• Welcome Back! 2020-2021 School Year!

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    Contact Information:

    E-mail: Ibacigalupi@neptunecityschool.org

    School Phone: 732-775-5319

    Bio: Hi! A little information about me! My name is Irene Bacigalupi and I have had the honor of teaching at Neptune City since 2013.  I graduated from Monmouth University with a degree in English/Education/Special Education.  I have worked in all grade levels ranging from preschool to Middle School.  I absolutely love teaching Middle School and believe this is where I will stay.  I have a passion for reading and I love to pass that onto my students.    

    Important Links: 

    6th Grade Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTQyODc3MDE1OTI0

    7th Grade Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUzNDMyNDE5NjA0

    8th Grade Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUzNDMyNDE5NzE3

    All work, homework and communication is posted in our Google Classrooms.  If you are not invited and would like to be, please email me!


    Welcome back!! I am beyond excited to begin a new school year in Middle School Language Arts.  This school year we will be implementing Reader and Writers Workshop into our classroom. 

     In writer’s workshop, each writing period starts with a mini-lesson from the teacher. During this time, the teacher will instruct the whole class on a writing technique that is not just appropriate to that unit of study, but to their life as a writer. Students will have the opportunity to engage this skill while still in a whole group; this is an opportunity for them to try it out before working independently.


    • Independent writing is the time when students are working on their own writing. Students work within specific genres, but each individual student generates his/her own ideas.
    • The writing process is a major focus in all grades. Students are taught to brainstorm ideas, draft a story, revise and edit that story and publish their writing into a final piece.
    • Revision and editing are two areas of the writing process that are emphasized in each unit.


    Similar to writing workshop, reading workshop starts with a mini-lesson. TCRWP reading instruction relies on research that shows that children need to read a lot of texts, with high comprehension, in order to become a proficient reader. TCRWP reading workshops are structured to allow for students to read (eyes on print) every day for 30-40 minutes in the reading workshop. 


    What does this mean for students? 

    • Choice in Reading
    • High Interest Books
    • Reading Engagement and Enjoyment
    • Learning from Peers
    •  Reading for Academics
    •  Build Reading Habits for a Lifetime!



    Materials & Supplies:

    • 1 or 1 ½ inch binder
    • Index Cards
    • Pencils/Pens
    • Highlighters
    • Post-its
    • Dividers 



    Let’s have an amazing, productive and fun year!! 

Last Modified on April 29, 2021