Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Armenian School

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  • B.A. in Psychology from California State University Sacramento 
  • M.A. in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology (In Progress)
 Work Experience:
  • 5th grade teacher 2017-Present
  • 4th grade teacher: 2002-2010
  • 5th grade Social Studies teacher: 2 years
  • Instructional Assistant-Special Education: 1998-2002; 2013-2016
  • Substitute Teacher: 2013-2015 
  • Tutoring: 1st-6th grade
  • Traveling
  • Foodie
  • My dog, Shylah
  • Netflix / Movies
  • Outdoor Activities
Favorite Quote:
“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”– Confucius


Websites appropriate for Fifth Graders:

  • Think Central (online reading portal)
  • Kiddle (google search engine for kids)
  • Prodigy
  • Hour of Code (coding website)
  • Scratch (coding website)
  • Kahoot (educational game)
  • Animoto (video making website)
  • Interland, Be Internet Awesome (Digital Citizenship website)
  • Today’s Meet (Online chat room website)


                                         Comprehension Questions for

                                          Pea Island’s Forgotten Heroes


Please answer the following questions in the comprehension section.

  1. What does realization mean as used in the text? What context clues help you determine its meaning? (p. 283)


  1.  Why did the surfman ignore their own needs even though they were also cold and wet?    Explain (p. 284)


  1.  Why did both Katie Burkhart and the descendants of the surfman feel proud when the surfman were finally recognized as heroes? Explain (p. 284)