Favorite-poem watercolor painting (in progress) by sixth-grade student Sara, 2018-19

Favorite-poem watercolor painting (in progress) by sixth-grade student Sara, 2018-19

Welcome! Here you will find useful links for my Language Arts Literacy class as well as background information about me. If you have questions, please contact me at epapazian@mpsdk8.org.

Useful Links

Homework Calendar: Sixth graders may check their homework on the calendar, which is updated daily.

Goodreads: Sixth graders keep track of their latest reads and rate and review books they have read on our class Goodreads account.

ON Reading

Book reviews on Kirkus Reviews

Book section from The Washington Post

Book reviews from The New York Times

Reading Rockets

Bill Gates’ book blog

On Writing

Tips from author Jack Gantos

Tips from author Ralph Fletcher

Young People’s Poet Laureate


New Jersey Student Learning Standards for English Language Arts

Units of Study in Reading

Units of Study in Writing

Read, Write, Think: Parent & After-School Resources

Parent Tool Kit: Social & Emotional Development

New Jersey State Assessments

About Me

I have been a certified English teacher since 2016. I earned my master’s degree in English with a writing focus from Rutgers University and my bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Hofstra University. Prior to earning my teacher certification, I was a visiting writing teacher in public schools as a teaching artist with Morris Arts. I have also worked in publishing as a writer and editor. In addition to teaching, I am the director of Girls Surviving, a writing and performance program for teenage girls in Morristown, New Jersey. I post about teaching on Instagram @gooddaywriting and post author talks and other content on my YouTube channel.