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Grade 6

The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.  - Dr. Seuss
Mrs. Katie Ellison - Grades 5-6                                             
Reading and Writing

Check out the 6th-grade entries to the Colebrook Historical Society Silent Auction!  With the help from a few wonderful parents, sixth graders designed and created these gorgeous, sparkly Christmas trees from old jewelry.  The Colebrook Historical Society will be holding its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 4 between 3:00 -5:00. Bidding closes at noon on Saturday, December, 10.  Don't miss your chance to own one of these treasures!

I am excited for another year of  teaching fifth and sixth-grade reading and writing.  There are some changes to the homework assignment schedule, so make sure to check the schedule below carefully.  Miss Duquette is continuing to teach fifth and sixth-grade math, science, and social studies.   Remember you are responsible for checking for math, science, and social studies assignments on Miss Duquette's page.  Use the links below to get there quickly or to review important information about sixth grade. And, as always, READ, READ READ!    

This year we are continuing to work on respect with a focus on respecting ourselves.  One way that students respect themselves is by doing their best work.  Fifth and sixth graders can earn letters of the word RESPECT for demonstrating respect throughout the day.  At the end of the week, the class earns free time if they have filled their respect chart.  

General Information Links

Language Arts Assignments:

All students must read at least 180 min (3 hours) every week. 

Fifth and Sixth Grade reading logs will be checked daily.  With the expectation that students will read 30 min. every night and 60 min. during the weekend.  

  In order to receive credit for this assignment, the entire reading log must be fully filled out.  

This year, written reading responses will be completed during school.  Reading responses will not be assigned for homework unless the work was not completed during class.  

Upcoming Assignments and

Important Due Dates



What's Happening in the Language Arts Classroom?

For our first units of the year, students are working on personal narrative writing, while at the same time they are working in book clubs to interpret narrative texts and analyze author's craft techniques so that those techniques can be applied to students' own writing. 

Book Clubs are here!Book Clubs are here!Book Clubs are here
Students are excited to be reading:  
  •  Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson
  • Eleven  by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Tangerine by Edward Bloom
  • Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
  • The Liberation of Gabriel King by K.L. Going