6th Grade ELA

It is my privilege to be here at Gilbert Intermediate School during the 2023-24 school year! We are excited for the adventures that await us this year!  I am super excited to be teaching 6th grade ELA this year!!! For the past 7 years, I have served Gilbert students in Response to Intervention and the dyslexia program, Reading by Design.  In addition to teaching, I am the UIL coach for 5th grade spelling and 6th grade impromptu speaking.  
This year will be my 22nd year of teaching. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Dallas Baptist University and a Master of Education degree from Lamar University including a principal certification and educational diagnostician certification.   

My beautiful family is my world!  My husband, Brent Chambers, and I share 5 children: son, Garrett Spence and his wife, Melanie; son, Ty Spence and his wife, Macy; daughter Mayci Johnston; daughter Hillari Keesee and her husband, Karlton, and son, Lane Chambers and his wife, Brittany.  I am super proud that both of my sons, Garrett and Ty, graduated from Tarleton State University. Go TEXANS!   I am affectionately known as "Lili" by 12 grandchildren: Rowdy, Ciara, Kinsler, Kennedi, Kaebri, Kalli, Khori, Sage, Lorelei, Kesli, Stetson, and Kade.  I love my family!!!!

Teaching is my passion! There is no greater joy than witnessing a child make progress and learn something new every day. Not many people can wake up every day and go to work at a job they absolutely love. I love what I do and am looking forward to being a part of your child's educational journey!  
Welcome to school year 2023-24 and the family of Gilbert Greats! What kind of Jacket will you Bee?


All Things ELA

2023-24 6th Grade ELA Syllabus

CLASS DESCRIPTION: The English language arts and reading class presents the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) which embody the interconnected nature of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking through the seven integrated strands of developing and sustaining foundational language skills; comprehension; response; multiple genres; author's purpose and craft; composition; and inquiry and research. The strands focus on academic oracy (proficiency in oral expression and comprehension), authentic reading, and reflective writing to ensure a literate Texas. The strands are integrated and progressive with students continuing to develop knowledge and skills with increased complexity and nuance in order to think critically and adapt to the ever-evolving nature of language and literacy.


7:55-7:59 Pledges/Announcements

1 7:59-8:49 (50)

2 8:53-9:43 (50)

3 9:47-10:37 (50)

4 10:41-11:11 5th gr A lunch B Recess

4 11:11-11:41 5th gr B lunch A Recess

5 11:44-12:14 6th gr A lunch B Recess

5 12:14-12:44 6th gr B lunch A Recess

6 12:47-1:37 (50)

7 1:41-2:31 (50)

8 2:35-3:25 (50)


Students must bring their supplies to class every day.


Library book



  • Work hard
  • Attend class daily and be on time 
  • Bring all supplies
  • Respect yourself, others, and our classroom
  • Participate
  • Ask questions

GRADING: per SISD local policy

80%- classwork, participation, quizzes

20%- unit tests


Unit 01: Building Foundational Reading and Writing Processes

Unit 2A: Analyzing and Crafting Literary Texts: Fiction and Literary/Narrative Nonfiction

Unit 2B: Analyzing and Crafting Literary Texts: Drama and Poetry

Unit 03: Analyzing and Crafting Informational Texts

Unit 04: Analyzing and Crafting Argumentative Texts

Unit 05: Analyzing Texts across Genres

Unit 06: Synthesize! Create! Innovate!


Gilbert Intermediate School Teacher of the Year-2015-16
Stephenville ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year 2015-16
Region 11 Texas Teacher of the Year Candidate