“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

                             

       -Dr. Seuss

Chestnut Talented and Gifted Middle School

GROWTH IS THE MINDSET

English Language Arts CURRICULUM

 

6th Grade ELA will target students’ growth in the areas of reading, writing, listening, speaking, discussion, reflection, and viewing. Reading strategies, critical thinking skills, 
and vocabulary building comprise the main elements of reading instructions. Through fiction, nonfiction, and poetry reading, students will practice reading strategies and comprehension skills. The focus of writing will be on narrative, informational, and argumentative writing. The overall goal of the class is to increase the literacy and writing ability of students.

 

This Year We will be Exploring: 

Unit 1: Childhood 

    • This unit has been designed to allow you to explore a range of experiences that can happen during childhood.

  • Unit 2: ANIMAL ALLIES

    • This unit has been designed to allow you to explore the unique bonds between people and animals. 

  • Unit 3: MODERN TECHNOLOGY

    • This unit has been designed to allow you to consider a range of perspectives on the benefits and dangers of modern technology. 

  • Unit 4: IMAGINATION

    • This unit has been designed to allow you to consider a range of imaginative stories.

  • Unit 5: Exploration

    • This unit has been designed to explore a range of explorations, both physical and mental and study what we can from them?

ABOUT MS. Feraud


This is my first year teaching at Chestnut TAG, and I am beyond excited to be your English Language Arts teacher! ELA was always my favorite subject when I was in school because I loved exploring book genres and writing about diverse cultures. 

I received my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Africana Studies at the College of the Holy Cross. In 2021, I received the Presidential Service Award From the College of the Holy Cross. I am also a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta, International Sociology Honors Society. For the past four years, I have worked with children in all age groups.

I firmly believe that all children hold the key to our future, which is why they all deserve exceptional education. I will hold students to high expectations and provide them with rigorous work to ensure they become high achievers. 

CONTACT MS. Feraud

Chestnut Talented and Gifted Middle School 

355 Plainfield Street, Springfield MA 01104

Feraudj@springfieldpublicschools.com

School Phone: 413-750-2333

Email is my preferred method of communication.  I will try to respond to all emails within one business day.  

Afterschool Help: After School Extra Help via Zoom: Thursday or by appointment