5th Grade English Language Arts (ELA)
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*In the event of a school closing, students and parents should
access Google Classroom for daily updates.
During this time, office hours will be 8:10 - 12:30.
Units of Study
Unit: Genre-Humorous/Fantasy Fiction with Narrative Writing
Topic: Strength and Courage
Unit: Genre-Fiction: Fantasy, Realistic, and Historical with Explanatory Writing
Topic: Working Together
Unit: Genre-Historical Fiction with Opinion and Informational Writing
Unit: Genre-Folk Lore with Narrative, Explanatory Writing, and Opinion Writing
This year, we will be reading the following novels:
Nim's Island by Wendy Orr
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
For homework/announcements, please refer to Google Classroom.
To access grades, please refer to Realtime.
Educational Background and Certificates
English K-12 Teacher
Elementary Education Teacher K-6
Teacher of Students with Disabilities K-12
This is my 3rd year teaching 5th grade English Language Arts (ELA). Before becoming a 5th grade teacher, I was an ELA and Math special education teacher in 8th grade for 5 years. I began my teaching career at HMS as a student teacher in 2011 and continued thereafter as a full-time teacher.