Name: Ashley Fontana
Phone Number: (609) 871-3434 extension 2106
Welcome! My name is Ashley Fontana. I am thrilled to be teaching in Edgewater Park, as I am a graduate of Ridgway Middle School. I completed my BA degree at Holy Family University. This is my 11th year teaching here at Ridgway Middle School. My extra curricular activities within the district include: PBSIS Team Member, Intramural Soccer Advisor, IR&S Advisor, and STEM Club Advisor.
Welcome to Language Arts and Social Studies!
Sixth Grade Social Studies focuses on Ancient Civilizations from the Stone Age Era to The Golden Ages of Greece. My students will participate in many projects from Cave Paintings to Creating Hierglyphic Writing to Chinese New Year to the Greek Olympics!
LAL Curriculum is now not only a Basil Reading Program, but a Book Club method as well.  The students will be using a basil titled Prentice Hall Literture in which we will focus on fiction, nonfiction, short stories, types of nonfiction, and drama. Literature opens minds. It should also open doors to a student's future. This program is a comprehensive literacy program that teaches the new standards and helps students become better readers, better writers, and better thinkers so that they are better prepared for college, careers, and beyond. Writing, speaking, and listening are also intregrated thoughout the Prentice Hall Literature text with rigorous, robust skill instruction that takes students to the next level of mastery. This curriculum is based upon New Jersey's Sixth Grade Common Core Standards. We use this program almost entirely online. the online textbook can be found at 
As always, if you have any questions or need to discuss something with me, please email me or call and leave a message.  I will return your email or call as soon as I can.
I look forward to a fun year with your child!