About Mrs. Talbot

Marilee Talbot teaches 6th grade and 8th grade English and 7th grade Literature.  She joined the St. Elizabeth’s faculty in 2017 bringing many years of teaching experience in Archdiocesan Catholic schools.  Mrs. Talbot received her B.A. degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and educational degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.  She has been a finalist for Teacher of the Year and was awarded the WalMart Teacher of the Year.  She and her husband have three children and attend St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.  When she is not teaching, Mrs. Talbot enjoys sports of all kinds, spending time with her children, and reading. 

8th Grade

This semester has flown by.  One more to go before they are out our doors onto a great future!  We spent time solidifying our paragraph writing, a skill vital to high school success.  We spent quite a bit of time writing our anecdotal biographies and ended the semester with identifying bias which will be of great help with the National History Day project.  Next semester we will focus on refining research skills and produce a research paper.

7th Grade Literature

One of the all time greats!  We are finishing our unit on theme with one of the all time great young adult novels, The Outsiders.  We did a lot of work with non-fiction to start the year including our auto-biography, Warriors Don't Cry.  When we return from Christmas break, we will turn our attention to universal themes found in mythology.  Over the break I would like them to continue reading their free choice book.  We will be doing our next book presentation the week of January 15th.  Have a blessed Christmas break!

6th Grade English

The first semester of 6th grade is almost over.  We have covered quite a bit from learning the skills to work well in groups to writing effective paragraphs as well as writing our own fictional narrative.  We are ending the semester with a focus on root words, prefixes and suffixes.  Playing around with the formation of words will help increase our vocabulary.  Coming up with the start of the new year will be research and identifying bias.  This is always a fun unit as I get to see what interests students.