• Reading and Writing

    The Writing Road to Reading  
    Common Core Standards will guide instruction throughout the year.  Students will use
     Opencourt Anthology and other exemplary texts to support the learning goals.  These
     reading standards will be taught through 6 integrated units which focus on Science
    and Social Studies Objectives
    Each day Spalding will guide our grammar skills with the support of Everyday Grammar. 
    The students will learn about parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, and
     personal pronouns.   Learning will also include capitalization and punctuation rules
    including the correct usage of commas and quotation marks.  We will also study
    abbreviations, contractions, prefixes and suffixes.
    The writing process will progress through the year from the construction of compound
     and complex sentences to building cohesive paragraphs on a single, narrowed topic. 
    The students will work on writing narrative texts with clear characters, setting, and
    sequence of events and expository texts such as labels, lists, and journals. Also, the
    students will learn to write research papers on a topic of instruction. 
    In addition to
     paragraphs, we will also learn to write friendly letters and thank-you notes as well
     as formulating written responses to literature texts. Poetry writing will be explored
    this year.

    Poetry                                                                                                                                   ready to have some fun with poetry!

    Come on... You can write a poem!

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