Miss Ilyssa Greene, M.A.6th Grade Language Arts6th Teacher Workroom: 910 865 2387Welcome! I look forward to working with your child/children this year! I have a plethora of exciting things planned for Language Arts!
I plan to guide students through various genres -- literature, novels, plays poetry, and short stories. To help students become more globally aware and good stewards, I plan to cultivate their horizons by having them participate in anti-bullying campaigns, the State Department’s dog training landmine program (CHAMPS), The Holocaust, recycling campaigns, and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to name a few. Lastly, I plan to have students create writing conference groups so they can help each other develop and expand their writing skills.
Another goal is to incorporate technology in as many ways as possible, beyond texting and games. In my class, students complete many hands-on activities and projects, and, by incorporating technology, the lessons become even more engaging and memorable. Please search your home for any of the following items:
I use many different resources for my students during the school year -- books, the Internet, magazines, newspapers, novels, etc. Our assigned textbook is Holt Rinehart Winston’s Elements of Literature: Introductory Course; I also incorporate Prentice Hall’s Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes. For writing, we will use Holt’s Holt Handbook: Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, Sentences. If you would like me to check out either Holt textbook to your child, please let me know.
- decorative supplies (buttons, cardboard, colored pencils, crayons, felt, gems, glitter, glue, markers, scrap material, small paper bags (lunch size), pipe cleaners, poster board (used is fine), shoe boxes, yarn, etc.
- cardboard tubes (paper towel length) (ask family and friends to save them)
- Pringles cans (ask friends for “extras”)
- old Halloween masks
- old magazines (for pictures and text)
- old (whole) socks (any single color)
- tape (masking and Scotch)
- two liter bottles (rinsed)
I will send home an e-mail registration sheet; please fill it out so you may stay abreast of our doings via agendas, homework, projects, tests, etc. My contact information is above, including our workroom telephone, complete with answering machine. Please note, we cannot dial long distance; however, please contact me via email any time. You are an integral link in your child’s/children’s success!
I look forward to working with this year's Language Arts students, and I cannot wait to see how much they grow! This will be an exciting year!