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Welcome to Ms. Ciccarello’s Class Page!

– 6th Grade: Homeroom Teacher
– 7th Grade ELA 
– 8th Grade ELA  

E-mail: lciccarello@stathanasiusacademy.org


Parent Contact Questionnaire 

Please feel free to check out my following links to help better understand the common core standards and grade requirements, and how you as a parent or guardian can help your child at home!

Ten Benefits of Everyday Reading!

How Can I Further Help my Child at Home?

Please print and follow these guidelines as I begin to work on these standards in class. It is important to reinforce what is being taught in the classroom at home as well!

I am really looking forward to a great school year! I hope they have a fun and exciting educational experience this year as much as I am anticipating they will.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at lciccarello@stathanasiusacademy.org 

Sincerely,
Ms. Ciccarello

 


 

RECOMMENDED BOOK LIST

6th_Grade_READING LEVEL BOOK LIST

7th_Grade_READING LEVEL BOOK LIST

8th_Grade_READING LEVEL BOOK LIST  


Book must be an on grade level book from my list above.

If you came to me and asked me about the book level of a book that might interest you and I approved then that is okay!

Students were advised to begin their planning weeks in advance. This isn’t anything new, we have been practicing plot for the past 3-4 weeks now. Therefore, there are no excuses as to why he/she did not understand what to do.

If he/she is still having trouble, please have them look over their notes. They have guided questions to help them plan their writing. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me, and I will try my best to get back to you as soon as possible. Below I have a paragraph by paragraph, step by step, break down of what he/she should include in their book report. I hope this helps! 

There are 2 parts to this book report.

Part 1: Complete the Plot Diagram this will help you plan out your essay!

Part 2: Using your “Plot Diagram” begin to write a 5 paragraph essay. Remember, a paragraph has 5-7 sentences. 

Paragraph 1: (Exposition) This is your introduction paragraph to your essay. Here you will mention the Title and Author of your book. Paragraph 1 is also the exposition part of the plot, therefore we know that the exposition is when the characters are introduced and so is the setting. You will include the main characters along with their character traits. Who are they? What is their personality like? Are they brave, courageous, intelligent, bashful, caring, loving, —these are just some examples of character traits. Include a sentence or 2 from the book that describes this character so that you can back up reasons why you feel this character is courageous, or a loving character. You are to also describe the setting of your story. Where and when does your story take place? Give me an example from the book, that describes the setting. Is the setting a gloomy place? Is the setting an adventurous place? Explain.

Once you are done with your introduction to your story you will move onto the second part of the plot….which is your rising action.

Paragraph 2: (Rising Action) Here you will tell me about some events that are leading up to your stories conflict. Give me some examples from the text to prove what you are saying is in fact true!

Once you are done with the 2nd paragraph you are ready to move onto the 3rd body paragraph of your book report. Keep going!

Paragraph 3: (Climax) Here you will tell me what the problem is in your story and what important decision does your character have to make? Include 2 details from the text that shows me what problem the character has to overcome and what decision does the character make to help change this problem.

You’re doing great, don’t give up now!

Paragraph 4: (Falling Action) In this paragraph you will tell me about the results the character had after he/she has made their decision. Did the main characters decision help them solve this problem? Why or why not? This is the part of the story where things are beginning to go back into place. Give me 2 examples from the story!

One more paragraph to go!!! YAY!

Paragraph 5: (Resolution) In this paragraph you will explain how the problem got solved. What did the character do to fix the problem? You will also state the theme of the story. A theme is the moral, lesson learned. What did the character learn from all of this? Remember the theme is universal, never state the characters name when stating a theme because we can all learn from this theme as well!

DON’T FORGET….

-To check for any spelling or grammar errors.

-Must have 2 or more details in each paragraph.

-Paragraphs must be indented.

-Paragraphs are all 5-7 sentences long.

AWESOME, YOU DID IT! 

Grade 6 Planning/Cover Page for Book Report (Plot Diagram)

Grades 7 & 8 Cover/Planning Page (Plot Diagram)

DUE: FEBRUARY 4th 

 


 

FEBRUARY!

  • Friday, February 1st –Noon dismissal, no lunch. First Friday Mass, Teacher Appreciation Day! We will be attending 9 am mass for teacher appreciation ceremony, please join us.   Students dress in classroom theme.  Our theme is to dress up as someone who is an inspiration to you. Please bring in a picture of this person for Show and Tell. 
  • February 5th – Chinese New Year Celebration. Return form and $10.00 to participate by 1/22. 

  • St. Athanasius Basketball Boys and Girls ages 4 to 12 November – February  Registration Dates: On St. Athanasius Field 53rd between 20th and 21st Avenue. Registration Fee is $150 Vist their website, http://www.STAyouthsports.com 
    • Sunday, October 14th 10am-Noon
    • Friday, October 19th 7pm-9pm
    • Sunday, October 21st 10am-Noon
    • Friday, October 26th 7pm-9pm
    • Sunday, October 28th 10am-Noon

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BOOK ORDERS DUE:

 

 

6th GRADE HOMEWORK

Students are to pick a book off of the “Recommended Book List” Students are to read every night for a total of 30 minutes for the month of December! Book Report will be due when we come back from Christmas break! (DO NOT wait the last minute to get a book from my list!) 

MONDAY: HAPPY 100th DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!! 

  1. ELA: Read NY Progress pages 72-73 
  2. Students should all have a “Just Right Book” from my list and should be reading every night for 30 minutes.
  3. S.S. Reread Lesson 4, “Hebrews, Phoenicians, and Lydians” pages 54-59 Answer Lesson 4 Review Questions 1-5 in your Social Studies notebook. Answer in complete sentences! (Like we did in class!) Study Vocabulary Words Quiz on Wednesday.

Social Studies Test on Thursday: Chapter 2

Please donate $5-$10 for class ink. 

The school is asking for each child to bring in $10.00 for our annual “Spring Fling Class Basket” Money is due by February 28th!

Our annual “Spring Fling” fundraiser will be held at the “El Caribe” on Thursday April 11th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. $60.00 per person will include a sit down dinner, wine, soda, coffee, dessert, music, dancing and a night out with family and friends!

-“Spring Fling” money is due no later than February 26th, 2019.  Every family is responsible for the price of ONE ticket, whether you attend or not. 

-If the payment of $60.00 is NOT received by February 26th, you will be charged $80.00 (which includes a $20.00 late fee). 

Reminders:

  • “Spring Fling Class Basket” $10.00 is due by February 28th
  • “Spring Fling Ticket” $60.00 due before February 26th
  • Mission Money $1 in an envelope labeled “Mission Money” along with name and grade.
  • Bring in your Box Tops!!
  • Parent signature is needed daily in student planner! Thank you!

TUESDAY: 

  1. ELA: Read 30 minutes of your “JRB” 
  2. S.S.: Finish the worksheet packet and study for tomorrows vocabulary quiz

Reminder:

  • Mission Money $1 in an envelope labeled “Mission Money” along with name and grade.
  • Bring in your Box Tops!!
  • Parent signature is needed daily in student planner! Thank you!

WEDNESDAY: 

  1. ELA: Read 30 minutes of your “JRB”
  2. S.S.: Study for tomorrows test. 

Reminders:

  • Mission Money $1 in an envelope labeled “Mission Money” along with name and grade.
  • Bring in your Box Tops!!
  • Parent signature is needed daily in student planner! Thank you!

THURSDAY: 

  1. ELA: 
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Reminders:

  • Mission Money $1 in an envelope labeled “Mission Money” along with name and grade.
  • Bring in your Box Tops!!
  • Parent signature is needed daily in student planner! Thank you!

FRIDAY: 

  1. ELA:  NY Progress read pages 69-71
  2. Words to Know (In your ELA notebook)
  3. Answer cite evidence A & B on page 70 in complete sentences explaining your answer (In your ELA notebook)
  4. Answer comprehension check questions in your Progress Workbook
  5. RELIGION: Watch video and re-read Chapter 8 in your Religion Workbook

Parents I would greatly appreciate it if everyone could please donate $5-$10 for class ink. I will be printing out last years New York State Exam Packet for the students. It’s about 50 pages per packet. The NYS Exam will be here before you know it and I want to practice with your child using last years sample. 

Thank you in advance! 

-Ms. Ciccarello 

Reminders:

  • Mission Money $1 in an envelope labeled “Mission Money” along with name and grade.
  • Bring in your Box Tops!!
  • Parent signature is needed daily in student planner! Thank you!

7th GRADE HOMEWORK 

Students are to pick a book off of the “Recommended Book List” Students are to read every night for a total of 30 minutes for the month of December! Book Report will be due when we come back from Christmas break! (DO NOT wait the last minute to get a book from my list!) 

MONDAY: 

ELA:

  1. Read 30 minutes of your “JRB”
  2. Get scholarly articles and pictures for your project

Reminders:

  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

TUESDAY: 

  1. Read 30 minutes of your “JRB”
  2. Get scholarly articles and pictures for your project
  3. Begin writing answering the “Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How” on your topic.

Reminders:

  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

WEDNESDAY: 

  1. Read 30 minutes of your “JRB”
  2. Get scholarly articles and pictures for your project
  3. Begin writing answering the “Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How” on your topic.

Reminders:

  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

THURSDAY:

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  2.  

Reminders:

  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

FRIDAY: 

  1. NY Progress pages 72-73 
  2. Words to Know
  3. Cite Evidence & comprehension check questions in your ELA notebook explaining your answers 

Reminders:

  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

8th GRADE HOMEWORK

 

Students are to pick a book off of the “Recommended Book List” Students are to read every night for a total of 30 minutes for the month of December! Book Report will be due when we come back from Christmas break! (DO NOT wait the last minute to get a book from my list!) 

MONDAY: 

ELA:

  1. NY Progress pages 

Reminders:

  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

TUESDAY: 

ELA:

  1. NY Progress pages

Reminders:

  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

WEDNESDAY:

  1. NY Progress pgs.
  2.  

Reminders:

  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

THURSDAY:

  1.  
  2.  

Reminders:

  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

FRIDAY:

  1. NY Progress pages 72-73 
  2. Words to Know
  3. Cite Evidence & comprehension check questions in your ELA notebook explaining your answers 

Reminders:

  • Due dates are very important, for every day that an assignment is late there is a deduction for every day beyond the original due date! (Please keep this in mind)

 

 

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