Feel free to contact me at dmcginn@hamilton.k12.nj.us .  


     7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment


    Mrs. McGinn has read 32 books so far this year.

    I am currently reading: Restart by Gordon Korman


    6th Grade ELA Curriculum Overview



     Literature Textbook (stays in classroom)

     Novel Studies: The Breadwinner, Percy Jackson The Lightning Thief, Book Clubs

    Independent Reading program utilizing student-chosen novels.


    Reading: We will be learning Literary Elements including plot, conflict, setting, point of view, theme, and imagery. We will also be identifying and interpreting Figurative Language used in literature. A Reader's Notebook will be kept in conjunction with the Independent Reading Program.


    Language: We will be using the Writing Process in a variety of writing pieces. During this writing, we will focus on correct grammar usage, writing techniques, and have mini-lessons on the parts of speech. A Writer's Notebook will be used for regular, less formal, writing practice.


     Attention Parents/Guardians:

    Please visit your child's PowerSchool Portal to view all upcoming due dates for assessments, projects, and homework. Your children should be writing these assignments and due dates in their planners as they are written on the front board in my classroom daily.  

    I recommend that you log into PowerSchool at least once a week to check your child's progress in ELA. You can see if they are doing their homework regularly and turning in graded writings and projects.  

     Your child has to have a silent reading book in class with them every day. You can order Scholastic Books for your child any time by registering on our class page. Just visit https://orders.scholastic.com/NCZWJ