Language Arts

Daily 5 Choices

Read to Self

The best   way to become a better reader is to practice each day, with books you choose,   on your just-right reading level.  It   soon becomes a habit.

Read to Someone

Reading   to someone allows for more time to practice strategies, helping you work on   fluency and expression, check for understanding, hear your own voice, and   share in the learning community.

Work on Writing

Just   like reading, the best way to become a better writer is to practice every   day.

Listen to Reading

We hear   examples of good literature and fluent reading.  We learn more words, thus expanding our   vocabulary and become better readers.

Word Work

Correct   spelling allows for more fluent writing, thus speeding up the ability to   write and get thinking down on paper.    This is an essential foundation for writers.


Students will work in small groups and individually on a variety of activities to reinforce the topics covered each week. Please see your child’s agenda for daily lessons. This information is written on the whiteboard in class, and students are expected to write this information in their agendas.


Topics we will cover this year:

  • Narratives
  • Informative and Explanatory texts
  • Genres
  • Text Structure
  • Themes
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Point of View
  • Characterization
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Argument in texts
  • Poetry
  • Main Ideas
  • Grammar

Writing assignments will be integrated in language arts, science, and social studies.