Welcome to Mrs. Gilman's 6th Grade English Language Arts Class!

We are studying hard so that we become confident, clear communicators!


If you have any questions, please first check the information in the home access portal (called HAC), or contact Mrs. Gilman at cgilman@tacoma.k12.wa.us. Email is generally the fastest and best way to communicate with me. My phone extension is 5024, however, this will not ring through during class time. If you do leave a voicemail rather than an email, I will get back to you as soon as possible.


Important links:

HAC (Home Access Center) is the portal page that provides online access to a student's grades and schedules.  Click here:



Springboard Online is the online version of the textbook that we use in class. Click here: https://springboard.collegeboard.org/SB/login.action 

User name = first initial + last name (all lower case)    EXAMPLE: John Lazarus = jlazarus 

Password = password


Tacoma Public Library Homework Center

The public libraries support our students with help for most classes. This is what they say on their site:


  • HelpNow. Free online homework help & skills-building tutoring. Live Homework Help, Skills Building and Writing Workshop for grades 3-12. College students may also find the skills review and writing workshop helpful. One-to-one online tutors are available from 1-10 pm, seven days per week. Spanish-speaking tutors are also available. Learn more...
  • Ask a Librarian. Have a question? We have answers. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year. Chat live with a librarian. Email, and phone information services.
  • Kids Homework Help.  A selection of the best online resources for students in grades K-6