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Index of Mr. Schoch's ELA Site



Absence Reporting call 234-0768


Academic Honor Roll see Student Handbook below


Active Participation


Alphabet Spinner (Scattergories)


Argument Builder (pdf format)


Argument Builder Version 2 (pdf format)


Argumentative Writing Using Opposing Viewpoints


Arrival Time

From the handbook: "Unless they have a pass to see the teacher earlier, students are not to arrive at school before 8:45 a.m. Classrooms are open at 8:50AM, which is when supervision officially begins. Students walking or being driven to school will be required to wait in the vestibule until 8:50AM."
That being said, I am in school each day at 8:15 AM, and students are welcome to come in after that to complete work that may have been forgotten. However, I ask that children be walked into the building by a parent, and that they be accompanied by a classmate, sibling, or friend while working in the classroom. That is for my protection and theirs.




Attendance see Student Handbook below


Biography Mentor Text Example (George Bellows: Painter with a Punch


Biography Mentor Text Form (pdf)


Biography Report: Time Machine Interview (Word) or Time Machine Interview (pdf)


Book Club Ordering


Book Notes: Best Notes


Book Report Tracking Sheet


Book Reports


Book Trailers


Calendars to Print (super easy)


Calendar for School Year (Bedminster School Year at a Glance) 


Calendars to Print (Portrait) pdf (need others? go here)


CBM online assessment tool


Chapter Worksheets for class novels




Citing Text Evidence (both with and without Opposing Viewpoints); see also Text Evidence below


Classroom Management


Classroom Policies (page 1, page 2)


Closing Sentences


Code of Conduct (see Student Handbook below) pdf


Commoncraft Videos simple videos explain many tech apps as well as other useful topics 


Compare and Contrast Essay Model (Simple Whole by Whole)


Compare and Contrast Essay Model (Much more complex Whole by Whole)


Compare and Contrast Interactive Activity (requires Flash; a nice review)


Compare and Contrast Tool (online site where you enter two ideas, and the site shows similarities and differences)


Compare and Contrast Tutorial


Complete Sentences (pdf)


Comprehension Skills (pdf) a two-page chart that clearly illustrates some key comprehension skills that every reader must master


Context Clues (pdf) One page hand-out that explains easy ways to determine word meanings using context clues


Context Clues Tutorial


Cool Tools several tech tools for all sorts of applications


Cooperative Learning


Creative Writing Prompts (pdf)


Current Daily Journal


Current Events links to several current events sites suitable for middle school students


Curriculum Overview for Sixth Grade English Language Arts


Cursive Practice Printable Documents: Lower and Upper Case Letters to Trace, Whole Words without Tracing


Dates that Matter a daily dose of history in quiz format


Delayed Openings (see Student Handbook below) pdf


Dialogue Rules (pdf)


Differentiated Learning


Discussion Stems (pdf)


Distributed Practice


Editing and Revising


Egg Timer cool online timer 


Embed Code tells how to embed any website into a wiki page


Emergency Sub Plans (pdf)


Essay Writing (lots of tutorials on the steps)


Expository Writing


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)


Figurative Language Glossary


GAL Dictionary (students have this in their binder at school)


GAL Lists: for the lists, go to Spelling City or Quizlet


Grading Policy 


Grammar a collection of links for learning grammar


Graphic Organizers


GUM Handbook Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Handbook


Handwriting Practice Pages (pdf) dotted and dashed lines for practicing handwriting


Handwriting Links (scroll to bottom) for additional practice


Helping Children with Homework (article)


Holes chapter worksheets


Holes Book Online


Homework (Nightly)


Homework Emailed or Texted to you daily 


Homework Help (article by Mr. Schoch) 


Homework Policy


Hstry.co Project Guidelines


How to Read a Story (pdf)


ICould.com videos showing career possibilities


Inclement Weather Closings check WCTC/WMGQ; News 12NJ; NJ101.5; 1450 WCTC/Magic 98.3


Independent Reading Questions (pdf) see also Peer Reading Questions (pdf)


Inference (examples of inference)


Instructional Strategies


Interim Report Dates


Island of the Blue Dolphins Chapter Questions


Juxio a cool publishing program we might use


Lesson Design


LinoIt online bulletin board


Literacy Facts interesting facts (external link)


Literary Devices (pdf) An alphabetized list of figurative language often used by writers, accompanied by definitions and examples


Literature Circles


Looks Like, Sounds Like


Meet the Teacher


Mentor Text Summary (Using a Picture Book Biography) using George Bellows: Painter with a Punch; BLANK FORM


Morning Pass to print out


Narrative Writing list of links and activities 


Narrative Writing Tutorial an online lesson about writing stories (narratives) 




Nonfiction Book Report Sample  Blank Pages (pdf)  


OFN MiniBook (Slides)


Online Stopwatch


Op-Ed Pieces (pdf)


Open Ended Questions (pdf)


Opposing Viewpoints


The Outsiders Book Online


PBS https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/student/rostercode/62858apple/


Paragraph Models (pdf) Simple but effective paragraphs illustrated through models (Expository, Persuasive, Narrative, Descriptive, Report, and Editorial)


Parts of Speech (pdf) a one-pager from Mr. Schoch


Parts of Speech Videos and Downloads


Password Hints


Peer Reading Questions (pdf)


Personal Narrative Writing Models


Persuasion Map (a blank of the one we use in class, in pdf)


Persuasive Writing links for learning more about persuasive writing


Pet Peeves Checklist (pdf)


Plagiarism Checker


Plot (pdf) list of 20 Master Plots


Poems on Death (pdf)


Poetic Devices (pdf) a one-page hand-out of the most common literary devices used in poetry


Poem Exemplars

Legacy (pdf) a poem that is annotated, showing all literary devices used by the author


Poetry list of links to cool sites about poetry


Poetry Glossary (pdf)


Poetry Project Poetry Book Project Packet which contains all poetry forms discussed, with further details.


Poetry Quotes (pdf) several pages of wise sayings about poetry


Popplet online presentation board; upload images, text boxes, etc.


POWERS Writing Process (P=prewriting, O=organizing, W=writing, E=editing, R=rewriting, S=sharing) see Reading Curriculum


Prisoner B book online


Proofreading Marks (pdf)


Progress Reports


Proper Heading how to properly start every page that you intend to hand in for credit


Question and Answer Relationships (QAR) explanation of QAR; you can also check out the single page graphic (pdf)


Quizlet (GAL Lists and Practice)


Quotation Codes (pdf)


Quotation Models (pdf)




Reading Aloud


Reading and Language Arts Curriculum


Reading Comprehension links for practicing reading skills


Reading Log (pdf)


Reading Reflection Sheet


Reading Themes for Grade Six (pdf)


Recipe for Success (pdf)


Redundant Phrases (pdf) check these out to get an idea of what Mr. Schoch means by "redundant"


Remind.com Free Texts of the Daily Homework


Report Card Dates


Research on Reading


Responding to Literature


SAT Prep It's never too early!


Scattegories Spinner


Schoology (an online social media site we use for discussions, quizzes, writing prompts, and polls) See Password Hints if you can't log on!


ScoreBoards (online) Scoreboard by Halves, Two to Six Teams


Science Links


Sentence Types (pdf)


ShareSpace Our online digital portfolios; see Password Hints if you can't log in.


Six Trait Writing


Six Traits Rubrics (pdf) 


Sixth Grade Reading Themes (pdf) 


Sixty Second Recap cool videos that recap important ideas from classical literature 


Skills Chart


Spelling list of activity sites for practicing and improving spelling skills 


Spelling City.com go here to access our GAL lists, plus lots of games for spelling practice


Spelling Lists on Quizlet


Spelling Help


Starving Time in Jamestown A History Mystery that requires reading original source materials


Stopwatch programmable for games and such


Student Handbook (pdf download)


Study Skills


Summary for a Picture Book Biography (Mentor Text)


Supply List


Supporting an Answer with Text Evidence  a pdf with a cool acronym and explanation


Teacher Power Points for Downloading


Team Maker (creates instant teams)


Testmoz online assessment tool


Text Evidence one way is shown to support an opinion with text evidence in this pdf poster; see also Citing Text Evidence above


Text Levels see Reading Curriculum


Themes Use this list of simple themes to create a sentence that describes the theme of your narrative. For example, if you choose "friendship," some possible theme statements might be:

Friendship can be strengthened by conflict.

Friendships build over time.

Family is more important than friends.

Even the strongest friendship may not survive betrayal.

Friendship is a two way street.

Some "friends" last only as long as the money; other friends are there for you always.


Theme List in a Google Doc


Themes for Reading in Grade Six (pdf)


Thirteen Ways to Raise a NonReader (pdf)


Timer cool online timer


Transition Words and Phrases (pdf)


Transitional Expressions (pdf) a different way of looking at how to use transitions


Tween Tribune Sample Response


Twurdy search engine that shows results by readability


Universal Themes see Themes above


Video Vault our collection of videos; suggestions always welcome


Vocabulary sites for learning new words and practicing vocab skills




Whole by Whole Essay Model


World Map large, on-screen map




Writing Complete Sentence Answers (pdf)


Writing Models see Paragraph Models (pdf) above



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