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Language Arts Teacher

Welcome to Bear Branch Sixth Grade.

My name is Melinda Purdy, and I teach Language Arts at this campus. I am beginning my twelfth year of teaching in this district. Prior to coming to Magnolia, I taught sixth grade Language Arts in Spring ISD for seven years. My teaching experience has also included teaching fourth grade for seven years in my hometown of White Settlement, Texas. I graduated from Texas Wesleyan College (University) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and English Specialization.

Education Philosophy: I believe that every student is important. When given the right environment, he can achieve his fullest potential. My goal is to provide that environment with respect, dignity, stability, moral soundness, and humor.

Teaching is my passion, and I look forward to another great year.


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Open House

Open House is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  I look forward to meeting you if you can come.  

First Nine Weeks Roots and Affixes

Students will receive 30 roots and affixes for each nine week grading period.  They will create flashcards which will count as a formative grade.  We review these words during class.  Also, I have created a Quizlet for a review.  The link is posted under "Classes."  Then, they will be tested on all 30 words.  This test will count as a summative grade.  

Personal Narrative

Instruction for writing a personal narrative is scheduled for the week of September 18-22, 2017.  Most of this writing will occur during class time in order for me to assess students' needs and conference with individuals as needed. 
All stages of the writing process will be taught.  The final writing will be due on Friday, October 6, 2017.  This will count as a summative grade.

First Nine Weeks Outside Reading Project

Students have been given information packets regarding the Outside Reading Project for this nine weeks.  They should be reading a fiction book and preparing for an oral book talk.  The book talks will take place during the weeks of September 25-29 and October 2-6.  Each student has signed up for one of these days and needs to be prepared for that day.  Three students will be presenting each day.  There is a time limit of three minutes per presentation.  This will count as a summative grade.