Mrs. Deb Nolan
Mrs. Deb Nolan
Special Education Teacher
You can reach me best via email
(908) 735-0950 ext 145
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I will also be teaching 6th grade replacement Math, Language Arts and Study Skills. I will also be teaching In Class Support in Mrs. Lunger's class.
Homework: Please check your child's homework agenda or IPAD each night for assignments. Homework will be assigned daily, Monday through Thursday. The assignment will be written down in your child's student agenda daily. The homework will be a review of the day's lesson or previous lessons and should be able to completed with relative ease. If your child is having difficulty with a particular assignment please note that on the assignment, or send me an email.
Math: (Glencoe Math Triumphs ) This program provides highly explicit and systematic instruction in the wide range of content specified in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The program stresses understanding and introduces concepts carefully, then weaves them together throughout the program. Lessons are designed to introduce concepts at a reasonable rate and help students make connections between important concepts. The lessons provide the practice needed to achieve mastery and understanding. We will also use Otter Creek to practice our math fact automaticity. Friday we will have Math Centers to review our weekly concepts.
Writing: This year we will focus on text evidence writing along with informational, persuasive and creative writing. We will highlight textual evidence, put into four part graphic organizer and begin the writing process using textual evidence sentence starters. During creative writing, we will brainstorm picture/ideas, begin writing three paragraphs explaining what happened before, during and after the picture. We will also have a weekly “free write” to allow students to write about a topic of their choice.
Reading: This year we will split our time reading various novels and text evidence reading. We will focus on two crucial skills for our readers ; decoding and comprehension. These skills are divided into three principal areas: Word-Attack Skills, Group Reading, Individual Reading Checkouts. The students will demonstrate comprehension of passages through discussions, making connections and reading quizzes. We will also expose students to multi-paragraph readings that develop central ideas, increased vocabulary and increase students reading strategies for fluency and comprehension.
Spelling/Vocabulary: Spelling: (Evan- Moor Spelling)- Direct Teaching of Spelling. All students benefit by direct teaching of spelling. Each lesson will focus on a 18-20 word list, word meaning activities, word study and editing for spelling. Test will be every other Friday.
Vocabulary ( Cartoons)- Having fun while learning new words. Students can learn vocabulary words easier & faster than you have ever thought through mnemonics. Mnemonic is a fancy word which simply means “assisting in memory”. Every other week, students will have 10 vocabulary words. We will discuss meaning, parts of speech and use in our writing.
Grammar:Applying grammar and mechanic skills to our writing is very important. We will be using a program called “Easy Grammar”. Our goal is for all students to understand and enjoy English. We begin by identifying prepositions . We will work on punctuation, explaining and identifying difference between nouns (common/proper), verbs (action/linking) and adjectives in sentences. We will review parts of speech also.
I am looking forward to a great year!