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Maria Alcaraz

Meet the Teacher!

Hi! I am one of three 6h grade teachers at LRA. Like you, I grew up in Huntington Park. I attended Miles Avenue Elem, Gage MS, Huntington Park High School. I attended Occidental College and majored in English and Comparative Literary Studies. I got my teaching credential at Cal State Dominguez Hills and received my Masters from Cal State Los Angeles. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher:) 

I am very excited to be your teacher this year!!

This year, we will read and discuss lots of great literature! Some of the books we will be reading together are 100 Dresses, The War That Saved My Life, Number the Stars and many more. You will also be reading lots of great books during your book clubs and during Reader's Workshop. I also look forward to all the wonderful writing you will be writing and sharing during Writer's Workshop. Of course, we will be creating presentations and utilizing technology in great ways, making it possible to collaborate with others. Its going to be a great year!

Visit These Websites!

Hi everyone! Here is a list of some websites that might be helpful for you to use throughout the year.

  • If you would like to donate to our classroom or help fund a project, follow the link. Donors Choose is a great website that allows me to post projects and ask for materials and get publicly funded! 
  • Schmoop is a great website where you might find study notes on all kinds of subjects. 
  • If you need help with math concepts, visit Kahn Academy for great video tutoring. 
  • FreeRice.com - This UN World Food Program site teaches civic responsibility while quizzing visitors on everything from English grammar and vocabulary to chemical symbols and pre-algebra. For every multiple choice trivia question that site visitors answer correctly, the UN donates ten grains of rice to help feed the hungry. 
  • Visit Symbaloo to read the class blog and to see a collection of website we will be using this year!
  • VERY IMPORTANT! CHECK EDMODO OR GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR MORE INFORMATION
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