Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!
My name is Mrs. Laura Smith, and I teach classes for both 6th grade and 7th grade English Language Arts and Reading. During Language Arts instruction, students are challenged in order to reach their full potential with a variety of academic activities that foster the "whole child" development while creating rigorous learning in order to teach all ELAR (English Language Arts and Reading) curriculum from the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) Resource System. Each student reaches new goals, works collaboratively with their peers, and encounters brand new academic adventures!
To keep updated with the classes I teach, and with what the students are learning, please see the class tabs with more information. In each class tab, you will find a class syllabus that explains more comprehensively class units and expectations.
Each student is also part of a google classroom that uses the internet to post homework, have access to a class calendar, get resources, and keep track of other pertinent information. Use of the google classroom is important for student success, and each student uses their TSD e-mail account to log-in. 
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns throughout the school year. We are "STRONGER TOGETHER".
Laura Smith