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Mr. Gay. 6 th Grade Language Arts. Support/Communication. Teacher Website: Parent Portal. You have access to grades daily. Register in the front office. Emai l: [email protected] Call: 678-407-7140 and leave a message. They will get it to me.

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Mr. Gay

6th Grade Language Arts


  • Teacher Website:


  • Parent Portal.You have access to grades daily. Register in the front office.

  • Email:[email protected]

  • Call: 678-407-7140 and leave a message. They will get it to me.

About Mr. Gay

  • Born in Bradenton, Florida

  • Lived in Springfield, Missouri for 5 years (94-98) while attending seminary.

  • Wife, Serina, is the Tech. Ed. Dept. Chair at Central Gwinnett. She teaches Food Science and future teachers.

  • Worked with Bank of America before becoming a teacher in 2006.

About Mr. Gay

Educational Background:

-State College of Florida: AA

-University of South Florida: BA

-Assemblies of God Theological Seminary: MA

-University of Georgia: Teaching Endorsement

-Nova Southeastern University: Ed. S.

-Walden University: Ed.D. candidate.

About Mr. Gay

Teaching Certifications:

1. English/Language Arts grades 4-12;

2. Social Science grades 4-8;

3. Special Ed. Social Science P-12;

4. Special Ed. Consultative P-12;

5. Special Education Core Content Knowledge: LA, MA, SC, & SS- P-8.

Georgia Professional Standards Commission

(“Highly Qualified” under NCLB)

Mr. Gay’s Website

A class set is provided for use during class time.

If needed, you may request a set of books for home use by contacting your child’s case manager.


  • The Language of Literature (McDougall Littell);

  • Bridges to Literature (McDougall Littell);

  • Language Network: Grammar, Writing, Communication (McDougall Littell)

Academic Content Timeline

Note:reading strategies, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, study skills, writing, speaking and listening are taught within thematic units throughout the academic year.

Academic Content Timeline

1st Semester:

1st Nine Week Theme: “Fitting In”

  • Primary Reading Focus – Literary

  • Primary Writing Focus – Argumentative

    2nd Nine Week Theme: “The World Around Us”

  • Primary Reading Focus – Informational

  • Primary Writing Focus – Informational



3rd Nine Week Theme: “Determination and Perseverance”

  • Primary Reading Focus – Literary

  • Primary Writing Focus – Informational

    4th Nine Week Theme: “Achievements - Past/Present/Future”

  • Primary Reading Focus – Informational

  • Primary Writing Focus – Argumentative

MAX Teaching


  • Students must be on time and prepared with all of the necessary materials for class each day.

  • Students need a composition book and 1.5”, 3-ring binder.


  • All work is expected to be turned in on time.

    • Students with excused absences will have one day for each absent day to complete missed assignments.

    • Late work must be turned in within 2 weeks of the original due date.


  • It is the students’ responsibility to obtain work missed during any absences. The student should schedule to make-up tests upon his/her return.

  • Appropriate behavior is expected at all times. Students will not be allowed to disturb the learning environment of others.


  • Academic grades will be based on

    • tests

    • projects and/or writing assignments

    • quizzes

    • class work (& homework)

    • Interim and Final Exams (13% of total grade)

  • Effort grades will be based on

    • participation in class

    • Work completion


  • There will be no extra credit given in this class.

  • I am available for extra help, questions, or concerns.

  • It is the responsibility of the students to ask for extra help. (Self Advocacy)


  • I will attempt to collect make-up work from students, however, it is THEIRresponsibility to do the work and turn it in.

    • I offer a website with MANY resources.

    • I will remind students,

    • I will offer morning help sessions by appointment.

    • I will contact parents (emailed progress reports, direct emails, and/or phone calls.)


See the school website for the official retest policy.

Thank You! for attending curriculum night!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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