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Tim Schrank » Mr. Schrank

Mr. Schrank

In sixth grade, students are ready to deepen their understanding of the Earth and its peoples through the study of history, geography, politics, culture, and economic systems.  The sixth grade English/Language Arts course provides a balance of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language skills. 
Your child will always have the following assignments:
    1. Reading Zone  30-40 pages of reading per day
    2. STEM - study words for the Wednesday weekly test
    3. Writer's Workshop - we will have a writing assignment that you can work on.
                 TRIMESTER 1: Personal narrative and Fictional narrative
                 TRIMESTER 2: Teen activism and argumentative
                 TRIMESTER 3: Research 
    4. Word Nerd: 5 words per week that contain a STEM we learned, is difficult to understand or is important to the reading.
Welcome to the 2019 - 2020 school year. I am starting my 21st year at CSMS and my 23rd overall.  I obtained my bachelor's degree from Illinois State University and a Master's in Teaching and Leadership from St. Xavier University.
I reside in Ingleside with my wife, who teaches at MG, two kids, and my  puppy, Guinness. I enjoy building projects and spending time exploring our property with my family. In my spare time I like to play golf and watch sports.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with your child and look forward to many rewarding days.