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Welcome to Mrs. Kucko's ELA 6 Webpage! 


I am a 6th grade English Language Arts teacher at Belleville Middle School.  I will be using this website to keep you informed and updated about what is going on in our classroom. I look forward to working with you throughout the year! Please subscribe to this page and your child's ELA section for updates. Communication is always important! If you should have any concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to contact me: 

About myself:

I have always considered myself a lifelong learner!  I graduated from the Richard Stockton College of NJ in 2009. I obtained a BA in Psychology and a BA in Education. I earned my MA in Reading in 2014 from William Paterson University. I am certified in multiple areas; K-6, 5-8 Language Arts, Reading Specialist, and Supervision. This is my 8th year teaching in Belleville.  Previously, I taught 1st grade at School Number 3 for three years.



Recent Posts

Objective Summary

In Unit 2, we will discuss how to write objective summaries.
Please use this virtual handout to assist you when writing an objective summary.
Should NOT include:
-Direct Quotes
-Personal Opinion
-The word "I"

Scholastic Orders due 11/30

Are you looking for a new book to read???

New Scholastic Flyers were distributed today in class.
All orders are due by November 30th.
Click here if you want to order online >>>
Our class code is MXQN6


Newsela is a great online website where students can read interesting articles and passages!  Class Code ( for all of my students): 2HZZ5E

ELA Benchmark Test Unit 1

On Monday, 10/30, all 6th grade ELA students will be taking an ELA Unit 1 Benchmark Test on their Chromebooks.  This benchmark will be two stories that the students will have to answer comprehension questions based on what we have been discussing throughout this narrative unit. (Plot, theme, characterization, mood/tone, etc.)
It is very important that you bring your Chromebooks to class on Monday 10/30 fully charged. 
More info to come.

Red Ribbon Week
October 23rd- October 28th
Monday: Red Day
Students can wear a red shirt.
Tuesday: District-Wide Pink Out Day
Students can wear pink and blue jeans.  Suggested student donation is $1.00
(to the American Breast Cancer Society)
Wednesday: Team Up Against Drugs
Students can wear their favorite team's jersey or shirt.
Thursday: I Have the Power to be Drug Free
Students can wear a superhero shirt.
Friday: Be Yourself
Students can dress down appropriately. (No hoodies)

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Women's Club Poetry Contest.

The Women's Club Poetry Contest is happening NOW.
Due Friday!  If you participate and write a poem, you will receive 5 extra credit points. 

Autumn Imagery- Due Friday 10/13

Please note, that your autumn imagery FINAL DRAFTS are due this Friday.  It may be written or typed.   *If you were absent one day this week, it is due on Monday*
Please be sure that it includes:
- sensory details and figurative language
- 1 to 2 well written paragraphs
- describes an autumn moment or memory.
- check for grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and punctuation. 

Reading Logs and Activities Due 10/11

Reading Logs and a total of 2 Reader Response Activities are due on Tuesday, October 11th.
Some reminders:
- It is due on Tuesday.  No exceptions. If it is not turned in, students will receive a 0 for a HW grade. (10% of grade).

- Reader Response Activities should be completed on a separate sheet of paper.  It may be typed as well. 

- Lost your reading log? No problem! You can print out an extra one on Mrs. Kucko's Homepage ( Homework Tab).

Lost your Reader Response Activitiy List? No problem! You can print out an extra one on Mrs. Kucko's Homepage (Homework Tab). 

- Period 3-5, 12-14 each week should total 1 hour.  A completed reading log should be 2 hours. 

- Period 7-9 each week should total 1.5 hrs.  A completed reading log should be 3 hours. 

- Remember, after reading the 4 chapters assigned for either Stargirl or The Westing Game, if your total of minutes read does not equal 2 hrs ( p: 3-5, 12-14) or 3 hrs ( adv. 7-9), you MUST read a novel/magazine/ article of your choice.