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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

I am excited for another year of teaching fifth and sixth-grade reading and writing.   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!    

Pasta Dinner is Thursday, October 19!  All families are expected to participate.  Please contact Hope Carfiro for more information.  (see below for contact info.)


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 minutes every night and 60 minutes during the weekend.  

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

This year, most written reading responses will be completed during school, either during reading or during Core and More.  Fifth graders begin the year by practicing summary writing, while sixth graders are expected to support claims, or ideas, with specific evidence and analysis.  

Students stay organized by using a language arts binder for all of their reading and writing materials.  Students will be bringing their binders home on Fridays, so that parents will have a chance to see the work that is happening in the classroom.  Students must have their parent sign the parent signature page of their binder before returning it to school on Monday.  Forgotten binders will count as a missed homework assignment.  

Important Dates to Remember!

  • Thursday, October 19 - Pasta Dinner
    All 6th Grade families are expected

    to participate.  Please contact Hope

    Carfiro (860) 309-6942 for more

    information or to volunteer.  



What's Happening in the Language Arts Classroom?
September - Narrative Reading and Writing
5th Grade:
For our first units of the year, students are working on personal narrative writing, while at the same time they are working to interpret narrative texts and analyze author's craft techniques so that those techniques can be applied to their own writing. 

6th Grade:
Sixth grade is beginning the year where we left off in June, with fantasy reading and writing.  Students are planning, drafting, revising, and then editing fantasy writing while reading in the same genre.  This allows students to transfer what they are learning about the fantasy genre to both their independent reading books and their independent writing.