hittin the books Mrs. Ellen Brandt 6th Grade ELA


         It is hard to believe we are back-to-school. In sixth grade, students need to complete five See Readers each week and 45 minutes of I-ready lessons. Make sure you put September 27th on your calendar - it is back-to-school night. 

        We begin sixth grade with Module 1. This module and the next include plenty of writing.  The following is a synopsis of our first Module. It's main focus is on the challenges and perseverance of humans: 


     Sixth grade students will explore the topics Surviving the Unthinkable and Never Give Up to determine what it means to survive. The students will read accounts of survival from different points in history, poetry, short stories, and graphic novels to understand how people overcome challenges. Using the various genres, students will analyze characters’ perspectives and points of view. They will also take a closer look at the impact of setting in terms of geography, historical time period, and culture to understand characters' motives and decisions. Students will learn that focus and dedication, surpassing limitations, and reflection, impact our ability to survive and overcome obstacles in life. At the end of the module, the students will be challenged to reflect on the readings to explain what traits led the various characters they have read about to survival and why these traits were significant. 

             Parents, please feel free to contact me regarding your student's progress. Reaching out via class DoJo is always an easy way to reach me. Also, please be aware that students will be going outside for recess. When the weather begins to get chilly, please remember to send your child with a hat, coat, and gloves. 



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

    They will be able to do this from their Chrome books in school. 

    I can be reached via Class DoJo or email. My email address is brandtel@orange.k12.nj.us


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