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Clubbin’

Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade readers are book clubbing these days.  See your child’s teacher page for details about the specifics! This unit also provides a great opportunity to read aloud a short text  or to listen to an audio … Continue reading

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The Power of the Games

 “The Hunger Games is an unstoppable force. Get a kid or adult into that novel,  and you have created a life-long reader.”    – Mary Ehrenworth, Deputy Director for Middle School,    Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University The Power … Continue reading

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Two Down…

Believe it or not, we near the end of our 2nd trimester in MS Language Arts! Don’t forget to sign up for a conference slot online and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. You can … Continue reading

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MLA Works Cited

Creating a MLA-formatted Works Cited page can be tricky business!  Please use the reminders found in the GoogleDoc at the right menu bar on this site.  Remember that “Noodle Tools Express” is a great resource to help you create MLA … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

As the Christmas holiday draws near, we wanted to update you on due dates and holiday homework … keep reading for details! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, – Mr. Dia and Mrs. Rietz 6th grade persuasive essays … Continue reading

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May we Recommend?

Trapped by Michael Northrop … what happens when seven kids are trapped in a rural high school during a rare nor’easter?  Nothing good, that’s what!  Think Lord of the Flies meets Castaway! Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien … set in a … Continue reading

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