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    laptop reading Mrs. Ellen Brandt 6th Grade ELA

    Office Hours and Student Instruction (small groups) are from 1:45-3:20

         We are well into our new novel, Dragonwings by Laurence Yep. During this module, we will focus on point of view and author's perspective. This book takes place in early 20th century San Francisco. There is a focus on fitting into a new culture. Moon Shadow has moved to the United States from China. He has left his mother and grandmother and is experiencing life in a new world.  The novel has been posted in Google Classroom under "resources'' as a PDF. The paperback will also be available for pick up at the school by request. The audio will also be posted for each chapter as we read. It is absolutely necessary for students to complete the reading. When they have not read, they can not do the work associated with the reading. 

         The fourth marking period is mid-way completed, and I have been telling students to make every effort to make up their missing work for the week and important highly weighted assignments.  Getting too far behind makes it very difficult to catch up. Remind your student NOT to let this happen again. Teachers have structured time in their "classrooms'' during office hours. Students will be advised when they are scheduled to be there.  

         Please remember to join the Class Dojo. This is a great place for us to communicate. I am also available via email. If need be, we can talk on the phone. Thank you again for your support at home. We are in this together. 

         Students should be completing THREE See Readers a week (they must be green or yellow to count) and ONE Read Around. Students are also responsible for 45 minutes of I-Ready per week. They receive grades for this digital work.

           

     

             Please join my Class Dojo page:

    Section #2 (Bates HR) - https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CDRN8C5

                      Section #3 Brandt Homeroom - https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CP3J74S

    Section #4 (Hanson HR) - https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CZSWXWH

    email contact:

    brandtel@orange.k12.nj.us

    Google Classroom codes: 

    Section #2 (Bates HR) : 4hbcrey

    Section #3/ Brandt Homeroom:  4i53pzg 

    Section #4 (Hanson HR) : n2eh34c

    Students are not members of my Google Classrooms and WILL have to join. 

     

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