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Classroom Information

Scholastic Online Ordering Code: L96RY

General Information Links

Reading and Writing Workshop for 5th and 6th Grade

Mrs. Martinelli's Webpage for Math, Science, and Social Studies

Student e-mail and Google Drive Information

What's Happening in the Language Arts Classroom?

Winter 2021

5th Grade: Fifth graders are working collaboratively in book clubs reading realistic fiction and discussing character traits and how characters are reacting to problems.

In writing, students are studying the time period of westward expansion and working to take organized notes. They will be writing to teach others about what they are learning.


6th Grade: Sixth graders are working collaboratively in fantasy book clubs. Discussions are focused on how characters are changing and what lessons the books teach.

In writing, students have started to research teen activists. They are taking notes and reflecting on what they are learning in order to write essays on teen activism.


Check out our classroom!

Students working

Mrs. Martinelli and I are excited for a brand new school year!

If you have any questions or you need anything, please reach out.

Mrs. Katie Ellison kellison@colebrookschool.org
Language Arts

Mrs. Alyssa Martinelli
aduquette@colebrookschool.org
Math, Science, Social Studies


5th and 6th Grade

Language Arts Homework Expectations

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

Fifth and Sixth Grade reading logs will be completed online and checked daily. Students are expected to read 30 minutes every night and 60 minutes over the weekend. Students are permitted to type their digital log first thing in the morning.

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. If responses are not completed during school, students will need to finish them at home for homework.

In addition, 6th grade students will be responsible for two full slides of writing in their digital Writer's Notebooks each week, including editing and completing an editing checklist. This year, this will also be completed online and submitted Friday before lunch through Google Classroom.

5th grade students also have Writer's Notebooks, though theirs are actual notebooks. They are required to write one full page each week and turn in their WNB on Friday to be checked.


Spelling words are assigned Mondays and work is due on Fridays. Each week, students have an online slideshow of activities to complete in addition to an online worksheet. Spelling tests are on Friday.



The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

- Dr. Seuss