Welcome to Mrs. Hansel's Reading/Writing Class!Nobody enjoys being forced to do things that they do not have interest in. This is why I teach reading and writing in my classroom through student choice. Students will be able to learn all of the state required 6th grade standards through choosing their own novels for reading and choosing their own writing topics. Students in my classroom will keep a Reader's Notebook and a Writer's Notebook in order to creatively respond to their reading as well as develop topics and ideas to turn into finalized, publishable pieces of writing. Students will be finishing novels and creating writing pieces every 2-3 weeks in my classroom! My hope is that throughout the school year, students become independent readers and writers and develop a passion for reading and writing.