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

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support communication
  • Teacher Website:
  • Parent Portal.You have access to grades daily. Register in the front office.
  • Call: 678-407-7140 and leave a message. They will get it to me.
about mr gay
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.
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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.

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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)

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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)
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Academic Content Timeline

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

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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
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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)
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  • 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.)
retest policy

See the school website for the official retest policy.

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Thank You! for attending curriculum night!

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