CurriculumLanguage ArtsGroup ReadingNovel unit, small group reading, and non-fiction/fiction passagesSkills:Main idea vs. themeCharacter & plot developmentPoint of viewCompare/contrast characters, setting, etcGenreDrawing inferences from a textIndependent ReadingAR: Accelerated Reading - MORE INFOStudents need to be reading 30 minutes a night including weekendsHe or she will take tests during silent reading/homeroom in Language ArtsAR point totals will be a monthly grade in the grade bookSTUDENTS CANNOT TAKE TESTS AT HOMESTUDENTS CAN ACCESS ARBOOKFIND.COM & THEIR BOOKSHELF AT HOMEWriting
Persuasive and Expository EssaysBreak down essays to guide our writing
Narrative WritingLearn to relax and enjoy writing with fun prompts and a relaxed learning environmentPersonal NarrativesCulminate the year with a short story focused on character developmentSpelling/VocabularyCommon Core VocabularySocial Studies VocabularyGreek and Latin RootsGrammar & LanguageStudents shall demonstrate correct daily knowledge and usage:Common misspelled wordsCapitalizationPunctuationVerb TensesParts of SpeechFigurative LanguageSpeaking and Listening
Book ReportsStudents will present a brief report on a book they have read this school year using Google Slidesperiodically throughout the year.
Group & Research ReportsEach student will participate in one additional group and individual research presentation in the spring.Social StudiesNative American RegionsUS GeographyLandformsStatesCapitalsUS HistoryExplorersColoniesRevolutionary WarConstitution, Bill of Rights, and Branches of Government