Each week, we will focus on one particular grammar skill. The students will learn about parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, and personal pronouns. We will learn capitalization and punctuation rules including the correct usage of commas and quotation marks. We will also study abbreviations, contractions, and prefixes and suffixes.
This year, we will continue through the development of the writing process that the students began in Kindergarten and 1st grade. We will move from the construction of compound and complex sentences and build 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.
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. We will also write simple poetry this year.