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Welcome to Ms. Hansen's ELA 6 class page!

I am a 6th grade English Language Arts teacher at Belleville Middle School. This is my fifth year teaching in Belleville. I will be using this website to keep you informed and updated about what is going on in our classroom as well as resources that can be used at home. I look forward to working with you throughout the year. If you should have any concerns about your child, please feel free to contact me:


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Summer Reading Directions

Newsela for students entering 7th grade:
  1. Type this Class Link into your browser:
  2. If you already have an account, click I have a Newsela Account.  If you are new, click It's my first time here.
  3. If you have a school email address click Sign in with Google. Make sure you are logged into your Google account.  OR, if you are new, enter the information in the fields below.
  4. Click Join.
  5. Read the 9 articles associated with the main essential question. As you finish reading an article, click on Open Activities to construct a written response and answer 4 multiple choice questions.

ELA 6 Benchmark 6/12/18

Please be sure to bring your fully charged laptop to class on Tuesday for the final Benchmark.  It will not be scored officially on my gradebook, but will be used to determine your placement next year.

Emperor's New Clothes Study Guide Test 5/24

The test will consist of 6 multiple choice and two writing questions covering the following information:
1.  Think and explain about how the advice, ""Don't be afraid to be wrong" relates to the theme of the story.
2.  Prove that the emperor is vain using text evidence.
3. Show understanding of the motivation for why each character thinks, says, and does specific things in the play (characterization)
4. Common ideas that both "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "How to Speak Up" support (main idea/ summarizing)

The Book Thief Study Guide

There will be 8 multiple choice questions and 2 open responses.
-Writing an objective summary (with transitions).
-Author's tone
-The meaning of figurative language in context
-The role of Death in the play
-Drawing conclusions based on the text
-Symbolism used in the play