Mrs. Gmitter

Phone: 609-631-4162 Ext. 5436

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Master of Education

Mrs. Gmitter

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 6th Grade ELA and

6th Grade Enriched ELA

 Phone:  (609) 631-4162 Ext. 5436    Room:  A-10  

E-Mail:  sgmitter@hamilton.k12.nj.us     

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District Grading Policy: 50% summative, 40% formative, 10% individual practice

 CURRICULUM:

Grammar:  Fundamentals of the correct use of grammar in the English language will be explored.  Furthermore, students will expand their knowledge of the eight parts of speech by learning many ways to use these parts of speech to create more detailed and interesting sentences.

Writing:  Students will learn about and practice many types of writing including narrative writing, informational writing, expository writing, and argumentative writing.  There will be a focus on developing a deeper understanding of how to write well.  Students will learn many writing strategies that should be included in their writing such as:  Using a “hook”, replacing boring words with vivid, colorful language, varying sentence structure, adding detail (elaborating), and using figurative language.

Reading:  Students will practice vocabulary and comprehension skills through both fiction and non-fiction.  Various learning materials will be used including novels, short stories, plays, poetry, essays, autobiographies, biographies, etc. in order to introduce and reinforce the many ways that language can be used to communicate and/or entertain.  Students will examine a variety of texts to strengthen comprehension skills such as analyzing characters, setting, theme, mood, making inferences, using context clues, identifying main ideas, understanding author’s point of view, etc.

District Grading Policy: 50% summative, 40% formative, 10% individual practice