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Mrs. Doddo's 6th Grade 
ELA Class
 Wonders Weekly Overview/Lesson Plans
*Please understand that lesson plans are subject to change*
Unit1 Lesson 2
Poetry: "T'was the Night Before Christmas" Parodies (See below) 
Unit 6 Lesson 2 <--We are HERE


Patriot's Pen Essay


1st Place- Kellan Foore

2nd Place Emma Smith

3rd Place Ava Murcko


Veteran's Day is right around the corner! 

Do you love your country? Are you proud to be an American? Well, then you are a patriotic person!

Think about the different groups that you are proud to be a part of. You might be proud to be a student at your school. You might be proud to be on a team. You might be proud to be a member of your family. Are you also proud to be a citizen of the United States? If so, this is a display of patriotism. Loving and appreciating your country is a very patriotic attitude.

Not only is patriotism about feeling pride in your country, it is about taking that pride a step further and putting it into action. A patriotic person sees their status as an American citizen as a great honor, but that honor comes with responsibility. Therefore, patriotic people think about how their choices will reflect on their country. Patriotic people make choices that will make their country look good.

Patriot’s Pen is a nationwide essay competition that is sponsored by the Veteran’s of War Association. This essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S. savings bonds. This year’s (2019-2020) theme which is annually chosen by the Commander-in-Chief himself is “What Makes America Great?” 

Learn more at Youth Scholarships-VFW

2019-2020 Patriot's Pen Essay Form


T'was the Night... POEM

Due: December 18, 2019 

Have you read any ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas Parodies’ – those funny, sarcastic renditions of the iconic poem that was published 196 years ago? Christmas IS a time for giving, being with family, and relaxing, but at the same time, it is so easy for us to become overwhelmed, stressed, and easily irritable!  Let’s be honest, running around the mall, last minute, with all the other procrastinators, can drive anyone crazy, right?! 

Our sixth graders want you to take a minute this holiday season to sit back and relax with our very own parodies of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.  



DUE: March 16, 2020 

After the holiday break, we will be putting our imaginations and creativity to the test!

Imagine you had a chance to meet one of your idols from past or present — a great leader, an inventor, a writer, a musician, an artist, a sports hero, an actor, a rebel or a revolutionary — what would you ask him or her? What would you want to know? Now imagine that you had the opportunity to become that famous figure and share your ideas and experiences with the Reynolds Raider community. 

Who would you want to be?

Need an idea? Check out Famous People A-Z 

Click the link below to view instruction guidelines for 
The Wax Museum Project

 This book project will have 4 main parts:

*Trading Card (Due: TBD)

*Timeline (Due: TBD)

*Wax Museum Costume & Props (Due: TBD)

*Oral Presentation (Will take place two days: Dates TBD)

LIVING WAX MUSEUM-TBD (Invitations will be coming home!) 


Book Tasting

Due: May 15, 2020 

As a wrap up to PSSA testing in the spring, students dive into a variety of tastey books before joining a book club. With their book club, each student enjoys reading a novel and discussing it with their group. The club then creates a book trailer to get their peers and community members interested and excited about reading their book.

You can check out previous year's book trailers by visiting the Little Free Library link at the top of the page.  

Book Tasting Instructions and Rubric 

Book Tasting Letter


Crazy Creatures Mini Saga

The end of the school year is upon us, and we are all turing into crazy monsters trying to escpae into summer.  Imaginations will be put to work in very limited words with this Crazy Creatures Mini Saga. 

To find out more, visit  and view the Crazy Creatures Video.

Crazy Creatures Young Writers

Please be aware that students are completing this as a fun wrap up activity.

***Student work will NOT be submitted to the contest*** 



Contact Mrs. Doddo


Phone: 724-646-5600 Ext 6063

Click on the teacher's name to be directed to their staff page. 
Monday: Guidance Mrs. Bittner
Tuesday: Art  Mrs. Anderson
Wednesday: Music Mrs. Helms
Thursday: Library Dr. Spatara
Friday: Gym Mrs. Mild
Monthly ELA Lesson Layout
(Please see the Lesson Overview  to the left for lesson details.) 


 Hello! My name is Laura Doddo and I am thrilled to be a sixth grade teacher at Reynolds Elementary School.


Teaching is my  passion and I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful profession. 

I have lived  in the Greenville, PA area my entire life and am married to my wonderful  husband, Matt. We have a beautiful, energetic 4 year old daughter, Haylee Ann, and a  beautiful, spunky 1 year old daughter, Madalyn Marie. They have been true blessings to our family! We recently added a chocolate lab puppy, Zoey, to our crazy family. 

After graduating high school from Greenville High School, I attended Slippery Rock University where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.  While at Slippery Rock, I was a member of the track and field team as a multi-athlete. Later, I attended Walden University and received my Masters Degree in Elementary Reading and Mathematics.  This year marks my eleventh year as a sixth grade teacher with the Reynolds School District.  

My interests outside of school include spending time with my family and friends, enjoying sporting events at all levels,  visiting our cabin in the mountains, four-wheeling, and crafting.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you and am excited for a fun and successful year!  

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