• *Vocabulary Test for Iqbal is on Friday, January 25th. Students have a hard copy of the word list and it is posted on my website.

    In January your student will be working on a novel study using the book Iqbal  by Francesco D"Adamo. The book is historical fiction that contains references to actual people and significant events in the fight against child labor. We will also be reading several articles from Scholastic and Newsela that address child labor issues that are presently affecting children around the world. All the reading and writing activities for this unit will be done in class. Ask your student about this exciting and interesting novel.


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      Andrea Weigle
    6th Grade Language Arts Teacher
    Colonel Smith Middle School
     I am a graduate of William Patterson University in the state of New Jersey, where I was born and raised. I am an army spouse, and I raised two boys while moving around the country and around the world. I have been a teacher for many years and have had the opportunity to work for DODEA twice. I enjoy reading, crocheting, baking, and gardening.
    My Language Arts class includes lessons, experiences, and activities in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This year your student will have opportunities to sharpen their public speaking skills through a wide range of project-based learning activities. I follow the 6+1 Traits of Writing model and the AzMerit grading rubric for essays and projects.