we read, we will stop, notice, and note different ideas about what we are reading using Signposts. We will fill our Reader's Notebooks with creative, interesting, and amazing entries that will show what we are thinking as we read! We will use all we write in our notebooks to help us write our own Realistic Fiction Narratives, Literary Essays, and Informational presentations. 
I am so excited to get to know all of you and read, write, learn, and grow together during our entire sixth grade year! Click around in our class web site to find other information you will need this year, including our Grade 6 Supply List, information on reading, and other valuable links! 
See you soon! 
Mrs. Gallagher :)