• This page will serve as a learning tool and classroom resource in the case of any emergency that prevents us from meeting as a class in person at Orange Preparatory Academy. Please follow the specific directions, dates, and deadlines in order to complete all assigned work for Language Arts Class.


    DO NOW 6/22 - The Do Now is MANDATORY and will count as your attendance for today. 
    Complete the Do Now on Google Classroom. 

    Turn in any missing work and participate in the school activities!

    Complete at least 3 Reading Plus lessons by Sunday. (Clever Link)


    Distance Learning Office Hours



    Contact me via email at patonang@orange.k12.nj.us

    Clever Link


    Block 1/2: Text @APATON12 to 81010

    Block 5/6: Text @APATON56 to 81010

    Block 7/8: Text @APATON78 to 81010

    Google Voice number: (551) 245 - 7107 (You can contact me here if you'd like to access Google Classroom)

    School Phone: (973) 677-4135

    Fax: (973) 677-2439


    *If you reach out to me beyond these hours, I will get back to you as soon as possible.*

    Student log-in and participation daily is required.

    Please note, all assignments must be completed by the due dates provided. I will be checking and updating Genesis during my office hours daily.

    I will announce assignments on Remind, as well as updating Google Classroom. 

     ** Lessons are differentiated via Reading Plus Level, and as assigned on Google Classroom. Assignments are differentiated for students based on need and assessment **

    *****Students should complete twenty minutes of Reading Plus lessons/practice two to three times a week. See lessons on classroom.google.com. Assessment criteria is posted with assignments. Most writing assignments will be assessed using the NJSLA Writing Rubric. ******

    Module 3 - Japanese-American Relations in WWII - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

    • Focus: Understanding Perspectives
    • Students study the important yet divergent experiences of war and conflict, specifically WWII, as they read Unbroken, which tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner-of-war in a Japanese camp, alongside an informational text about a Japanese American who was interned in a relocation camp in the United States.