Mrs. Michele Murzak
I am the 5th and 6th grade English Language Arts teacher.
5th grade/6th grade
Writing—Lessons on writing paragraphs, grammar, and more. With each unit, students will complete a writing piece.
Reading--We practice reading strategies, written responses, analyzing literature, and more.
Book Clubs--students are in charge of their reading, notetaking, and discussion in small groups.
Unit 1: Characters/plot/theme
2: Drama unit (reading and analyzing plays)
4:Fiction Unit; literary analysis
Unit 1: Short Story Unit; characters/plot; write a short story
2: Fiction Unit; book “The Skin I’m In”
3:Nonfiction Unit on Disasters; research paper
5:Nonfiction Unit; book “Yellow Death”; argument paper
6:Fiction Unit; literary analysis; book “No More Dead Dogs”
Students are asked to read for 30 minutes each night. They chart this information on a reading log. Students will also do a written response each night or a given activity.