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Jill Hallenberger                                             Updated 6/1/2015 
English Language Arts 6 teacher
651-621-6400 ext. 6483

Scheduled Communications Hours for 2014-15:  Please contact me to schedule a 5-10 minute meeting if you feel it necessary. 
Available dates: (Those with the light blue highlight have passed already...)
 October 8: 4:15-5:30 pm                 
October 21: 4:15-5:30 pm
November 5: 4:15-5:30 pm            
(My apologies--Nov. 5 rescheduled to Dec. 16)
November 6: COMMON NIGHT 4-7:30 pm
November 18: 4:15-5:30 pm         
December 1: COMMON NIGHT 4-7:30 pm
December 10: 4:15-5:45 pm  
December 16 4:15 -5:30 pm (rescheduled from 11/5)        
January 6: 4:15-5:30 pm               
January 14: 4:15-5:30 pm 
February 11: 4:15-5:30 pm             
March 24: 4:15-5:30 pm
April 8:  4:15-5:30 pm   **Note:  This date is rescheduled due to my commitments to Chalkboard Capers.                     
April 15: 4:15-5:30 pm

Common nights are as scheduled on the school calendar.
If you aren't able to meet with me during these times, please contact me so we can work something out.

English Language Arts 6(full year)
 Students will engage in language activities that will help them to develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills through a variety of activities. Fiction and Non-fiction readings will be included in our studies.  Writing activities include but are not limited to:  Essay, journals, and letters.

All students need the following things DAILY:
  • Student Planner
  • Notebook or Loose Leaf Paper
  • Folder or section of a binder/Trapper Keeper to hold papers specific to class
  • Writing Utensil (pencil or pen-- NOTE: final drafts of formal writing assignments--where rough drafts and editing are completed as part of the writing process--ARE to be in INK--blue/black).  There are certain, specific assignments that should be handwritten (unless we have a prior agreement in place due to specific circumstances).  Other assignments may be typed, but students should be the ones completing the keyboarding. 
  • Independent Reading Book--a fiction or non-fiction book that students have chosen ON THEIR OWN (not one that has been assigned in another class) for reading--it could come from the Chippewa IMC, the public library, teacher classroom libraries, personal long as it's not one assigned by another teacher.
Scholastic Book Clubs--Class Activation code: HKF7G

***BONUS BOXTOPS to be earned!!  Check out for more information!! 

Yes, I LOVE BoxTops for Education!!  Clip them, get your neighbors/friends/family to clip them and bring/send them in!! Many times they have special offers available..the BoxTops for Education website has more information on how to sign up and make those opportunities work for you (and Chippewa!) 

Dorothy Molter

MAY reading requirement is due 6/1/15!!!!
A 20 minute/day minimum is expected. If your family has set aside a longer time, it certainly can be the goal that your student strives for. [More]

DLR--Daily Language Review
Students have DLR covered each day at the start of class unless otherwise noted. [More]

Times for Student retakes/Assistance after school--Parent signature form for retakes
This form should be printed and with the student when he/she comes in to take a retake. [More]

Journal Topics
Free writing for journals/journaling is explained below in a Piktochart... [More]

OLPA/MCA Learning Locator link and information
UPDATE--Additional link available [More]

DATES for MCA and MAP/NWEA testing for our class...
MCA: 4/29 and 4/30
MAP/NWEA: 5/11 and 5/12

Links for vocabulary review information [More]

Final packet due 2/18/15; Poetry assessment will be 2/26/15 [More]

RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) Meeting Dates
The meeting dates for the second semester of the year... [More]

Fiction Terms

Parent Information Night
Syllabus and SMART Notebook notes [More]

Regarding SchoolView

Communicating with me

Just what is Ms. Hallenberger's class?
Journaling 'revealed' and clarified via graphics [More]

What can parents do to help their child with English Language Arts?

My Shelfari Recommendations
If you're not familiar with some of the young adult literature that is out there currently, please feel free to check out books on my Shelfari account and follow what is added. You may also check out some of the sites below to find other options. [More]

Links to news articles--Math and Our Number Sense; Dolphin Dimples Detect Electricity

Chippewa Middle School - 5000 Hodgson Road, North Oaks, MN 55126
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