Welcome to Ms. Nardone's Page
    My name is Danielle Nardone and I am your child’s teacher for the 2023 – 2024 school year. I want to extend to you and your child my warmest welcome into my classroom. Collaboration, cooperation, and open communication between home and school are keys to building a strong foundation for a successful school year. Please feel free to contact me at anytime at daninardone@paps.net.
    ELA Curriculum
    This year, students will be engaging in a variety of collaborative and independent activities to promote higher order thinking skills. We will utilize Reader's Workshop in hopes of fostering a love of reading. Students will also engage in Writer's Workshop. To develop skills as a writer, students need three things: ownership of their own writing, guidance from an experienced writer, and support from a community of fellow learners. The writing workshop framework meets these needs and streamlines instruction in order to meet the most important objective: giving kids time to write.
    Yearly Outline
    September: Getting Back into Reading and Restarting a Writer's Life
    October: Investigating Characterization
    November: Writing Realistic Fiction
    December: Essential Research Skills
    January: Argument Writing
    February: Historical Fiction Book Clubs
    March: Writing About Reading
    April: Test Prep
    May: Reading and Writing Poetry  
    June: Reading and Writing Poetry