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    Welcome to 6B Language Arts / Reading!

    Teacher: Mrs. Pamela Burden
    Email Address: burdenp@lake.k12.fl.us 
    Phone number: 352-394-2123

    I was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to the United States when I was four.  I spent most of my childhood in Texas.  I graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2002.  My husband and I moved to Florida five years ago.


    I speak fluent Spanish and my goal is to learn Italian sometime in the future.  I love reading and watching movies.  One of my favorite pass times is leisurely bike riding in the early morning.

    Course Description:

    6th Grade Language Arts

    This is a year long course and is made up of primarily 6th graders.


    Students will be provided:

    • using the reading process to construct meaning from a wide range of literary, informational, and technical texts
    • using the writing process to communicate information and ideas
    • using listening, viewing, and speaking strategies
    • understanding the power of language and using language in authentic contexts
    • understanding the common features of a variety of literary forms
    • responding critically to visual, oral, and written texts


    This is a semester course for students scoring achievement level 3 and above on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).


    Students will sharpen skills in:

    • reading as a complex process that includes knowledge of the reader, the author, and the text
    • using effective vocabulary, critical thinking, and study skills
    • developing fluency and appreciation of reading through independent selection of materials
    • reading a variety of materials including fictional, multicultural, informational, and technical texts
    • developing strategic reading through use of before, during, and after reading strategies
    • integrating reading and writing processes
    • using all of the cueing systems (graphophonic, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic) within a meaningful context to gain meaning from text or nonprint media
    • using speaking, listening, and viewing skills to enhance the reading processes

    Quick Links


    • Elementary Education (K-6)
    • Reading Endorsement
    • ESOL Endorsement
Last Modified on June 29, 2008