Welcome to Ms. Finsterle's Sixth Grade Language Arts Class!


About Our Class

  • Students will be exposed to a variety of texts including fiction and nonfiction; articles, short stories, poems, plays, and more.

  • Students will be taught how to recognize figurative language, and how to identify plot, theme, characters, and context in different types of writing.

  • Students will engage in whole class and small group discussions.

  • Students will learn new vocabulary using context clues and pair share.

  • Students will use technology to conduct research, organize information, and draft and edit their writing.


I encourage all of you to get involved in your student’s education this year! We will have multiple school-wide events asking for volunteers and field trips that will need chaperones. Even if you only make it to one or two events, your involvement will make such a difference in the way your child feels about school!


Please feel free to contact me with your questions and concerns. I am always available by email at katherine.finsterle@orlandoscience.org and by accessing this website.


Our class syllabus can be found here: Ms. Finsterle's 6th Grade Language Arts

Our class wishlist can be found here: OSS Finsterle - 6th Grade ELA


I look forward to enjoying a wonderful year together!

Katherine Finsterle

Sixth Grade English Language Arts