Ms. Dawn Leto

Phone: 609.631.4162 x5710


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Early Childhood and Elementary Education (N-8) & English Literature, 1997 Rider University MA Special Education (K-12), 2008 Rider University SEI Certified, 2019 CPR Recertified, 2019

Ms. Dawn Leto

Good morning, remote learner!

If you are unable to complete an assignment, please email me or have your caregiver email me.  We can make arrangements that ensure your learning and development of your skills during the pandemic.

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Daily Starter 

The 2020 summer reading assignment is posted in Google Classroom.

If you are unable to access the recommended titles, you may choose an alternative (grade-appropriate) title. The graphic organizer may be used for the in-class assignment that you will complete in September (as a high school student :o). The in-class assignment is required and will earn a grade (in September). The assignments will be posted on both the district and school websites and shared by School Messenger. Happy summer reading!

June 15 and 16

Today you will virtually sign yearbooks and chat with me for the last time during remote learning (period 3 at 11:40 and period 5 at 1:20 and period 8 at 11:40).  If you cannot make those times, please email me.  :)

Week of June 8, Day 2

To continue activating the literary portion of your brain, you will:

1. write three words to summarize Chapters 9 and 10.
2. read Chapters 11 and 12.
3. compose a letter to yourself about the end of middle school in the Doc attached in Google classroom. If you prefer to handwrite (which we would do if we were in D2), you may mail it to me at the school address included at the end of the assignment directions. It is due on Monday, June 15, 2020.


Week of June 8, Day 1

To continue activating the literary portion of your brain, you will:


1. demonstrate your understanding of Chapters 5-8 via Google Forms test and

2. read The Outsiders Chapters 9 and 10.


Week of June 1, Day 2

There is no vocabulary quiz today. Please continue reviewing your words; there is a vocabulary section on Monday's test for Chapters 5-8. And, review direct'll see them on the test, too.

Today you will develop your understanding of the novel by:

1. checking your study guide questions so you know if you comprehended the chapters (view video),

2. reading Chapters 7 and 8, and

3. applying what you read (not what is found in a Google search) by answering questions about the chapters. *The page numbers are different for those of you reading the paperback than those of you reading the PDF.

Happy, peaceful wishes!

Week of June 1, Day 1  

Today you will develop your understanding of The Outsiders by:

 1. Reviewing your vocabulary chart so reading the novel is more fluid and more enjoyable.

2.  Reviewing the Allusions and Terminology PDF p11.

3.  Reading Chapters 5 and 6.

4.  Answering the study guides for Chapters 5 and 6.

5.  Spending some time outside enjoying the weather reflecting on the story and how you relate to one or more of The Outsiders characters. 


Ms. Dawn Leto 

Ms. Leto: Weeks' Nine and Ten Assignments

Ms. Leto: Week Seven and Eight Assignments

Ms. Leto: Week Six Assignments

Ms. Leto: Weeks' Four and Five Assignments 

Important District Grading Message for Marking Period Three: 

  • All assignments that were completed by March 13th will be graded and counted in a traditional manner. 

  • Any assignment given during our remote learning (past three weeks) in Marking Period 3 can only serve to enhance a student’s grade; these assignments cannot be detrimental to a student’s grade.  

  • As such, in PowerSchool for Marking Period 3, any remote learning assignment seen in PURPLE is an assignment that has been “exempted” by the teacher because that grade would be detrimental to the student’s grade.

 Ms. Leto: Weeks' One through Three Assignments 


In our class, we read for pleasure and information; write for pleasure, self-expression, explanation, and persuasion; and develop vocabulary to increase our ability to communicate, read, and write.  With a degree in English Literature, guiding your lessons is my pleasure.  I hope you enjoy learning about our texts as much as I do!

Attention Parents/Guardians:

Please visit your child's PowerSchool portal to view all upcoming due dates for assessments, projects, and homework.

Project directions and rubrics are posted in Google Classroom.

District Grading Protocol

Summative:                             50%

~tests, projects, essays

Formative:                               40%

~classwork, quizzes

Independent Practice:               10%

~homework, class participation