Welcome to Mr. Kaplan’s 6th Grade Language Arts/Literature Class!

Mr. Kaplan


Course Description: This course emphasizes the fundamental language skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening, thinking, viewing, and presenting.

Literature/Language Arts throughout the year:

  • Spelling/Vocabulary

  • Grammar

  • Reading a variety of formats and genres (book reports)

  • Writing

  • Poetry

  • Short Stories

  • Novels

  • Current Events

  • Bellwork/Journal Writings



Be Prepared-come to class with all of your materials that are needed for class that day. Notebook, folder, and pencils are an everyday requirement.

Be Responsible- it is your job to come to class with the proper materials and to be begin with what instructions are on the board. Bathroom breaks need to be done on your time before class and after class. If you don’t think you will have time between classes, bring your things to the classroom ASAP (before class begins), ask for permission and then go.   Of course there are extenuating circumstances, but please don’t abuse them. Tardies will be given if the above procedures are not followed.  Bathroom breaks will not be given during the time of learning.

Bell Work/Journal- This will be done at the beginning of class. Only 5-7 minutes of time will be allotted for this. Anything not finished during that time is your responsibility to get the task completed.

Assessments- This will consist of quizzes, tests, projects, and writing assignments throughout the year. Rubrics will determine your grade on all writing pieces and projects. Retakes of any assessments can be done within a timely matter of any completed assessments. It will be your responsibility to find the time to come in and retake  the assessment.

Respect- Everybody here has a right to learn. Please allow your peers to do so in a safe and pleasant environment

Time Remaining - If you finish working and there is still time left in the hour, study your vocab, work on your book project/other homework or READ.  Please DO NOT start talking to your neighbor!

Absences – If you are gone, you will be responsible for getting any material you missed.  You have two days to make up missed work for each day you are absent.

Communication:  We are here to help you realize the power of words, and to do that we need some policies and procedures to help it along.  

  • Communication is a lifelong skill.  We ask that you attempt to use and choose your words carefully.  Be polite and respectful to us and one another.


    20% practice (daily work/assignments)

    80% assessments (quizzes, projects, tests)


    A     100-93        C+    79-77            D-     Effort but not


    A-    92-90            C     76-73            F    Insufficient

                                        effort and less

B+    89-87            C-    72-70                than 60%

B    86-83            D+    69-66        

B-    82-80            D    65-60

Please feel free to come to me with questions, concerns, or suggestions anytime before school, before class, or after school. My classroom phone number if you should need to reach me 507-418-7510.


Mr. Kaplan’s Daily Schedule

8:00 - 8:15: Homeroom

8:18 - 9:03 First Period 6th Grade LA

9:06-9:51   Prep

9:54 - 11:27: Second Block 6th Grade LA

11:30 - 12:00: Lunch

12:00 - 1:33: Third Block 6th Grade LA

1:36 - 2:21: Tiered Math

2:24 - 3:09: Study Hall (Burgundy Days)

                  Team (Silver Days)