Hello! My name is Karen Magruder and I teach four classes of Advanced Language Arts to Sixth Graders in the Academy of Technology and Gifted Studies! This is my third year at Howard Bishop! I have enjoyed working with our amazing Sixth Grade Titan Team and teaching sixth grade students. We are going to have a fabulous year! This year I will be teaching the newly adopted Common Core State Standards. Our students will be reading more informational text pieces and learning how to analyze difficult texts We will be reading one novel each nine week period and creating Mini-Projects.