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Grade 6

Welcome to our 6th Grade room!

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

Students working

Mrs. Katie Ellison - Grades 5-6

Hello Wonderful 5th and 6th Graders! As you know, Colebrook School will be closed for the next two weeks. While school is closed, you are expected to read and write every day for at least 30 minutes. Please fill out your reading log every day and use the notebook for Writer's Notebook writing. Remember this is free choice writing. Each entry might be different, just like many of you do for Writer's Notebook every week, or you may plan a longer project. Some of you might take this opportunity to write a chapter book you have been planning or to research an issue or topic you are interested in and write to teach someone else. No matter what you choose to write, it should be edited.

Think about the work we have been doing in class in our argument reading and writing units. You have access to your Google Drive accounts at home and you can use that to log on to Newsela. At this point, I am not assigning work on Newsela, but you might choose to read articles as part of your daily reading.

I will be available through e-mail, and checking it daily. If you have any questions or you need anything, please reach out.

Classroom Information

Specials Schedule:

  • Monday - Social Skills and Library rotation

Tuesday - Music and Chorus

Wednesday - Spanish

Thursday - Physical Education and Band

Friday - Art

Scholastic Online Ordering Code: L96RY

General Information Links

Reading and Writing Workshop for 5th and 6th Grade

Miss. Duquette's Webpage for Math, Science, and Social Studies

Student e-mail and Google Drive Information


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

In addition, students will be responsible for one full page of writing in their Writer's Notebooks each week, including editing and filling out an editing checklist. This will be collected on Friday.

Students stay organized by using a binder for all of their materials. Students will be bringing their binders home one Friday every month, 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.


What's Happening in the Language Arts Classroom?

Spring 2020 - Argument Reading and Writing

5th Grade:



6th Grade: