Nancy Catanzarite

Who I am:  My name is Nancy Catanzarite.  I'm a veteran teacher, beginning my 19th year of teaching.  I am beyond excited to start my second year at Mishawaka Catholic School teaching 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade ELA/Reading at the St. Monica campus.  My husband, Pat, and I were married 28 years ago at St. Monica, and 3 of our 4 children were baptized here. All of our kids are grown, graduated from college, and living the adult life now. Our daughters have blessed us with 4-year old twin grandsons and a brand new granddaughter. 

What we will be doing this year: This class will be using various grade level materials to become even better readers & writers. We will be focusing on the mastery of grammar, writing, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills. We will be covering the Indiana academic state standards.  We will be reading both fiction and non-fiction novels each quarter, as well as completing literature packets that concentrate on understanding literary skills and improving comprehension. The Accelerated Reader program will be utilized this year, too. 

Supplies needed: Students are expected to come prepared for class each day with:

  • Planner
  • Pendaflex/Organizer
  • Books
  • Reading, Grammar, Writing notebooks
  • Pens, Pencils

Middle School late work policy: Student work should always be turned in on the day it is due. However, unless the student is absent, late work will be handled in this manner:

  • Assignments turned in ONE DAY late will receive the penalty of –20%.
  • Assignments turned in TWO DAYS late will receive the penalty of –50%.
  • After three days, the assignment will be accepted but will receive a ZERO.

Putting forth 100% effort & taking pride in all we do is extremely important to me. Therefore, all work done for me is expected to be your student’s PERSONAL BEST! 
I feel so blessed to be a part of this great Mishawaka Catholic School community, and I’m excited for an awesome year with the fantastic kids at St. Monica.  My expectations are very high for the 6th, 7th & 8th graders; I have no doubt they will strive to surpass them, too! 

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REMINDERS FOR HAVING A SUCCESSFUL QUARTER: 

Write all assignments/tests/quizzes in planners!
Check off each item as you complete it!
Turn in your completed work ON TIME!       


1st Quarter Accelerated Reader Requirements:
 

*6th Grade must have 20 AR points
*7th Grade must have 25 AR points. 

*8th Grade must have 30 AR points. 

The very last day for taking AR tests is Friday, October 12.

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WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON:
WEEK OF 9/10--9/14
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*THIS WEEK'S OBJECTIVES*
LITERATURE:
Students will  respond to reading, using evidence from the story.
ELA:
Students will demonstrate correct usage of NOUNS & PRONOUNS


ELA/Reading--8

Grammar: Pronouns

Writing: 

Vocabulary Workshop: Unit 2--Introduced on 9/7; pages DUE & TEST on 9/14.

Literature: ​The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Chapters 5-9.

 


ELA/Reading--7G/7P

Grammar: Pronouns

Writing: 

Vocabulary Workshop: Unit 2--Introduced on 9/7; pages DUE & TEST on 9/14.

Literature:
 ​Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl. 
                       Section 1: Pages 35-56

 

 

ELA/Reading--6G/6P

Grammar: Pronouns

Writing: 

Vocabulary Workshop: Unit 2--Introduced on 9/7; pages DUE & TEST on 9/14.

Literature: ​The Giver.
Introduction, & Story Vocabulary; Chapters 1 & 2; Setting




THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK CAN BE FOUND ON MY HOMEWORK PAGE.
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Here is the September ELA/Lit calendar. In case of unforeseen interruptions, this may be subject to change slightly. 

 

ELA/Literature Calendar Sept. 2018

Grades
6, 7, 8
Mrs. Catanzarite

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

NO

SCHOOL

LIT

ELA

LIT

ELA

 

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

 

ELA

LIT

ELA

LIT

ELA

Vocabulary Unit Test

 

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

 

LIT

ELA

LIT

LIT

ELA

Vocabulary Unit Test

 

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

 

ELA

LIT

ELA

LIT

ELA

Vocabulary Unit Test

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 




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