Ms. Hanley


6th Grade Language Arts


6th Grade Lit Support



Contact Information


Email address:


Telephone number: 908-204-2610 



Pass for extra help:


 Pass for Extra Help(2).docx    




Below are important links for this unit.


  1. Cultural Self-Portrait Essay Directions: cultural self-portrait directions.docx  
  2. Cobblestone Database Information for Research:  Cobblestone Database Articles.docx  
  3. Research Link for WAMS Media Center American Dream Project (Having link issues-you may have to copy and pase into browser)




Suggestions for Research


  1. Select a one culture that is part of your heritage.
  2. Find a brief history of the country. 
  3. Research customs, especially customs you family may follow.
  4. Research the history of your culture in America. 
  5. Why people from that country immigrated to the United States. 
  6. What was life like in the old country?
  7. What/who was left behind?
  8. What were the hopes for life in America?




Welcome to 6th grade Language Arts and/or 6th Grade Lit. Support! We have a challenging and exciting year ahead of us. In the next nine months, our journey will include taking a look at grammar and mechanics, improving our writing skills with the use of portfolios, making connections between thematic units and texts, working on problem solving skills, taking risks as communicators, as well as using technology to increase our experience while reading and writing.




Expectations for the classroom: In order for our classroom to  be successful, here are some expectations I have for all students.



1.) Respect. You have to respect yourself as a learner, your peers, and the teacher. We will discuss what respect means in the first days of class.


2.) Read. You have to read. Reading increases comprehension levels, increases vocabulary, and allows you to use imagination.


3.) Revise. You have to constantly revise everything. You must revise your writing for improvements, revise what you are reading to make sure you are challenged, revise who you are respecting, and how you are respecting them.


Grades: Grades will be determined based on homework, quizzes, test/essays, and participation in class.



      Homework: 5-10 points each


                        Tests/ Essays: 100-150 points each


                        Quizzes: 20-55 points


                        In class activities/participation: 5points each day